Posts in EERC Category

Alternative Gardeners Question Time

There is a growing recognition that Green Care can positively influence health and well-being at an individual and community level. However, this knowledge has had limited reach to those who it may impact most in the community. The promotion of health and well-being through alternative approaches such as Green Care presents realistic, alternative methods. Our […]


New Chernobyl grant for Salford researchers Apr 06, 2017

  Dr Wood (second from left) and Dr Entwistle (4th from left) with some of their ‘RED FIRE’ collaborators at the edge of the Red Forest Award-winning researcher, Dr Mike Wood, is back in Chernobyl.  This time he’s accompanied by fellow Salford academic, Dr Neil Entwistle, as they undertake fieldwork in Chernobyl’s ‘Red Forest’ for […]


The Salford Lecture Series: How the environment affects the immune system Jul 14, 2017

Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Professor Joseph Jackson Tuesday 18 July 5.30pm Peel Building, Room 337 Join us for the inaugural lecture of Professor Joseph Jackson, Chair in Parasitology in the School of Environment & Life Sciences. Joe gained his PhD in Parasitology from the University of London, and took up his post at Salford in December […]


Environmental regeneration partnership Aug 01, 2017

Last month, colleagues from the Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre (EERC) in the School of Environment & Life Sciences visited the new Mersey Gateway Crossing between Widnes and Runcorn. As part of our ICZ partnership with the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust (MGET), the area around the new toll bridge will be a ‘living laboratory’ to […]


New research on radiation and health in Chernobyl Sep 01, 2017

The University’s radiation research continues to expand, with Prof Joe Jackson, Prof Richard Birtles and Dr Kevin Bown from ELS joining Dr Mike Wood’s team of researchers studying the effects of radiation in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Their inclusion in the team brings leading expertise in parasitology and immune system function, opening new opportunities to […]


Manchester Science Festival 2017 – still lots going on! Oct 23, 2017

As lead Educational Sponsor of Manchester Science Festival, we are hosting some exciting interactive events as part of this creative celebration of science. Produced by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Science Festival is the largest science festival in England beginning last Thursday and running through to 29 October. The range of events and […]


2017 Professorial and Readership promotions announced

Professor Helen Marshall Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce our new Professors and Readers for 2017. All have proved their sustained and recognised leadership and I warmly congratulate each one of them for achieving these well-deserved promotions. I am particularly pleased to see eight of the candidates are women, which ties in with our […]


Reader promotions 2017

Dr Robert Jehle (School of Environment & Life Sciences) Robert has worked at the University since 2008, when he was appointed as a Lecturer in Wildlife before being promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2012. From 2011-2015 he was a Programme Leader of two linked BSc programmes in Wildlife Conservation, which together represent one of […]


Professorial promotions 2017

Dr Niroshini Nirmalan (School of Environment & Life Sciences) Following her postdoctoral training at UMIST, MIB (University of Manchester) and CRUK (University of Leeds), Niroshini joined Salford as a Senior Lecturer in April 2010. Her landmark publications include the first annotated 2D proteomic maps for the malarial parasite P. falciparum, and the development of novel […]


High profile visit to the School of Environment and Life Sciences

David Sweeney, Executive Chair Designate for Research England, visited the newly refurbished Translational Medicine laboratories in the Cockcroft Building earlier this month, and met with researchers and postgraduate students from the School of Environment and Life Sciences (ELS). David, who first joined HEFCE in 2008 as Director, Research, Innovation and Skills, will become the first […]