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Dawn Hadden

Dr Dawn A Hadden BSc, PGCE, PhD, SFHEA

Principal Lecturer and Postgraduate Academic Delivery Lead


Dawn joined Sheffield Hallam University having completed a BSc (Hons) in Biochemical Science, a PGCE and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As Postgraduate Academic Delivery Lead, Dawn oversees the Postgraduate programme of courses in the Department of Biosciences and Chemistry.


Dawn has always valued her role as an educator. Before joining Sheffield Hallam University in 2005, Dawn enjoyed working as a teacher of both chemistry and biology in secondary schools in Yorkshire. The provision of an excellent educational experience continues to be a priority for Dawn, and in her current role as Academic Delivery Lead she oversees the provision of postgraduate courses to ensure students have the skills and knowledge to embark on a scientific career.


Dawn teaches in many areas of biochemistry of the human body. A particular interest is human nutrition.


The structure and molecular mechanisms of membrane transporter proteins:

  • Mammalian and prokaryotic nucleoside transporter proteins
  • Chlamydia Polymorphic Membrane Proteins
  • Arabidopsis peroxisome transporters


Key Publications

Vickers, L. (2013). Heterologous expression of Chlamydia trachomatis polymorphic membrane proteins for in vitro studies. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Hadden, D., & Abell, B.

Hadden, D.A., Phillipson, B.A., Johnston, K.A., Brown, L.A., Manfield, I.W., El-Shami, M., ... Baker, A. (2006). Arabidopsis PEX19 is a dimeric protein that binds the peroxin PEX10. Molecular membrane biology, 23 (4), 325.

Hamilton, S.R., Yao, S.Y.M., Ingram, J.C., Hadden, D., Ritzel, M.W.L., Gallagher, M.P., ... Baldwin, S.A. (2001). Subcellular distribution and membrane topology of the mammalian concentrative Na+-nucleoside cotransporter rCNT1. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276 (30), 27981-27988.

Journal articles

Abdella, H.M., El Farssi, H.O.E., Broom, D., Hadden, D., & Dalton, C. (2019). Eating behaviours and food cravings; influence of age, sex, BMI and FTO genotype. Nutrients, 11 (2), 377.

Theses / Dissertations

Elfarssi, H. (2019). Development of protocols to identify high hunger and low satiety phenotypes. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Dalton, C., Broom, D., & Hadden, D.

Abdella, H. (2019). Interactions of obesity associated behaviours, BMI,age, sex, and FTO genotype. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Dalton, C., Broom, D., & Hadden, D.

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