Department of Life Sciences Staff

Name Position Email Last Name First Name Weighting Title
Mrs Adele Turner Associate Lecturer
Dr Adele Wharton Associate Lecturer
Dr Adrian Goodman Associate Professor / Programme Leader
Plant Biomechanics
Miss Agnese Crisante Associate Demonstrator
Ms Alex Aitken Senior Technician
Dr Ambrose Tinarwo Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare / Programme Leader
Animal Welfare
Dr Anais Chanson Post Doctoral Research Associate in Soil Biology
Dr Andrew Cooke Senior Lecturer in Bioveterinary Science
Animal health, welfare, and environmental interactions
Prof Anna Wilkinson Professor of Animal Cognition
Animal Cognition
Dr Ashley Roberts Senior Lecturer in Bioveterinary Science
Human and veterinary viruses, molecular biology, host-virus interactions, virus replication and virion formation
Dr Beatrix Fahnert Deputy Head of School
Microbiology and Education
Mrs Beth Hodgkinson Administrator
Dr Beth Ventura Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Animal welfare science, applied ethology, social science, qualitative research
Dr Bidisha Kundu Post Doctoral Researcher - Numerical Modeller
Mr Brayden Albery Associate Demonstrator
Ms Brenda Gilligan Associate Lecturer
Mr Callum Cosens Associate Demonstrator
Dr Carl Soulsbury Associate Professor / Programme Leader
Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Dr Carol Rea Associate Professor
Biomedical Science- Blood Sciences
Dr Carrie Stewart Post Doctoral Research Associate in Human Animal Interactions
Mrs Caterina Scott Administrator
Dr Charles Deeming Associate Professor / Programme Leader
Avian and Reptilian Reproduction
Mr Charlie Woodrow Research Assistant in Biophysics and Biomechanics
Miss Charlotte Neal Associate Demonstrator
Miss Chelsy Cliff Post Doctoral Research Associate - Cardio Renal Disease
Mr Chris Denison Associate Demonstrator
Mr Christian Pulver Associate Demonstrator
Prof Claire Hills Professor in Renal Physiology / Programme Leader
Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury, Healthy Ageing
Ms Claire Ricci-Bonot PDRA in Behavioural Studies
Dr Claire Walker Senior Lecturer in Immunology
Dr Clare Miller Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Dr Colin Butter Associate Professor in Bioveterinary Science
Avian and Comparative Immunology
Dr Csanad Bachrati Associate Professor
Molecular Cell Biology
Prof Daniel Mills Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine
veterinary behaviour, clinical animal behaviour
Dr Darron Cullen Research Fellow
Insect behavioural physiology, phenotypic plasticity, molecular biology, locusts, crickets, katydids.
Dr David Pritchard Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare
Prof David Wilkinson Visiting Professor
Ecology, evolution, archaeology and Earth Science
Dr Deyatima Ghosh Visiting Researcher
Dr Edward Taylor Associate Professor
Protein Structural Research Antimicrobial Research Enzymology
Dr Eleftherios Siamantouras Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Diabetes and Nano Engineering
Biophysics of Renal Fibrosis, Cell-to-Cell Adhesion, Single Cell Force Spectroscopy
Dr Elizabeth Randall Associate Demonstrator
Mrs Emily Dowle Administrator
Miss Emily Green Associate Demonstrator
Miss Emma Wilson Associate Demonstrator
Dr Enrico Ferrari Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Miss Erin Rickman Associate Demonstrator
Prof Fernando Montealegre-Zapata Professor of Sensory Biology
I am a Professor of Sensory Biology with the School of Life Sciences. My fields of interest are Sensory biology, biomechanics of sound production and hearing in insects
Dr Gillian Fowler Senior Lecturer
Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
Dr Graziella Iossa Senior Lecturer in Zoology
Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology
Prof Gregory Sutton Royal Society University Research Fellow
Dr Hannah Wright Associate Lecturer
Mr Harry Keates Associate Demonstrator
Dr Helen Zulch Associate Professor in Clinical Animal Behaviour
Dr Holly Root-Gutteridge Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Animal cognition Dog cognition Animal communication and human-speech perception Wolf behaviour and communication
Dr Iain Stott Senior Lecturer in Ecology
Computational ecology, population ecology, life history evolution, urban ecology, ecological resilience.
Dr Issam Hussain Senior Lecturer
Stem cell biology, Cancer and Biomedical tissue engineering.
