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Dr Joanna Richardson

Post:Lecturer in Biochemistry (Biochemistry)
Location:JMS BUILDING 3B20

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678276
International:+44 1273 678276
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I am currently a Lecturer in Biochemistry based in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Sussex University. After completing a first degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, UK, I remained in the department of Zoology there and stayed on to complete my PhD in the field of evolutionary developmental biology. Following that, I pursued a research career in the field of developmental biology, specialising in the evolution of vertebrate novelties such as the origins of the head and neural crest. During this time I took on increasing teaching responsibilities, and, discovering that I enjoyed teaching more than research, applied for a teaching position at Sussex University.



2017: Postgraduate Certification in Higher Education, University of Sussex.

2005: Doctorate in evolutionary developmental biology, University of Cambridge.

2001: Natural Sciences (biological), BA Hons, University of Cambridge.


I am a Lecturer on the Biochemistry and Biomedical Science degrees, covering biochemistry and molecular biology subjects across a range of modules. Additionally I lecture on Developmental Biology for second year biologists and neuroscientists. I convene the following modules: The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Life; Cell Regulation and Cancer; Biological Chemistry and Developmental Biology (co-convene).