Professor Peter McNaughton

Professor of Pharmacology at King's College London (KCL)

Professor of Pharmacology, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Research, King’s College London

Peter McNaughton is Professor of Pharmacology and a member of the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Research at King’s College London. His overall research theme is sensory systems – how do we detect the world around us, and how we know about the internal state of our own body? Current research projects focus on the following broad questions: How do we sense pain? What happens to pain sensation in chronic inflammation and following nerve injury – why does pain get worse? How do we sense warmth and cold? How do we sense our body temperature and how do we react in order to maintain body temperature constant?

Before moving to KCL in October 2013 Professor McNaughton was the Sheild Professor of Pharmacology and Head of Department, Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. In this role he led a research group investigating the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Sensation.

Professor McNaughton is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and has published extensively in Nature, Science, Neuron, EMBO Journal, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Physiology and elsewhere. His work is currently funded mainly by the Medical Research Council (MRC), by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and by the Wellcome Trust.