Dr Jake Penny Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mass Spectrometric Analyses
Mr James Disley Associate Demonstrator
Dr James Flint Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
Ms Jane Copley Associate Demonstrator
Miss Jen Smith School Administration Manager
Dr Jenny Dunn Senior Lecturer in Animal Health and Disease
Host-parasite interactions and parasite transmission in wildlife
Miss Jessica Taylor Associate Demonstrator
Prof Jon Whitehead Professor of Biomedical Biochemistry
Obesity associated complications - diabetes, endocrinology, cardiovascular disease
Dr Jonathan Cooper Associate Professor
Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Mr Joseph Brown Post-graduate Research Student
Mr Joseph Edwards Associate Demonstrator
Miss Julia Scott Associate Demonstrator
Mr Julian Roberts Associate Lecturer
Mr Kamil Talar Post Doctoral Research Associate (Experimental)
Mrs Karen Staines Senior Technician and Life Sciences Foundation Year Lead
Avian Immunology
Mr Kristian Boasman Post Doctoral Research Associate
Dr Lan Qie Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation
Ecology, Conservation, Carbon Accounting, Tropical Forests, Land Use, Ecosystem Management, Climate Change, Plant-animal Interactions, Environmental Technology
Miss Laura Boardman-Slack Associate Demonstrator
Miss Lynn Hewison Associate Lecturer
Clinical Animal Behaviour
Dr Manabu Sakamoto Senior Lecturer in Zoology
Phylogenetics, Evolutionary Palaeobiology and Functional Morphology
Dr Marcello Ruta Associate Professor
Analytical Evolutionary Palaeobiology
Miss Maria Dimitriou Associate Demonstrator
Dr Mark Odell Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry / Programme Leader
My subject specialism is in protein biochemistry. I use recombinant protein expression and purification to allow my group to study protein properties, functions and enzyme mechanisms. We use a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques including NMR, X-ray crystallography, centrifugation, circular dichroism, surface plasmon resonance and activity assays based on radioactive, fluorescent and spectrophotometric techniques. I am particularly interested in investigating factors that promote protein crystal growth. Work in my group also uses cells, following survival and protein localisation by immunolocalisation in various models of disease states.
Dr Matthew Bates Associate Professor in Microbiology
Infectious disease diagnostics and clinical trials
Prof Matthew Goddard Professor
Population Biology, Ecology, Evolution
Dr Matthew Magilton Post Doctoral Research Associate in Soil Biology
Dr Matthew Simmonds Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science / Programme Leader
Transplantation, Autoimmunity, Diabetes, Autoimmune Thyroid Disease & Genetics
Miss Meg Fox Associate Demonstrator
Miss Melanie Randall-Evans Associate Demonstrator
Mr Michael Douglas Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Dr Mike Christie Visiting Senior Fellow
Pathophysiology of the pancreatic beta cell
Miss Milly Jones Technician - Animal Behaviour Clinic
Miss Naomi Westgate Academic Projects Assistant
Dr Natalia Fili Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Biochemistry
Cell Biology; Molecular Biology; Protein Biochemistry; Single-molecule Imaging
Dr Neil Holden Senior Lecturer
Airway Inflammatory Diseases Asthma & COPD, General Virology with Emphasis on Respiratory Viral Infections Allergy Innate Immunity Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Signalling pathways Pharmacology and Toxicology with an Expertise on Airway Therapeutics Pharmacology
Prof Oliver Burman Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Animal Behaviour, Cognition & Welfare
Miss Paige Phillips Associate Demonstrator
Dr Paul Eady Associate Professor
Behavioural Ecology
Prof Paul Squires Professor in Biomedical Science / Programme Leader
Diabetes & Endocrinology (Cellular Physiology)
Mr Pete Botten Associate Lecturer
Mr Ratheesh Kallivalappil Associate Demonstrator
Miss Rebecca Sumner Associate Demonstrator
Mr Rhys Finnegan Associate Demonstrator
Dr Ron Dixon Visiting Senior Fellow
microbiology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical science & biotechnology
Dr Ross Williams Senior Lecturer
Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Forensic Science
Miss Samantha Ellis Associate Demonstrator
Dr Sandra Varga Associate Professor in Life Sciences
Soil Ecology, Plant-Soil Interactions, Plant-Pollinator Interactions, Mycorrhizal Ecology.
Mrs Sarah Lunt Clerical Assistant
Dr Sheena Cotter Senior Lecturer
Evolutionary ecology
Dr Simon Clegg Senior Lecturer in Animal Health and Disease / Programme Leader
Animal diseases, molecular microbiology, phylogenetics
Miss Sonal Ladwa Associate Demonstrator
Miss Sophie Cutts Associate Demonstrator
Dr Stefan Millson Senior Lecturer
Study of molecular chaperones and stress biomarkers.
Dr Stephen Rogers Post Doctoral Researcher - Modeller Biomechanics
Mr Stephen Swaffield Associate Demonstrator
Prof Steve Bevan Head of School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Genetics, genetic analysis, complex disease genetics
Prof Stuart Humphries Professor of Evolutionary Biophysics / Dean of Research Environment
Comparative biomechanics and biological fluid dynamics.
Dr Swagat Ray Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology
Cell Biology; Molecular Biology; Biochemistry
Mr Thomas Charles Associate Demonstrator
Dr Thorin Jonsson Associate Lecturer
Dr Tom Pike Senior Lecturer
Behavioural and sensory ecology
Mrs Tracey Taylor Laboratory Assistant
Ms Wendy Heung Associate Demonstrator
Mr William Woolley Associate Demonstrator