27th July 2004




The University of Lincoln has restructured its Department of Biological Sciences as it looks to develop its Forensic Science and Animal Science courses.


The present Department of Biological Sciences, which comprises staff and students both at the Brayford Pool campus and at Riseholme Park, has been split into two.


The Department of Forensic and Biomedical Sciences will be based at Brayford Pool with Professor Peter White as its head.


Meanwhile a new Department of Biological Sciences based at Riseholme Park will be headed by Professor Stephen Hall.


The new Department of Biological Sciences will retain responsibility for the Sports Science Degrees validated by the university but currently taught at Lincoln College.


The food-related courses taught at the Holbeach campus will be managed by the Department of Forensic and Biomedical Sciences.


“Recent new staff appointments in forensic science, the current revalidation of the degree and the growing status of the University of Lincoln in forensic science all require that there is clear leadership in this area,” said Professor Brian McGaw, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences.


“Meanwhile the focussed strategic input required for the biological programmes at Riseholme Park are very different, and these courses will benefit from being in a separate department.”


Two further courses will transfer from the Institute of Medical Sciences: Biomedical Sciences will move to Biological Sciences and Complementary Medicine will move to the School of Health and Social Care.


For more information about these courses contact Emma Jubbs on Lincoln 886286 or email ejubbs@lincoln.ac.uk



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