School of Life and Medical Sciences
The School of Life and Medical Sciences is home to a diverse range of applied science disciplines. Our courses span biosciences, dietetics and nutrition, geography, environment and planning, optometry, pharmacy, pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences, postgraduate medicine, psychology, and sport. The School also has a thriving research culture across its many disciplines.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include the purpose-built and cutting-edge Science Building, which is home to spacious new laboratories and learning spaces, and offers research technologies including pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment, cell culture facilities and aseptic suites for our students and the wider community. The new Hertfordshire Institute of Sport also offers top-tier facilities for Sports Science teaching and research including our sports injuries clinic.
From our medical simulation suites and optometry specialist clinics to our field station used for regular field work by our geography and environmental sciences students, our facilities both enrich the curriculum and provide dynamic and stimulating working environments for our staff.
Our diverse range of disciplines offer versatile career opportunities across the School. We are committed to ensuring that staff enjoy a positive and supportive work environment, and we offer a School-based programme of staff development that complements University-wide CPD opportunities. If you are looking to inspire young minds both through engaging teaching and innovative research, the School of Life and Medical Sciences is at the forefront of scientific enquiry, making for a truly exciting environment to establish and develop your career.
The diversity of our School is reflected in the range of taught and research programmes that we offer. Staff are innovative and use novel and pragmatic approaches to teaching and assessment. Our graduates are met by success across a range of sectors including health, education and commercial. Research focuses on applied and fundamental scientific, societal, environmental and health-related issues that have meaningful impact of global importance. Our commitment to a culture in which equality is practiced and diversity valued is reflected by our low gender pay gap (mean 2%) and our Athena Swan Bronze Award.
Dr Richard Southern FRGS
Dean of the School of Life and Medical Sciences
Academic subject areas:
- Biological sciences
- Geography, environment and planning
- Health professions
- Postgraduate medicine and public health
- Pharmacy and pharmaceutical science
- Sport, health and exercise.