School of Life Sciences

People and contacts

School office

For all general enquiries please contact the school office:

John Maynard Smith (JMS) Building,
Room 3b12a,
University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9QG


T 01273 678057
F 01273 877586

Undergraduate admissions

For all undergraduate admissions enquiries please contact the relevant admissions tutor:

Biology, Ecology, Conservation & Environment and Zoology: Adam Eyre-Walker

Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences and Genetics: Tracy Nissan

Chemistry: Hazel Cox 

Neuroscience: Ilse Pienaar

Life Sciences Foundation Year: Barnaby Greenland

Postgraduate admissions

For all postgraduate admissions enquiries please contact:

Post Graduate Taught: Josey Wilkin

Post Graduate Research: Emma Chorley

Head of School

Sarah Guthrie 
John Maynard Smith (JMS) Building Room 3B12

T +44 (0)1273 872843

Head of School Co-ordinator

Luke Churchill


Subject Chairs

Biochemistry and Biomedicine - Georgios Giamas:

Chemistry - Wendy Brown:

Evolution Behaviour and Environment - Adam Eyre-Walker:

Genome Damage and Stability Centre - Jo Murray: 

Neuroscience - Claudio Alonso:

Pharmacy - Jane Portlock: 

Sussex Drug Discovery Centre - Jeffrey Hill: