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Department of Zoology


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Zoology Department


Zoology is home to a thriving community of researchers, students, staff, and visitors who share a fascination in how organisms develop, function, behave, interact and evolve. Our work bridges different levels of organization from the cellular basis of animal form, function, and behaviour to the interactions between organisms, people, and policy. We work closely with colleagues throughout the School of the Biological Sciences and the University. 

Our work has an impact in the areas of biodiversity, biotechnology, health, conservation, global change, and sustainability across the world and reaches out to academics, practitioners, students, school pupils, and a broad audience who share our interests and concerns.  

People often comment on the supportive ambiance in the department and we prize that aspect of our environment.  We are committed to an inclusive community built on a strong foundation of mutual respect. We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to a successful research and teaching institution and that a collaborative, considerate and collegiate research culture underpins excellence. Our community reaches beyond our buildings to our friends and alumni across the world.  


Howard Baylis
Head of Department