Dr Antonio Peña-Fernández

Job: Senior Lecturer (VC2020) in Biomedical & Medical Science

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Research group(s): Biomedical and Environmental Health

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

T: +44 (0)116 201 3859

E: antonio.pena-fernandez@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Antonio Peña-Fernández is a Senior Lecturer (VC2020) in Biomedical & Medical Sciences in the School of Allied Health Sciences at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of San Pablo CEU, Spain (2000), a MSc in Toxicology from the University of Sevilla, Spain (2006), and a PhD in Physiology and Toxicology from the University of Alcalá (2011). Antonio’s interests include: parasitology, physiology, toxicology, and environmental and public health.

His research work focused in human biomonitoring as a tool for the assessment of internal doses of contaminants, particularly metals and metalloids, and the study of these compounds in urban and industrial environments for the characterisation of risks and the development of protocols to protect the human health.

Antonio has also worked in Parasitology, carrying out a study of the prevalence of Leishmania sp. in dogs in the Community of Madrid (Spain). He was awarded with a second research prize for novel researchers due to the performance of this project. 

Dr Peña-Fernández is also a Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA) and he is involved in pedagogic research, e-learning development and curriculum design.

Research group affiliations

Biomedical & Environmental Health

Publications and outputs 

Articles

  • Peña-Fernández A. Teaching environmental decontamination and restoration. Medical Education, 2019; 53(5):523-524. doi: 10.1111/medu.13839
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., González-Muñoz M.J. Effects of sex on the levels of metals and metalloids in the hair of a healthy group of Spanish adolescents (13 to 16 years old). Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2017; 24(30):23666-23678. doi: 10.1007/s11356-017-9984-3
  • González-Muñoz MJ., Garcimartán A., Meseguer I., Mateos-Vega CJ., Orellana JM., Peña-Fernández A., Benedí J., Sánchez-Muniz FJ. Silicic acid and beer consumption reverses the metal imbalance and the prooxidant status induced by aluminum nitrate in mouse brain. J Alzheimers Dis 2017; 56(3):917-927. doi: 10.3233/JAD-160972
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Evaluating the effect of age and area of residence in the metal and metalloid contents in human hair and urban topsoils. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2016; 23(21):21299-21312. doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-7352-3
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Mateos Vega CJ., González-Muñoz MJ. Monitoring the presence and distribution of platinum and rhodium in urban soils of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain) and its possible impact on human health. Rev Toxicol 2016; 33:67-72. rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/33-1-11/
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Peña MA. Designing training for teaching environmental toxicology to specialized pharmacists. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2015; 7:864-868. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2015.08.015
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., González-Muñoz MJ. Annual and seasonal variability of metals and metalloids in urban and industrial soils in Alcalá de Henares (Spain). Environmental Research 2015; 136:40-46. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.09.037
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Establishing the importance of human health risk assessment for metals and metalloids in urban environments. Environment International 2014; 72:176-185. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.04.007
  • Peña-Fernández A, González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. “Reference values” of trace elements in the hair of a sample group of Spanish children (aged 6-9 years) - are urban topsoils a source of contamination? Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 2014; 38(1):141-52. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2014.05.011
  • Peña-Fernández A., Wyke S.,Brooke N., Duarte-Davidson R. Factors influencing recovery and restoration strategies following a chemical incident. Environment International 2014; 72:98-108. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.05.001
  • Wyke S., Peña-Fernández A., Brooke N., Duarte-Davidson R. The importance of evaluating the physicochemical and toxicological properties of a contaminant for remediating environments affected by chemical incidents. Environment International 2014; 72:109-118. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.05.002
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., González-Muñoz MJ. Monitoring of lead in hair of children and adolescents of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. A study by gender and residential areas. Environment International 2014; 72:170-175. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.03.010

