Dr Patrick Naughton

Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology

School of Biomedical Sciences

Coleraine campus

Room W0078,
Cromore Road,
Co. Londonderry,
BT52 1SA,

Biomedical Sciences Research

Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology

Dr Patrick Naughton


Dr Patrick Naughton gained his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen in 1998. He completed a post-doctoral position at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen before moving to the Foulum Research Centre, Denmark in 1999.

He took up his first academic post within Ulster University in 2001 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology in 2008.

Patrick was appointed Subject Head (Biomedical Sciences) in 2006 a role in which he continued until 2013. Currently, he is Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

With over 15 years’ experience in research and teaching he has more than 70 research outputs. He is a regular reviewer for journals in the field of Microbiology (Pathogenicity and Infection) and provides grant reviews for a number of research funders including the MRC and ANR.

Research Interests

  • Bacterial dietary interactions
  • Salmonella pathogenicity
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics
  • Surface Active Molecules
  • Antibiotic Resistance.

Teaching interests

  • Medical Microbiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Biomedical Professional Practice
  • Study Skills.

Administrative roles

Course Director for the MSc Biomedical Science

Module coordinator for four modules; Pathophysiology, Biomedical Professional Practice, Professional Practice in Healthcare Science, Quality Management.