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About Stuart Humphries

Stuart Humphries is a Professor of Evolutionary Biophysics in the College of Science. He is the founding director of the Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS).

Department Responsibilities

Evolution and Ecology research group Lead

Subject Specialism

Comparative biomechanics and biological fluid dynamics


  • PhD — University of Glasgow, 1999


Member of the Biologically Active Fluids SIG as part of the UK Fluids Network

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Research Interests

  • Biological fluid dynamics

  • Biophysics

  • Comparative biomechanics

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • Microscale viscosity gradients in the oceans — awarded £742000 by The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in 2017
  • Form and Function in a Microbial World — awarded £941000 by The Leverhulme Trust in 2012

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Degree Responsibilities

  • Joint Programme Lead - MBio — 2015 to 2017


External Examiner - Marine Biology - University of St Andrews 2013-2018