Students Staff

14 June 2019

Celebrating Professor Graham Underwood’s time as Executive Dean (Science and Health)

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Please join us on Tuesday 2 July to celebrate Professor Graham Underwood’s contribution to the University, as he steps down from his role as Executive Dean (Science and Health).

Professor Graham Underwood

Professor Graham Underwood is standing down as our Executive Dean (Science and Education)

Professor Graham Underwood is a marine and freshwater biologist, particularly interested in the interactions between microbes (algae and bacteria), nutrient and element cycling, and how these ‘bottom up’ process feed through into ecosystem functioning.

His broader interests include the biology of invertebrates, habitat use and fragmentation on the coast, coastal geomorphology and sea level rise. His research is based in the U.K., but he has also carried out research in the Baltic, Mediterranean and South African environments, tropical systems in the Indo-pacific and the Bahamas, and has recently been studying Antarctic and Arctic sea ice communities.

In his role of Executive Dean (Science and Health) he has been an important member our executive leadership team, providing academic leadership to the Faculty of Science and Health, which brings together six academic departments and schools that make diverse contributions to our strategic mission as a globally competitive, research-intensive and student-focused institution. He is a member of the University Steering Group and Senate, and is the University’s race diversity champion.

A drinks reception will be held on Tuesday 2 July in the STEM Centre (3.1) from 3pm to 5pm.  If you would like to attend Graham’s event, please RSVP to or if you would like further details please telephone Holly Ward on ext 3270 or email

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