Niall Hyland

Niall Hyland

Niall Hyland

Senior Lecturer in Physiology - Faculty APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork

I am a tenured faculty member (Senior Lecturer), Department of Physiology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. I received a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster and PhD in Pharmacology from King’s College London, London, United Kingdom. I was a visiting fellow at the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (1998-1999) and completed an AstraZeneca/Canadian Association of Gastroenterology/Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. I returned to Ireland in 2007 to take up a GlaxoSmithKline-supported senior postdoctoral position at APC Microbiome Ireland, where I am now a member of Faculty, and was subsequently appointed Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Medicine in 2008. In 2018 I was appointed Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology.

I have a H-Index of 18 (Web of Science) and have co-edited the Elsevier (Academic Press) book 'The Gut-Brain Axis - Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota' (2016).

I am the current Vice President - Meetings of the British Pharmacological Society, Councilor for the Neurogastroenterology & Motility section of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute Council, Steering Committee Member of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Previously I Co-Chaired the British Pharmacological Society’s (BPS) Systems and Integrative Pharmacology Affinity Group and chaired the Scientific Committee (2015) of the Probiota Global Event (

I am on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Pharmacology and have reviewed for the journals European Journal of Pain, European Neuropsychopharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, American Journal of Physiology, Plos One, BMC Gastroenterology, The Journal of Physiology, Marine Drugs, Nutritional Neuroscience, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Psychopharmacology and Neurogastroenterology and Motility.


Niall Hyland will present a lecture in the DISCOVER HEALTH session of the programme.

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