Our department is committed to developing a supportive and stimulating environment to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, research and knowledge transfer activities. Our scholars work in various academic disciplines, including Anthropology, Aquatic Biology, Biomedical, Sport and Health sciences. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Biological Anthropology was the highest rated unit in the UK in its field. A significant amount of our research work was rated as internationally excellent.
The Department is home to several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, which are underpinned by first-class research undertaken by staff. Our students enjoy the most complete laboratory experience, while our London location gives them easy access to museums, biological collections and field visits. Our curricula are continuously updated to reflect current scientific advances, and designed to produce highly employable graduates with skills meeting the needs of society. We also work with a range of organisations in the biomedical and healthcare industries to be fully engaged in knowledge transfer activities and to promote public engagement in science. The scale, scope and quality of our offerings are, we believe, without equal. By leveraging our strengths and intellectual traditions, the Department is uniquely positioned to further increase its reputation in the international scientific community.
Dr Caroline Ross
Head of Department, Life Sciences