Dr Roisin Madigan

Dr Roisin Madigan

School of Biosciences
Associate Professor

Contact details

W110, School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Programme Director for Natural Sciences.

Dr Roisin Madigan teaches on a variety of courses in Biosciences and the Medical and Dental School, and has particular interest in problem-based learning.  


  • BSc Biochemistry at the National University of Ireland
  • PhD Biochemistry at the National University of Ireland


I undertook both my BSc and PhD at University College Dublin of the National University of Ireland where I researched flavin-containing enzymes of clinical interest. I have maintained my interest in the applications of biochemistry in clinical diagnosis along with my original training in the study of proteins.


I teach diverse aspects of biochemistry to undergraduates studying for degrees in Biochemistry, Human Biology, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical / Biomaterial sciences. I deliver lectures, practicals, workshops and clinical case studies in areas that include protein structure and function, physical biochemistry, aberrations of metabolism, and nutrition.

I have particular interest in problem-based learning which I use in several of the modules on which I teach or lead. And I enjoy the interactive nature of teaching, such as in the wide range of practical classes that I run for diverse cohorts of undergraduates.

Postgraduate supervision

For a list of possible PhD projects offered by Dr Madigan:


Other activities

I am the Senior Tutor in Biosciences, and the Senior Tutor for undergraduates and taught masters students in Biosciences.