Life & Health Sciences

  • School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston is acknowledged as UK-leading, with an outstanding reputation for teaching and research. The School prides itself on its excellence in research which is integrated into lectures, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, giving students the distinct advantage of access to the latest trends, thinking, issues and research in their particular field. Further to this, we have invested significantly in well-equipped laboratories providing excellent facilities for teaching and research.

Students are taught by passionate academics and active research scientists from a variety of backgrounds and specialisms. Aston was awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework in recognition of our high quality teaching. Alongside teaching, there is huge breadth of academic research undertaken which is integrated into our courses. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) rated 94% of research from the School of Life & Health Sciences as being internationally excellent or world leading. 

The School prepares its graduates for professional roles as scientists and practitioners who make a real difference to the communities in which they work and live. Most of our programmes have an integrated placement opportunity, providing laboratory, hospital or clinical experience. The nature of the programmes within the School means that relevant professional experts regularly review course content and courses are developed to fulfil the needs of the Life and Health Science industries.

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Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Medicine & Life Sciences
Alzheimer Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Therapeutics Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences

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Rabia Ahmed

Person: Academic Related


Research Output 1964 2020

Age-related degeneration of the lumbar paravertebral muscles: Systematic review and three-level meta-regression

Dallaway, A., Kite, C., Griffen, C., Duncan, M., Tallis, J., Renshaw, D. & Hattersley, J., 30 Jan 2020, In : Experimental Gerontology. 133, 110856.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Muscular Atrophy

An increase in interest in myopia control

Naroo, S., 1 Feb 2020, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 43, 1, p. 1-2

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

A Piezoresistive Array Armband With Reduced Number of Sensors for Hand Gesture Recognition

Andreozzi, E., Esposito, D., Gargiulo, G. D., Fratini, A., d'Addio, G., Naik, G. R. & Bifulco, P., 17 Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Neurorobotics. 13, 114.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self-Help Devices

Student theses

a-Adrenoceptors and calcium activation mechanisms in vascular muscle

Author: Stein, W. K., 1987

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Ability assessment and job structure measures in occupational mobility

Author: Sparrow, J. A., Aug 1984

Supervisor: Spurgeon, P. (Supervisor) & Patrick, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


A bio-adhesive formulation for the delivery of anti-fungal agents to the oesophagus

Author: Zhang, L., 2005

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy


AXA Research Fund Future Research Leader Fellowship

Megan Jarman (Recipient), 1 May 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Thomas Simm Littler Award for academic contribution to Audiology

Helen Pryce (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

health care
local government

Activities 1999 2019

EVER 2019

Rebekka Heitmar (Chair), Sascha Klee (Chair)
18 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, seminar or course

EVER 2019

Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)
17 Oct 201919 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Manousos Klados (Participant), Christoph Guger (Participant)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

TV Interview

Raquel Medina


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

TV interview.Ageing and gender in Spanish cinema

Raquel Medina


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

American Tinnitus Association

Helen Pryce


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research