Staff within this research theme

Staff within the BioSystems and Environmental Change research theme in the School of Biosciences - in alpahbetical order.

Professor Jeff Bale

Professor Jeff Bale

Professor of Environmental Biology
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education

Professor Jeff Bale is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of invertebrate thermal biology. His work covers both fundamental aspects such as strategies for survival in polar environments as well as the applications of thermal tolerance including the establishment potential of non-native biological control agents. Jeff has over 200 publications and supervised 50 doctoral ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5940

Email j.s.bale@bham.ac.uk

Dr Roland Brandstaetter

Dr Roland Brandstaetter

Senior Lecturer in Animal Biology

Dr Roland Brandstaetter is a Zoologist with specialisations in developmental biology, physiology, neurobiology, neuroendocrinology, and circadian biology. His research approach is holistic and considers mechanistic investigations at various levels of organismal organisation to study complex natural traits. He worked at several European Universities and Max-Planck-Institutes before taking a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45041

Email r.brandstaetter@bham.ac.uk

Professor Pat Butler

Professor Pat Butler

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45470

Email p.j.butler@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jackie Chappell

Dr Jackie Chappell

Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour

Dr Chappell is an expert in the field of animal cognition, and is involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching between the fields of biology, psychology and computer science.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3257

Email j.m.chappell@bham.ac.uk

Professor James Kevin Chipman

Professor James Kevin Chipman

Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Professor of Cell Toxicology

My personal research activity relates to mechanistic cellular and genetic toxicology, toxicogenomics and nanotoxicology in relation to both human health and the health of organisms in the aquatic environment.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45422

Email j.k.chipman@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Kenneth Colbourne

Professor John Kenneth Colbourne

Professor, Chair of Environmental Genomics

John Colbourne’s investigations encompass the fields of evolutionary ecology, high-throughput biology, environmental and functional genomics. From this blend of disciplines emerges a research program that centers on connecting gene expression and genome structure with individual fitness and population-level responses to environmental challenges.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5423

Email j.k.colbourne@bham.ac.uk

Dr Warwick Dunn

Dr Warwick Dunn

Lecturer in Metabolomics

Dr Warwick (Rick) Dunn’s research group focuses on developing innovative chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample collection and computational resources and their application in the study of the complex role of metabolites in human ageing and diseases. Areas of biomedical study include endocrinology, inflammation and immunology including musculoskeletal health, cardio-renal ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5923

Email w.dunn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Scott Hayward

Dr Scott Hayward

Lecturer - Molecular Ecophysiology

Dr Hayward’s research group seeks to understand how organisms cope with variable and stressful environments. Temperate, polar and tropical terrestrial invertebrates (insects, mites and nematodes) are the primary focus of this endeavour. His lab uses state-of-the-art tools, and a systems biology approach, to investigate how these organisms detect, repair and stabilize the cellular ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47147

Email s.a.hayward@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nik Hodges

Dr Nik Hodges

Senior Lecturer

Dr Nik Hodges is interested in the mechanisms of genetic toxicology, cellular oxidative stress and repair of oxidative DNA damage and his lab was the first to identify that the variant form of the repair protein OGG1 is repair deficient under conditions of oxidative stress which could have important consequences for individual susceptibilty to cancer.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45906

Email n.hodges@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francesco Michelangeli

Dr Francesco Michelangeli

Senior Lecturer

I am the current head of Biochemistry degree programmes.

I am in the molecular and cellular biology research theme.

My research field is in calcium signalling.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45398

Email f.michelangeli@bham.ac.uk

Dr Luisa Orsini

Dr Luisa Orsini

Lecturer in Biosystems and Climate Change

I am a Lecturer in Biosystems and Environmental Change at the University of Birmingham and building my research group. I have always been at the forefront of multidisciplinary research and work with world class researchers. My research interest is understanding how natural populations adapt and evolve in response to environmental changes. The main objective of my current research is to identify ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4145894

Email l.orsini@bham.ac.uk

Professor Malcolm Press

Professor Malcolm Press

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 48853

Email m.c.press@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jim Reynolds

Dr Jim Reynolds

Lecturer in Ornithology and Animal Conservation

Dr Jim Reynolds has worked on the reproductive biology and the nutritional ecology of birds from many different and diverse orders including passerines, geese, grouse, kingfishers and terns. He has worked in North America and in mainland Europe in investigating how human activity influences food availability and the resulting changes in avian reproductive investment and life histories. He ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 43639

Email j.reynolds.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Senior Lecturer

Dr Thorpe's expertise lies in the field of ecmorphology. Her research is about understanding how organisms get to be built the way they are built, and the consequences of their design for patterns of resource use, interactions with other species, and for patterns of evolution. Specific themes in her lab at present are the evolution of human bipedalism; how animals (including ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45040

Email s.k.thorpe@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark Viant

Professor Mark Viant

Professor of Metabolomics
Director of NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility - Metabolomics Node
President of the international Metabolomics Society

60 second video iconProfessor Mark Viant’s expertise lies in the field of metabolomics. His research spans from method development in analytical chemistry and bioinformatics through to the application of metabolomics to environmental toxicology.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 42219

Email m.viant@bham.ac.uk