Eva Malone

Eva Malone

Dr Eva Malone

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Eva Malone BSc (Hons) MSc SFHEA MRSB is a lecturer in Immunology in the School of Applied Sciences.

Eva graduated from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 1999 with an honours Biology degree and from Dublin City University in 2000 with an MSc in Biological Sciences. In 2001, she took up a post at the Institute for Immunological and Infection Research at Edinburgh University as a Graduate Research Associate in Immunoparasitology investigating the immune responses to filarial parasites using Litomoisodes sigmodontis. She left Edinburgh University to study a PhD at Edinburgh Napier University investigating immune responses, including neutrophil responses, to the hookworm Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. Eva graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2006 and took up an academic appointment at the university as a Lecturer in Immunology in 2006.

Eva now leads the suite of Royal Society of Biology (RSB) accredited biology undergraduate programmes, As an Immunologist in the team, she leads the third year Immunology module BMS09100 and the sister module Applied Immunology BMS09603 on the BSc in Biological Sciences delivered through HKU-SPACE at Hong Kong University. She was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2017 in recognition of her expertise, commitment to teaching, her influence on colleagues and her contribution to the student experience at Edinburgh Napier. She is an elected member of the RSB (2016) and was nominated onto the RSB Scotland branch in 2017 to begin a four-year term on the committee. In 2017, RSB Scotland selected Eva to represent Scottish Biology teachers in an RSB national initiative to promote careers in Biology.

As principle investigator, Eva investigates human immune system responses after contact with nanomaterials and the effects of these responses on the functioning of the human immune system. Further to this, the research involves the development and use of simple, reliable in vitro models for the assessment of nanomaterial induced immune cell responses in vivo. She was responsible for leading the Centre for Nano Safety in her Acting Director role (2013-2014) and as Associate Director (2014-2017). She recently secured external EU H2020 funding (BIORIMA, grant agreement No 760928) in collaboration with Dr Gary Hutchison. The aim of BIORIMA is it to develop reliable methodologies for better risk management of engineered biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and/or Medical Devices.
To support student training and engagement in the field of Nanotoxicology, she has secured external funding from Nuffield, Carnegie and Wellcome Trust. Eva has also successfully supervised postgraduate research students in the area of Nanotoxicology and collaborates with Prof Geraint Florida-James on Exercise Immunology research projects and they have successfully supervised 4 PhD students to completion and their current PhD student is linked to the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MBCoS).

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Nominated member Royal Society of Biology Scotland
  • Co-ordinator of the Scottish Toxicology Interest Group
  • Centre for Nano Safety Advisory Board, Edinburgh Napier University

 

Conference Activity

  • Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Programme Committee
  • Co-organised Scottish Toxicology Interest Group meetings across Scotland
  • Joint organiser Faculty Health and Life Science's Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh, UK

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External advisor and subject specialist for the Human BioSciences Foundation Degree in Science and Bachelor of Science with honours Revalidation Event at Blackpool and the Flyde College

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

  • The Heads of University Biosciences and Royal Society of Biology, New to Teaching Biosciences in HE workshop
  • Panel member at the QAA Evidence for Enhancement, Enhancing Programme Leadership event ‘Supporting Programme Leaders to Navigate (and Shape) the Data Landscape'
  • RSB Scotland: Making Life Science Happen – Biology Careers
  • Increase student ownership to build innovation and enterprise in the applied sciences classroom, Teaching Fellows Conference, Edinburgh Napier
  • Equate Scotland 10th Anniversary celebrations at the Scottish Parliament
  • Can we enable students to reach their potential through engaging with feedback – a feedback pathway? The Teaching Fellows Conference, Edinburgh Napier
  • Invited to present at Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork
  • NanoImpactNet-QNANO conference – European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials conference, Dublin, Ireland
  • British Society of Parasitology, Spring Meeting

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Elected Member of the Royal Society of Biology
  • Member of the British Society for Immunology

