Staff within this research area

Staff within the BioSystems and Environmental Change research area in the School of Biosciences

Dr Jackie Chappell

Dr Jackie Chappell

Associate Professor in Animal Behaviour

School of Biosciences

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 John Kenneth Colbourne

Professor John Kenneth Colbourne

Professor, Chair of Environmental Genomics
Director, Centre for Environmental Research and Justice (CERJ)

School of Biosciences

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. John is the Director of the Centre for ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5423
Email
j.k.colbourne@bham.ac.uk

Dr Scott Hayward

Dr Scott Hayward

Senior Lecturer - Molecular Ecophysiology

School of Biosciences

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 and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47147
Email
s.a.hayward@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nik Hodges

Dr Nik Hodges

Reader

School of Biosciences

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 susceptibility to cancer.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45906
Email
n.hodges@bham.ac.uk

Professor Julia P Myatt

Professor Julia P Myatt

Professor in Collaborative Education
Academic Director of Sustainability Education

School of Biosciences

Professor Julia Myatt is the Academic Director for Sustainability Education at the University of Birmingham. As part of the Senior Education Team, Julia coordinates and promotes the central place of subject-specific and interdisciplinary education in sustainability and climate awareness across the University’s teaching and learning strategy. Julia is also part of the Birmingham Institute ...

Telephone
+ 44 (0)121 414 5598
Email
j.p.myatt@bham.ac.uk

Professor Luisa Orsini

Professor Luisa Orsini

Professor of Evolutionary Systems Biology and Environmental Omics
Alan Turing Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Co-founder and CEO of Daphne Water Solutions, Deputy Director of the Centre for Environmental Research and Justice (CERJ)

School of Biosciences

My mission is to improve environmental health by pushing the boundaries of research and innovation. I apply high throughput sequencing technologies and AI to understand the impact of environmental change on freshwater ecosystems. I work with ghost DNA and resurrected crustaceans to identify the causes of biodiversity loss and the mechanisms of evolution that allow species to persist.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 4145894
Email
l.orsini@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jim Reynolds

Dr Jim Reynolds

Assistant Professor in Ornithology and Animal Conservation

School of Biosciences

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 employs ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 43639
Email
j.reynolds.2@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alice Roberts

Professor Alice Roberts

Professor of Public Engagement in Science

School of Biosciences

Alice Roberts is an anatomist, author and broadcaster. Her research interests focus on evolutionary anatomy, osteoarchaeology and palaeopathology. She has considerable experience in science communication: she has presented several landmark series on the BBC and written seven popular science books.

Email
roberamy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Susannah Thorpe

Professor Susannah Thorpe

Professor of Zoology

School of Biosciences

Susannah Thorpe is Professor of Zoology for the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research employs a multidisciplinary approach in primate behavioural ecology to reveal how primates interact with complex natural habitats and the environmental constraints that steer their evolution. Her career has been predominantly based on revealing core aspects of human ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45040
Email
s.k.thorpe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juliano Sarmento Cabral

Dr Juliano Sarmento Cabral

Associate Professor for Biodiversity Modelling and Environmental Change

School of Biosciences

Dr. Juliano Sarmento Cabral is one of the world’s experts in mechanistic modelling of eco-evolutionary biodiversity dynamics. He and his team have developed several mechanistic and process-based models for plant and animal populations, communities, and species ranges to demonstrate, for example, how ecological and genetic traits are both under selection under environmental change and how ...

Email
j.sarmentocabral@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark Viant

Professor Mark Viant

Professor of Metabolomics
Director of Phenome Centre Birmingham
Centre for Environmental Research and Justice (CERJ)

School of Biosciences

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. Professor Viant is a member of the Centre for Environmental Research and Justice (CERJ).

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 42219
Email
m.viant@bham.ac.uk