Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

We are comprised of four schools, all working together under a 'One Health' vision, to provide interdisciplinary research and teaching in human and animal health.

Surrey’s new medical school

We are delighted to be launching our new four-year graduate entry Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree and will be accepting applications for students starting in 2024. 

One Health, One Medicine

We understand that human health is closely linked to animals, plants and our shared environment. To improve our health and that of animals, we’ve implemented a ‘One Health, One Medicine’ approach, bringing together expertise from a broad range of multidisciplinary areas.

Our staff members

Professor Paul Townsend

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor Paul Townsend is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. An internationally renowned scientist in the field of cell stress and survival mechanisms, Paul has a passion for teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He brings with him a wealth of industry and enterprise experience, having co-fo...

Professor Melaine Coward

Head of the School of Health Sciences

Since qualifying as a registered nurse, I have worked in the field of oncology and haemato-oncology nursing. I have worked in a variety of areas including London teaching hospitals and a specialist cancer hospital. I was a successful nurse manager in cancer care managing a department which was granted the Charter Mark award for excellence twice, as well as being awarded ISO 9002...

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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Kate Granger Building
30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park
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