Communications

Book chapters

  • Escalera B., Peña MA., Reillo A., Peña-Fernández A. Students’ opinion regarding the Pharmacy degree module “Integrated Practice Pharmacy”. In: Academic and social commitment through educational research and innovation in Higher Education. Roig-Vila, Rosabel (ed.). Barcelona: Octaedro, 2018; pp. 159-165. ISBN 978-84-17219-25-3. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/84990
  • Escalera B., Peña MA., Evans MD., Peña-Fernández A. Implementation of chemical incident training in human health programmes. In: Research in university teaching. Designing the future based on educational innovation. Roig-Vila, Rosabel (ed.). Barcelona: Octaedro, 2017; pp. 193-202. ISBN 978-84-9921-935-6. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/71081
  • Peña-Fernández A., Escalera B., Peña MA. Evaluating basic training for prevention and response to biological incidents. In: Research in university teaching. Designing the future based on educational innovation. Roig-Vila, Rosabel (ed.). Barcelona: Octaedro, 2017; pp. 358-366. ISBN 978-84-9921-935-6. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/71081
  • Peña-Fernández A., Evans MD., Bhambra AS. Health Effects and risks of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline. In: Frontiers in bioactive compounds: at the crossroads between nutrition and pharmacology. Eds. Aguilar Vilas MV, Otero Hernandez C. Bentham Science Publishers 2017; (2):402-430. ISBN: 978-1-68108-430-5. doi:10.2174/9781681084299117020018
  • Carroquino MJ., Peña-Fernández A., Duarte-Davidson R., Ordóñez JM., Martín-Olmedo P. Risk characterization. In: La Evaluación de riesgos en salud. Guía metodológica. Aplicaciones prácticas de la metodología de Evaluación de riesgos en salud por exposición a químicos. Madrid. Sociedad Española de Sanidad Ambiental y Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública. Serie “De aeribus, aquis et locis”, nº 3. 2016, pp. 129-152. Available at:
    http://www.sanidadambiental.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LA-EVALUACION-DE-RIESGOS-EN-SALUD.pdf
  • Peña-Fernández A., Escalera Izquierdo B., Peña MA. Analysis of teaching workshop in environmental toxicology. XIV Conference of Research Networks on University Teaching. Investigación, innovación y enseñanza universitaria: enfoques pluridisciplinares. Alacant: Universitat d'Alacant, Institut de Ciències de l'Educació 2016, pp. 1389-1398. ISBN: 978-84-608-7976-3. Available at: http://rua.ua.es/dspace/handle/10045/57093
  • Escalera B., Peña MA., Reillo A., Peña-Fernández A. Speaking and debating in English in the Pharmacy specialty Industrial Pharmacy and Galenicals. XIV Conference of Research Networks on University Teaching. Investigación, innovación y enseñanza universitaria: enfoques pluridisciplinares. Alacant: Universitat d'Alacant, Institut de Ciències de l'Educació 2016, pp. 1399-1408. ISBN: 978-84-608-7976-3. Available at: http://rua.ua.es/dspace/handle/10045/57093 

