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Our structure

In comparison to other UK universities, we are a massive faculty. This enables our teaching and research to cover a broad and 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 contribute across our research domains that run across all three Schools to power an interdisciplinary approach to research.

You can also browse our research by school and division in the University’s research explorer which provides comprehensive coverage of our expansive activity.