Dr Douglas Gray

Job: Research Governance Manager

School/department: Research

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

T: 0116 257 7658

E: douglas.gray@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

I have 9 years expereince working in science and healthcare regulation at the Health and Safety Executive (regulatory toxicology), Public Health England (cervical screening) and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority as an inspector of fertility clinics and research laboratories, working extensively on the regulation of mitochondrial donation and gene editing. 

I joined De Montfort University in 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science with a focus on reproductive sciences and bioethics. I was programme lead for the BSc Biomedical Science Course leading the course through IBMS reaccreditation, and Deputy Chair of the Clinical Sciences Programme Management Board. I held the position of Faculty Head of Research Ethics between 2018-2021, chairing the Faculty Research Ethics Committee. I remain a member of a Health Research Authority (HRA) Research Ethics Committee (REC). 

In 2021 I moved to Research Services Directorate leading the Research Governance Team with a broad remit including research ethics and integrity, research governance (including NHS sponsor requirements), open research, research impact, and project and data compliance.  

Research group affiliations

Centre for Reproduction Research

Research interests/expertise

My research background is in reproductive toxicology and endocrine disruption, with expertise in cell and molecular biology/toxicology. I remain interested in bioethics, particularly relating to research with human embryos. 



Areas of teaching

2018-2020 - Programme Leader for the IBMS accredited BSc Biomedical Science programme.

2017-2021 - Module Lead BIOM1010 Basic Anatomy and Physiology, a large year one module on both the Biomedical and Medical Science programmes. My areas of teaching were primarily: anatomy and physiology, connective tissues, reproductive sciences, endocrinology, histology and histopathology, healthcare science quality, regulation and ethics. I supervised undergraduate and postgraduate research projects with a focus on meta analysis related to fertility. 


BMedSc Medical Science (hon. cell and molecular biology); University of Birmingham, 2002

PhD, The effects of selective oestrogen receptor modulators in the uterus;  University of Leicester, 2006

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Distinction); De Montfort University, 2012 

Courses taught

Undergraduate: BSc Biomedical Science, BMedSci Medical Science

Postgraduate: MSc Physician Associate Studies, MSc Advanced Biomedical Science

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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