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

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

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Latest news

09 February 2021

Fellowship Success for Dr Maria Michail

Dr Maria Michail, lead of the suicide and self-harm research group at the Institute for Mental Health has been awarded a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Global Fellowship.

08 February 2021

Machine learning could aid mental health diagnoses

A way of using machine learning to more accurately identify patients with a mix of psychotic and depressive symptoms has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

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Research at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (with Professor Alice Roberts)

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Institute for Mental Health Lunchtime Webinar with Dr Maria Dauvermann (Dec 2021)

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