About Our School
The School of Biological Sciences has a dedicated team of academic, research and professional staff, all strongly committed to enhancing our students’ learning experience and collaborating with our external partners.
- Interim Head of School - Professor Justin Brookes
- Associate Head (Learning and Teaching) - Dr Stephen Kidd
- Associate Head (Research) - Professor Frank Grutzner
- Associate Head (Postgraduate) - Associate Professor Keith Shearwin
- Associate Head (Diversity and Inclusion) - Dr Michelle Guzik
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Head of Department - Associate Professor Phillip Cassey
- Deputy Head of Department - Associate Professor Jeremy Austin
The department educates students and conducts research on the fascinating natural world. We explore how plants and animals evolved, and the range of features they have to cope with current and future climate.
Our staff and students have a strong focus on wildlife conservation and the restoration of arid, marine and freshwater ecosystems. We use state of the art techniques ranging from the latest molecular tools to drone and satellite technology.
Our graduates are in demand in a wide range of areas including:
- Conservation of flora and fauna
- Environmental management and restoration
- Natural resource monitoring and GIS analysis
Department of Molecular & Biomedical Science
- Head of Department - Associate Professor Michael Beard
- Deputy Head - Associate Professor Dan Peet
With a focus on biology from a molecular and cellular point of view, the department is composed of the traditional disciplines of biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and immunology. The interface between these groups provides a vibrant culture for the education of the next generation of researchers in biomedical science, bioinformatics and biotechnology.
Key areas of research include:
- Pathogenesis and infectious disease
- Synthetic biology and biotechnology
- Genomics and metabolic disease