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Alison Cross

Dr Alison Cross BSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Biosciences


Alison was appointed as a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University following a PhD in neuroimmunology, and six years post-doctoral research in Neuroscience at Sheffield Hallam University. Her specialist teaching areas related to her research are immunology and neurological disease and she also teaches a wide range of biological subjects. Her research focuses on the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and stroke.

  • Teaching

    Extended degree, BSc Biosciences Programme and MSc Biosciences Programme

  • Research

    Dr Stuart Allen, University of Manchester
    Dr David Buttle, Sheffield University
    Dr Kirsty Harkness
    Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

  • Publications

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    BINCH, ALA, CROSS, AK, LEMAITRE, CL (2014). The regulation of nerve and blood vessel ingrowth in aneural and avascular intervertebral disc and articular cartilage. OA Arthritis. 10:2(1):4

    WANG, Hua, TIAN, Ye, WANG, Jianru, PHILLIPS, Kate LE, BINCH, Abbie LA, DUNN, Sarah, CROSS, Alison, CHIVERTON, Neil, ZHENG, Zhaomin, SHAPIRO, Irving M, LE MAITRE, Christine L, RIBSUD, Makarand V (2013). Inflammatory Cytokines Induce Notch Signalling in Nucleus Pulposus Cells: Implications in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration J Biol Chem. 2013 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Postgraduate supervision

    The Role Of ADAMTS-1, 4 and 9 in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    Cytokine regulation of innervation and vascularisation in human intervertebral disc degeneration
    The role of citrullination of CNS proteins in multiple sclerosis.
    Cytokines and chemokines in the pathogenesis of low back pain
    The role of ADAMTS-1, 4, 5, 9 and ADAM-17 in multiple sclerosis

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