Biography

I was appointed as a part-time Lecturer in Biomedical Science in 2010 whilst working as a registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist (BMS) in Haematology and Transfusion Practice at Royal Stoke University (RSUH) Hospital.

In 1997 I began my career in Pathology working at (RSUH) as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. At this time I completed my ‘A’ levels by attending evening classes. I was then appointed as a Trainee Biomedical Scientist and graduated in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from Manchester Metropolitan University. After twelve months consolidating my knowledge as Health Professions Council, Registered Biomedical Scientist I went back to studying and in 2009 completed an MSc in Biomedical Science (Haematology) also at Manchester. I was then appointed as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist and Training Officer in Haematology and Transfusion Science and obtained my Specialist Diploma in Haematology with Transfusion Practice in 2012

I began teaching at Keele in 2008 firstly demonstrating practical laboratory skills to the students and subsequently delivering specialist lectures. In 2010 I was fortunate enough to secure a part time lecture post and from 2012 became a full time lecturer at Keele. I now deliver lecturers tutorials and practical classes to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Research and scholarship

As a practicing BMS I have a wide variety of interests relating to blood cells and their disorders. Recently I have commenced research investigating the anticoagulant effects of heparin and how it could be manipulated to give more predictable results leading to improved patient care.

Since starting work at Keele I have completed the MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Scientists and also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching

Undergraduate
  • SHAR 00009: Inter-Professional Education
  • LSC 00003: Introduction to Biology of the Human Organism
  • LSC 10030: Case Studies in Medicine
  • LSC 10035: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
  • LSC 20010: Medical Laboratory Sciences I
  • LSC 20011: Medical Laboratory Sciences II
  • LSC 20040: Professional Relationships (Module Manager)
  • LSC 30007: Biology Dissertation
  • LSC 30008/3(5): (Double) Biochemistry Research Projects
  • LSC 30010: Biochemistry in Practice: Acquisition, Analysis and Communication of Information
  • LSB 30014: Biochemistry Research Project (Non-experimental)
  • LSC 30015: Biology Of Disease
  • LSC 30026: Case Studies in Biomedical Science
  • LSC 30034(44): (Double) Applied Biomedical Science Placement (Module Manager)
Postgraduate
  • LSC 40029: Biomedical Ethics and Grant Proposal
  • LSC 40030: Project Management and Business Planning
  • LSC 40033: Advanced Laboratory Techniques
  • LSC 40042: Case Studies in Blood Science I
  • LSC 40035: Clinical Pathology II (Module Manager)
  • LSC 40041: Case Studies in Blood Sciences II (Module Manager)
  • LSC 40040: Dissertation- Blood Sciences Research Project

Selected Publications

  • Mycroft-West CJ, Devlin AJ, Cooper LC, Guimond SE, Procter P, Guerrini M, Miller GJ, Fernig DG, Yates EA, Lima MA, Skidmore MA. 2021. Glycosaminoglycans from Litopenaeus vannamei Inhibit the Alzheimer's Disease β Secretase, BACE1. Mar Drugs, vol. 19(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Mycroft-West CJ, Su D, Pagani I, Rudd TR, Elli S, Gandhi NS, Guimond SE, Miller GJ, Meneghetti MCZ, Nader HB, Li Y, Nunes QM, Procter P, Mancini N, Clementi M, Bisio A, Forsyth NR, Ferro V, Turnbull JE, Guerrini M, Fernig DG, Vicenzi E, Yates EA, Lima MA, Skidmore MA. 2020. Heparin Inhibits Cellular Invasion by SARS-CoV-2: Structural Dependence of the Interaction of the Spike S1 Receptor-Binding Domain with Heparin. Thromb Haemost, 1700-1715, vol. 120(12). link> doi> full text>
  • Mycroft-West CJ, Devlin AJ, Cooper LC, Procter P, Miller GJ, Fernig DG, Guerrini M, Guimond SE, Lima MA, Yates EA, Skidmore MA. 2020. Inhibition of BACE1, the β-secretase implicated in Alzheimer's disease, by a chondroitin sulfate extract from Sardina pilchardus. Neural Regen Res, 1546-1553, vol. 15(8). link> doi> full text>
  • Devlin A, Mycroft-West C, Procter P, Cooper L, Guimond S, Lima M, Yates E, Skidmore M. 2019. Tools for the Quality Control of Pharmaceutical Heparin. Medicina (Kaunas), vol. 55(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Mycroft-West CJ, Cooper LC, Devlin AJ, Procter P, Guimond SE, Guerrini M, Fernig DG, Lima MA, Yates EA, Skidmore MA. 2019. A Glycosaminoglycan Extract from Portunus pelagicus Inhibits BACE1, the β Secretase Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease. Mar Drugs, vol. 17(5). link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Mycroft-West CJ, Devlin AJ, Cooper LC, Guimond SE, Procter P, Guerrini M, Miller GJ, Fernig DG, Yates EA, Lima MA, Skidmore MA. 2021. Glycosaminoglycans from Litopenaeus vannamei Inhibit the Alzheimer's Disease β Secretase, BACE1. Mar Drugs, vol. 19(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Mycroft-West CJ, Su D, Pagani I, Rudd TR, Elli S, Gandhi NS, Guimond SE, Miller GJ, Meneghetti MCZ, Nader HB, Li Y, Nunes QM, Procter P, Mancini N, Clementi M, Bisio A, Forsyth NR, Ferro V, Turnbull JE, Guerrini M, Fernig DG, Vicenzi E, Yates EA, Lima MA, Skidmore MA. 2020. Heparin Inhibits Cellular Invasion by SARS-CoV-2: Structural Dependence of the Interaction of the Spike S1 Receptor-Binding Domain with Heparin. Thromb Haemost, 1700-1715, vol. 120(12). link> doi> full text>
  • Mycroft-West CJ, Devlin AJ, Cooper LC, Procter P, Miller GJ, Fernig DG, Guerrini M, Guimond SE, Lima MA, Yates EA, Skidmore MA. 2020. Inhibition of BACE1, the β-secretase implicated in Alzheimer's disease, by a chondroitin sulfate extract from Sardina pilchardus. Neural Regen Res, 1546-1553, vol. 15(8). link> doi> full text>
  • Devlin A, Mycroft-West C, Procter P, Cooper L, Guimond S, Lima M, Yates E, Skidmore M. 2019. Tools for the Quality Control of Pharmaceutical Heparin. Medicina (Kaunas), vol. 55(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Mycroft-West CJ, Cooper LC, Devlin AJ, Procter P, Guimond SE, Guerrini M, Fernig DG, Lima MA, Yates EA, Skidmore MA. 2019. A Glycosaminoglycan Extract from Portunus pelagicus Inhibits BACE1, the β Secretase Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease. Mar Drugs, vol. 17(5). link> doi> full text>