NIHR Clinical Lecturer in HPB and Transplantation Surgery & Honorary Specialty Registrar (General Surgery)
My primary research interests are: Immunology (adaptive immune responses, innate lymphocytes, sterile inflammation); Hepatic inflammation (Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury, Paracetamol-Induced Liver Injury, Concanavalin A hepatitis) ;Therapeutic targeting of Immune pathways; Pancreatitis
I also have a significant interest in the delivery, assessment and organisation of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, which has been recognised by a number of local and regional awards. This experience has been gathered at various medical schools [Cambridge, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow, Queensland], as well as in the postgraduate setting across several postgraduate deaneries.
Richards J, Bucsaiova M, Hesketh EE, Ventre C, Henderson NC, Simpson K, Bellamy COC, Howie SEM, Anderton SM, Hughes J, Wigmore SJ(2015) Acute liver injury is independent of B cells or Immunoglobulin M. PLOSone September 2015.
Devey LR, Richards J, O’Connor RA, Borthwick G, Clay S, Howie AF, Wigmore SJ, Anderton SM, Howie SEM (2012) Ischemic preconditioning in the liver is independent of regulatory T cell activity. PLoSone 7(11): e49647.
Duffin R, O’Connor RA, Yu C, Forster T, Zheng X, Crittenden S, Tang S, Richards J, Pellicoro A, Smyth D, Weller RB, Maizels RM, Iredale JP, Anderton SM, Narumiya S, Ghazal P, Howie SEM, Rossi AG, Yao C (2016) Prostaglandin E2 Constrains Systemic Inflammation by Promoting Reparative Innate Lymphoid Cells. Science 351(6279):1333-1338.
Richards J, Wigmore SJ, Devey LR (2010) Heme-oxygenase system in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury. World J Gastroenterology. Dec 28; 16(48): 6068-6078.
Richards J (2009) Making waves with aneurysms. British Medical Journal. 339 (7718): 3212.
Richards J, Gunsen B, Johnson J, Neuberger J (2005) Weight gain and obesity after liver transplantation. Transplant International. 18: 461-466.
Areas of expertise
General surgery, clinical surgery, HPB surgery, transplantation surgery, medical education, immunology, innate T cells, cytokines, ischemia-reperfusion injury, acute liver injury, liver inflammation, sterile tissue injury, pancreatitis, translational research, clinical trials