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The Department of Life Sciences has an active research community comprising of staff and research students, which is organised into four research centres:

We strive for research excellence and aim to support new researchers in career development. Our research is funded internally and externally, with grants from the Research Councils, the Leverhulme Trust and diverse smaller funding agencies.

We welcome enquiries about our work, including potential collaboration and research student applications.

Research Centre Seminars

These seminars are organised by our Research Centres: the Health Sciences Research Centre, Sport & Exercise Sciences Research Centre, Centre for Research in Ecology and the Centre for Research in Evolutionary Anthropology.

Doctoral Research

The Department of Life Sciences is a dynamic research hub undertaking first‐class projects across four key areas; Ecology, Evolutionary and Environmental Anthropology, Health Sciences and Sport and Exercise Science.

The department has a strong research environment and its high calibre research staff are well qualified to mentor students to a successful PhD. They have a wide range of expertise and are engaged in collaborative work with researchers, both within the University and at other institutions and organisations, in the UK and abroad. Excellent research facilities, with well-equipped specialist labs and diverse fieldwork opportunities, make this a stimulating environment to work and study in.

There are a broad range of PhD opportunities available in each of the research centres, with a number of internally and externally funded PhD studentships. PhD students are an integral part of the department - attending regular research seminars and research centre meetings, engaging in teaching activities and giving conference presentations in both the UK and abroad. For more information on PhD opportunities in Life Sciences at the ‘Top New University in London', please contact Dr Emma Skipper (attaching your CV) and see our graduate school page. We look forward to hearing from you.