Proceedings papers

  • Peña-Fernández A. and Peña MA. Implementation of environmental recovery training response to biological incidents in a human health degree. INTED2019 Proceedings 2019; 23-28. ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1. doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.0012
  • Peña-Fernández A., Izquierdo F., Acosta L., Peña MA., Magnet A., Evans MD., Torrado G., Young C. Virtual libraries of tissue and clinical samples: potential role of a 3-D microscope. INTED2019 Proceedings 2019; 9132-9138. ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1. doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.2269
  • Peña-Fernández A., Evans MD., Lobo-Bedmar C. Promoting training in health care programmes for environmental monitoring of human pathogens. INTED2019 Proceedings 2019; 9146-9150. ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1. doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.2272
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar C., Peña MA. Results on a pedagogic approach for tailoring public health interventions to minimise opportunistic infections. INTED2019 Proceedings 2019; 9151-9154. ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1. doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.2273
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Acosta L., Izquierdo F. Novel resources for learning the identification of human-related parasites. ICERI2018 Proceedings 2018; 5212-5217. ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.2201
  • Peña-Fernández A., Ramos I., Young C., Gray D., Evans MD., Randles M., Zhu L., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Histology resources for promoting blended learning. ICERI2018 Proceedings 2018; 5218-5222. ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.2202
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Escalera JB. Teaching intervention to enhance HIV infection awareness in a biomedical science degree. ICERI2018 Proceedings 2018; 5223-5227. ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.2203
  • Peña-Fernández A. and Peña MA. Teaching medical parasitology in a new Physician Associate master’s programme. ICERI2018 Proceedings 2018; 5229-5234. ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.2206
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña MA. Can international trip experiences at DMU (#DMUGlobal, UK) provide transversal and work competences? EDULEARN18 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7068-7073. ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1669
  • Peña-Fernández A., Magnet A., Peña MA. Focus group to create a virtual case study model unit for the DMU e-Parasitology. EDULEARN18 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7104-7108. ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1678
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Two years' analysis of environmental recovery training for biological incidents. EDULEARN18 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7100-7103. ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1675
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Evans MD. Interventions to enhance the teaching of toxicology at a UK University. EDULEARN18 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7126-7130. ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1683
  • Peña-Fernández A., Torrado G., Agudo R., Peña MA. Additional curriculum modifications for enhancing the teaching of parasitology and infectious diseases at an English university. EDULEARN18 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7156-7161. ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1690
  • Peña-Fernández A., Fenoy S., Evans MD., Sgamma T., Hurtado C., Izquierdo F., Randles M., Young C., Acosta L., del Aguila C. Development of a virtual environment for teaching and learning biomedical techniques and equipment for the study of human pathogens. EDULEARN18 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7249-7253. ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1704
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Potiwat N., Coope J., Magnet A. Virtual case studies in the novel resource DMU e-Parasitology. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 6201-6206. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1459
  • Peña-Fernández A., Evans MD., Torrado G., Peña MA. Medical science students’ opinion on training to address the antibiotic resistance phenomenon. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 6234-6238. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1467
  • Peña-Fernández A., Ali N., Millington D., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Haris P. Human biomonitoring research at De Montfort University: school and university participants' recruitment experience. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 6258-6262. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1473
  • Peña-Fernández A., Fenoy S., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Interest shown by medical students at University of San Pablo CEU (Spain) regarding prevention and response to outbreaks of infection. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 6188-6192. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1456
  • Peña-Fernández A., Fenoy S., Halliwell R., Izquierdo F., Magnet A., Hurtado C., Bornay F., Acosta L., Ollero MD., Armstrong M., Evans MD., Del Águila C. Development of a virtual library of clinical samples for medical parasitology diagnosis. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7599-7604. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1800
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Randles M., Young C., Evans MD. Analysis of the introduction of a reflective pedagogic approach to teach large groups of students enrolled in human health degrees. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 7605-7609. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1802 
  • Peña-Fernández A., Evans MD., Fretwell L., Peña MA. Promoting internationalisation in human health degrees. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 8797-8802. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.2138
  • Peña-Fernández A., Broadbent AJ., Choi EM. Initial outcomes of introducing the study of the Ebola virus in a Biomedical Science degree. INTED2018 Proceedings 2018; pp. 8903-8906. ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.2163
  • Peña-Fernández A., Sgamma T., Young C., Randles MJ., Del Águila C., Hurtado C., Evans MD., Potiwat N., Izquierdo F., Peña MA., Coope J., Armstrong M.,  Bhambra A. Building a DMU e-Biology resource for health sciences’ students. ICERI2017 Proceedings 2017; 1582-1587. ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.0498
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña MA. Importance of teaching environmental contamination and decontamination in human health science degrees. ICERI2017 Proceedings 2017; 1588-1592. ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.0499
  • Peña-Fernández A., Ioannou M., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Fenoy S. Curriculum modifications for teaching parasitology and infectious diseases in a Biomedical Science degree. ICERI2017 Proceedings 2017; 1593-1598. ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.0500
  • Peña-Fernández A., Ollero MD., Fenoy S., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., Peña MÁ., Bornay F., Acosta L., Parker LA., Sgamma T., Del Águila C. Creating a model module for the novel resource DMU e-Parasitology. ICERI2017 Proceedings 2017; 1599-1604. ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.0502
  • Peña-Fernández A., Hurtado C., Del Águila C., Evans M. Developing resources for teaching and learning cell and parasite culture within the DMU e-Parasitology package. ICERI2017 Proceedings 2017; 7117-7122. ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1901
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Evans MD. Introducing training related to the use of drugs to protect humans from HIV infection. ICERI2017 Proceedings 2017; 7123-7127. ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1902
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Ollero MD., Hurtado C., Fenoy S. Environmental recovery training for biological incidents: impressions from pharmacy students. EduLearn Proceedings 2017; 5080-5085. ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2135
  • Peña-Fernández A., Evans MD., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., del Águila C. Introducing training to respond to chemical incidents in the pharmacy degree at the University of San Pablo CEU (Spain). EduLearn Proceedings 2017; 5086-5091. ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2136
  • Singh H., Hachemi S., Peña-Fernández A. Student facilitated walk-in workshops to support peer-learning of human anatomy and physiology on health science programmes. INTED2017 Proceedings 2017; pp. 1193-1199. doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0431
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña Fernández MA., Weldon C., Singh H. Assessing the relevance of involving biomedical and medical science students in teaching at De Montfort University. INTED2017 Proceedings 2017; pp. 2821-2826. doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0764
  • Peña-Fernández A., Zinsky R., Choi E., Broadbent AJ. Developing training to prepare human health science students to face biological incidents. INTED2017 Proceedings 2017; pp. 4707-4714. doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1101
  • Peña MA., Torrado G., Peña-Fernández A. Assessing the effectiveness of an online survey applied in Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Alcalá. INTED2017 Proceedings 2017; pp. 4756-4760. doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1110
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Evans MD. New challenges of environmental toxicology education in the EU. ICERI2016 Proceedings 2016; pp. 4357-4364. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.2032
  • Peña-Fernández A., Choi EML. Novel methods of teaching evidence-based medicine and public health: experience from the field during the Ebola outbreak. ICERI2016 Proceedings 2016; pp. 4327-4335. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.2027
  • Peña-Fernández A., Dunford LJ., Haris PI., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña MA. Harmonising the training of students within the EU to implement intervention programmes to protect the public in the aftermath of a HazMat incident. ICERI2016 Proceedings 2016; pp. 3559-3565. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1844
  • Quintanilla G., Copa-Patiño JL., Guerrero A., González-Santander M., Hernández N., Arias MS., Domínguez MI., Peña MA., Evans MD., Peña-Fernández A. Reflective practice applications: “Guided Weekly Reflection Papers” extended from Alcalá University (Spain) to De Montfort University (UK). EDULEARN16 Proceedings 2016; 6250-6256. ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0344

