Dr Eva Malone BSc (Hons) MSc SFHEA MRSB
Eva is the programme leader for a suite of Royal Society of Biology (RSB) accredited biology undergraduate programmes at Edinburgh Napier University. As an Immunologist in the team, she leads the third year Immunology module BMS09100 and the sister module Applied Immunology BMS09609 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. In 2017, the Royal Society Biology Scotland selected Eva to represent Scottish Biology teachers in an RSB national initiative to promote careers in Biology. She was promoted on the Learning and Teaching Pathway in 2019.
Eva investigates the ability of nanomaterials to induce inflammation and works to develop reliable in vitro models for the assessment of nanomaterial induced effects 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). Related to this she secured EU H2020 funding (BIORIMA, grant agreement No 760928; 2017-2021) in collaboration with Prof 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. Eva has also successfully supervised postgraduate research students in the area of Nanotoxicology and in Exercise Immunology with Prof Geraint Florida-James.
Eva was scientific lead, and Co-PI, in the HPV Immunity Community project (2021) supporting the Irish Cancer Society in raising awareness on HPV vaccination, funded by the Irish Research Council in collaboration with Maynooth University.
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. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019.