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Professor Martin Elliott

Job: Professor of Pharmacology & Director of the Graduate School

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7126

E: jme@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Personal profile

Pharmacology Research Group

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Mode of action of drugs used in the treatment of depression & schizophrenia
  • Mode of action of amphetamine derivatives (particularly MDMA)
  • Molecular mechanisms regulating synaptic plasticity.

Areas of teaching

  • Principles of drug action
  • Physiology and pharmacology of inflammation, immunity and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Physiology and pharmacology of the central nervous system
  • Physiology and pharmacology of neurodegenerative disease
  • Aetiology of Parkinson’s disease.


  • M.A. (Cantab)
  • D. Phil. (Oxon)

Membership of external committees

  • Committee of Heads of Pharmacology
  • Executive Committe, UK Council for Graduate Education.

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society
  • Member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology
  • Member of the Society for Neuroscience.

Conference attendance

Elliott JM, Patterson S, Kibria A (2011) Acute administration of MDMA and oral tryptophan supplement induces parallel changes in serotonin levels in blood and brain tissue. Poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience conference, Washington, USA. November 2011

Monoamine reuptake inhibition and improvement of mood by a specified oregano extract M. Hasan Mohajeri, Annis Mechan, Ann Fowler, Nicole Seifert, Adrian Wyss, Tina Woehrle, Henry Rieger, Göde Schuler, Biagio Colletto, Stephan Etheve, Martin Elliott, James Aston, Özgür Sancak, Regina Goralczyk

Poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience conference, Chicago, USA. November 2009

Sub-chronic administration of phencyclidine modulates Arc mRNA induction by MDMA in rat brain in a regionally specific manner. Collins CM & Elliott JM. Poster presentation at the British Association for Psychopharmacology conference, Harrogate, UK. July 2008

Externally funded research grants information

Preliminary Investigation of acute EPH on brain serotonin in the rat.

DSM Nutritional Products BV, Delft, The Netherlands. Laboratory-based analysis. July 2009-October 2009 PI £10,545

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