Staff Profile

/Associate Professor Ross G Cooper

Associate Professor Ross G Cooper

Associate Professor


Qualifications

BSc (Hons) (UZ), D Phil Physiology (UZ), MBA (Nott Trent)

Research Interests

Pharmacological & Toxicological research. The kidney is involved in the excretion of many drugs & investigating the possible adverse effects of drugs on renal & hepatic function would be an excellent area of further study. During my post-doctorate work, I am interested in extending my research work to studies on the effects of pharmaceuticals alone & in combination with drugs on the development & functionality of organs. This includes drug interactions between herbal products & commonly consumed pharmaceuticals &/or drugs. I am also interested in investigating the effects of alcohol in combination with abused substances including nicotine, barbiturates & cannibanoid compounds on neurological, metabolic & other organ function.

Publications & Conference Presentations

  1. Cooper, R.G. 1996. Ostrich rearing – a possible investment opportunity in The United Kingdom and Europe. A report on the viability of ostrich breeding and the possible implications for investment. Paper submitted to The Ostrich Producers Association of Zimbabwe (TOPAZ), Harare, Zimbabwe, 17 May 1996, pp. 13.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 1999. Ostrich production in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Science News 33(3): 73- 78.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2000. Meat from the ostrich – slaughtering, meat inspection and health risks. Fleishwirtschaft International 1: 31-36.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2000. Fleish vom vogel strauß. 1. Schlachtung, Klassifizierung und wertvolle Teilstücke. 2. Schlachtkörperuntersuchung und Aspekte der Fleischhygiene. Fleishwirtschaft 7; 8: 18, 21-22; 18, 21.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Benson, F.V. 2000. Soyabean meal, an important component of ostrich diets. Feed Mix 8(2): 25-26.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Benson, F.V. and Holle, D. 2000. Fat as health status indicator for ostriches. Feed Mix 8(3): 27-29.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2000. Product management – an integral part of the marketing mix. Feed Tech 4(8): 34-35.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2000. Packaging and branding assures a tighter grip on your markets. Feed Tech 4(9): 22-24.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2000. Attitudes of ostrich producers to factors influencing ostrich farming in Zimbabwe. Transactions of the Zimbabwe Scientific Association 74: 10-13.
  1. Musabayane, C.T., Cooper, R.G., Osim, E. and Balment, R.J. 2000. Renal electrolyte and fluid handling in the rat following chloroquine and/or ethanol administration. General Pharmacology: The Vascular System 34(1): 43-51.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Musabayane, C.T. 2000. Effects of ethanol on plasma chloroquine, arginine vasopressin (AVP) concentrations and renal hydro-electrolyte handling in the rat. Renal Failure 22(6): 785-798.
  1. Musabayane, C.T., Cooper, R.G., Prasada Rao, P.V.V. and Balment, R.J. 2000. Effects of ethanol on the changes in renal fluid and electrolyte handling and kidney morphology induced by long-term chloroquine administration to rats. Alcohol 22(3): 129-138.
  1. Horbańczuk, J.O., Perelman, B. and Cooper, R.G. 2001. Twins from single-yoked ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) egg. Animal Science Papers and Reports 19(2): 167-171.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2001. Technical and management issues in Zimbabwean ostrich (Struthio camelus australis) production. Australian Ostrich Directory. Available at http://www.ostrich.austasia.net/ostrich/handbook/techmaniss.html: pp. 1-15.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2002. The anatomical and physiological characteristics of ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) meat determine its nutritional importance for man. Animal Science Journal 73(3): 167-173.
