School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Staff Profiles

Dr Lindsey Ferrie

Senior Lecturer


Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director (Biomedical Sciences Suite)

Co-Deputy Head of School

Personal Tutor 

External Examiner - University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield.

Representative on:  

University Senate (2015-2018)

Curriculum Committee's: Phase1 SBMS, Pharmacology and BDS

Staff Student Committee's: Phase 1 SBMS 


Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practices (2009) 

Newcastle Teaching Award (2009) 

PhD Neuropharmacology (2005)

BSc. (Hons.) Pharmacology (2002)

Previous Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Medical toxicology Research Centre)

Prescribing Support & Information Scientist (Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre) 


British Pharmacological Society (Education & Training Committee; Meetings Committee)

Fellow of Advance HE

Honours and Awards

2019 National Teaching Fellow

2019 Teaching Excellence Award - Outstanding contribution to pastoral support - Newcastle University

2016 Rang Prize - Significant contribution to the teaching of Clinical Pharmacology – British Pharmacological Society


2013 UTLSEC Innovation Fund - Project title: Feedback Foghorn

2013 UTLSEC Innovation Fund - Project title: Improving student transition through interactive game playing 

2012 Society for Experimental Biology -  Educational Outreach

2011 HEA Development Grant - Project title: Employability Ambassadors

2011 UTLSEC Innovation Fund – Project title; ‘A day in the life of....’ Developing a video showcase of the student experience of research-informed teaching.

2011 UTLSEC Innovation Fund – Project title; My eCareers

2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 BPS - Teaching Innovation 


Module/Unit Leader:

PED1003 Pharmacology

PED3003 Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Development

Basic Pharmacology (BDS Stage 2)

Contribute teaching on:

Systems Pharmacology (PED2006) - Practical Leader

Pharmacological techniques (PED3001)

Research in Pharmacology (PED3013)

Experimental design and the process of research (CMB3001)


Health Education North East (NHS) MRPsych PG 


Archives Alive


Research Interests

Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology. Particular interest in mood disorders and Dopaminergic pathways.

Other Expertise

Prescribing indicators and clinical data review.