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

Reader 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

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.

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

Professor Warwick Dunn

Professor Warwick Dunn

Professor of Analytical and Clinical Metabolomics
Director of the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre
Director of Mass Spectrometry, Phenome Centre Birmingham

School of Biosciences

Professor 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 diseases ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5458
Email
w.dunn@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

Senior Lecturer

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 susceptibilty to cancer.

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

Dr Julia P Myatt

Dr Julia P Myatt

Acting Dean of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences (2018-2019)
Director of Natural Sciences for Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology and Morphology

School of Biosciences

As part of the School of Biosciences, Julia is a Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology and Morphology, teaching on a range of modules, across all years, including field courses.

Her research interests include the morphology-behaviour-habitat interface in non-human great apes (as part of the LEBL group in Biosciences) and the collective behaviour of group-living animals, including free-ranging ...

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

Dr Luisa Orsini

Dr Luisa Orsini

Senior Lecturer in Biosystems and Climate Change
Director of the Environmental Omics Sequencing Facility, University of Birmingham

School of Biosciences

Dr Luisa Orsini is a Senior Lecturer in Biosystems and Environmental Change at the University of Birmingham (UoB), and a time traveller. She studies the processes and mechanisms of evolutionary response to climate and other environmental factors with relevance to climate – pollution, anthropogenic land-use. To reconstruct long-term dynamics she applies high throughput technologies to ...

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

Dr Jim Reynolds

Dr Jim Reynolds

Lecturer 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
Head of Research

School of Biosciences

Susannah Thorpe is Professor of Zoology and Head of Research 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 ...

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

Professor Mark Viant

Professor Mark Viant

Professor of Metabolomics
Director of Phenome Centre Birmingham
Past President of the International Metabolomics Society

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.

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