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13th October 2015, 10:16am
Leading genetics specialist joins Life Sciences team
Dr Stephen Bevan A scientist specialising in the genetic causes of human disease has boosted the ranks at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Dr Stephen Bevan will join the academic team in the new role of Deputy Head of the School of Life Sciences.

Dr Bevan specialises in human genetics – an area of study which incorporates genes, heredity and variation in living organisms – with his primary research interests including population and statistical genetics, genome wide association studies and the genetic causes of heart and brain diseases.

He comes to Lincoln from the University of Cambridge where he held the post of Principal Research Associate in Cerebrovascular Genetics.

For the last 12 years his work has focused on investigating the genetic basis of stroke. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in the genetics field and has been part of research projects funded by prestigious sources such as The Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, The Stroke Association and the European Union.

Dr Bevan is also a founding member of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC), which is a collaborative enterprise formed to further the understanding of the genetic basis of stroke.  

Prior to his work in Cambridge, Dr Bevan completed 10 years at St George’s, University of London, where he was Reader in Cerebrovascular Genetics and the Associate Dean for the Career Development of Contract Research Staff. During this time, Dr Bevan developed his interests in teaching and learning, gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education, becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and developing and leading a postgraduate level course in Research Skills.

Dr Bevan said: “I am pleased to be here at the University of Lincoln, as it is a forward-thinking university with exciting times ahead. I am a firm believer in research-informed teaching and therefore very much look forward to working with students from across the School of Life Sciences, at all stages of their university careers.”

Dr Bevan will lead a new module in the biology of human disease and lecture in genetics and bio-ethics. As Deputy Head of the School of Life Sciences he will have a particular remit for learning, teaching and assessment across the School.

Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences is based in the Joseph Banks Laboratories, which include state-of-the-art, professional-standard facilities for research and study.

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