Surrey sleep expert appointed Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Physiology
Dr Simon Archer holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Zoology, and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and invited reviews.
Dr Archer’s research is focussed on human sleep and circadian genetics, transgenic sleep and circadian models and circadian clock gene expression, and he is a member of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, the European Biological Rhythms Society and the European Sleep Research Society, where he is Chair of the Scientific Committee.
He has worked at Surrey for 15 years and takes on the Head of Department role from Dr Fiona Green, who is standing down after a three-year term to focus on her research.
Commenting on his new role, Dr Archer said, “I am looking forward to working closely with colleagues in the department to build upon our excellent research and integrate this with high quality teaching for our students.”