Published abstracts

  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Environmental recovery training to respond to biological incidents affecting food production systems. XII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Comunitaria (SENC) and IV World Congress of Public Health and Nutrition, Madrid, Spain, 24th to 27th October 2018. Rev Esp Nutr Comunitaria 2018; 24 (Suppl.2):171. doi: 10.14642/RENC.2018.24.sup2.5190
  • Peña-Fernández A., Wyke S., Duarte-Davidson R., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Training to respond to chemical hazards in the food chain. XII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Comunitaria (SENC) and IV World Congress of Public Health and Nutrition, Madrid, Spain, 24th to 27th October 2018. Rev Esp Nutr Comunitaria 2018; 24 (Suppl.2):171. doi: 10.14642/RENC.2018.24.sup2.5190
  • Peña-Fernández A., Machado F., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Training to prepare human health undergraduate students to respond to biological incidents. 54th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2018), 2-5September 2018, Brussels. Toxicology Letters 2018; 295S:S252. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2018.06.1032
  • Anjum U., Reid R., Hoosen H., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña-Fernández A. Exploring the presence of ESBL-producing bacteria in different aquatic ecosystems in England. 54th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2018), 2-5September 2018, Brussels. Toxicology Letters 2018; 295S:S173-S174. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2018.06.812
  • Peña-Fernández A., Angulo S., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Levels of rare earth elements in hair from a group of young Spanish adults (aged 20-24 years). 54th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2018), 2-5September 2018, Brussels. Toxicology Letters 2018; 295S:S161. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2018.06.778
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Haris PI., Evans MD. Analysis of the teaching status of Toxicology at a UK University. XXII Spanish Congress of Toxicology and VI Ibero-American, Valencia, 28-30 June 2017; Rev Toxicol 2017; 34(1):41-42. Available at: http://rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/vol-34-num-1-2017/
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Effect of sex on the levels of aluminium and titanium in hair in a sample of young Spanish adults. XXII Spanish Congress of Toxicology and VI Ibero-American, Valencia, 28-30 June 2017; Rev Toxicol 2017; 34(1):57. Available at: http://rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/vol-34-num-1-2017/
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Evans MD., Peña MA. First impressions of novel training in environmental recovery and restoration for undergraduate UK Medical Science students. XXII Spanish Congress of Toxicology and VI Ibero-American, Valencia, 28-30 June 2017; Rev Toxicol 2017; 34(1):65. Available at: http://rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/vol-34-num-1-2017/
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Effect of sex on levels of metals and metalloids in adolescents’ hair in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S84. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.1379
  • Peña-Fernández A., Mateos-Vega CJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC., González-Muñoz MJ. Development and evaluation of a novel subject “Drug Addiction Prevention” in the Degree of Pharmacy, University of Alcalá, Spain. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S180-S181. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.1670
  • Baho S., Hoosen H., Samarasinghe S., Walsh S., Lobo-Bedmar MC., del Águila C., Fenoy S., Izquierdo F., Magnet A., Peña-Fernández A. Presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in faecal samples collected in urban parks in Leicester, UK. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S183. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.1676
  • Peña-Fernández A., Del Águila C., Fenoy S., Magnet A., Khan B., Gould F, Lobo-Bedmar MC., Izquierdo F. Detection of new emerging pathogens microsporidia in recreational areas in Leicester, UK: potential risks for human health. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S183. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.1677
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Haris PI., Peña MA., Dunford LJ. Evaluating novel methods for teaching toxicology, public health and emergency response to undergraduate students. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S187-S188. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.1691
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Gould F., Khan B., Fenoy S., Izquierdo F., Magnet A., Hoosen H., Del Aguila C. Biological contamination of urban soils in Leicester, UK, with Cryptosporidium spp.: a pilot study. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S211. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.1764
  • González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Evans MD., Peña-Fernández A. Evaluating the possible effect of area of residence on the levels of mercury in the hair of Spanish children and adolescents. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S219-S220. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.1792
  • González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Torrado G., Peña MA., Peña-Fernández A. Evaluating the importance of teaching environmental toxicology to postgraduate pharmacists. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S298. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.2035
  • Peña-Fernández A., Aslam S., Haris PI., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Evaluating the effect of vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements intake on learning performance in young adults (18-22 years old). 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S303-S304. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.2115
  • González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña-Fernández A. Metal and metalloid content variation in adjacent urban topsoils: relevance to public health. 52nd European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Seville, Spain, 4-7 September 2016. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258S:S317. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.2081
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Mateos Vega CJ., González-Muñoz MJ. Yttrium levels in urban soils of Alcala de Henares (Madrid). Spanish and Latin American Toxicology Conference. Seville, 30 June 2016. Rev Toxicol 2016; 33: 141. Available at: http://rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/vol-33-num-2-2016/
  • González-Muñoz MJ, Meseguer I, Mateos-Vega CJ, Benedí J, Sánchez-Muniz FJ, Peña-Fernández A. Aluminum neurotoxicity and beer consumption: effect on the levels of trace metals in mouse brain. Rev Toxicol 2015; 32:55. Available at: http://rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/directorio-de-la-revista/vol-32-num-1-2015/
  • González-Muñoz MJ., Mateos-Vega CM., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña-Fernández A. Human monitoring: levels of lead in hair of children and teenagers - a study by sex and area of residence. II Toxicology Training Forum. Rev Toxicol 2014; 31:99-100. Oral presentation. Available at: http://rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/directorio-de-la-revista/vol-31-num-1-2014/
  • Peña-Fernández A., Mateos-Vega CM., Lobo-Bedmar MC., González-Muñoz MJ. Feasibility of using hair from school children as a biomonitor of exposition to aluminium from urban soil. II Toxicology Training Forum. Rev Toxicol 2014; 31:100. Available at: http://rev.aetox.es/wp/index.php/directorio-de-la-revista/vol-31-num-1-2014/
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Environmental contamination of lead: challenges for protecting future generations. 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Edinburgh, UK, 7-10 September 2014. Toxicology Letters 2014; 229S:S121. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.435
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., González-Muñoz MJ., Torrado G., Peña MA. Interest shown in environmental toxicology by postgraduate students of the specialty “Specialist in Industrial Pharmacy and Galenicals”. 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Edinburgh, UK, 7-10 September 2014. Toxicology Letters 2014; 229S:S122. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.436 
  • González-Muñoz MJ., Meseguer I., Mateos-Vega CJ., Benedí J., Sánchez-Muñiz FJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña-Fernández A. Aluminium intoxication and beer consumption: effects in the levels of trace metals in mouse brain. 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Edinburgh, UK, 7-10 September 2014. Toxicology Letters 2014; 229S:S70-S71. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.277 
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Is children’s hair a reliable matrix for determining environmental exposition to trace elements? - Establishing possible “reference” values. 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Edinburgh, UK, 7-10 September 2014. Toxicology Letters 2014; 229S:S222. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.746      
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Elemental soil contamination in urban soils collected in Alcalá de Henares and the challenges of remediation. 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Edinburgh, UK, 7-10 September 2014. Toxicology Letters 2014; 229S:S122. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.437