  1. Wojcik, A., Horbańczuk, J.O. and Cooper, R.G. 2002. Comparison of rearing performance of red neck and blue neck ostriches. Roczniki Nauk Zootechnicznych 16: 173-176.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2002. A Rischio le Produzioni Distruzzo in Zimbabwe. [The impact of farm occupations on ostrich farming in Zimbabwe]. Struzzoe Dintorni 2: 11-14.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2003. 25,000 birds to the European market. Current state of affairs in the Zimbabwean ostrich sector. Fleishwirtschaft International 2: 10, 12.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2003. Producer as key to success. A study of the service provision of an ostrich abattoir in Zimbabwe. Fleishwirtschaft International 3: 15-18.
  1. Horbańczuk, J.O., Cooper, R.G., Malecki, I. and Szymczyk, M. 2003. A case of ostrich (Struthio camelus) twins developing from a double-yoked egg. Animal Science Papers and Reports 21(3): 201-204.
  1. Horbańczuk, J.O., Cooper, R.G., Jozwik, A., Klewiec, J., Krzyzewski, J., Malecki, I., Chylinski, W., Wojcik, A. and Kawka, M. 2003. Cholesterol content and fatty acid composition of fat from culled breeding ostriches (Struthio camelus). Animal Science Papers and Reports 21(4): 271-275.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2004. A histological and ultra-structural investigation of the liver and its embedded lobes in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell – 1822). Discovery and Innovation 16(1&2): 41-46.
  1. Horbańczuk, J.O., Malecki, I., Cooper, R.G., Jozwik, A., Klewiec, J., Krzyzewski, J., Khalifa, H., Chylinski, W., Wojcik, A. and Kawka, M. 2004. Cholesterol content and fatty acid composition of two fat depots from slaughter ostriches (Struthio camelus) aged 14 months. Animal Science Papers and Reports 22(2): 247-251.
  1. Horbańczuk, J.O., Cooper, R.G., Jozwik, A., Klewiec, J., Krzyzewski, J., Chylinski, W., Kubasik, W., Wojcik, A. and Kawka, M. 2004. Total fat, cholesterol and fatty acids of meat of grey nandu (Rhea americana). Animal Science Papers and Reports 22(2): 253-257.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Mahrose, Kh. M., Horbańczuk, J. O. and Erlwanger, K. H. 2004. Nutrition of Ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) Breeder Birds. Egyptian Poultry Science Journal 24(III): 675-685.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and El Doumani, H.A. 2006. The presence of quill mites (Gabucinia bicaudata) and lice (Struthiolipeurus struthionis) in ostrich wing feathers. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 77(1): 9-11.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2005. Egg and embryo abnormalities in the ostrich (Struthio camelus). West Indian Veterinary Journal 5(2): 21-23.
  1. Tisljar, M., Beck, R., Cooper, R.G., Marinculic, A., Tudja, M., Lukac-Novak, I., Grabarevic, Z., Herak-Perkovic, V., Simpraga, B. 2007. First finding of libyostrongylosis in farm-reared ostriches (Struthio camelus) in Croatia: unusual histopathological findings in the brain of two ostriches naturally infected with Libyostrongylus douglasi. Veterinary Parasitology 147(1-2): 118-124.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2007. Differences in stride between healthy ostriches (Struthio camelus) and those affected by tibiotarsal rotation. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 78(1): 52-53.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2007. Thysanoptera infestation on skin and periorbital cellulituis in ostriches (Struthio camelus) aged 14 months. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 55(3): 130-133.
  1. Erlwanger, K.H., Cooper, R.G. 2007. The effects of orally administered crude alcohol and aqueous extracts of African potato (Hypoxis hemerocallidea) corm on the morphology of viscera of suckling rats. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46(1): 136-139.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2007. Poisoning in ostriches following ingestion of toxic plants – field observations. Tropical Animal Health and Production 39(6): 439-442.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2008. Renal function in male Sprague-Dawley rats concurrently exposed to long-term nicotine (3-{1-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidinyl}Pyridine) and Methylated Spirits (Methyl Alcohol). Renal Failure 30(1): 107-114.
  1. Horbańczuk, J.O., Kawka, M., Sacharczuk, M., Cooper, R.G., Boruszewska, K., Parada, R. and Jaszczak, K. 2007. A search for sequence similarity between chicken (Gallus domesticus) and ostrich (Struthio camelus) microsatellite markers. Animal Science Papers and Reports 25(4): 283-288.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Erlwanger, K.H. 2007. Hyperzincaemia in a pet African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse, 1840). Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 78(3): 163-165.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Mahrose, Kh.M.A. and El-Shafei, M. 2008. Spread bow leg syndrome in ostrich (Struthio camelus) chicks aged 2 to12 weeks. British Poultry Science 49(1): 1-6.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Mahrose, K.M., El-Shafei, M. and Marai, I.F. 2008. Ostrich (Struthio camelus) production in Egypt. Tropical Animal Health and Production 40(5): 349-355.
  1. Charuta, A., Majchrzak, T., Czerwiński, E. and Cooper, R.G. 2008. Spongious matrix of the tibio-tarsal bone of ostriches (Struthio camelus) – a digital analysis. Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute of Pulawy 52: 285-289.
  2. Cooper, R.G. 2008. A synopsis of rodent species in the Caribbean Islands, Endemic and Invasive. Living World. the Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club: 1-7.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Tennett, A. 2008. Geometric limb similarity between two flightless birds: an extinct terror bird (Phorusrhacinae gen.) ostrich (Struthio camelus). Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 48(10): xi.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2008. A Christian Response to Suicide: Lessons from Zimbabwe. Journal of Christian Nursing 25(4): 196-199.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Mohabeersingh, C. 2008. Lean thinking for medical practices. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 2(1): 88-89.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2008. Learnings from Young adults addicted to alcohol and/or tobacco in Zimbabwe. Addiction News 40 (April-June): 2-3.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Naranowicz, H., Maliszewska, E., Tennett, A. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2008. Sex-based comparison of limb segmentation in healthy and tibiotarsal rotation ostriches aged 14 months. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 79(3): 142-144.
  1. ALAlami, U. and Cooper, R.G. 2008. Promotion of healthy living – a study in adolescents. African Health Sciences 8(4): 177-180.
  1. Cooper, R.G. Lukaszewicz, M. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2009. The Ostrich (Struthio camelus) Egg – a Safety Seat in the Time Vehicle. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 33(1): 1-4.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Tennett, A. 2009. Locomotion comparisons between the extinct terror bird and the living ostrich. Veterinary History 14(4): 371-375.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Chifamba, J. 2009. The nutritional intake of undergraduates at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences. Tanzania Journal of Health Research 11(1): 35-39.
  1. Kennou Sebei, S., Bergaoui, R., Hamouda, M.B. and Cooper, R.G. 2009. Wild ostrich (Struthio camelus australis) reproduction in Orbata, a nature reserve in Tunisia. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41(7): 1427-1438.
  1. Pomianowski, J.F., Mikulski, D., Pudyszak, K., Cooper, R.G., Angowski, M., Józwik, A. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2009. Chemical composition, cholesterol content and fatty acid profile of pigeon meat as influenced by meat-type breeds. Poultry Science 88(6): 1306- 1309.
  1. Harrison, A.P., Cooper, R.G., Suliman, M.A. and ALAlami, U. 2009. The efficacy of Karkadeh tea in controlling post-pradial blood glucose levels. American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology 4(4): 149-155.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Horbańczuk, J.O., Charuta, A., Naranowicz, H. and Maliszewska, E. 2010. A massive fibroma on an ostrich (Struthio camelus) leg. Avian Biology Research 3(1): 31-33.
  1. Kawka, M., Sacharczuk, M. and Cooper, R.G. 2010. Identification of genetic markers associated with laying production in ostriches (Struthio camelus) – a preliminary study. Animal Science Papers and Reports 28(1): 95-100.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2009. Alcohol and tobacco use in adolescents and young adults in Zimbabwe. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 3(2): 134-139.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Tennett, A. and Cooper, J. 2009. Diseased optic nerves – the use of microchips. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 3(2): 132-133.
  1. Jóźwik, A., Bagnicka, E., Strzałkowska, N., Śkiwa- Jóźwik, A., Horbańczuk, K., Cooper, R.G., Pyzel, B., Krzyżewski, J., Świergiel, A.H. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2010. The oxidative status of milking goats after per os administration of N-acetylcycteine. Animal Science Papers and Reports 28(2): 143-152.
  1. Golzar Adabi, S.H., Kamali, M.A., Davoudi, J., Cooper, R.G. and Hajbabaei, A. (2010) Quantification of lutein in egg following feeding hens with a lutein supplement and quantification of lutein in human plasma after consumption of lutein enriched eggs. Archiv fur Geflügelkunde 74(3): 158-163.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2010. Substance Abuse in Indian Women. Addiction News 44-50 (April 2009 – December 2010): 2-3.
  1. Strzałkowsk, N., Jóźwik, A., Bagnicka, E., Krzyżewski, J., Cooper, R.G. and Horbańczuk, J.O. (2010) Factors affecting the cholesterol content of milk of cows fed conserved feeds in a TMR system throughout the year. Mljekarstvo 60(4): 273-279.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Horbańczuk, J.O., Dūrītis, I., Mugurevics, A. and Charuta, A. (2010) A histological study of post-mortem specimens taken from dead-in-shell ostrich (Struthio camelus) embryos. Tanzania Veterinary Journal 27(1): 3-10.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Horbańczuk, J.O., Naranowicz, H. and Maliszewska, E. (2010) Unilateral tibio-tarsal rotation in a 14-month old ostrich hen destined for slaughter. Tanzania Veterinary Journal 27(1): 11-13.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Horbańczuk, J.O., J. Szczęsnac and T. Strzaład (2010) Embryonic dead-in-shell ostrich (Struthio camelus) tissue and adult breeder blood DNA profiles – preliminary results. Tanzania Veterinary Journal 27(1): 1-2.
  2. de Queiroz, S.A. and Cooper, R.G. (2011) Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815. Turkish Journal of Zoology 35(1): 103-108.
  1. Golzar Adabi, S.H., Cooper, R.G., Kamali, M.A. and Hajbabaei, A. (2010) The influence of inclusions of vitamin E and corn oil on semen traits of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Animal Reproduction Science 123(1-2): 119-125.
  1. Cooper, R.G., El Doumani, H., Dūrītis, I, Gnanaraj, T. And Horbańczuk, J.O. (2011) First record of Saemundssonia australis Timmermann, 1955 (Mallophaga: Phthiraptera) from Lesser Sheathbill, Chionis minor (Charadriiformes: Chionididae) in the Prince Edward Islands. Turkish Journal of Zoology 35(4):611-614.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2010. Evaluating the opinions of staff and health care service provision of an STD/HIV clinic in Africa: indications for recovery. East African Journal of Public Health 7(2): 120-125.
  1. Charuta, A. Dzierzecka, M., Majchrzak, T., Czerwinski, E. and Cooper, R.G. 2011. Computer-generated radiological imagery of the structure of the spongious substance in the postnatal development of the tibiotarsal bones of the Peking domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos var. domestica). Poultry Science 90(4): 830-835.
  1. Tišljar, M., Grabarević, Z., Artuković, B., Džaja, P., Ćenan, S., Zelenika, T.A., Cooper, R.G. and Dinarina-Sablić, M. 2011. The impact of L-NAME and L-arginine chronic toxicity induced lesions on ascites – pulmonary hypertension syndrome development in broiler chickens. Collegium Antropologicum 35(2): 547-556.
  1. Pierzchala, M., Lisowski, P., Urbanski, P., Pareek, C.S., Cooper, R.G. and Kuryl, J. 2011. Evaluation based selection of housekeeping genes for studies of gene expression in the porcine muscles and liver tissues. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 10(4): 401-405.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and ALAlami, U.2011. Food consumption patterns of female undergraduate students in the United Arab Emirates. West African Journal of Medicine 30(1): 42-46.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and ALAlami, U.A. 2010. Teenagers must think about health living. East African Journal of Public Health 7(4): 289-294.
  1. Pierzchała, M., Pareek, C.S., Lisowski, P., Urbański, P., Goluch, D., Czarnik, U., Kamyczek, M., Różycki, M., Cooper, R.G. and Kurył, J. 2011. Expression profile of porcine MYF5 and MYF6 genes in skeletal muscles of young growing gilts of five breeds at different ages, based on the most stable reference genes. Animal Science Papers and Reports 29(3): 231-246.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Ashford, R., Cooper, J. and ALAlami, U. 2010. Electro-oculogram (EOG) activity during relaxation episodes. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 4(2): 154-157.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2010. Possible ways of learning using posters in Physiology. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 4(2): 173-175.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2010. Nutritional problems in young adults and word therapy. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 4(2): 176-180.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Chifamba, J. (2011) A survey of anatomy and physiology pedagogy and lifestyle factors in undergraduate medical students in Zimbabwe. African Education Review 8(2): 209-233.
  1. Golzar Adabi, S.H., Ahbab, M., Fani, A.R., Hajbabaei, A., Ceylan, N. and Cooper, R.G. (2011) Egg yolk fatty acid profile of avian species – influence on human nutrition. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01239.x: 1-12.
  1. Nhiwatiwa, T., Barson, M., Harrison, A.P., Utete, B. and Cooper, R.G. (2011) Metal concentrations in water, sediment and African sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus, from three peri-urban rivers in the upper Manyame catchment, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Aquatic Science 36(3): 243-252.
  1. Cooper, R.G., ALAlami, U., Ashford, R. and Johnson, P. (2011) NeXus-4 measurements of selected Physiological parameters in a choral singer – preliminary results. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 5(2): 74-76.
  1. Kawka, M., Horbańczuk, J.O., Jaszczak, K., Pierzchała, M. and Cooper, R.G. (2012) A search for genetic markers associated with egg production in the ostrich (Struthio camelus). Molecular Biology Reports: DOI 10.1007/s11033-012-1632-x
  1. Charuta, A., Dzierzęcka, M., Czerwiński, Cooper, R.G. and Horbańczuk, J.O. (2012) Sex- and age-related changes of trabecular bone of tibia in growing domestic geese (Anser domesticus). Folia Biologica 60(3-4): 205-212.
  1. Charuta, A., Cooper, R.G., Pierzchała, M. and Horbańczuk, J.O. (2012) Computed tomographic analysis of tibiotarsal bone mineral density and content in turkeys as influenced by age and sex. Czech Journal of Animal Science 57: 572-578.
  1. Charuta, A. and Cooper, R.G. (2012) Computed tomographic and densitometric analysis of tibiotarsal bone mineral density and content in postnatal Peking ducks (Anas platyrhynchos var. domestica) as influenced by age and sex. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences 15: 537-545.
  1. Charuta, A., Dzierzęcka, M., Komosa, M., Biesiada-Drzazga, B., Działa-Szczepańczyk, E. and Cooper, R.G. (2013) Age- and Sex-Related Changes in Mineral Density and Mineral Content of the Tibiotarsal Bone in Quails during Post-hatching Development. Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi Kafkas 19: 31-36.
  1. Charuta, A., Dzierzęcka, M., Pierzchała, M. Cooper, R.G., Poławska, E. and Horbańczuk, J.O. (2013) Sex-related differences of morphometric, densitometric, and geometric parameters of tibia and tarsometatarsal bone in 14-month-old ostriches (Struthio camelus). Poultry Science
  1. Cooper, R.G. (2013) Zimbabwean undergraduate nurses studying Physiology. Journal of Pre-clinical and Clinical Research 7(1): 53-58.
  1. Barson, M. Mabika, N., Cooper, R.G. and Nhiwatiwa, T. (2014) Histopathology and helminth parasites of African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) in relation to heavy metal pollution in a subtropical river system. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30: 923-929.

 Review articles

  1. Cooper, R.G. 1999. Ostrich meat, an important product of the ostrich industry. A Southern African perspective. World’s Poultry Science Journal 55: 389-402.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2000. Management of ostrich (Struthio camelus) chicks. World’s Poultry Science Journal 56: 33-44.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2000. Critical factors in ostrich (Struthio camelus australis) production: a focus on southern Africa. World’s Poultry Science Journal 56: 247-265.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2001. Ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) skin and leather: a review focused on southern Africa. World’s Poultry Science Journal 57: 157-178.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2002. Handling, incubation, and hatchability of ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) eggs: a review. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 10: 262-273 (Cited in 2007 as the 20th most frequently read article).
  1. Cooper, R.G., Horbańczuk, J.O. and Fujihara, N. 2004. Viral diseases of the ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus). Animal Science Journal 75(2): 89-95.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Horbańczuk, J.O. and Fujihara, N. 2004. Nutrition and feed management in the ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus). Animal Science Journal 75(3): 175-181.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2004. Ostrich (Struthio camelus) chick and grower nutrition. Animal Science Journal 75(6): 487-490.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Mahrose, K.M. 2004. Anatomy and physiology of the gastro-intestinal tract and growth curves of the ostrich (Struthio camelus). Animal Science Journal 75(6): 491-498.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2004. Ostrich nutrition: a review from a Zimbabwean perspective. Revue Scientifique et Technique de L office International Des Epizooties 23(3): 1033-1042.
  1. 11 Cooper, R.G. 2005. Growth in the ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus). Animal Science Journal 76: 1-4.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Erlwanger, K. and Mahroze, K. 2005. Nutrition of ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) breeder birds. Animal Science Journal 76: 5-10.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2005. Bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections in the ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) breeder birds. Animal Science Journal 76: 97-106. (Indicated as the 19th most read article in animal science research 7/12/06; awarded paper of Excellence March 2009).
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2006. The effect of tobacco smoking on renal function. Indian Journal of Medical Research 124(3): 261-268.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Magwere, T. 2007. Chloroquine hasn’t disappeared. African Health Sciences 7(3): 185-186.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Reid, P.D. 2007. Sexually transmitted disease/HIV health-care policy and service provision in Britain. International Journal of STD & AIDS 18(10): 655–661.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2007. History of Zimbabwean ostrich production. Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 18(2): 39-46.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Tomasik, C. and Horbańczuk, J.O. 2007. Avian Influenza in Ostriches (Struthio camelus). Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 18(3): 87-92.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2007. Vanadium pentoxide inhalation. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 11(3): 97-102.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Khan, S. 2007. Alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking by South Asians in India and Britain. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research 46(3): 78-87.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Magwere, T. 2008. Nitric oxide-mediated pathogenesis during nicotine and alcohol consumption. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 52(1): 11-18.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2008. Zinc toxicity following particulate inhalation. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 12(1): 10-13.
  2. Cooper, R.G. and Magwere, T. 2008. Chloroquine: Novel uses & manifestations. Indian Journal of Medical Research 127(4): 305-316 – cited as excellent in Kar, P.K. et al. (2009) IJMR 129: 203-4.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2008. Care, husbandry and diseases of the African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus). Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 79(2): 62-66.
  1. Horbańczuk, J.O., Tomasik, C. and Cooper, R.G. 2008. Ostrich farming in Poland – its history and current situation after accession to the European Union. Avian Biology Research 1(2): 65-71.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2008. Human tuberculosis in colonial Victorian and present-day Britain. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 2(1): 9-12.
  1. Cooper, R.G. 2008. Historical aspects of bovine tuberculosis in Britain. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 2(1): 6-8.
  1. Harrison, A.P. and Cooper, R.G. 2008. Quercetin: health benefits with relevance to TNF-α-linked inflammatory diseases. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 2(2): 135-139.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Mohabeersingh, C. 2008. Healthcare management of elderly patients with complex needs in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department, minor treatment area. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 2(2): 102-105.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Mohabeersingh, C. 2008. Lean thinking strategy in surgical assessment units in English hospitals. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 2(2): 106-109.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Mohabeersingh, C. 2008. Lean thinking in a healthcare system – innovative roles. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research 2(2): 110-117.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Harrison, A.P. 2009. The exposure to and health effects of antimony. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 13(1): 3-10.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Mahrose, K.M., Horbańczuk, J.O., Villegas-Vizcaíno, R., Kennou Sebei, S. and Faki Mohammed, A.E. 2009. The wild ostrich (Struthio camelus): a review. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41(8): 1669-1678.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Harrison, A.P. 2009. The use and adverse effects of beryllium on health. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 13(2): 65-76.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Horbańczuk, J.O., Villegas-Vizcaíno, R., Kennou Sebei, S., Faki Mohammed, A.E. and Mahrose, K.M. 2009. Wild ostrich (Struthio camelus) ecology and physiology. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42: 363-373.
  1. Golzar Adabi, S.H., Cooper, R.G., Ceylan, N. and Corduk, M. 2011. L-carnitine and its functional effects in poultry nutrition. World’s Poultry Science Journal 67(2): 277-296.
  1. Poławska, E., Marchewka, J., Cooper, R.G., Sartowska, K., Pomianowski, J., Jóźwiki, A., Strzałkowska, N. and Horbańczuk, J.O. (2011) The ostrich meat – an updated review. II. Nutritive value. Animal Science Papers and Reports 29(2): 89-97.
  1. Poławska, E., Cooper, R.G., Jóźwiki, A. and Pomianowski, J. (2012) Meat from alternative species – nutritive and dietetic value, and its benefit for human health – a review. CyTA – Journal of Food i: 1-6.

