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School of Life Sciences and the Environment

School of Life Sciences and the Enviroment

The School of Life Sciences and the Environment’s mission is to be world-leading across the full range of disciplines that make up our school: Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography, Health Studies and Psychology. The School augments the work of our Departments through support for key areas of cross-cutting research in the Life and Environmental Sciences.

Our teaching and research priorities are informed by changing priorities in the external world, and are based on complex relationships among human, non-human and multi-species communities. We lead the College in addressing the challenges facing our planet. From molecules to societies, from fundamental to the creative, our School will bring to the fore the relationships between human and non-human communities, their environments, ecologies, and societies. 

Professor Klaus Dodds, Executive Dean of School

 

Welcome to our new Principal

The School of Life Sciences and Environment was delighted to welcome our new Principal, Professor Julie Saunders. It provided a welcome opportunity for our five departments in Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography, Health Studies and Psychology to outline their research, teaching and external engagement activities. As part of the visit, the Principal was shown a range of objects that epitomise some of the research carried out in the School – from investigating the impact of invasive species on the River Thames to mapping and tracing global volcanic activity and improvement of plant resilience in the facing of intensifying climate change. Professor Saunders was also shown a series of video productions involving academic staff as part of public outreach initiatives involving the BBC and National Geographic.