Patrick Naughton


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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1995 …2024

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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Microbiology, University of Aberdeen

External positions

External Examiner, Middlesex University

1 Nov 20171 Nov 2021


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