Browse/search for people

Professor Stafford Lightman

Professor Stafford Lightman

Professor Stafford Lightman
MBBChir, PhD(Cantab), FMedSci, FRCP

Professor of Medicine

Area of research

Regulation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in health and disease.

Dorothy Hodgkin Building,
Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY
(See a map)

Fax. +44 (0) 117 331 3169
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 3167

Research summary

Stress related disease is a rapidly increasing feature of our society - but the mechanisms through which it causes disease are very poorly understood.

We are studying the mechanisms through which the brain recognises environmental stress and disease, and the pathways it uses to initiate appropriate responses in physiological regulation and gene transcription. We have been particularly interested in the way the body utilises rhythmic activation of neuroendocrine response systems such as the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis to provide digital as well as analogue signals to glucocorticoid responsive tissues throughout the body.

In my clinical studies, we are developing novel ways of administrating ...

Read more >

Selected publications

Read more >

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Edit this profile If you are Professor Stafford Lightman, you can edit this page. Login required.

All details on one page > for printing etc.