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Key research outputs

  • Peña-Fernández, A., Lobo-Bedmar, MC., González-Muñoz, MJ. (2015) Annual and seasonal variability of metals and metalloids in urban and industrial soils in Alcalá de Henares (Spain). Environmental Research, 136, pp. 40-46.
  • Peña-Fernández, A., Silvey, V., Wyke, S. (2015) Chemical recovery navigation tool. Available at: http://legacyassets.phe.org.uk/tools/CRT_elearning/index.html [accessed 15/05/2015]. The Chemical RNT is embedded in this webpage: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chemical-and-radiation-recovery-navigation-tool-cr-rnt [accessed 15/05/2015].
  • Peña-Fernández, A., González-Muñoz, MJ., Lobo-Bedmar, MC. (2014) “Reference values” of trace elements in the hair of a sample group of Spanish children (aged 6-9 years) - are urban topsoils a source of contamination? Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology, 38(1), pp. 141-152.
  • Peña-Fernández, A., González-Muñoz, MJ., Lobo-Bedmar, MC. (2014) Establishing the importance of human health risk assessment for metals and metalloids in urban environments. Environment International 2014, 72, pp. 176-185.
  • González-Muñoz, MJ., Peña, A., Meseguer, I. (2008) Role of beer as a possible protective factor in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 46, pp. 49-56.

Research interests/expertise

  • Genetic and molecular characterization of parasites.
  • Identification of parasites in clinical and environmental samples.
  • Human and environmental monitoring.
  • Environmental toxicology and risk assessment.
  • Food and chemical toxicology.

Areas of teaching

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry & Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology 
  • Parasitology

Qualifications

  • PhD (2011), University of Alcalá, Spain.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in the Higher Education (PGCertHE; 2016), De Montfort University, UK.
  • MSc in Toxicology (2006), University of Sevilla, Spain.
  • Research Proficiency (2005), University of Alcalá, Spain. 
  • Teaching Proficiency Course (PGCE, 2002), Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
  • BSc Chemistry (2000), University of San Pablo-CEU, Spain. 

Courses taught

  • Medical Science (BMedSci)
  • Biomedical Science (BSc)
  • Advanced Biomedical Science (MSc)
  • Physician Associate Studies (MSc)

Honours and awards

  • Third Prize for Teaching Innovation 2016: "Creating an e-Parasitology package for students of human health sciences". Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain. January 2017.
  • Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa (UK), 2015.
  • Second prize “Premio Cátedra Leche Pascual”. Work title: "Immunodiagnostic of canine leishmaniasis in the Madrid region: comparison of two methods". University of San Pablo CEU, October 2000.

Professional licences and certificates

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Teaching Agency, 2012
  • Accreditation as Assistant Professor for the Service Charter of the Quality, Accreditation and Forecasting Agency of the Universities of Madrid, Spain (2012)
  • European Registered Toxicologist (EUROTOX). September 2013-2018
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). November 2016
  • Biomedical Scientist registered by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK. November 2015. BS68824.

Conference attendance

Oral presentations

  • Peña-Fernández A., Acosta L., Izquierdo F. Web-based learning and teaching resources for microscopic detection of human parasites. Advance HE STEM teaching and learning conference 2019. Delivering next generation teaching in STEM. Birmingham, UK, 30th to 31st January 2019. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/node/35494
  • Peña-Fernández A., Evans MD., Peña MA. Addressing student retention and engagement using new technology. Advance HE STEM teaching and learning conference 2019. Delivering next generation teaching in STEM. Birmingham, UK, 30th to 31st January 2019. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/node/36014
  • Peña-Fernández A., Duarte-Davidson R., Wyke S. Toxicology training to decontaminate environments affected by chemicals. Advance HE STEM teaching and learning conference 2019. Delivering next generation teaching in STEM. Birmingham, UK, 30th to 31st January 2019. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/node/36184
  • Peña-Fernández A. Novel methods for teaching biological incident response at De Montfort University. 29th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference (NET), Advance Higher Education, Cambridge, UK, 4-6 September 2018. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/net-2018-conference-novel-methods-teaching-biological-incident-response-de-montfort
  • Hoosen H., Anjum U., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., Peña-Fernández A. Emerging human pathogenic microsporidia in built-up environments: a public health concern? 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA), Daegu, Korea, 19th to 24th August 2018. Oral presentation.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Angulo S., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Evaluating human risks to less frequently regulated and monitored metals and metalloids in urban soils. 11th Iberian and 8th Ibero-american Congress of Environmental Pollution and Toxicology (CICTA 2018), Madrid, Spain, 11th to 13th July 2018. Oral presentation.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Evans MD. Creating a reflective pedagogic strategy to enhance human health students’ professional practice at De Montfort University. Advance Higher Education Annual conference 2018, Birmingham, UK, 3rd to 5th July 2018. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/advance-he-teaching-learning-conference-2018-creating-reflective-pedagogic-strategy
  • Peña-Fernández A., Bornay F., Fenoy S., Peña MA. Learning parasitology through virtual clinical case studies: the DMU e-Parasitology project. Advance Higher Education Annual conference 2018, Birmingham, UK, 3rd to 5th July 2018. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/advance-he-teaching-learning-conference-2018-learning-parasitology-through-virtual
  • Peña-Fernández A., Magnet A., Acosta L., Evans MD., Fenoy MS. Developing a digital environment for teaching and learning parasitology. Higher Education Academy STEM conference 2018, Newcastle, UK, 31st Jan – 1st Feb 2018. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/developing-digital-environment-teaching-and-learning-parasitology-stem-conference
  • Martinez-Fernandez C., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., Gomes TS., Vaccaro L., Ollero D., Peña-Fernández A., Fenoy S., del Águila C. Detection of Opportunistic Parasites in Public Parks in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain). XX Spanish Congress of Parasitology (SOCEPA). Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 19-21 July 2017. Oral presentation.

