Dr Rhiannon Pursall BSc, PhD

Research Facilitator

Primary Care Clinical Sciences


Contact details

Room 117, Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building
School of Health and Population Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Rhiannon is a research facilitator in Primary Care Clinical Sciences in the School of Health and Population Sciences.


  • PhD in Evolutionary Biology, University of Sheffield, 2010
  • BSc(Hons) in Biology, University of Sheffield, 2006


Rhiannon obtained her PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Sheffield in 2010. She then took up a position as a research associate in microbiology in the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, and worked here until moving to the Primary Care Clinical Research and Trials Unit in June 2012.


Sabiiti W, May RC, Pursall ER (2012) Experimental Models of Cryptococcosis. International Journal of Microbiology, Article ID 626745, 10 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/626745

Pursall ER, Rolff J (2011) Immune Responses Accelerate Ageing: Proof-of-Principle in an Insect Model. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19972. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019972

Nunn C, Lindenfors P, Pursall ER, Rolff J (2009) On sexual dimorphism in immune function. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 364: 61-69, : 61-69

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