Dr Nguok Ngie Su

BSc(Hons) MSc PhD

Lecturer in Pharmacology

Role at Hull York Medical School

My role at HYMS is contributing towards teaching in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, in particular the MSc Pharmacology and Drug Development programme. I am also the Deputy Programme Director and admission tutor for the MSc in Pharmacology and Drug Development.


Dr Su received her MSc (2007) in Medical Biotechnology from the Universiti of Malaysia, Sarawak. After she completed her PhD in pharmacology at Monash University, Australia (2019), she worked as a research assistant at Monash Institutes of Pharmaceutical Sciences, focusing on male contraceptive development. She was also a passionate and experienced teaching associate at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University since 2015 before taking up a lecturer position at HYMS in 2023.


Dr Su’s main research interest is investigating ethnopharmacology for human diseases/disorders, in particular urogenital related.

Her PhD research aimed to assess the effectiveness of plant extracts in treating urological disorders by investigating their effects on nerve-mediated contractility of isolated rat prostates. The research has provided substantial evidence to test the plant extract in clinical trials for the treatment of symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia.

She is also interested in human gene expression studies as well as anticancer and antimicrobial compound isolation from biological resources.


Clinical Biochemistry (Module Lead)

Module 2: Practical Research Skills in Pharmacology (Module Lead) in MSc Pharmacology and Drug Development programme

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine in Human Genetics

Independent Research Project

Skills for Biomedical and Forensic Scientists

Foundation in Data Analysis

External roles
  • Paper reviewer for Scientific Reports
  • Early Career Member of the British Pharmacology Society
  • Member of Victorian Heart Institute, Monash University
Honours and awards

Citation for Teaching and Supporting Student Learning, Monash University (2020)