Dr Owain Howell

Dr Owain Howell

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295066

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 329
Third Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Owain Howell and his research team are interested in the biology of neuroinflammation and study the disease mechanisms of multiple sclerosis. Although great strides have been made in treating those people with the early form of the disease, we still do not understand why some people will experience a more severe, progressive disease. Our work looks at the pathomechanisms of multiple sclerosis using patient samples, cell cultures and post-mortem brain tissues. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Neuroinflammation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathology
  • Biobanking

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Owain Howell leads undergraduate neuroscience teaching at Swansea University. Owain teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students and is a guest lecturer on the MSc in Translational Neuroscience program at Imperial College London. 

Research Collaborations