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Personal profile

Biography

Dave Spanswick graduated from University of East Anglia, UK in 1986 (B.Sc).

He then obtained his PhD at University of Birmingham, studying neurophysiology. He remained in Birmingham as a Post-doctoral research fellow in Steve Logans group before moving to work in Canada with Leo Renauds group and Japan with Syogoro Nishi, Hideho Higashi, Hiroe Inokuchi and Megumu Yoshimura. He subsequently returned to the UK as a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Aberdeen before taking a sabbatical at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge and Parke-Davis.

He was appointed a senior lecturer, University of Warwick in 2000 and Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at Warwick Medical School in 2004. He arrived at the Department of Physiology, Monash University in October 2011.

Community service

1. Referee for Journals: Nature, Journal of Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, Journal of Physiology; Journal of Neurophysiology; Neuroscience Letters; Brain Research; Nature Neuroscience, Neuroscience; J. Neurosci., Methods; Cell Metabolism; Neuropharmacology; Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism; Biological Psychiatry

2. Referee for Grant Awarding Agencies: The Wellcome Trust; British Heart Foundation; BBSRC; MRC; Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR); NIH; NHS

3. PhD External Examiner: University of Manchester, University of Cambridge, Imperial College, London, University of Ottawa

4. PhD Co-supervisor for Students at University of Ottawa Canada

Monash teaching commitment

PHY3012: Integrative Neuroscience

Keywords

  • Metabolic Neuroscience
  • pain signalling
  • Electrophysiology

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

Glucose availability regulates ghrelin-induced food intake in the ventral tegmental area

Lockie, S. H., Stark, R., Spanswick, D. C. & Andrews, Z. B., 11 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 6 p., e12696.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Glucose Availability Predicts the Feeding Response to Ghrelin in Male Mice, an Effect Dependent on AMPK in AgRP Neurons

Lockie, S. H., Stark, R., Mequinion, M., Ch'ng, S., Kong, D., Spanswick, D. C., Lawrence, A. J. & Andrews, Z. B., 1 Nov 2018, In : Endocrinology. 159, 11, p. 3605-3614 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Insulin regulates POMC neuronal plasticity to control glucose metabolism

Dodd, G. T., Michael, N. J., Lee-Young, R. S., Mangiafico, S. P., Pryor, J. T., Munder, A. C., Simonds, S. E., Brüning, J. C., Zhang, Z-Y., Cowley, M. A., Andrikopoulos, S., Horvath, T. L., Spanswick, D. & Tiganis, T., 19 Sep 2018, In : eLife. 7, 30 p., e38704.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Addiction-like Synaptic Impairments in Diet-Induced Obesity

Brown, R. M., Michael Kupchik, Y., Spencer, S., Garcia-Keller, C., Spanswick, D. C., Lawrence, A. J., Simonds, S. E., Joy Schwartz, D., Ann Jordan, K., Clayton Jhou, T. & William Kalivas, P., 1 May 2017, In : Biological Psychiatry. 81, 9, p. 797-806 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Hypothalamic Phosphatase Switch Coordinates Energy Expenditure with Feeding

Dodd, G. T., Andrews, Z. B., Simonds, S. E., Michael, N. J., DeVeer, M., Brüning, J. C., Spanswick, D., Cowley, M. A. & Tiganis, T., 1 Aug 2017, In : Cell Metabolism. 26, 2, p. 375-393 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation Research Fellowship

David Spanswick (Recipient), 1993

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Joy Chrisholm Fellowship

David Spanswick (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Royal Society Travel Scholarship

David Spanswick (Recipient), 1998

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Royal Society Travel Scholarship

David Spanswick (Recipient), 1995

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Royal Society Travel Scholarship

David Spanswick (Recipient), 1993

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)