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Professor Shareen Doak

Personal Chair, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295388

Email address

Academic Office - 404
Fourth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Shareen Doak is Professor of Genotoxicology and Cancer in Swansea University Medical School. Shareen is co-lead of the In Vitro Toxicology Group. She is a UK and EUROTOX Registered Toxicologist, an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) and an elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW). 
Shareen sits on the UK Government Committee on Mutagenicity (COM) and is Editor-in-Chief for Mutagenesis. 
Shareen Coordinates the €13Million H2020 PATROLS project ( and is Director of the €12Million  Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN), an Ireland-Wales INTERREG operation established to build a innovation bridge between Wales and Ireland in life sciences. 
Shareen’s research interests focus on the genotoxic profiles of engineered nanomaterials, the mechanisms underlying their DNA damaging potential and subsequent consequences upon human health. Her interests extend to the development of advanced 3D culture models and mechanism-based bioassays for safety assessment to reduce the need for animal testing.  While her prostate cancer research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of progression to invasive, aggressive disease; with an ultimate aim of identifying a prognostic biomarker panel for improved clinical management of patients. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Genetic Toxicology
  • Nanotoxicology
  • DNA Damage Mechanisms
  • Biomarkers / Molecular Biology of Prostate Cancer