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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Prof Libby John

    Pro Vice Chancellor / Head of College of Science and Engineering

    College of Science Executive Office
    College of Science

    About Libby John

    PVC/ Head of College of Science and Engineering University of Lincoln 2017 -
    Head of School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln 2011 - 2016
    Faculty Director of Teaching and Learning, University of Lincoln 2010- 2011
    Head of Department of Biology & Environmental Science, University of Sussex 2002–2009
    Chair, Education, Careers and Training Committee of the British Ecological Society 2009 – 2012
    NERC Peer Review College 2008-2011
    Senior Lecturer in Ecology: University of Sussex 1999-2010
    Lecturer in Ecology: University of Sussex 1992-1999
    Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow: University of British Columbia, Canada 1990-1992
    Post-doctoral Investigator: University of Michigan Biological Station, USA 1989
    Teaching Assistant and Sessional Lecturer: University of Alberta 1984 -1989

    Department Responsibilities

    Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Science

    Subject Specialism

    Plant ecology, plant-animal interactions, root-soil interactions, biodiversity.


    • PhD Plant Ecology — University of Alberta, 1989
    • MSc Environmental Technology — Imperial College London, 1982
    • BSc Biology — University of Sussex, 1981


    • Fellow — Royal Society of Biology, 2015
    • British Ecological Society Award — British Ecological Society, 2013

    Professional Affiliations

    • Royal Society of Biology
    • British Ecological Society

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Chair, Curriculum Committee, Society of Biology
    External Examiner Aberdeen University

    Research Interests

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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