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Professor Veronica Campbell


Web: Research Support System Profile
Email: vacmpbll@tcd.ie
Tel: +353 1 896 4180

Professor Campbell has been a PI at the Department of Physiology for 19 yrs.
She graduated in 1991 with a degree in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh and was then awarded a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship (1991-1995) to conduct a PhD in Neuropharmacology in the University of London. Following completion of a Health Research Board post-doctoral Fellowship, Professor Campbell joined the academic staff of the Department and established her research laboratory in cell physiology. Her research has identified novel mechanisms of neurodegeneration that are relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and she investigates how manipulation of the cannabinoid system can confer neuroprotection. She also applies her expertise of cell biology to address the control of bone and cartilage regeneration, notably in age-related diseases. She has received sustained funding for her work from Science Foundation Ireland and other agencies and has supervised 15 PhD students. She has published more than 50 original research papers, has an h-index of 29 and ~2, 700 citations of her work.

From 2010-2013 Professor Campbell served as Dean of Graduate Studies providing leadership for the university in postgraduate education, including institutional oversight of new course development, inter-institutional training initiatives, new PhD training platforms and quality assurance.  Professor Campbell is the current Bursar & Director of Strategic Innovation in Trinity College Dublin, reporting directly to the Provost & President, where she plays a senior leadership role in projects of strategic significance to the university. She is a member of the Board of Trinity and a member of the university’s Finance Committee, Investment Committee and Estates Policy Committee.

Research Interests

  • Cannabinoids and cell fate
  • Cannabinoids as neuroprotective agents in models of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Control of adult stem cell differentiation

Funding Bodies

Our research has and is currently supported, in part, by:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)