Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


  • Dr Laura Gathercole

    Laura joined Oxford Brookes as a Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology in 2017 and is working to establish an independent research group.

    Laura qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Wales, Bangor in 2002. She worked as a research assistant before moving to the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism to study for a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Jeremy Tomlinson. Completing her PhD in 2009 she continued to work in Birmingham as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow before moving to the University of Oxford’s Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism.

    Her research has attracted a number of awards including the Society for Endocrinology Young Endocrinologist Prize Lecture and European Society for Endocrinology Early Career Prize.