Inside the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Read our blog to get to know us better, with first-hand accounts from those working within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Sustainability in Health and Life SciencesSustainability in Health and Life Sciences

Sustainability in Health and Life Sciences

This week marks the University's annual Sustainability Week, featuring a programme of exciting and informative activities for staff and students to get involved in. With issues such as climate change, rising energy costs and food security high on the news agenda, everyone from large businesses to individual homeowners are increasingly mindful of their environmental impact and are actively seeking ways to reduce it. As a Faculty, we're actively addressing this challenge. Through procedural changes and a shift in our culture, we are dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint. In this update, we spotlight the work we are doing to improve our laboratory and travel sustainability, and introduce some of the people at the forefront of these efforts.

Posted on: 26 February 2024

National Apprenticeship Week shines a spotlight on technical apprenticesNational Apprenticeship Week shines a spotlight on technical apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week shines a spotlight on technical apprentices

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we highlighted some of the exceptional technical apprentices working within our Faculty.

Posted on: 13 February 2024

Unsung hero: John Edmonstone - The man who taught DarwinUnsung hero: John Edmonstone - The man who taught Darwin

Unsung hero: John Edmonstone - The man who taught Darwin

Dr Carl Larsen is a Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences and tells us about an exhibition organised by staff and students to mark Race Equality Week (5-11 February) and Darwin Day (12 February).

Posted on: 5 February 2024

Exploring science at World Museum LiverpoolExploring science at World Museum Liverpool

Exploring science at World Museum Liverpool

Our latest 'Meet the Scientists' event was held on Saturday 28 October and drew in 850 enthusiastic attendees. Here's a quick look at what happened and some of the fantastic feedback received.

Posted on: 6 November 2023

Advancing Race Equity and Celebrating Black History Month: A relay race, not a marathonAdvancing Race Equity and Celebrating Black History Month: A relay race, not a marathon

Advancing Race Equity and Celebrating Black History Month: A relay race, not a marathon

Dr Carl Larsen is a Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences and has organised multiple events this year to promote race equity at the University of Liverpool. For Black History Month 2023, he put together an exhibit in the Harold Cohen Library about Henrietta Lacks amongst many other activities.

Posted on: 12 October 2023

Showcasing our science at Cheltenham Science Festival Showcasing our science at Cheltenham Science Festival

Showcasing our science at Cheltenham Science Festival

The annual Cheltenham Science Festival is for people of all ages who want to discover more about the wonders of the everyday world, mysteries of the universe and cutting-edge technology. The Festival hosts hundreds of free family-friendly activities, while the UK’s science community gathers to share their latest ideas in thought-provoking and entertaining ways.

Posted on: 19 July 2023

'Meet the Scientists' at the World Museum

'Meet the Scientists' at the World Museum

'Meet the Scientists' is a series of interactive, hands-on science days for all the family run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in partnership with the World Museum Liverpool. The events have been running for over seven years, are free to attend and each event is attended by between 600 – 1200 people from the local Merseyside area and beyond. Around half of attendees report it’s their first time attending a science event outside of school.

Posted on: 17 January 2023

The Liverpool Dementia & Ageing Research ForumThe Liverpool Dementia & Ageing Research Forum

The Liverpool Dementia & Ageing Research Forum

Dementia affects over 900,000 people in the UK, and over 55 million across the globe. It's fair to say it’s a huge public health problem, and looking at finding a cure is not the only focus of research. What we need to do is develop meaningful research to support people with dementia and unpaid carers to live well, but also to support the much neglected social care workforce and charities.

Posted on: 6 January 2023

Liverpool Neuroscience Group Day 2022 Liverpool Neuroscience Group Day 2022

Liverpool Neuroscience Group Day 2022

On Friday 24 June, over 100 researchers from across the North West congregated for the Liverpool Neuroscience Group (LNG) conference, the first to be held in-person for three years. PhD student Bethany Facer gives an insight into the day.

Posted on: 18 July 2022

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