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Our structure

We are one of the biggest faculties at Manchester, with our teaching and research covering a diverse set of disciplines.

Our wide-ranging activities are organised into three Schools, each focusing on learning and research in a specific area. 

School of Biological Sciences

Led by Professor Jane Worthington, the School of Biological Sciences focuses on the areas of:

  • cell matrix biology
  • regenerative medicine
  • evolution
  • genomic sciences
  • infection, immunity and respiratory medicine
  • molecular and cellular function
  • musculoskeletal sciences
  • dermatological sciences
  • neuroscience
  • experimental psychology.

School of Medical Sciences

The School of Medical Sciences is currently led by Professor Peter Clayton and operates in the areas of:

  • cardiovascular sciences
  • dentistry
  • developmental biology and medicine
  • diabetes
  • endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • medical education
  • molecular and clinical cancer sciences.

School of Health Sciences

Led by Professor Kay Marshall, the School of Health Sciences is active in the areas of:

  • human communication, development and hearing
  • informatics, imaging and data sciences
  • nursing
  • midwifery
  • social work
  • pharmacy
  • optometry
  • population health
  • health services research
  • primary care
  • psychology and mental health.

The Faculty's researchers work across eight domains that run across all three Schools for an interdisciplinary approach to research.