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Professor Alex Blakemore

Professor Alex Blakemore
Head of Department of Life Sciences


Alex completed her first degree and PhD at the University of Sheffield. After a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from ARC (now Arthritis Research UK), she took up her first academic post as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in 1994. In 2001 she moved to Imperial College London where she was Professor in Human Molecular Genetics, in the Faculty of Medicine and she retains a visiting chair position there. Alex joined Brunel University London as Head of the Department of Life Sciences in January 2016 and is excited to be leading such a diverse and vibrant Department. 


University of Sheffield 1990 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Medium-chain acyl Co-A dehydrogenase deficiency

1986 Bachelor of Science (BscHons), Genetics, First Class Honours