Celia Bell is Head of Department of Natural Sciences at Middlesex University. Having graduated originally from UCL, she went on to complete an MSc in Human Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Biochemistry at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. She worked in research at both of these institutions, first on protein turnover in muscle and subsequently on the biochemical basis of migraine and Parkinson’s disease. Since joining Middlesex University, Celia has continued to be involved in laboratory based and clinical research, including developing an interest in natural products as medicines, investigating the use and mechanisms of action both in clinical settings and in the laboratory. Celia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a member of the Heads of University Biosciences.
Celia leads and manages the Department of Natural Sciences, ensuring that it makes a significant contribution to the operation and strategic development of the Faculty of Science and Technology and the University. The department is large and multidisciplinary, with over 70 full time and part-time academic, research and administrative staff supporting more than 900 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Department successfully delivers teaching, research and consultancy across several disciplines including the biomedical and healthcare sciences, biological sciences, environmental health, occupational safety and health and environmental science.
(Note: Celia Bell nee Gibb)
Xiaoyan Wang, Dong Li, Lucy Ghali, Ruidong Xia, Leonardo P. Munoz, Hemda Garelick, Celia Bell and Xuesong Wen (2016) Therapeutic Potential of Delivering Arsenic Trioxide into HPV-Infected Cervical Cancer Cells Using Liposomal Nanotechnology. Nanoscale Research Letters201611:94; DOI: 10.1186/s11671-016-1307-y
Simmonds JS, Bell C.M. (2011) Development of a hypermobility and hypermobility syndrome training programme for physical education teachers: A case study. World Physical Therapy (Abstract number: A-210-0029-01727 2011) 20-23 June, Amsterdam, Holland.
Simmonds JS, Hills F, Isaacs T, Riddoch C, Bell CM (2008) The effect of stair climbing on bone health and physical activity behaviour change in pre and post-menopausal working women. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Biennial Congress, Birmingham. Moving forward for patient health and well being. October 17 -18th (platform presentation and abstract)
Bell C.M., Simmons M.S.J. (2007) Plant substances as alternatives for animal products in traditional medicines. Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London.