Judith Hoyland

Head of the School of Biological Sciences

Professor Judith Hoyland was appointed Head of the School of Biological Sciences in January 2019.

She was previously Head of the Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine in the School of Biological Sciences, from 2016 to 2018.

Professor Hoyland graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from Bradford University in 1985. She was awarded a PhD from The University of Manchester in 1988 for research into disc degeneration and nerve root compression as a cause of low back pain.

After her PhD, she was then involved in developing new molecular techniques that could be applied to tissues, predominantly bone and cartilage, to investigate gene expression and disease pathogenesis in a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

She was subsequently appointed lecturer in molecular pathology and promoted to senior lecturer in 1998 and professor in 2007.

Professor Hoyland is a tutor and project supervisor on the University's MBChB medicine degree. She is a course committee member on the MRes in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine, where she is also active as a lecturer, tutor and supervisor of laboratory research projects.