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Our academics are research leaders in their fields. Whatever your area of study, you will have access and support from outstanding academics such as those below.

Professor Mike Schmitt, Law

Mike Schmitt is Director of the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the United States Naval War College, a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Senior Fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and General Editor of International Law Studies.

Read Mike Schmitt's full bio or visit the Law site

Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Theology and Religion

Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou's research is primarily focused on ancient Israelite and Judahite religions, and portrayals of the religious past in the Hebrew Bible. 

Francesca has presented a three-part BBC documentary series about the Bible and archaeology, called Bible's Buried Secrets, and appears regularly on BBC1's debate shows The Big Questions and Sunday Morning Live.   

Read Francesca Stavrakopoulou's full bio or visit the Theology and Religion site

Professor Andrew Hattersley, Medical School

Professor Andrew Hattersley FRS is an outstanding clinical scientist, who is distinguished for his contributions to the understanding of the genetics of diabetes and the application of that knowledge to clinical practice. His work on diabetes combines state-of-the-art molecular genetics, physiological studies and clinical observations to generate important scientific insights. 

Read Andrew Hattersley’s full bio or visit the Medical School site

Dr Safi Darden, Psychology

Dr Safi Darden has developed a novel research framework for exploring selection for social traits in the context of sexual conflict using the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata) as a model system. Her research investigates the interplay between the behaviour of individuals and processes and patterns expressed at the population level. 

Read Safi Darden's full bio or visit the Psychology site

Professor Nina Wedell, Biosciences

Nina Wedell is an evolutionary biologist with research interests focused on the evolutionary ecology of sex. She currently holds a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. Nina is the Academic lead for the Behaviour research group.

Read Nina Wedell's full bio or visit the Biosciences site

Dr Gary Abrahams, Business School

Gary Abrahams worked for 14 years at UBS Investment Bank, becoming Managing Director at the bank's Northern European FIG DCM franchise. He achieved considerable success at UBS, including being awarded FIG DCM Banker of the year in 2008 by Euroweek, and being voted as a top 100 Global Banker by Brendon Wood in 2007. He left the city in 2008 to pursue academia.

Read Gary Abrahams' full bio or visit the Business School site

Dr Stephanie Bull, Medical School

Stephanie is a senior lecturer involved in many aspects of medical (BMBS) and science (BSc Medical Science) undergraduate programmes at the University of Exeter. She is the academic lead for Microbiology, across both programs and the Problem Based Learning co-Lead for first and second year medical students.

Read Stephanie Bull's full bio or visit the Medical School site

Professor Clare Saunders, Politics and Environment and Sustainability

Clare Saunders is Associate Professor in Environmental Politics. Her areas of research expertise are social movements and protest, climate and energy politics, and social networks. She is involved with several interdisciplinary projects, ranging from exploring why protesters take to the streets, to investigating whether local energy-saving initiatives can help householders reduce their energy demand. 

Read Clare Saunders' full bio or visit the Politics or Environment and Sustainability Institute sites

Professor Peter Cox, Mathematics

Peter Cox is a lead author on the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a member of Science Advisory Group for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, as well as being amongst the most highly-cited authors in climate change research during the last decade.

Read Peter Cox's full bio or visit the Mathematics site

Professor Gordon Murray OBE, Business School

Professor Gordon Murray OBE is Professor Emeritus in Management (Entrepreneurship) at the University of Exeter Business School. He has provided specialist advice and published research reports on the financing of enterprise/innovation policy to governing bodies in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. In June 2012, Professor Murray was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to business.

Read Gordon Murray's full bio or visit the Business School site.

Professor Regenia Gagnier, English

Regenia Gagnier's books and lectures have shaped the study of 19-21C British and anglophone culture with highly influential work on decadence, aesthetics, lifewriting, and subjectivity, economics, individualism, and globalization.

Read Regenia Gagnier's full bio or visit the English site

Professor Dragan Savic, Engineering

Professor Savic (FREng) is the UK’s first Professor of Hydroinformatics, an interdisciplinary field that transcends traditional boundaries of water/environmental science and engineering, informatics/computer science (including Artificial Intelligence, data mining and optimisation techniques) and environmental engineering. Professor Savic has lectured extensively throughout the UK and at Higher Education institutions on all continents. 

Read Dragan Savic's full bio or visit the Engineering site