Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr Paul Hubbard

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs



Dean of Academic affairs NUMed

Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (DELT) NUMed



BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, University of Sheffield

PhD King's College, University of London

Professional Graduate Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PGDTLLS), University of Derby

MEd (Open), The Open University


Membership of Societies

Member British Neuroscience Association (BNA)

Member Malaysian Society of Neuroscience

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)





MBBS Medical Degree Years 1 and 2

I teach in multiple areas in the pre-clinical years on the MBBS degree programme.  The main areas are basic neurobiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.



  • Guilding C, Khoo Li Zhi P, Mohana Krishnan S, Hubbard PS, McKeegan KS. Insights into Delivering Cross-Cultural Medical Education in the UK and Malaysia. Medical Science Educator 2021.
  • Yates S, Zafar A, Hubbard P, Nagy S, Durant S, Bicknell R, Wilcock G, Christie S, Esiri MM, Smith AD, Nagy Z. Dysfunction of the mTOR pathway is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2013, 1, 3.
  • Hamilton N, Hubbard PS, Butt AM. Effects of glutamate receptor activation on NG2-glia in the rat optic nerve. Journal of Anatomy 2009, 214(2), 208-218.
  • Nagy Z, Hubbard PS. Neuropathology. In: Jacoby, R. Oppenheimer, C., Dening, T., Thomas, A, ed. Oxford textbook of old age psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp.67-84.
  • Hubbard PS, Esiri MM, Reading M, McShane R, Nagy Z. Alpha-synuclein pathology in the olfactory pathways of dementia patients. J Anat 2007, 211(1), 117-124.
  • Butt AM, Hamilton N, Hubbard P, Pugh M, Ibrahim M. Synantocytes: the fifth element. J Anat 2005, 207(6), 695-706.
  • Butt AM, Pugh M, Hubbard P, James G. Functions of optic nerve glia: axoglial signalling in physiology and pathology. Eye 2004, 18(11), 1110-1121.
  • Berry M, Hubbard P, Butt AM. Cytology and lineage of NG2-positive glia. Journal of Neurocytology 2002, 31(6-7), 457-467.
  • Butt AM, Kiff J, Hubbard P, Berry M. Synantocytes: new functions for novel NG2 expressing glia. Journal of Neurocytology 2002, 31(6-7), 551-565.
  • Hubbard P, Berry M, Butt AM. NG2 glia (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) in the adult rat spinal cord. In: The Summer Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. 2001, University College Dublin: Journal of Anatomy.