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Professor Lisa Wallace

Professor Lisa Wallace

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602977

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Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Lisa earned a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia in the United States. After a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco studying the basic science of addiction, she was appointed to a lectureship in Medical Pharmacology at Cardiff University. She is now a Professor of Pharmacology and Medical Sciences Education here at Swansea University where she is the Programme Director for the Applied Medical Sciences and Medical Pharmacology BSc Honours degree programmes and Chair of the University’s Programme Approval Committee.  She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with interests in curriculum development and quality assurance, having worked on projects with the British Pharmacological Society, the Royal Society of Biology, the Quality Assurance Agency, and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.  Her laboratory work focuses on novel in vivo, invertebrate models for the investigation of psychoactive substances. Lisa is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society.  She is a former British Pharmacological Society Vice President for Academic Development and currently serves as a General Trustee. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Behavioural pharmacology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Neuroscience
  • Quality assurance in higher education
  • Curriculum development

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Scientific writing 
Research
  • Drugs of abuse
  • In vivo models
  • Behavioural pharmacology
  • Neuroscience 
Award Highlights
  • Principal Fellow of the HEA 
  • Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society 
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology