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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    Rabia Ahmed

    Person: Academic Related


    Research Output

    305 Pacemaker therapy after cardiac valve replacement surgery: impact on heart failure hospitalizations

    Zegard, A., Qiu, T., Mcnulty, D., Evison, F., Okafor, O., Marshall, H., Gasparini, M. & Leyva, F., 18 Jun 2020, In : Europace. 22, Supplement_1, euaa162.366.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract

    Abolishing spontaneous epileptiform activity in human brain tissue through AMPA receptor inhibition

    Wright, S. K., Wilson, M. A., Walsh, R., Lo, W. B., Mundil, N., Agrawal, S., Philip, S., Seri, S., Greenhill, S. D. & Woodhall, G. L., 1 Jun 2020, In : Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 7, 6, p. 883-890 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Accommodative dynamics and attention: the influence of manipulating attentional capacity on accommodative lag and variability

    Redondo, B., Vera, J., Molina, R., Davies, L. & Jiménez, R., 1 Jul 2020, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 40, 4, p. 510-518 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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


    IBRO-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellow

    Talcott, Joel (Recipient), Jul 2020

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    AXA Research Fund Future Research Leader Fellowship

    Jarman, Megan (Recipient), 1 May 2019

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    Neuropathic Pain and Experimental Spinal Cord Injury in Rodents

    Manoj Upadhya (Speaker)

    31 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    STI year 12

    Steve Russell (Presenter)

    4 Mar 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Webinar: Commercialising Industrial Biotechnology

    Petra Hanga (Organiser)


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

    GFI 2018 grantees

    Petra Hanga


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research