Haematology and Transfusion Medicine - Haematopoiesis, Anaemias, Haematological Malignancies, Blood Grouping, Transfusion Reactions, Transfusion-Transmitted Infections
Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
Programme Leader for BSc Healthcare Science (Life Science)
Pathway Lead for MSc Clinical Science - Haematology and Transfusion
Pathway Lead for DClinSCi -Haematology and Transfusion
My research interests are broad, but centre around haematology, immunology and transfusion medicine.
My research applies directly to both the clinical setting and the industrial setting, with impact in
both sectors. Historically my research has focused on tumour cell biology, looking at the utility of signalling
pathway inhibitors to target the classic hallmarks of cancer. However, I have moved into the area of drug
repurposing, looking at anti-cancer and anti-platelet actions of novel compounds. My research has also
become more translational, having clear clinical impact; I have collaborated with clinicians and clinical
scientists in areas of transfusion-transmitted infection testing, blood conservation strategies and methods to
prevent transfusion-associated sepsis.
University of Auckland, New Zealand
University of Manchester, UK
University of Chester, UK
Royal Oldham Hospital, UK
Glan Clwyd Hospital, Wales, UK
AJ. Slate, D. Wickens, J. Wilson-Nieuwenhuis, N. Dempsey-Hibbert, G. West, et al. (2019). The effects of blood conditioning films on the antimicrobial and retention properties of zirconium-nitride silver surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 173, pp.303-311.
R. Greenhalgh, N. Dempsey-Hibbert, K. Vagg-Whitehead (2019). Antimicrobial strategies to reduce polymer biomaterial infections and their economic implications and considerations. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 136, pp.1-14.
R. Grennhalgh, N. Dempsey-Hibbert, K. Vagg-Whitehead (2018). Antimicrobial Strategies and Economic Considerations for Polymeric Medical Implants. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 136,
FJ. Saubade, S. Hughes, DJ. Wickens, J. Wilson-Nieuwenhuis, N. Dempsey-Hibbert, et al. (2018). Effectiveness of titanium nitride silver coatings against Staphylococcus spp. in the presence of BSA and whole blood conditioning agents. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 141, pp.44-51.
J. McBrearty, D. Barker, M. Damavandi, J. Wilson-Nieuwenhuis, LI. Pilkington, et al. (2018). Antimicrobial synergy of cationic grafted poly(para-phenylene ethynylene) and poly(para-phenylene vinylene) compounds with UV or metal ions against Enterococcus faecium. RSC Advances. 41(41), pp.23433-23441.
M. Damavandi, L. Pilkington, KA. Whitehead, J. Wilson-Nieuwenhuis, J. McBrearty, et al. (2018). Poly(para-Phenylene Ethynylene) (PPE)- and Poly(para-Phenylene Vinylene) (PPV)-Poly[(2-(Methacryloyloxy)Ethyl) Trimethylammonium Chloride] (PMETAC) Graft Copolymers Exhibit Selective Antimicrobial Activity. European Polymer Journal. 98, pp.368-374.
NK. Binsaleh, CA. Wigley, KA. Vagg-Whitehead, M. van Rensburg, J. Reynisson, et al. (2018). Thieno[2,3-b]pyridine derivatives are potent anti-platelet drugs, inhibiting platelet activation, aggregation and showing synergy with aspirin. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 143, pp.1997-2004.
JST. Wilson-Nieuwenhuis, N. Dempsey-Hibbert, CM. Liauw, KA. Whitehead (2017). Surface modification of platelet concentrate bags to reduce biofilm formation and transfusion sepsis. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 160, pp.126-135.
SL. Lee, NC. Dempsey-Hibbert, D. Vimalachandran, TD. Wardle, PA. Sutton, et al. (2017). Re-examining HSPC1 inhibitors. Cell Stress and Chaperones. 22(2), pp.293-306.
NC. Dempsey, HE. Ireland, CM. Smith, CF. Hoyle, JHH. Williams (2010). Heat Shock Protein translocation induced by membrane fluidization increases tumor-cell sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs. Cancer Lett. 296(2), pp.257-267.
NC. Dempsey, F. Leoni, HE. Ireland, C. Hoyle, JHH. Williams (2010). Differential heat shock protein localization in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. J Leukoc Biol. 87(3), pp.467-476.
SL. Lee, NC. Dempsey-Hibbert, D. Vimalachandran, TD. Wardle, PA. Sutton, et al. (2018). Primary Colorectal Cells Culture as a Translational Research Model. In: Methods in Molecular Biology. Springer New York, pp.97-105.
SL. Lin, NC. Dempsey-Hibbert, D. Vimalachandran, TD. Wardle, P. Sutton, et al. (2015). Targeting Heat Shock Proteins in Colorectal Cancer. In: Heat Shock Protein-Based Therapies. Springer International Publishing,
NC. Dempsey-Hibbert (2015). Analysis of Phosphorylated Protein Kinases in Endothelial Cells by Flow Cytometry. In: Handbook of Vascular Biology Techniques. Springer Netherlands, pp.465-474.
NC. Dempsey-Hibbert, C. Hoyle, JHH. Williams (2014). Heat Shock Proteins in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia: Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications. P. Oppezzo. In: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. InTech,
NC. Dempsey-Hibbert, FL. Leoni, CF. Hoyle, JHH. Williams (2011). Analysis of Heat Shock Protein Localisation using Flow Cytometry. SK. Calderwood, TL. Prince. In: Molecular Chaperones: Methods & Protocols. Humana PressInc, pp.155-164.
NK. Binsaleh, A. Alqahtani, S. Jones, NC. Dempsey-Hibbert (2016). Platelet activation and aggregation is modulated by the Hodgkin lymphoma 'secretome'. In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY. British Soc Haematol, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, 18/4/2016. pp.70-70.
A. Tridente, EJ. Smith, NC. Dempsey-Hibbert, S. Bonney, P. Nee (2015). The implementation of a blood conservation strategy in critical care on transfusion requirements. In: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental. Berlin, 3/10/2015.
SL. Lee, NC. Dempsey-Hibbert, P. Sutton, D. Vimalachandran, TD. Wardle, et al. (2014). PWE-018 Hspc1 Inhibitors Potentiate The Effect Of 5-fu In Primary Colorectal Cancer Cell Model. In: Gut. Manchester, ENGLAND, 16/6/2014. pp.A129.1-A129.
NC. Dempsey, F. Leoni, JHH. Williams, C. Hoyle (2008). Heat Shock Protein Localisation in Chronic Lymphatic Leukaemia. In: BLOOD. San Francisco, CA, 6/12/2008. pp.725-726.