Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

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  • Dr Deborah Pearce

    Programme Lead for Biology and Environment

    Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


    I Joined Oxford Brookes in 1996. Prior to this, I was a lecturer in Aberdeen and a NERC Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the then Queen Mary & Westfield College, London. My recent research focusses on the carbon dynamics of wetlands and their contribution to Global Warming.

    In my role as Programme Lead for Biology and the Environment I am responsible for the curriculum development of several UG programmes including Environmental Sciences, Animal Biology & Conservation and Biology and PG MSc Conservation Ecology.

    I am also the Programme Lead for several Collaborative Programmes including the Equine BScs and the FdScs in Equine Science & Management and Animal Behaviour & Welfare, and the Life Sciences Foundation year with Abingdon and Witney College and the FdSc and BSc top-ups in Animal Conservation, Applied Animal Management and Countryside Management with Bridgwater College.

    I am Recruitment Lead for the Department of Biological & Medical Sciences and member of the Faculty Admissions and Recruitment Group.