Natural Sciences faculty members Natural Sciences faculty members

Dr Tharin Blumenschein - Head of Natural Sciences and Director of Learning & Teaching
Tharin has a BSc in Molecular Sciences, a course that has many similarities with Natural Sciences, and that’s one of the reasons why she enjoys being involved with Natural Sciences. She has a PhD in Biochemistry and teaches in modules that are part of the Natural Sciences Degree Programme. Tharin has also supervised final year Natural Sciences projects.

See Tharin's full profile on the School of Chemistry website.

Dr Emilian Parau – Deputy Head of Natural Sciences
Emilian I. Parau is a Professor of Applied Mathematics. He obtained his BSc in Mathematics from the West University of Timisoara, Romania and his PhD in Mathematics in 2000 from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and West University of Timisoara. His research focuses on free surface flows, nonlinear water waves, interfacial and hydroelastic waves.

See Emilian's full profile on the School of Mathematics website.

Prof Stephen Ashworth - Senior Academic Adviser
Stephen teaches modules in Physics as part of the Natural Sciences Degree Programme and has supervised final year Natural Sciences projects.

See Stephen's full profile on the School of Chemistry website.

Dr Chris Greenman - Project Co-ordinator
Chris has a Mathematics degree from Durham University, and a Mathematics PhD from the University of Edinburgh, utilizing number theory to study the spacing distributions of quantized harmonic oscillators.

See Chris's full profile on the School of Computing Sciences website.

Dr Tom Clarke - Chair of Exam Board
Tom teaches on modules in BIO and CHE as part of the Biochemistry program and his research on mineral respiring bacteria covers multiple natural sciences disciplines including microbiology, chemistry and geology.

See Tom's full profile on the School of Biological Sciences website.

Dr Robert Hall - Admissions Director
Rob is a senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences and has both an undergraduate degree and PhD in Oceanography. He is interested in a wide variety of marine and Earth system science subjects and teaches oceanography to students at all levels.

See Rob's full profile on the School of Environmental Science website.

Prof Michael Wormstone - Coursework Director
Michael is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences. His research utilises human cells and tissue to study human eye disease. In particular, he is interested in wound-healing events that follow cataract surgery, which lead to a secondary visual loss. His laboratory aims to further our understanding of the cell and molecular mechanisms underpinning wound healing in the eye and identify novel targets for future therapeutic development.

See Michael's full profile on the School of Biological Sciences website.

Prof Alex Baker - Member of Exam Board
Alex's research interests have developed into the fields of marine and atmospheric iodine biogeochemistry and the atmospheric transport of nutrients and trace metals and their impact on the marine carbon cycle.

See Alex's full profile on the School of Environmental Science website.

Dr Susan Matthews - Pharmacy Research Projects Coordinator
Susan's research interests are at the interface of chemistry and biology focusing on the development of smart drug delivery systems.

See Sue's full profile on the School of Pharmacy website.

Dr Mark Cooker - Member of Extenuating Circumstances Panel
Mark is a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics. His research is in fluid dynamics, especially the mathematics of water wave impact and splashes. Mark lectures mathematicians and scientists in applied mathematics modules at all levels. He has also supervised project work in areas such as the diffusion of heat, acoustics, water-wave motion, liquid sloshing in containers, and impact.

See Mark's full profile on the School of Mathematics website.

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Dr Tharin Blumenschein Lecturer in Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy School of Chemistry
Dr Emilian Parau Professor of Applied Mathematics School of Mathematics
Prof Stephen Ashworth Reader in Chemistry School of Chemistry
Dr Chris Greenman Lecturer School of Computing Sciences
Dr Tom Clarke Senior Lecturer School of Biological Sciences
Dr Robert Hall Senior Lecturer School of Environmental Sciences
Prof Michael Wormstone Professor of Ophthalmology School of Biological Sciences
Prof Alex Baker Professor of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry School of Environmental Sciences
Dr Susan Matthews Senior Lecturer School of Pharmacy
Dr Mark Cooker Senior Lecturer School of Mathematics