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    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Patrick Naughton gained his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen. He completed a post-doctoral position at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen before moving to the Foulum Research Centre, Denmark .He took up his first academic post within Ulster University and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology in 2008. Patrick was appointed Subject Head (Biomedical Sciences) in 2006 a role in which he continued until 2013. Currently, he is Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.With over 15 years’ experience in research and teaching he has more than 70 research outputs. He is a regular reviewer for journals in the field of Microbiology (Pathogenicity and Infection) and provides grant reviews for a number of research funders including the MRC and ANR.

Research Interests: Bacterial dietary interactions; Salmonella pathogenicity; Probiotics and Prebiotics; Surface Active Molecules; Antibiotic Resistance.

Teaching interests: Medical Microbiology;General Microbiology;Pathophysiology;Biomedical Professional Practice; Study Skills.

Administrative roles: Course Director for the MSc Biomedical Science; Module coordinator for modules: Pathophysiology,  Professional Practice in Healthcare Science; Quality Management.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Aberdeen

External positions

External Examiner, Middlesex University

1 Nov 20171 Nov 2021

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Research Output 1995 2019

Harnessing novel bacterial peptides for antimicrobial activity in the gut microbiome

Sterling, A., Daniels, V., Conwell, M., Ternan, N. G., Snelling, W., Naughton, P. & Dooley, J., 8 Apr 2019, Access Microbiology. 1A ed. Vol. 1.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Amino Acids
6 Citations (Scopus)
Drug Delivery Systems
Surface-Active Agents
Wound Healing
Salmonella typhimurium
Staphylococcus aureus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Microbial Sensitivity Tests

Detection of Salmonella enterica Serovar Rissen in Slaughter Pigs in Northern Ireland

Egan, D. A., Naughton (nee Lesniewska), V., Dooley, J. & Naughton, P., 26 Jun 2017, In : Advances in Microbiology. 7, 6, p. 513-522 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Northern Ireland
Salmonella enterica


Transfer of antibiotic resistances between enterococci in biofilm

Author: Conwell, M., Feb 2018

Supervisor: Dooley, J. (Supervisor) & Naughton, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis