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Dr Jeffrey Davies

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602209

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 304
Third Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Jeff Davies is Associate Professor of Molecular Neurobiology at Swansea University Medical School.  

His research laboratory, based at the Institute for Life Sciences, is interested in how alterations in metabolic status effect brain function. Dr Davies’ laboratory is focused on delineating the mechanisms of action of circulating hormones, that are regulated by feeding, on protecting against nerve cell loss associated with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. A key interest involves to understanding how these circulating hormones may modulate neural stem cell (NSC) plasticity in adults to promote the generation of new nerve cells in the adult brain to promote memory function. These fundamental studies are essential to understanding brain function and aim to combat age-related neurodegenerative diseases

Areas Of Expertise

  • Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Ghrelin
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neural Stem Cells
  • Regenerative medicine

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Dr Davies teaches Physiology and Neuroscience across all undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Teaching centres on the regenerative capacity within the adult brain, with an emphasis on research-led teaching on the topic of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. 

Dr Davies is also involved with the dissemination of Welsh language learning & teaching provision within the Medical School. 

Research Collaborations