Poster presentations

  • Peña-Fernández A., Evans MD., Young C., Escalera B., Angulo S., Peña MÁ. Reflection as a tool to facilitate the acquisition of diagnostic skills in clinical biochemistry. Roig-Vila, Rosabel (coord.). REDES-INNOVAESTIC 2019. Libro de actas. Alacant: Institut de Ciències de l’Educació (ICE) de la Universitat d’Alacant, 2019. ISBN 978-84-09-07185-2, pp. 224-225. Available at: http://rua.ua.es/dspace/handle/10045/92187
  • Peña-Fernández A., Escalera B., Peña MÁ. Teaching and learning public health: A #DMUglobal perspective. Roig-Vila, Rosabel (coord.). REDES-INNOVAESTIC 2019. Libro de actas. Alacant: Institut de Ciències de l’Educació (ICE) de la Universitat d’Alacant, 2019. ISBN 978-84-09-07185-2, pp. 225-226. Available at: http://rua.ua.es/dspace/handle/10045/92187
  • Peña-Fernández A., Tepanosyan G., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Tentative baseline values of less frequently regulated elements in urban park soils of Alcala de Henares, Spain. In: Rios-Vazquez NJ., Ulloa-Mercado RG., Sánchez-Duarte RG., Correa-Murrieta MA., Gortarez-Moroyoqui P. (Editors): Book of Abstracts Environmental Biotechnology and Engineering – 2018, March 2019, page 205. ITSON, Cd. Obregón, México. Available at: https://www.itson.mx/eventos/6isebe/SiteAssets/Paginas/documents/ABSTRACTS-BOOK-6ISEBE-2019.pdf
  • Hoosen H., Izquierdo F., Sheilds R., Helm C., Khan R., del Águila C., Fenoy S., Peña-Fernández A. Potential presence of microsporidia in clinical faecal specimens from the Isle of Man. 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference (HIS 2018), Liverpool, UK, 26th to 28th November.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Magnet A., Hoosen H., Evans M., Acosta L. Interventions to enhance the teaching status of parasitology. 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference (HIS 2018), Liverpool, UK, 26th to 28th November.
  • Hoosen H., Anjum U., Izquierdo F., Peña-Fernández A. Human-related microsporidia in the English urban environment: what we know so far? 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference (HIS 2018), Liverpool, UK, 26th to 28th November.
  • Anjum U., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., Peña-Fernández A. Cryptosporidium spp. in the English urban environment: a public health concern? 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference (HIS 2018), Liverpool, UK, 26th to 28th November.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Izquierdo F., Anjum U. Presence of Giardia in urban parks from Leicester, UK. 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference (HIS 2018), Liverpool, UK, 26th to 28th November.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Anjum U. Potential presence of Cyclospora and Cystoisospora in urban parks from Leicester, UK. 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference (HIS 2018), Liverpool, UK, 26th to 28th November.
  • Anjum U., Izquierdo F., Peña-Fernández A. Studying the presence of Cyclospora and Cystoisospora in urban parks from Leicester, UK. British Society for Parasitology - Autumn Symposium, Liverpool, UK, 3rd September 2018.
  • Anjum U., Izquierdo F., Magnet A., Fenoy S., Hoosen H., Peña-Fernández A. Are zoonotic protist parasites present in the English urban environment? 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA), Daegu, Korea, 19th to 24th August 2018.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Hoosen H., Magnet A., Acosta L., del Águila C. Applicability of DMU e-Parasitology for learning medical parasitology. 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA), Daegu, Korea, 19th to 24th August 2018.
  • Hoosen H., Anjum U., Roussou C., Hartley J., Ali A., Magnet A., Peña-Fernández A. Presence of coccidian human parasites in animal faecal samples from an English urban environment. 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA), Daegu, Korea, 19th to 24th August 2018.
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Concentrations of alkaline earth elements in hair of a sample of Spanish adults aged 20-24 years from the Region of Madrid. 11th Iberian and 8th Ibero-american Congress of Environmental Pollution and Toxicology (CICTA 2018), Madrid, Spain, 11th to 13th July 2018.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Izquierdo F., del Águila C., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Hoosen H. Presence and distribution of microsporidia, emerging human pathogens, in an English urban environment. 11th Iberian and 8th Ibero-american Congress of Environmental Pollution and Toxicology (CICTA 2018), Madrid, Spain, 11th to 13th July 2018.
  • Hoosen H., Izquierdo F., Magnet A., del Águila C., Peña-Fernández A. First detection of microsporidia in deer faecal samples in England. 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2018), Madrid, Spain, 21st to 24th April 2018.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Ollero MD., Magnet A., Fenoy S., Izquierdo F., Bornay FJ., Acosta L., Peña MÁ., Hoosen H., Evans MD., del Águila C. Developing a novel resource for teaching and learning parasitology: DMU e-Parasitology. 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2018), Madrid, Spain, 21st to 24th April 2018.
  • Anjum U., Hoosen H., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., Fenoy S., Reid R., Peña-Fernández A. Exploring the presence of human pathogenic free-living amoebas in different water ecosystems in Leicester, UK.28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2018), Madrid, Spain, 21st to 24th April 2018.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Hoosen H., Anjum U., Fenoy S., del Águila C., Magnet A. Studying the presence of free-living amoeba in parks and recreational areas in Leicester, UK. 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2018), Madrid, Spain, 21st to 24th April 2018.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Randles MJ., Young C., Potiwat N., Bhambra AS. Can new digital technologies support student retention and engagement? Higher Education Academy STEM conference 2018, Newcastle, UK, 31st Jan – 1st Feb 2018.
  • Hoosen H., Izquierdo F., del Águila C., Fenoy S., Magnet A., Anjum U., Peña-Fernández A. First detection of microsporidia in animal faecal samples in urban parks in Leicester, UK. British Society for Parasitology - Autumn Symposium, London, UK, 28th September 2017.
  • Hoosen H., Izquierdo F., del Águila C., Fenoy S., Magnet A., Peña-Fernández A. Use of faecal parasite concentrator “mini Parasep SF” for detecting microsporidia in urban areas. British Society for Parasitology - Autumn Symposium, London, UK, 28th September 2017.
