School:School of Medicine
Areas of Expertise: Pharmacology and Paramedic Science
Dil is experienced in the areas of organic chemistry and drug discovery. Previous research includes the effects of endogenous steroids on the sodium potassium pump and the synthesis of organic polymers as candidates for artificial muscles.
Dil Joined the East of England Ambulance Service in 2004 and qualified as a Paramedic in 2006. During his time with EEAST he seconded as Team Leader, Paramedic Course Director, Clinical Support Desk and Specialist Paramedic (Urgent Care). He spent 5 years as a member of the Royal Air Force (4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron) training in survival medicine and emergency transport of critical patient. His speciality lies in Pharmacology where much of his early research was involved in drug discovery. Following a PhD in organic chemistry, research turned to cholesterol-based elastomers as sensors and cyano-acrylate polymers in biomimetics.
Most recently Dil has been researching the cardiovascular effects of caffeine; in the future this research will expand to include a variety of electrolytes and cardiovascular changes during exercise.
Patel, D., 2021. Paramedic Prescribing: Pharmacodynamics. Journal of Paramedic Practice. (Forthcoming).
Santulli, C., Patel, D., Jeronimidis, G., Davis, F. and Mitchell, G., 2005. Development of smart variable stiffness actuators using polymer hydrogels. Smart Materials and Structures, 14(2), pp.434-440.
Chapter 2: General Procedures in Chain growth polymerisation & Chapter 9: Liquid Crystalline Polymers in: Davis, F., 2004. Polymer Chemistry. Oxford: Oxford University Press.