Dr Lloyd Atkinson

MBiomedSci, PhD

Lecturer in Pharmacology


Lloyd obtained an undergraduate Masters degree in biomedical science at the University of Hull, where he undertook formal training as a Biomedical Scientist at the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire hospital. He then began a BHF-funded doctoral position at the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) in 2015 investigating cyclic nucleotide signalling in platelets. After being awarded his PhD, he then undertook post-doctoral research training at HYMS, investigating the role of platelet metabolism in health and disease.

Lloyd was appointed as a Lecturer in Pharmacology in 2021.


1) Energy metabolism in platelets
2) Effects of extracellular matrices on platelet function
3) Investigating the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a therapy for female infertility

Laboratory techniques:
• Metabolic analysis
• Protein assays
• Platelet aggregometry
• Microfluidic cell assays
• Advanced imaging techniques
• Immunoprecipitation


Lloyd delivers a number of teaching sessions within the MBBS programme and the Pharmacology and Drug Development MSc course.