College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We are dedicated to exploring the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms. Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health. From exercise, biomedicine and mental health to climate change, food security and resilience we combine original thinking and real-world experience with clear focus and rigour. 

Together, we are developing solutions to ensure a healthier and a more sustainable future. 

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High quality, specialist programmes underpinned by world-leading research.

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Our experts are engaged in world-changing research, benefitting individuals, communities and the environment. 

Find out more about our research centres, school research and our scientific research facilities

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Further your research within a globally respected and multi-disciplinary environment.

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Engaging with schizophrenia – experts argue for new approaches to treatment

Engaging with schizophrenia – experts argue for new approaches to treatment
Description
A better understanding of the lived experience of people with schizophrenia would enable clinicians to help patients live with their condition, alongside treating symptoms with medication and psychotherapy, say experts.
Date:
25 February 2020

Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students

Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students
Description
Emotional fitness app Fika has captured a mental skills training programme created by the University of Birmingham, turning it into app-based workouts aimed at students UK-wide.
Date:
17 February 2020

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests
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Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster suggest.
Date:
10 February 2020

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