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Dr Hasmik Jasmine Samvelyan is Research Fellow in osteoarthritis at University of Brighton and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (Advance HE, UK).

Her expertise lies in utilizing cellular, molecular and in vivo approaches to study musculoskeletal ageing. Dr Samvelyan began her career pursuing a PhD with Professor Tim Skerry and Professor John Mathers at the Medical Research Centre - Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) at The University of Sheffield and Newcastle University on the area of interactions of hormonal and mechanical stimuli on the skeleton, a subject with the relevance and potential impact on bone pathologies including osteoporosisShe was awarded for a postgraduate internship with Professor Matthew Warman at Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School.

Dr Samvelyan is a recipient of prestigeous New Investigator Award 2019 from the Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research Society and Travel Award 2020 from the European Calcified Tissue Society. 

Scholarly biography

Dr Samvelyan completed BSc (honours) degree in Biomedical Science with the Sheffield Graduate Award at The University of Sheffield in 2013. Before pursuing a PhD, Dr Samvelyan was  awarded Master of Research (MRes, Distinction) in Musculoskeletal Ageing at the Medical Research Council - Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) at The University of Sheffield, Newcastle University and University of Liverpool in 2014. In this innovative graduate training programme, she studied the effects of ageing on musculoskeletal system to identify interventions that reduce deleterious effects of ageing on the skeleton.

Approach to teaching

Dr Samvelyan attained Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). She has achieved the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education. She embraces student-centred, research-based and enhancement-led constructivist approach to learning, teaching and assessment practice. 

Supervisory Interests

Dr Samvelyan is supervising the research projects of both undergraduate Biomedical Science, Medicine and postgraduate Master's and doctoral students. 

Education/Academic qualification

Sep 2019Aug 2020

Award Date: 5 Oct 2020

PhD, University of Sheffield

Oct 20147 Jun 2018

Award Date: 28 Aug 2018

Master, University of Sheffield

Oct 2013Aug 2014

Bachelor, University of Sheffield

Sep 2010Aug 2013

External positions

Enhanced Associate Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

1 Jan 2020 → …

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Research Output

  • 1 Literature review

Models of Osteoarthritis: Relevance and New Insights

Samvelyan, H. J., Hughes, D., Stevens, C. & Staines, K. A., 15 Feb 2020, In : Calcified Tissue International. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

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