Demi Pritchard

Dr Demi Pritchard

Research Officer, Biomedical Sciences

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker


Demi obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biology from Cardiff University.  She completed a professional training year (PTY) in Swansea University as part of her undergraduate degree. She went on to undertake a PhD at Swansea University under the supervision of Professor Gareth Jenkins, which was entitled ‘Developing an in vitro repeat-dose approach to detect non-genotoxic carcinogens (NGCs)’.

During the write-up of her PhD, Demi then started a position as a postdoctoral researcher, in the EV biology Research group with Dr Jason Webber and then started a second position within this research group.  Both positions focussed on prostate cancer and its early detection using Extracellular vesicles (Evs) as a blood-based biomarker. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Genetic toxicology
  • Extracellular vesicle biology
  • Prostate cancer
  • Biomarker development

Career Highlights


Dural, E., Shah, U., Pritchard, D., Chapman, K., Doak, S. and Jenkins, G., 2020. The effect of chronic dosing and p53 status on the genotoxicity of pro-oxidant chemicals in vitroMutagenesis 35: 479-489.