Dr Teresa Romero and Dr Tom Pike - Postgraduate Research Leads
Dr Teresa Romero and Dr Tom Pike both have broad research interests within animal behaviour and ecology. Teresa’s research focuses on the rich social lives of animals, and in particular in the nature of animals’ social capacities and their underpinning mechanisms. Tom is primarily interested in the evolution and maintenance of visual and olfactory signals, from the perspective of both the signallers and the receivers. They both supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students on a range of topics and lead postgraduate research activities within the Department.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Research within the Department of Life Sciences is conducted within five research groups.
The Animal Behaviour, Cognition, and Welfare Research Group comprises a unique team of internationally-renowned researchers working at the forefront of, and interface between, animal behaviour, cognition, health, and welfare.
The Cancer and Aging Research Group follows a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to increase understanding of disease characteristically associated with ageing at the molecular level, to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
The Diabetes, Metabolism and Inflammation Research Group is focused on innovative research in the area of diabetes and related cardio metabolic and associated inflammatory disorders.
The Evolution and Ecology Research Group works to understand the evolution and ecology of populations, species, and communities, across all levels of biological organisation, from genes through to ecosystems.
The Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Group is working to answer fundamental questions relating to the characterisation, evaluation, and testing of micro-organisms and viruses.
Find out more about these research groups on our Department research pages:
The key to success in a postgraduate research programme is to find a research subject that you are passionate about, and identify a supervisory team that have expertise in this area. The first thing that all prospective students should do is directly contact a member of staff that you feel is best aligned with your chosen research area to discuss the application process further.
Please visit the Department of Life Sciences research pages to find out more about the research going on in the subject area you are interested in, and to identify potential academic supervisors.
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October or January. In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey.
However, applications are welcome at any point throughout the year, and enrolment can also take place at any relevant point. Alternative enrolment dates should be agreed with your supervisors on an individual basis.
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunites to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
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