Valerie O'Donnell - Curriculum Vitae#

Current Positions
  • Professor of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • Co-Director, Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI), Cardiff University, UK
  • SIURI was established as a university strategic research institute in 2016 (£4.5M)
  • Lead of LIPID MAPS ( and Cardiff Lipidomic Facility

  • 1990 - 1993: Ph.D. (Biochemistry), Prof. OTG Jones, University of Bristol, U.K. & Dr. PJ England, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Herts. AL6 9AR
  • 1985 - 1989: Human Nutrition & Dietetics (B.Sc.), Hons. 2.1, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland


I hold funding from British Heart Foundation and Wellcome Trust as Principal Investigator, and Medical Research Council (MRC), EU (Marie Curie ITN), Welsh Government as co-Investigator.

Current panel membership includes Population Systems Medicine Board (MRC) and Biomedical Resources Committee (Wellcome Trust) and previously was Deputy Chair of the non-clinical Career Development Panel for MRC.

I was included in the UK’s national research assessments RAE2002, RAE2008 and in REF2014 with 7 publications externally reviewed at 3-4* included. Google Scholar H-index 52.


“Nitrated Lipids and Methods of Making and Using Thereof”. BA Freeman, F Schopfer, V O’Donnell, P Baker, Y Chen, B Branchaud. US 7,776,916 B2, Aug 17th 2010, 2015. Application number: 14/638,370.

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