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Edinburgh Napier Connect Women in STEM Student Champions Event
  • Midlothian Science Festival - Science Alive
  • Aurora Role Model
  • Equate Scotland - Career Paths Life Sciences Event
  • Midlothian Science Festival - Dalkeith Science Gala Day
  • Midlothian Science Festival - Mayfield Gala Day
  • Interconnect - Meet the Professionals Event

 

Reviewing

  • Conference paper reviewer: Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship
  • Scotland Outreach Champion award panel
  • EnRoute reviewer for fellowship applications to the Higher Education Academy
  • Invited to review for Toxicology
  • Invited to review for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Invited to review for Nanotoxicology
  • Subject expert and reviewer (Immunology) for the Collaboartive e-Learning in Life Sciences (CeLLS) project

 

Date


23 results

Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L. A., Taylor, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. D. (2019)
Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure. Journal of Science and Cycling, 8(1), 18-25
Limited information is currently available regarding the hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure 5 for professional off-road cyclists. Previous reports have suggested that commuting...

Rethinking marking: Can applying business improvement techniques help ease the burden of marking on a large project module?

Presentation / Conference
Malone, E. (2019, February)
Rethinking marking: Can applying business improvement techniques help ease the burden of marking on a large project module?. Presented at Supporting Programme Leaders to create cultures of enhancement

Building Ambitious Programme Communities: Generating the impetus for co-creation in Staff Student Liaison Committees

Presentation / Conference
Malone, E. (2019, January)
Building Ambitious Programme Communities: Generating the impetus for co-creation in Staff Student Liaison Committees. Presented at Supporting Programme Leaders to Navigate (and Shape) the Data Landscape
QAA Evidence for Enhancement, Enhancing Programme Leadership event ‘Supporting Programme Leaders to Navigate (and Shape) the Data Landscape’ hosted by Heriot Watt in January 2...

Flipped Practicals: Present the Problem and Remove the ‘Safety Net’

Presentation / Conference
Malone, E. (2019, January)
Flipped Practicals: Present the Problem and Remove the ‘Safety Net’. Presented at The Heads of University Biosciences and Royal Society of Biology: New to Teaching Biosciences in Higher Education

Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men

Journal Article
Ross, M., Ingram, L., Taylor, G., Malone, E., Simpson, R. J., West, D., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men. Physiological Reports, 6(12), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13697
Aging is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk. As a result of aging, endothelial dysfunction develops, partly due to a reduction in vascular regenerative abili...

Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations

Journal Article
Kemp, S., Young, L., Ross, M., Prach, M., Hutchison, G. R., Malone, E., & Fraser, J. A. (2018)
Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations. Scientific Reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25854-2
Neutrophil surveillance is central to nanoparticle clearance. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have numerous uses, however conflicting evidence exists as to their impact on neutrop...

Immunological responses to an international mountain bike enduro race

Presentation / Conference
Kirkwood, L., Ingram, L., Cunningham, J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2018, April)
Immunological responses to an international mountain bike enduro race. Poster presented at UK Exercise Immunology Specialist Interest Group Symposium, Loughborough, UK
Kirkwood, L., Ingram, L., Cunningham, J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2018, April). Immunological responses to an international mountain bike enduro race. Poster presente...

Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L., Ingram, L., Cunningham, J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2017)
Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking. Journal of Science and Cycling, 6(2), 13-21. https://doi.org/10.28985/171231.jsc.09
Enduro mountain bike racing is composed of several timed predominantly downhill race stages linked by time restricted, non-competitive transition stages. This study aimed to ...

Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men

Journal Article
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R., Cranston, I., Ingram, L., Wright, G. P., …Florida-James, G. D. (2017)
Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...

Vascular Ageing and Exercise: Focus on Cellular Reparative Processes

Journal Article
Ross, M. D., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2016)
Vascular Ageing and Exercise: Focus on Cellular Reparative Processes. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2016, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3583956
Ageing is associated with an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The increased risk can be attribu...

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