Collectively, the School of Biosciences and Medicine is home to around 200 staff, including close to 100 lecturers, senior lectures, readers and professors, along with a number of teaching and senior teaching fellows.

We also have a technical team who underpin the research laboratory environment and teaching activity of the School, and a number of administrative staff.

Meet the team

Head of school

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Professor David Blackbourn

Head of the School of Biosciences and Medicine

Academic staff

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Dr Kourosh Ahmadi

Reader in Nutritional Sciences

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Dr Sarah Allison

Lecturer in Health and Exercise Science

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Professor Simon Archer

Professor of Molecular Biology of Sleep

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Dr Mohammad Asim

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cancer Molecular Biology

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Giuseppe Atzori

Senior Sleep Technologist

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Dr Claudio Avignone Rossa

Professor of Systems Microbiology

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Dr Ian Bailey

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Dr Sarah Bailey

Teaching Fellow in Physiology

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Dr Matteo Barberis

Reader in Systems Biology

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Dr Sarah Bath

Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

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Dr Dany Beste

Senior Lecturer in Microbial Metabolism

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Dr Kikki Bodman-Smith

School Director for Learning and Teaching, Lecturer in Immunology, Director of Biomedical Science Programmes

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Dr Jonathan Brown

Senior Teaching Fellow in Nutrition and Food Science

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Professor Michael Bushell

Emeritus Professor of Microbiology

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Dr Patrizia Camelliti

Lecturer in Cardiovascular Biology

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Dr Paola Campagnolo

Lecturer in Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences

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Dr Adam Collins

Principal Teaching Fellow in Nutrition

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Dr Alison Cottell

Tutor in Microbiology

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Dr Ben Creagh-Brown

Reader (Clinical)

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Dr Alexessander Da Silva Couto Alves

Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics

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Dr Ayse Demirkan

Research Fellow

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Dr Tony Dhillon

Senior Lecturer in Oncology, University of Surrey, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital

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Professor Derk-Jan Dijk

Professor of Sleep and Physiology, Director Surrey Sleep Research Centre

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Dr Hermanus Draisma

Research Fellow in Statistical Multi-Omics Modelling and Analysis

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Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters

Professor of Immunology, Lead for University Research Theme Lifelong Health

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Professor Gill Elliott

Professor of Virology

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Dr Ruan Elliott

Associate Dean (Doctoral College); Senior Lecturer in Nutrition

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Professor Vincent Emery

Emeritus Professor of Translational Virology

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Dr Barbara Engel

Senior Teaching Fellow in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Dr Saeed Farjami

Research Fellow in Mathematical Biology of Cell Differentiation

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Dr Benjamin Field

Clinical Reader in Diabetes and Endocrinology

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Dr Barbara Fielding

Reader in Nutritional Sciences

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Lui Forni

Honorary Professor

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Professor Heather Gage

Professor of Health Economics

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Professor Andre Gerber

Professor of RNA Biology

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Dr Veronica Giacintucci

Teaching Fellow in Food Science

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Dr Terri Grassby

Lecturer in Food Science

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Professor Bruce Griffin

Professor of Nutritional Metabolism

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Dr Kiran Kumar Guruswamy Ravindran

Research Fellow in Sleep Physiology and Dementia

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Dr Jorge Gutierrez

Lecturer in Food Microbiology

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Dr Kath Hart

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Dr Hana Hassanin

Medical Director of Surrey Clinical Research Facility

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Robert Hatch

Teaching fellow, Biosciences Foundation

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Professor Christian Heiss

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

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Dr Suzie Hingley-Wilson

Lecturer in Bacteriology

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Dr Uy Hoang

Research Fellow

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Eleanor Holmes

Teaching Fellow in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Dr Sam Hopkins

Teaching fellow (learning develoment)

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Dr Louise Tzung-Harn Hsieh

Research Fellow in Host-Pathogen Interactions

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Dr Jim Huggett

Senior Lecturer, Analytical Microbiology

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Dr Andrew Hulton

Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Dr Julie Hunt

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Dr Cheryl Isherwood

Research Fellow

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Dr Rita Jabr

Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Professor Jonathan Johnston

Professor of Chronobiology and Integrative Physiology

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Cecile Jones

Teaching Fellow in Dietetics

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Dr Marika Kaakinen

Lecturer in Statistical Multi-omics

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Dr Youngchan Kim

Lecturer in Quantum Biology

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Dr Emma Laing

Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics, Head of Bioinformatics

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Dr Helen Lambert

Teaching Fellow in Public Health Nutrition

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Professor Susan Lanham-New

Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences

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Yingrui Li

Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow

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Professor Nicolas Locker

Professor of Virology

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Professor Steven Lockley

Professor, Vice-Chancellor Fellow

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Dr Elaina Maldonado

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr Carlos Maluquer de Motes

Lecturer in Virus/Host Interactions

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Dr Ralph Manders

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

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Dr Kevin Maringer

Lecturer in Microbiology

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Professor Johnjoe McFadden

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Associate Dean (International)

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Professor John McVey

Head of Department of Biochemical Sciences, Professor of Cardiovascular Biology

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Dr Lisie Meira

Lecturer in DNA Damage and Ageing

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Dr Agnieszka Michael

Reader in Oncology , Consultant Medical Oncologist

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Dr Benita Middleton

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Lisa Mohebati

Research Fellow

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Dr Chinyere Okoro

Lecturer in Bacteriology

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Professor Hardev Pandha

Professor of Medical Oncology

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Professor Inga Prokopenko

Professor e-One Health and Head of Statistical Multi-Omics

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Dr Razieh Rafieenia

Postdoctoral research fellow

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Professor Margaret Rayman

Professor of Nutritional Medicine

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Dr Kate Relph

Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow

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Dr Victoria Revell

Lecturer in Translational Sleep and Circadian Physiology

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Dr Natalie Riddell

Lecturer in Immunology and Ageing

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Dr Jennifer Ritchie

Senior Lecturer in Microbial Pathogenesis

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Dr Denise Robertson

Reader in Nutritional Physiology

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Dr Tracey Robertson

Research Fellow

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Dr Andrea Rocco

Senior Lecturer in Physics and Mathematical Biology

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Konstantin Rudometkin

Computational and Data Storage Facility Manager

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Professor David Russell-Jones

Vice-Chancellor's Fellow

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Dr Lorenzo Santorelli

Programme Director for Biological Sciences and Teaching fellow in Zoology

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Dr Julie Seibt

Lecturer in Sleep and Plasticity

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Dr Nick Selemetas

Teaching Fellow

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Dr Billy Senington

Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Science

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Dr Rachel Simmonds

Senior Lecturer in Immunopathogenesis

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Professor Debra Skene

Professor of Neuroendocrinology; Section Lead Chronobiology

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Professor Simon Skene

Head of Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Professor of Medical Statistics

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Professor Graham Stewart

Head of the Department of Microbial Sciences

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Dr Mira Sulonen

Research Fellow

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Dr Shelini Surendran

Teaching Fellow, Biosciences Foundation

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Dr Alfred Thumser

Senior Teaching Fellow in Biochemistry

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Dr Sarah Trinder

Senior Teaching Fellow in Pharmacology, Programme Director BSc Biochemistry

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Professor Margot Umpleby

Diabetes & Metabolic Medicine Research

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Dr Daan Van Der Veen

Senior Lecturer in Sleep and Chronobiology

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Louise Walker

Teaching Fellow (Dietetics) & Admissions Tutor (Dietetics)

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Dr Martin Whyte

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Metabolic Medicine

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James Wild

Teaching Fellow in Sport & Exercise Science

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Juliet Wilson

Teaching Fellow in Nutritional Sciences

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Saskia Wilson-Barnes

Postgraduate Research Assistant & Research Fellow

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Dr Raphaelle Winsky-Sommerer

Reader in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

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Dr Emma Wise

Research Fellow in Virology

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Dr Changhao Wu

Reader in Cell Physiology

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Professor Simon de Lusignan

Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics, and Vice Chancellor's Fellow

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Dr Ciro della Monica

Research Fellow

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Dr Johanna von Gerichten

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Visiting staff

Abdelali AgouniVisiting Lecturer
Aftab AlaVisiting Professor
Zahid AsgharVisiting Researcher
Alexis BaileyVisiting Lecturer
Fiona BarkerVisiting Research Fellow
Andrew BealeVisiting Researcher
Izhar BhagwanVisiting Senior Lecturer
Richard BudgettVisiting Professor
Helen CarrVisiting Research Fellow
Spyridon ChalkiadakisVisiting Research Fellow
Priti ChiversVisiting Professor
Nicholas ColeVisiting Clinical Research Fellow
Helen ColeyVisiting Senior Lecturer
Martin CookVisiting Professor
Ben Creagh-BrownVisiting Fellow
Andrew DaviesVisiting Reader
Maurice DixonVisiting Researcher
Christopher EdenVisiting Professor
Joanne FallowfieldVisiting Senior Fellow
Gordon FernsVisiting Professor
Douglas FlemingVisiting Professor
Chris FryVisiting Professor
Tim GantVisiting Professor
Pier GatenbyVisiting Professor
Shelagh HamptonVisiting Research Fellow
Thang Siue HanVisiting Researcher
Chris HarringtonVisiting Senior Fellow
Simon HassanVisiting Research Fellow
Roselle HerringVisiting Senior Research Fellow
Andras HorvathVisiting Senior Lecturer 
David HutchinsonVisiting Professor
George KassVisiting Professor
Sorena Kiani-Ali KhanVisiting Senior Lecturer 
Andrzej KierzekVisiting Professor
Brian LakeVisiting Professor
Anthony LeedsVisiting Senior Fellow
Valerie LivinaVisiting Researcher
Victor Alonso Lopez AgudeloVisiting Researcher
Katherine McCulloughVisiting Researcher
Bernadette MooreVisiting Professor
Karanjia NarimanVisiting Professor
Marinos PericleousVisiting Research Fellow
Timothy WangVisiting Professor
Abdus Samad AnsariVisiting Research Fellow
Jack SalwayVisiting Senior Fellow
Shahida ShafiVisiting Research Fellow
Fariba Shojaee-MoradieVisiting Fellow
Nadia SmithVisiting Researcher
Matthew SwindellsVisiting Professor
G. Michael TaylorVisiting Professor
John TeshVisiting Professor
Hilary ThomasVisiting Professor
Susan TresmanVisiting Research Fellow
Barry WalkerVisiting Senior Fellow
Timothy WangVisiting Senior Fellow
Katherine WebberVisiting Research Fellow
Michael WilsonVisiting Professor

Postgraduate researchers

Oluwafunmi AkinyemiPostgraduate research student
Osheen Al AssaadPostgraduate research student
Isaac AmpongPostgraduate research student
Mehreen Arif Mehreen ArifPostgraduate research student
Skevoulla ChristouPostgraduate research student
Danielle EvansPostgraduate research student
Simon DanielsPostgraduate research student
Edeline D'SouzaPostgraduate research student
Marie-Joe DibPostgraduate research student
Maia ElliottPostgraduate research student
Guilia FalgariPostgraduate research student
Mafalda De Arrábida FareloPostgraduate research student
Iliana GeorganaPostgraduate research student
Philippa GibsonPostgraduate research student
Cheryl IsherwoodPostgraduate research student
Eleanor HealingPostgraduate research student
Valeria MastrulloPostgraduate research student
Rolando MatosPostgraduate research student
Marcela Moraes MendesPostgraduate research student
Paula OlivieraPostgraduate research student
Iain PhillipsPostgraduate research student
Lucy RidoutPostgraduate research student
Christina SadlerPostgraduate research student
Elizabeth SaundersPostgraduate research student
Taryn SmithPostgraduate research student
Anzhalika TalstayaPostgraduate research student
Kamalram Thippu JayaprakashPostgraduate research student
Isaiah TingPostgraduate research student
James WildPostgraduate research student
Saski Wilson-BarnesPostgraduate research student
Louise WilsonPostgraduate research student

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