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School of Life Sciences

About us

The School of Life Sciences at UTS brings together a vibrant research and teaching culture with a diversity of interests in areas such as environmental, plant, marine biology, medical microbiology, infectious diseases, parasitology, inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurological disorders, cancer, metabolic biochemistry and bionanotechnology.

Our structure

The School of Life Sciences is led by the Head of School, Professor William Gladstone and is supported by:

A group of professional staff support the School executives and they are: 

  • Cathal Sylver, School Manager
  • Shannon Hawkins, Research Officer
  • Jason Challinor, Teaching and Learning Officer
  • Kristine Treloar, School Administration Officer 
  • Maggie Chen, Administrative Assistant 

Contact us

The School of Life Sciences is located on Level 6 in Buildings 4 and 7.


Building 4 (CB04)
Corner of Thomas St and Harris St
(opposite ABC Ultimo Harris St and Ultimo TAFE in Thomas St)
Ultimo NSW

Building 7 (CB07)
638 Jones Street, Broadway
Ultimo NSW


Postal address:
PO Box 123
Broadway, NSW 2007

See School of Life Sciences staff.


Divya Vinod in lab

Detoxifying coal mines with edible crops

Ms Divya Vinod, a PhD candidate from the UTS School of Life Sciences, has been investigating a novel idea involving the use of crops - like sunflowers and salad leaves - as absorbers of selenium, a naturally occurring element that surfaces during coal mining. 

Honours projects

2017 Science Honours projects

Explore your research potential. Work on a research project under the supervision of an academic in the Faculty.