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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: 

  • Deanne Koelmeyer, 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.


Baby inhaler

The adverse effects of maternal cigarette smoking

UTS research has discovered the major mechanism by which developing offspring are harmed when cigarettes are smoked during pregnancy.



Gas powered reefs & early disease detection at annual 3MT Competition

Ten students from the School of Life Sciences (SOLs) and School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) entered the annual 3 Minute Thesis competition.