Research - Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences has an expanding research base, which, in addition to providing leading researchers of national and international standing in these areas, most importantly underpins the delivery of teaching.
The last research assessment exercise (RAE 2008) drew attention to the internationally excellent work of the group.

Much of the research undertaken in the Department contributes to the Chester Centre for Stress Research (CCSR). The last research assessment exercise (RAE 2008) drew attention to the internationally excellent work of the group. The overriding focus of the CCSR is on all aspects of stress analysed at biological, psychological and social levels. This enables the successful development of a number of research lines with an inter-disciplinary nature.

 

Main research areas

Research in Biological Sciences at Chester can be divided into three broad groups of expertise, namely Animal Behaviour and Conservation, Food Nutrition and Health, and Stress and Disease.


Other areas of research

Staff interests also include limestone pavement habitat conservation, Women in Science and the interaction of science and literature, from an evolutionary perspective as well as the impact that science has made on English literature (especially 19th century poetry).