Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Ruben Thanacoody

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer


My principal research interest is the optimisation of acetylcysteine treatment regimens for paracetamol poisoning to reduce adverse reactions without compromising efficacy. I am the Principal Investigator in Newcastle for the Scottish and Newcastle Anti-Emetic Pre-Treatment in Paracetamol Poisoning (SNAP) clinical trial. This showed that a shorter 12h regimen of acetylcysteine reduced the incidence of vomiting and anaphylactoid reactions (published in Lancet 2013).


Module Leader, MRes Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics

Module Leader, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics course, Stage 4 MBBS

Lecturer, CSIM1,Stage 1 MBBS

Lecturer, Diploma in Clinical Research

Lecturer, MRes Toxicology 

Lecturer, BSc Pharmacology