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Professor of Clinical Technology and Diagnostics
University of South Wales, UK (Full time).

Physiology and Pharmacology (BSc jt Hons), Manchester University (UK)
Ph.D. (Pharmacology of sensory neurones) University of St Andrews (UK)

Postdoctoral Experience
1986-1989 University of Bristol, Medical School, UK
1988 (short sabbatical) Playfair Institute, Toronto
1992 and 1994 (sabbaticals) Max Planck Institute, Bad Nauheim.
1992 and 1993 (sabbaticals) Marine Biological Association, Plymouth UK.

Dr. McCarthy was appointed Professor of Clinical Technology and Diagnostics at the University of South Wales, UK in 2009.  Dr. McCarthy moved to the University of Glamorgan (UK) in 1999, prior to this he was snr lecturer at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic from 1989. He has more than 20 years of experience teaching Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology and research methodology in the UK. During this time Dr McCarthy has been an active member of the ethics sub-committees for each of the institutions.

Dr McCarthy’s research has involved use and creation of a wide range of methodologies to study aspects of the sensory nervous system and those bodily functions it impacts on. Initially studying individual cells, this work now regularly involves the study of human subjects. Some of the work has involved study of the mechanisms and treatment of low back pain (winning the national back pain association research medal), however this has since developed into study of neurological disease and its amelioration via treatment or prevention. As a consequence, Dr McCarthy has been Principal investigator on a series of ethically approved projects, including working with out-patients (private and NHS). He has also developed novel methodologies for the study of complementary medical approaches (manipulation and auricular acupuncture). Dr McCarthy currently leads the Clinical Technology and diagnostics research unit at the University of South Wales and is involved in collaborative research with active collaborations in New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and China. He also is research director for Rikoset Ltd.

Dr. McCarthy has been editor of the European Journal of Herbal Medicine, on the editorial board of chiropractic journals and is currently member of the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and associate editor of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. He has reviewed articles for journals as diverse as Industrial Ergonomics and the Lancet and has contributed chapters to a range of books. He is currently editing a book on research methods for use in the study of complementary medical practices.

Membership in Professional Societies
Dr. McCarthy is currently member of The Physiological society, Society for Back Pain Research, Council for Practicing Phytotherapists and is Hon. Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors, British Chiropractic Association and the European Academy of Chiropractic.

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