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Research interests

My research spans both the laboratory and the clinic. I use a scientific approach to help understand how medicines work, how they cause harm, and how they can be used more safely and effectively. In particular I am interested in why variation exists in regards to efficacy and adverse effects, and how this can be explained by genomic variation.

My PhD was in the area of neuroscience and ageing. During this work I used a number of electrophysiology techniques to understand changes that occur during ageing in a neurone that controls feeding, and learning and memory in the CNS of a model system (Lymnaea stagnalis). This model system is a useful tool to examine age-related changes to learning and memory using a top-down, systems level approach, and raises interesting questions about the mechanisms that underlie cognitive decline in humans. I continue to have an interest in this area and supervise several undergraduate students on projects related to ageing, and ageing of the central nervous system.


Current research I'm involved with include:

  • The role of genotype in antidepressant response in older people (Better targeting of antidepressants in older people)
  • Do Nrf2/Keap1 polymorphisms determine ADR rates in older people (The ADR gene study)
  • Changes to Nrf2/Keap1 expression during ageing in humans
  • What is the mechanism through which antipsychotics cause metabolic syndrome and induces beta cell toxicity?


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Brighton


  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Other
  • 1 Letter

Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC)-mediated vasodilation: Role of nitric oxide

Mabley, J., Patel, J., Sayed, A., Arya, R. & Scutt, G., 12 Feb 2019, In : Thrombosis Research. 176, p. 36-38 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Nitric Oxide
Vitamin K
Food-Drug Interactions
Critical Illness
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Blood Cells

The periodic table of medicine

Scutt, G., Okello, A., Scott, R. & Sosabowski, H., 30 Sep 2019, In : School Science Review. 101, 374, p. 71 80 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quality of Life
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Age-related changes to the expression of nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (Nrf2), a regulatory antioxidant and xenobiotic defence gene

Scutt, G., Overall, A., Bakrania, P., Krasteva, E., Parekh, N., Ali, K., Davies, G. & Rajkumar, C., 2018, 14th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society: Advancing Geriatric Medicine in a Modern World. Elsevier, (European Geriatric Medicine).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions