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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

We are training the next generation of innovators to achieve tangible positive benefits across health and the life sciences. Our ground-breaking research has been ranked 100% for impact.

About us

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences brings together academics and students across the spectrum of health, wellbeing and life sciences, including the social and environmental context, to create a holistic community with exciting synergies, dedicated to creating positive impact.

Covering Biosciences, Psychology, Health and Care Professions (Nursing, Medical Imaging and Pharmacy), Public Health and Sports Sciences, Health and Community Sciences, and Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, the Faculty is based over multiple campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, and on partner NHS sites.

I’m delighted to be leading the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Through our exceptional research and teaching, our vibrant and diverse faculty will play a significant role in contributing to the University’s commitment to making key breakthroughs to transform human health and wellbeing, within the context of strong fundamental health and life sciences.

Our faculty brings together an amazing combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary strengths in both research and education. We will build on our strengths to fully develop our faculty’s potential, with a strong ethos of teamwork, trust and understanding, and with respect, transparency and inclusion at the core of the way we work.

Read more from Professor Sallie Lamb

Professor Sallie Lamb

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Our research

Our interdisciplinary approach includes partnerships with healthcare providers, industry and above all, the public. This approach is at the forefront of the innovative and cutting-edge translational research undertaken across the faculty’s departments and research groups, and within the Living Systems Institute. In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 100% of our research impact in the areas of Life Sciences and Health was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our education

We offer programmes that develop the science and healthcare leaders of the future - critical thinkers and problem-solvers who are socially accountable and committed to the service of patients and the public. Our diverse programme portfolio provides opportunities to specialise in a single discipline or explore interdisciplinary study, with many programmes offering options for study abroad or industrial and professional placements.

Our Leadership Team