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Research Interests

  • The repositioning of zolpidem for Parkinson’s.  
  • Electrophysiological, morphological and neurochemical studies on neurons of the basal ganglia.

  • Synchronous neuronal oscillations in primary motor cortex.

Teaching Activity

BSc Neuroscience

Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience (NE1002), Neuropharmacology (NE2011) 

Placement corodinator (NEP003), Project coordinator (NE3RPA &B),

Brain Disorders and Disease (NE3011), Neuronal Synchrony and Oscillations (NE3006)

MPharm Programme

Systems Neuropharmacology (PH3601)


2013 - date  Professor of Neuroscience

2007 - 2013 Reader in Neurophysiology Aston University.

2004 – 2007 Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Aston University.

2004 – 2010 MRC Career Development Fellow.

2002 – 2004 Lecturer in Pharmacology, Aston University.

1997 – 2001 Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, University of Birmingham.

1992 – 1997 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Birmingham.

1989 – 1992 PhD, University of Southampton.

1987 – 1989 BSc (Hons), University of Southampton.

Administrative Roles

2018 - to date  Director of Post Graduate Research Degree Programmes (LHS)

2017 - 2019     LHS Ethics Committee Deputy Chair 

2010 - 2016     Elected Member of Senate

2009 - 2015     University Research Committee and Executive                                

2009 - 2015     LHS Senior Management Team

2009 - 2016     Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise (LHS)

2007 - 2009     Associate Director of Research and Head of Biomedical Sciences.

2005 - to date  LHS Research Committee (Member & Chair)                                       

2005 – 2007     Research Convenor – Physiology and Pharmacology.

2002 - 2012     Aston University Bioethics Committee 



Research Interests

Email: i.m.stanford@aston.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4015 

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Dopamine acting at D1-like, D2-like and α1-adrenergic receptors differentially modulates theta and gamma oscillatory activity in primary motor cortex

    Özkan, M., Johnson, N. W., Sehirli, U. S., Woodhall, G. L. & Stanford, I. M., 21 Jul 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 7, 15 p., e0181633.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Phase-amplitude coupled persistent theta and gamma oscillations in rat primary motor cortex in vitro

    Johnson, N. W., Özkan, M., Burgess, A. P., Prokic, E. J., Wafford, K. A., O'Neill, M. J., Greenhill, S. D., Stanford, I. M. & Woodhall, G. L., Jun 2017, In : Neuropharmacology. 119, p. 141–156 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The auditory evoked-gamma response and its relation with the N1m

    Witton, C., Eckert, M. A., Stanford, I. M., Gascoyne, L. E., Furlong, P. L., Worthen, S. F. & Hillebrand, A., 22 Feb 2017, In : Hearing Research. In press

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A low mortality, high morbidity Reduced Intensity Status Epilepticus (RISE) model of epilepsy and epileptogenesis in the rat

    Modebadze, T., Morgan, N. H., Pérès, I. A. A., Hadid, R. D., Amada, N., Hill, C., Williams, C., Stanford, I. M., Morris, C. M., Jones, R. S. G., Whalley, B. J. & Woodhall, G. L., 24 Feb 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 2, 19 p., e0147265.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 2 Editorial activity

    Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology (Journal)

    Ian Stanford (Editor)


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    Frontiers in Neuropharmacology (Journal)

    Ian Stanford (Editorial board member)

    1 Jan 2009

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity