Effects of valproic acid derivatives on inositol trisphosphate depletion, teratogenicity, glycogen synthase kinase-3β inhibition, and viral replication: A screening approach for new bipolar disorder drugs derived from the valproic acid core structure
Neil's main focus is on the health impacts of climate change and resource security. From a health service point of view these issues will have severe impacts on planning healthcare. Neil is keen to work with practitioners of any healthcare specialty to investigate ways that their practice could contribute to mitigation or adaption.
From a public health point of view, Neil believes there are new opportunities amongst the challenges. Reducing carbon footprint can save money and improve health at the same time - using a little creative thinking and community support. Everyone worries about the effect on 'lifestyles' - but maybe we should welcome changes in lifestyle - for the better! There's many aspects of our 'western' lifestyle which are bad for our health - diet and pollution as two obvious examples. Neil is a member of Transition Towns in Liverpool and the Wirral - this is a global movement which aims to build strength in community to tackle climate change and resource security issues (such as peak oil).
Neil is involved in research on the health benefits of greenspace and urban agriculture.
Completed projects include a health intervention to reduce exposure to lead which may be present in drinking water, commissioned by United Utilities. This was targeted to families with young children in the north west.