Dr Abigail Rickard Faculty of Engineering & Science

Dr Abigail Rickard gained her BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry from King's College London in 2006 and went on to obtain a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, funded by the British Heart Foundation under the supervision of Dr Michael J Curtis. During this time she examined the effect of drugs on cardiac arrhythmias.

In 2008, Dr Rickard obtained a research fellowship which enabled her to work at Prince Henry's Institute, Melbourne, Australia under the guidance of Professor Peter Fuller and Dr Morag Young. There she studied early gene expression in H9c2 cells in response to acute mineralocorticoid agonist and antagonist treatment.

Dr Rickard joined the University of Greenwich in April 2011 as a Lecturer in Biomedical Science where she is currently pursuing her research interest in the safety of novel pharmaceutical agents and their effects on cardiac electrophysiology.