Dr Peter Penson
Lecturer in Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice - School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Tel: 0151 231 2071
Dr Pensen studied pharmacy at the Welsh School of Pharmacy (MPharm) and graduated with first class honours in 2004. After a period of preregistration training in a community pharmacy, he qualified as a pharmacist (MRPharmS) in 2005. He then undertook PhD studies in the laboratory of Professor Ken Broadley in Cardiff receiving my PhD in 2009. His thesis was entitled ‘ß-adrenoceptor subtypes involved in myocardial preconditioning and postconditioning’. He took up my current post in February 2009.
I am currently interested in the roles of adrenoceptors during myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion. I am developing collaborations with Professor K.J. Broadley and Dr W.R. Ford at the Welsh School of Pharmacy and with colleagues within Liverpool John Moores University.
Full research papers
PENSON, P.E., FORD, W.R., KIDD, E.J. & BROADLEY, K.J. (2008). Activation of ß-adrenoceptors mimics preconditioning of rat isolated atria and ventricles against ischaemic contractile dysfunction. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology, 378, 589-597
BROADLEY, K.J. & PENSON, P.E. (2006). Effects of hypoxia on the vasodilator activity of nifedipine and evidence of secondary pharmacological properties. Eur J Pharmacol, 536, 279-86.
PENSON, P.E., FORD, W.R. & BROADLEY, K.J. (2007). Vasopressors for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Does pharmacological evidence support clinical practice? Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 115, 37-55.
BROADLEY, K.J. & PENSON, P.E. (2004). The roles of a- and ß-adrenoceptor stimulation in myocardial ischaemia. Auton. Autacoid Pharmacol., 24, 87-93.
PENSON, P.E., FORD, W.R., KIDD, E.J. & BROADLEY, K.J. (2008). Protective role of ß2- and ß3- adrenoceptors at reperfusion in isolated rat heart.
Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 44, 719.
PENSON, P.E., FORD, W.R., KIDD, E.J. & BROADLEY, K.J. (2007). Infarct-size reduction induced by ischaemic postconditioning is dependent on ß2-adrenoceptor activation in the Langendorff perfused rat heart.
Proceedings of the British Pharmacological Society (pA2 Online).
PENSON, P.E., FORD, W.R., KIDD, E.J. & BROADLEY, K.J. (2006).
Preconditioning by the ß-adrenoceptor agonist, isoprenaline, in the rat isolated atrium but not ventricle. Proceedings of the British Pharmacological Society (pA2 Online).
Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies
International Society for Heart Research
British Society for Cardiovascular Research
British Pharmacological Society (associate)
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain