Dr Rafael Venson

  • Lecturer in Forensic Toxicology/Pharmacology (Undergraduate Medical School)

telephone: 01413306639
email: Rafael.Venson@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1959-8503

Biography

I mostly teach pharmacology and forensic toxicology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree from the Federal University of Paraná - Brazil, a Master of Research (MRes) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the same Institution, and a PhD in Forensic Medicine and Science from the University of Glasgow, obtained in 2018.

I have over 8 years of experience in Forensics, including 4 years working at the Scientific Police in Brazil where I was involved in hundreds of forensic toxicology cases.

I always try to keep myself busy with other activities. I am currently an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Lead, an academic editor for PLoS One, and external examiner for other HEIs. I have previously chaired the Athena Swan LGBTQ+ Working Group for the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the UoG.

Together with my BN Team, I have won the MVLS Teaching Excellence Award 2021-22.

Please find more about my research interests below. Feel free to contact me via e-mail, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Research interests

I am interested in forensic and clinical toxicology, especially in microextraction methods and use of oral fluid as an alternative sample. 

I also have interest in health technology assessment, including systematic reviews and health economics. I previously worked on the assessment of health technologies for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hepatitis B, and diabetes type 1. I have been involved in a costing study of in-vitro fertilisation in Scotland funded by the Scottish Government. 

Publications

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2024

Venson, R. (2024) Unveiling the SCORPION: a new approach to pharmacology education for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education, (Accepted for Publication)

2023

Oliveira, L. A. et al. (2023) Cost of illness in patients with COVID-19 admitted in three Brazilian public hospitals. Value in Health Regional Issues, 36, pp. 34-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.vhri.2023.02.004) (PMID:37019065) (PMCID:PMC10069823)

Venson, R. , Maheshwari, A., Nelson, S. M. and Boyd, K. A. (2023) Setting a tariff for IVF and ICSI treatment: a cost analysis. Human Fertility, (doi: 10.1080/14647273.2023.2204409) (PMID:37300314) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Santana, L. A.P. and Venson, R. (2022) Medico-legal death investigation systems – Brazil. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law, 13, pp. 11-14. (doi: 10.4038/sljfmsl.v13i0.7913)

Wiens Souza, A., Pontarolo, R., Dutra Boeira Junior, O., Alves da Silva, E. A., Schaab Boff Junges, D., Borges dos Reis, C., Venson, R. , Redolfi Oliota, A. F. and Conegero Sanches, A. C. (2022) Validation of the Brazilian version of the hepatitis B quality of life evaluation instrument - HBQOL, and its application to patients with chronic hepatitis B in Cascavel - PR. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 58, e191111. (doi: 10.1590/s2175-97902022e191111)

2019

Venson, R. , Korb, A.-S. and Cooper, G. (2019) A review of the application of hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction in bioanalytical methods - a systematic approach with focus on forensic toxicology. Journal of Chromatography B, 1108, pp. 32-53. (doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2019.01.006) (PMID:30682538)

2018

Araujo, A. G.S., Borba, H. H.L., Tonin, F. S., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pontarolo, R. and Wiens, A. (2018) Safety of biologics approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases: a disproportionality analysis from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). BioDrugs, 32(4), pp. 377-390. (doi: 10.1007/s40259-018-0285-2) (PMID:29873000)

2017

Nisbet, L. A., Venson, R. , Wylie, F. M. and Scott, K. S. (2017) Application of a urine and hair validated LC-MS-MS method to determine the effect of hair color on the incorporation of 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe into hair in the rat. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 41(6), pp. 559-565. (doi: 10.1093/jat/bkx053) (PMID:28830123)

2013

Conegero Sanches, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Rodrigues Gonçalves, P., Martins Garcia, M., Piantavini, M. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Insulin analogues versus human insulin in type 1 diabetes: direct and indirect meta-analyses of efficacy and safety. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 49(3), pp. 501-509. (doi: 10.1590/s1984-82502013000300011)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Rotta, I., Pedroso, M. L. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Comparative efficacy of oral nucleoside or nucleotide analog monotherapy used in chronic hepatitis B: a mixed-treatment comparison meta-analysis. Pharmacotherapy, 33(2), pp. 144-151. (doi: 10.1002/phar.1188) (PMID:23359454)

Venson, R. , Souza, A. W., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Assessing efficacy, safety and tolerability of rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis: meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials. Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal, 10(2), pp. 225-234. (doi: 10.19277/bbr.10.2.67)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pedroso, M. L. A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Economic evaluation of treatments for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 17(4), pp. 418-426. (doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2012.12.005) (PMID:23849851)

2012

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Efficacy, safety and tolerability of using abatacept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 48(4), pp. 781-791. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502012000400022)

Wiens, A., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Profile of users of anticytokines offered by the health care system in the state of Paraná for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, 52(2), pp. 203-213. (doi: 10.1590/S0482-50042012000200005) (PMID:22460410)

Melchiors, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) An analysis of quality of systematic reviews on pharmacist health interventions. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(1), pp. 32-42. (doi: 10.1007/s11096-011-9592-0) (PMID:22183578)

2011

Sanches, A. C. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Revisiting the efficacy of long-acting insulin analogues on adults with type 1 diabetes using mixed-treatment comparisons. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 94(3), pp. 333-339. (doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.09.001) (PMID:21992870)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Cost-effectiveness of telbivudine versus lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15(3), pp. 225-230. (doi: 10.1016/S1413-8670(11)70180-5) (PMID:21670922)

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Avaliação econômica das anticitocinas adalimumabe, etanercepte e infliximabe no tratamento da artrite reumatoide no Estado do Paraná = Economic evaluation of anticitokines adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Paraná State, Brazil. Physis, 21(2), pp. 359-376. (doi: 10.1590/S0103-73312011000200002)

2010

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology International, 30(8), pp. 1063-1070. (doi: 10.1007/s00296-009-1111-4) (PMID:19707765)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Pharmacotherapy, 30(4), pp. 339-353. (doi: 10.1592/phco.30.4.339) (PMID:20334454)

2009

Lenzi, L., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) Projeto de educação e informação da gerência geral de monitoramento e fiscalização de propaganda, publicidade, promoção e informação de produtos sujeitos à vigilância sanitária: um relato sobre as atividades desenvolvidas pela UFPR e seu impacto = Education project and information of the general management pf monitoring and propaganda fiscalization, publicity, promotion and informacion of products subject to the sanitary surveillance: a report about the activities developed by UFPR and its impact. Visão Acadêmica, 10(2), pp. 89-99. (doi: 10.5380/acd.v10i2.21338)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Grochocki, M. C., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) A meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of using infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rheumatology, 28(12), pp. 1365-1373. (doi: 10.1007/s10067-009-1233-9) (PMID:19771491)

Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., de Paula e Souza, R. A., Venson, R. , Melchiors, A. C. and Wiens, A. (2009) Effect of a pharmaceutical care program on quality of life and satisfaction with pharmacy services in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 45(4), pp. 809-817. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502009000400027)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., Venson, R. , Quinalha, J. V. and Otuki, M. F. (2009) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of etanercept for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 70(4), pp. 337-344. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3083.2009.02296.x) (PMID:19751268)

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Articles

Venson, R. (2024) Unveiling the SCORPION: a new approach to pharmacology education for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education, (Accepted for Publication)

Oliveira, L. A. et al. (2023) Cost of illness in patients with COVID-19 admitted in three Brazilian public hospitals. Value in Health Regional Issues, 36, pp. 34-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.vhri.2023.02.004) (PMID:37019065) (PMCID:PMC10069823)

Venson, R. , Maheshwari, A., Nelson, S. M. and Boyd, K. A. (2023) Setting a tariff for IVF and ICSI treatment: a cost analysis. Human Fertility, (doi: 10.1080/14647273.2023.2204409) (PMID:37300314) (Early Online Publication)

Santana, L. A.P. and Venson, R. (2022) Medico-legal death investigation systems – Brazil. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law, 13, pp. 11-14. (doi: 10.4038/sljfmsl.v13i0.7913)

Wiens Souza, A., Pontarolo, R., Dutra Boeira Junior, O., Alves da Silva, E. A., Schaab Boff Junges, D., Borges dos Reis, C., Venson, R. , Redolfi Oliota, A. F. and Conegero Sanches, A. C. (2022) Validation of the Brazilian version of the hepatitis B quality of life evaluation instrument - HBQOL, and its application to patients with chronic hepatitis B in Cascavel - PR. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 58, e191111. (doi: 10.1590/s2175-97902022e191111)

Venson, R. , Korb, A.-S. and Cooper, G. (2019) A review of the application of hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction in bioanalytical methods - a systematic approach with focus on forensic toxicology. Journal of Chromatography B, 1108, pp. 32-53. (doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2019.01.006) (PMID:30682538)

Araujo, A. G.S., Borba, H. H.L., Tonin, F. S., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pontarolo, R. and Wiens, A. (2018) Safety of biologics approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases: a disproportionality analysis from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). BioDrugs, 32(4), pp. 377-390. (doi: 10.1007/s40259-018-0285-2) (PMID:29873000)

Nisbet, L. A., Venson, R. , Wylie, F. M. and Scott, K. S. (2017) Application of a urine and hair validated LC-MS-MS method to determine the effect of hair color on the incorporation of 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe into hair in the rat. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 41(6), pp. 559-565. (doi: 10.1093/jat/bkx053) (PMID:28830123)

Conegero Sanches, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Rodrigues Gonçalves, P., Martins Garcia, M., Piantavini, M. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Insulin analogues versus human insulin in type 1 diabetes: direct and indirect meta-analyses of efficacy and safety. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 49(3), pp. 501-509. (doi: 10.1590/s1984-82502013000300011)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Rotta, I., Pedroso, M. L. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Comparative efficacy of oral nucleoside or nucleotide analog monotherapy used in chronic hepatitis B: a mixed-treatment comparison meta-analysis. Pharmacotherapy, 33(2), pp. 144-151. (doi: 10.1002/phar.1188) (PMID:23359454)

Venson, R. , Souza, A. W., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Assessing efficacy, safety and tolerability of rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis: meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials. Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal, 10(2), pp. 225-234. (doi: 10.19277/bbr.10.2.67)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pedroso, M. L. A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Economic evaluation of treatments for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 17(4), pp. 418-426. (doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2012.12.005) (PMID:23849851)

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Efficacy, safety and tolerability of using abatacept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 48(4), pp. 781-791. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502012000400022)

Wiens, A., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Profile of users of anticytokines offered by the health care system in the state of Paraná for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, 52(2), pp. 203-213. (doi: 10.1590/S0482-50042012000200005) (PMID:22460410)

Melchiors, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) An analysis of quality of systematic reviews on pharmacist health interventions. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(1), pp. 32-42. (doi: 10.1007/s11096-011-9592-0) (PMID:22183578)

Sanches, A. C. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Revisiting the efficacy of long-acting insulin analogues on adults with type 1 diabetes using mixed-treatment comparisons. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 94(3), pp. 333-339. (doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.09.001) (PMID:21992870)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Cost-effectiveness of telbivudine versus lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15(3), pp. 225-230. (doi: 10.1016/S1413-8670(11)70180-5) (PMID:21670922)

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Avaliação econômica das anticitocinas adalimumabe, etanercepte e infliximabe no tratamento da artrite reumatoide no Estado do Paraná = Economic evaluation of anticitokines adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Paraná State, Brazil. Physis, 21(2), pp. 359-376. (doi: 10.1590/S0103-73312011000200002)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology International, 30(8), pp. 1063-1070. (doi: 10.1007/s00296-009-1111-4) (PMID:19707765)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Pharmacotherapy, 30(4), pp. 339-353. (doi: 10.1592/phco.30.4.339) (PMID:20334454)

Lenzi, L., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) Projeto de educação e informação da gerência geral de monitoramento e fiscalização de propaganda, publicidade, promoção e informação de produtos sujeitos à vigilância sanitária: um relato sobre as atividades desenvolvidas pela UFPR e seu impacto = Education project and information of the general management pf monitoring and propaganda fiscalization, publicity, promotion and informacion of products subject to the sanitary surveillance: a report about the activities developed by UFPR and its impact. Visão Acadêmica, 10(2), pp. 89-99. (doi: 10.5380/acd.v10i2.21338)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Grochocki, M. C., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) A meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of using infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rheumatology, 28(12), pp. 1365-1373. (doi: 10.1007/s10067-009-1233-9) (PMID:19771491)

Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., de Paula e Souza, R. A., Venson, R. , Melchiors, A. C. and Wiens, A. (2009) Effect of a pharmaceutical care program on quality of life and satisfaction with pharmacy services in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 45(4), pp. 809-817. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502009000400027)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., Venson, R. , Quinalha, J. V. and Otuki, M. F. (2009) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of etanercept for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 70(4), pp. 337-344. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3083.2009.02296.x) (PMID:19751268)

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Supervision

I am currently interested in supervising and co-supervising PGR students, and would welcome enquiries in my fields of interest. 

I am also open to co-supervision, and happy to take part in research projects.

I would be happy to discuss proposals.

Teaching

  • PGT course coordinator: MSc Forensic Toxicology (Mar2020 – Oct2020), where I also lectured in the modules Advanced Instrumentation and Case Review and Interpretation
  • PGT module deputy coordinator: Drug Disposition (Mar2020 – Present)
  • Teaching at PGT and UG levels
    • MSc in Clinical Pharmacology: Principles of Pharmacology, Drug Disposition
    • Bachelor of Nursing: Clinical Pharmacology
    • Med Sci and Dent Sci: Clinical Medicine Core
  • Teaching at PGT and professional levels
    • MSc in Health Economics: Data Science
    • Tutor at annual CPD: Decision Analytical Modelling for Economic Evaluation
    • Training professionals in the Police Academy (Scientific Police of Goiás, Brazil)
  • Visiting lecturer at the University of West of Parana (Brazil)
    • PGR in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Introduction to Health Techonogy Assessment

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2022: Teaching Excellence Award - College Award - BN Nursing Team (University of Glasgow)
  • 2017: Experimental Design and Impact on Toxicology (EDIT) Award (The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT))

Editorial boards

  • 2022: PLOS One

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - 2020: Chair, Athena Swan LGBTQ+ Working Group at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing
  • 2019 - 2020: Co-chair, Athena Swan LGBTQ+ Working Group at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing
  • 2018: Member, ISPOR (International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) Latin America Consortium Publications Committee
  • 2016: Member, BrMASS (Brazilian Society of Mass Spectrometry)
  • 2016: Member, ABEP-UK (The Association of Brazilian Post-graduation Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom)
  • 2010 - 2013: Forensic Toxicology representative, Group of Strategic Planning of the Secretariat of Public Safety
  • 2011 - 2013: Police (GO) representative, Special Committee for Missing and Dead People Victims of Political Oppression (Araguaia Project) of the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Presidency of Brazil
  • 2011 - 2018: Member, The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists – TIAFT

Selected international presentations

  • 2018: 7th COSIMP - Mercosul's Pharmaceutical Sciences Congress (Brazil)
  • 2018: Society of Forensic Toxicologists/The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists Joint Meeting (USA)
  • 2011: III Symposium of Hospital Pharmacy (Brazil)
  • 2010: X Pharmaceutical Sciences Students Symposium (Brazil)
  • 2009: VII Rheumatology Conference of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
  • 2009: XVII Jornada do Cone-sul de Reumatologia (Brazil)