School of Life Sciences

Research staff

Our Senior Research Officers develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research under the direction of, or with assistance from, one of our academics as a Principal Investigator/Supervisor.

Research Officers and Fellows

Chidi Afamefule
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Kirralee Baker
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Marc Balsalobre
Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Alessia Bani
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
David Clark
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Quantitative ecology; Microbial ecology; Macroecology; Modeling and Statistics; Bioinformatics; Next Generation Sequencing
Giuseppe Deganutti
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Marino Exposito Rodriguez
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Robert Ferguson
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digestion/Wastewater treatment; Microbial Degradation of oil hydrocarbons; Nanoparticles; Bioaerosols; Molecular Microbial Ecology
Stuart Fisk
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Benjamin Gregson
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Institute for Analytics and Data Science), School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Biological machine learning; Computational palaeobiology; Quantifying evolutionary convergence; Ediacaran palaeobiology and palaeoecology
Patricia Lopez
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Erin Losty
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Alice Lown
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Maria Magliulo
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Jack Matthews
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Irabonosi Obomighie
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Kate Randall
Postdoctoral Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
John Stamford
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Richard Strange
Senior Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: The overall theme of my research is based on reaching an understanding of structure-function relationship of proteins, enzymes and their complexes, including those involved in disease (e.g. ALS), via advanced computational and experimental approaches. This encompasses synchrotron radiation, protein crystallography, XAFS, SAXS, SAD phasing, catalysis, structure-based drug discovery, molecular dynamics and computational chemistry.;
Sunitha Subramaniam
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Silvere Vialet-Chabrand
Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Plant ecophysiology; Modelling of leaf gas exchange; Scaling up from stomata to canopy level; Bayesian inference; Stomatal behaviour: rapidity and amplitude of response; Plant growth and water use efficiency; Effect of climate change on plant ecophysiology; Interaction between plants and their microclimate; Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging ; Thermal imaging; Leaf boundary layer conductance; Image processing; Software programming;