Skip to main content

Our team – University of Reading

Show access keys
  • Renowned experts

    Our academic staff are recognised around the world for contributions to biological science

Our team

The School of Biological Sciences is home to some of the world's finest minds in the field, both in the biomedical and ecological areas.

If you would like to get in touch, please take a look through the relevant pages below. Key contacts within the Department are listed below.

Key Staff

Professor Rob Jackson Head of School

Molecular Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Pseudomonas biology, Insect Microbiology and Evolutionary biology

Microbiology

Dr Philip Dash Deputy Head of School
Director of Teaching & Learning

Cell signalling, Cell Migration, Nitric oxide, Apoptosis

Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Simon Andrews Research Division Leader, Biomedical Sciences & Biomedical Engineering Molecular Bacteriology, Iron regulation and virulence, Functional genomics in E.Coli

Microbiology

Dr Simon Clarke Head of Division,

Biomedical Sciences & Biomedical Engineering,

Director of Internationalisation

Molecular Bacteriology, Host-pathogen interactions, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes

Microbiology

Professor Jon Gibbins Director of ICMR

Cardiovascular research, Cell Biology, Platelets, Haemostasis, Thrombosis

Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Julie Hawkins Head of Division,Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Plant Evolution, Plant Conservation, Plant DNA certification, Taxonomy, Wildlife trade and conservation, Molecular phylogenetics

Evolution

Professor Tom Oliver

Professor of Applied Ecology

Research Division Leader, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Biodiversity: interactions between land use & climate change, spatiotemporal indicators & ecosystem services, the resilience of ecosystem functions

Ecology

Dr Andrew Bicknell

Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning

School Director of Academic Tutoring

Endocrinology, Adrenal gland, Pituitary, Stress axis Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Faustina Hwang

Director of Postgraduate Researchers

Human computer interaction, accessible computing, digital health, haptics
Biomedical Engineering

Dr Louise Johnson Director of Admissions

Evolution, genetics, intragenomic conflict, genomics, levels of selection, genome defence

Evolution 

Dr Christopher Jones Director of Postdoctoral Researchers

Cardiovascular research,  inter-individual variation in platelet signalling, activation, and impact on haemostasis and thrombosis

Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Graham Luke Health and Life Sciences Lead

Professor Rachel McCrindle Director of Student Experience

Computer & Human Interaction

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Liam McGuffin Director of Impact and Enterprise 

Bioinformatics, Prediction of protein structures, functions and interactions, protein folding, mutations and disease, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence

Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Slawomir Nasuto Deputy Research Division Leader, Biomedical Sciences & Biomedical Engineering Neuroengineering, Neurorehabilitation, Brain-computer interfaces, Biomedical Signal Processing, Cell cultures, Closed-loop neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience

Complex Systems, Networks Science, Nonlinear dynamics

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Simon Sherratt

Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing

Director of Staff Teaching Development

Wearable smart technology for use in the management of falls in the home from people with Parkinson's disease, and for use in human emotion prediction

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Nandini Vasudevan Director of Outreach

Neuroendocrinology, Molecular Endocrinology, hormone signalling, social behaviours in rodents, regulation of anxiety and memory, animal behaviour

Molecular & Cellular Medicine

We use Javascript to improve your experience on reading.ac.uk, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top