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Dr Simon Oldroyd

Job: Head of School; School of Allied Health Sciences, Deputy Dean; Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

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

T: +44 (0)116 257 7111

E: soldroyd@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Personal profile

Head of the academic school of Allied Health Sciences, which has teaching and research across the following themes:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Physiology
  • Medical Sciences
  • Speech & Language Therapy

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Oldroyd SD, Myamoto Y, Moir A, Johnson TS, El Nahas AM, Haylor JL (2006)  IGF-1 antagonist does not inhibit renal fibrosis in the rat following subtotal nephrectomy  American Journal of Physiology 290: F695-F702.

Goumenos DS, Tsakas S, El Nahas AM, Alexandri S, Oldroyd S, Kalliakmani P, Vlachojannis JG (2002) Transforming growth factor beta-1 in the kidney and urine of patients with glomerular disease and proteinuria. Nephrol Dial Transplant 17: 2145-2152.

Zhang G, Oldroyd S, Huang LH, Yang B, Li Y, Ye R, El Nahas AM (2001) Role of apoptosis in the development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis during experimental obstructive nephropathy. Exp Nephrol 9: 71-80.

Oldroyd SD, Fang L, Haylor JL, Yates MS, El Nahas AM, Morcos SK (2000)  Effects of adenosine antagonists on the renal responses to contrast media. Clin Sci 98: 303-311. 

Haylor JL, Hickling HM, El Eter E, Oldroyd S, Moir A, Hardisty C, El Nahas AM (2000) JB3, an IGF-1 receptor antagonist, inhibits early renal growth in diabetic and uninephrectomised rats. J Am Soc Nephrol 11: 2027-2035

Sanai T, Sobka T, Johnson T, Muchaneta-Kubara EC, Ben-Garbia O, Oldroyd S, El Nahas AM (2000) Expression of cytoskeletal proteins during the course of experimental diabetic nephropathy. Diabetologia 43: 91-10.

Research interests/expertise

  • Fibrosis in health & disease
  • Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Bioscience Education
  • Service Evaluation

Areas of teaching

  • BSc. Biomedical Science – anatomy/physiology/histopathology/cellular pathology
  • BMed Sci Medical Sciences – physiology/anatomy
  • BSc. Healthcare Science - anatomy/physiology/histopathology/cellular pathology
  • MPharm Pharmacy – physiology/pharmacology
  • MSc. Advanced Biomedical Science – cellular pathology


  • BSc.(Hons) Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • PhD Renal Pathophysiology
  • Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS)

Courses taught

  • BIOM2003 Organ systems physiology
  • BIOM3002 Histopathology & cytopathology
  • BIOM5002 Advanced cellular pathology
  • PHAR2501Pharmacology & drug design

Honours and awards

  • Visiting Professor, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, Hubei Province, China.
  • European Union "Human Capital and Mobility" Training Fellowship in Pharmacology (Aug. 1994 - Aug. 1996).
  • Servier Award; Fourth International Conference on Endothelin, London, UK (23-26 April 1995).
  • Conference scientific award; Fourth European Symposium on Uroradiology, Florence, Italy (12-15 September 1994).

Membership of external committees

  • Institute of Biomedical Science (Fellow) – BSc./MSc.Programme Accreditor (2004 to date)
  • OCR Examination Board Science Consultative Forum (2012 to date)
  • STEM Ambassador – Health Sciences (2010 to date)
  • East Midlands SHA Modernising Scientific Careers Implementation Committee (2009 to date)
  • University Hospitals Leicester Modernising Scientific Careers Implementation Committee (2009 to date)
  • Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, Leicestershire & Rutland; Board of Trustees (2010 to date)
  • External examiner: BSc. Biomedical Science, Kingston University London (to 2012)
  • External examiner: MSc. Biomedical Science, Brighton University (to 2014)
  • External Examiner: BSc. Biomedical Science, University of West of England, Bristol (from 2013).

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS) (2000 to date)
  • Member of Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Science (HUCBMS) (2001 to date)
  • Member of the IGF-1 Research Society (1996-2001)
  • Member of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) (1999-2007)

Consultancy work

  • Histology, Histopathology
  • Anatomy, physiology
  • Healthcare education in science

Professional esteem indicators

Journal Refereeing

  • Journal of Nephrology (Italy) – 1999-2001
  • Kidney International (US) – 2003 to date
  • Histology & Histopathology (Spain) – 2004 to date
  • British Journal of Pharmacology (UK) – 2005 to date


Other Reviewing Activities

  • Medical Research Council; Application Reviewer (UK) – 2006 to date
  • UK Human Tissue Bank; Application Reviewer (UK) – 2006-2009.

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