 

Abstracts/posters for congresses

  1. Cooper, R.G., Osim, E. and Musabayane, C.T. 1997. The effects of simultaneous administration of ethanol and chloroquine on renal function. Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Medical Research Day, Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 October 1997: 9.
  1. Cooper, R.G., Osim, E., Musabayane, C.T., Forsling, M.L. and Balment, R.J. 1997. Ethanol inhibits the chloroquine-induced natriuresis in the anaesthetised rat by increasing plasma aldosterone concentration. Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Medical Research Day, Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 October 1997: 15-16.
  1. Cooper, R.G. and Musabayane, C.T. 1999. The acute effects of combined chloroquine and ethanol on renal electrolyte handling. Proceedings of the 2nd International MIM African Malaria Conference, Durban, South Africa, 14 -19 March 1999: C-42 – C-43.
  1. Prasada Rao, P.V.V., Cooper, R.G. and Musabayane, C.T. 1999. Histopathological changes in kidneys of rats exposed to chloroquine and ethanol in combination. Proceedings of the 2nd International MIM African Malaria Conference, Durban, South Africa, 14 -19 March 1999: C-140 – C-141.
  1. Musabayane, C.T., Cooper, R.G., Mungeri, O., Osim, E. and Balment, R.J. 1999. Renal electrolyte and fluid handling in the rat following acute chloroquine and/or ethanol administration. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Congress of the Physiological Society of Southern Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa: 69.
  2. Musabayane, C.T., Cooper, R.G. Munjeri, O. and Forsling, M.L. 2001. Orally administered oxytocin increases urinary sodium excretion. British Endocrine Societies, 20th Joint Meeting, 26-29 March 2001 (accepted as a poster presentation).

 

Relevant International Certificates, etc

  1. Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), UK – Award & Certificate in Leadership & Management Skills [Induction; Achieving Objectives through Time Management; Coaching & Training your Work Team; Effective Meetings for Managers; Giving Briefings: Making Presentations in the Workplace; Introduction to Leadership; Leading a Team Effectively; Managing Projects; Managing Stress in the Workplace; Solving Problems & Making Decisions], Birmingham City University, UK, 2011-2
  1. E-learning: Fire Safety Awareness, Birmingham City University, UK, 2012
  1. Designing & Applying Simulation in Healthcare Education, Birmingham City University, UK, 2012
  1. Health & Safety Essentials, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2011
  1. Management of Health & Safety in Events, Birmingham City University, UK, 2011
  1. CoSHH for Health Staff, Birmingham City University, UK, 2011
  1. Substance Awareness, Treatment & Referral Training, Birmingham Drug & Alcohol Action Team held at Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2010.
  1. CoSHH Risk Assessment training, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2010
  2. MA (Edu.), Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2009
  1. Immediate Life Support Course (Resuscitation Council, U.K.), UCE Birmingham, UK, 2006
  1. PGDiploma (education), Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2006
  1. (Edu.), Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2005
  1. Manual Handling Certificate, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2005
  1. First Aid, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2005
  1. Fire & Safety, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 2005
  1. Health and Safety and Machine Operation at Work, Leicester, UK, 2002
  1. Industrial Food Hygiene at Work, Leicester, UK, 2002
  1. Occupational Health & Safety Course, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1990
  2. St. John’s Ambulance First Aid Certificate, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1990

 

Current Community Engagement

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