  • Knight S., Bhambra AS., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña-Fernández A. A meta-analysis study of antimicrobial resistant E. coli in the environment. The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress, Birmingham, UK, 24th to 27th September 2017.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Bhambra AS., Samarasinghe S., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Ioannou M. Curriculum modifications for teaching parasitology and infectious diseases. The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress, Birmingham, UK, 24th to 27th September 2017.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Peña MA., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Singh H., Weldon C. Biomedical science students as teachers to levels KS3 and KS4. The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress, Birmingham, UK, 24th to 27th September 2017.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña MA. Developing training to increase awareness of antimicrobial resistance. The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress, Birmingham, UK, 24th to 27th September 2017.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Zinsky R., Peña MA., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Broadbent AJ. Responding to biological incidents: teaching applicability of a mock isolator. The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress, Birmingham, UK, 24th to 27th September 2017.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Fenoy S., del Águila C., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., Ollero D., Evans MD., Peña MA. Relevance of teaching environmental recovery and restoration in the aftermath of a biological incident in human health sciences. XX Spanish Congress of Parasitology (SOCEPA). Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 19-21 July 2017.
  • Hoosen H., Magnet A., Pancholi R., Kukathasan S., Anjum U., Fenoy S., Izquierdo F., Ollero D., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña MA., del Águila C., Peña-Fernández A. Evaluating the presence of free-living human pathogenic amoeba in an urban area in Leicester, UK. XX Spanish Congress of Parasitology (SOCEPA). Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 19-21 July 2017.
  • Adeyemi J., Reid R., Baho S., Hoosen H, del Águila C., Fenoy S., Peña MA, Izquierdo F., Magnet A., Sgamma T., Ollero M., Hurtado C., Peña-Fernández A. Detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases E. coli in animal faeces collected in urban parks in Leicester, UK. ASM Microbe 2017. New Orleans, US, 1-5 June 2017.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Ollero M., Fenoy S., Magnet A., Mackenzie S., Peña MA., Izquierdo F., Hurtado C., Ioannou M., Bornay Llinares F., Halliwell R., Acosta L., Torrus D., Singh H., Sgamma T., Evans M., Bhambra A., Baho S., del Águila C. Building on-line materials for teaching parasitology to health sciences’ students: initial impressions. ASM Microbe 2017. New Orleans, US, 1-5 June 2017. Av
  • Peña-Fernández A., del Águila C., Fenoy S., Magnet A., Izquierdo F., Evans MD., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Peña MA. Applicability of monthly CDC case studies to improve reflection in biomedical science students. ASM Microbe 2017. New Orleans, US, 1-5 June 2017.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Broadbent AJ., Choi EML. The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone: creating a workshop for teaching public health and medical response. ASM Microbe 2017. New Orleans, US, 1-5 June 2017.
  • Khan B., Gould F., Izquierdo F., del Aguila C., Fenoy S., Magnet A., Hoosen H., Peña-Fernández A. Detection of Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp. in topsoils and faecal samples from urban parks in Leicester, UK. Society for Applied Microbiology Summer Conference 2016; Edinburgh, UK, 4–7 July 2016.
  • Peña-Fernández A., Escalera Izquierdo B., Peña MA. Analysis of teaching workshop in environmental toxicology in the Pharmacy specialty Industrial Pharmacy and Galenicals. XIV Conference of Research Networks on University Teaching, 30th June to 1st July 2016, Alicante, Spain. Available at: https://web.ua.es/es/ice/jornadas-redes-2016/documentos/posters/tema-2/804484.pdf  
  • Escalera Izquierdo B., Peña MA., Peña-Fernández A. Speaking and debating in English in the Pharmacy specialty Industrial Pharmacy and Galenicals. XIV Conference of Research Networks on University Teaching, 30th June to 1st July 2016, Alicante, Spain. Available at: https://web.ua.es/es/ice/jornadas-redes-2016/documentos/posters/tema-2/804488.pdf
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., Foxall K., González-Muñoz MJ. Presence and distribution of thallium in urban soils: human health risks. British Toxicology Society, Annual Congress 2015; Birmingham, UK.
  • Hossain R., Foxall K., Aldred D., Peña-Fernández A. Models used to assess acute exposure to lead in the environment. British Toxicology Society, Annual Congress 2015; Birmingham, UK.
  • Wyke S., Peña-Fernández A., Duarte-Davidson R., Pottage T. UK recovery guidance and advice for the remediation of the environment following a chemical incident. 5 Nations Health Protection Conference 2014; 31-32. York, England. Available at: http://5nations.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/5Nations-Health-Protection-Conference-2014-Programme-.pdf
  • Peña-Fernández A., Lobo-Bedmar MC., González-Muñoz MJ. Determination of reference values of essential metals in children’s hair aged 6-9 living in the Community of Madrid, Spain: Cr, Cu, Mn and Zn. British Toxicology Society Annual Congress 2014; London, UK.
  • Peña-Fernández A., González-Muñoz MJ., Lobo-Bedmar MC. Possible reference values of carcinogenic elements (As, Be, Cd, Ni) in hair of children aged 6-9 years of the Community of Madrid, Spain. British Toxicology Society Annual Congress 2014; London, UK.

Professional esteem indicators

 Ad hoc reviewer (journals)

  • Chemosphere
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

 

  • Medical Education
  • Higher Education Pedagogies
  • Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development

Scientific reviewer panel

  • Member of review panel for Advance HE's STEM Conference 2019

Case studies

Dr Peña-Fernández worked as a researcher in the following project supervised at the University of Alcalá, Spain:

Possible protective effect of silicon content in beer in neurodegenerative diseases

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