Violetta Naughton joined Ulster University in 2002 as a Marie Curie Research Fellow. In 2005, she was appointed the role of Teaching Fellow in Physiology and Anatomy and then appointed Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at Ulster in 2007.
She graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland with BSc (Hons) Animal Sciences (First Class) and was awarded PhD (Veterinary Medicine) from Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS-SGGW, Poland, where she took up her first academic post (in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine).
She has also held visiting scientist positions at Lund University, Sweden (1997) and at Research Centre Foulum, (Aarhus University), Denmark (1998-2000), while on secondment from WULS-SGGW.
Currently, Dr Naughton is a Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (UK), Fellow of Institute of Biomedical Sciences (UK), Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK) and Associate Editor for Animal Physiology section of Veterinary and Animal Science international journal (Elsevier). She is also the Academic Coordinator for Biomedical and Behavioural Research Unit within Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University and a member of Northern Ireland Licensee Training Group.
Dr Naughton has published over 65 scientific research publications and a number of pedagogic outputs. She is the recipient of research awards including Domestic Individual Research Award from Foundation for Polish Science (1997), Individual Marie Curie Research Fellowship (2002) and Individual Research Award from the Rector of Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS-SGGW (2006).
Animal and human physiology