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School of Health & Life Sciences

School of Health & Life Sciences

Through a range of professionally-accredited, research-informed courses, we develop graduates who are knowledgeable, innovative, and highly skilled.

About us


We have a long established record of delivering high quality learning and teaching, research, and enterprise activity in health, sport and the sciences, from our Middlesbrough and Darlington campuses, and the world-leading National Horizons Centre.

We are an important engine for change, challenge and creativity, with an excellent reputation for collaboration. Partners include the NHS, voluntary and private businesses. Our portfolio ranges from certificate to PhD level study with many programmes accredited by professional and statutory bodies, and we support our partners to develop their staff throughout their career journeys. Our high-quality clinical, sport and scientific learning spaces, combined with our adventurous approach to digital tools and simulation, prepare you for clinical practice experience or graduate employment.

Professor Tim Thompson
Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences

Service user and carer involvement

Centuria building


Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences

Undergraduate courses

Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Undergraduate courses

Why study with us?

Excellent reputation for teaching and research

Specialist facilities

Excellent graduate employability

Professionally accredited courses

Established collaborative links with employers

Forensic science student

School management team

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Tim Thompson

Professor Tim Thompson


Tim Thompson is Dean of the School of Health & Life Sciences and Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology. He studied for his PhD in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sheffield, and is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of Advance HE.

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Ann French

Dr Ann French

Associate Dean (Marketing & Recruitment)

Dr Ann French is responsible for the School's marketing and student recruitment portfolio. Ann is a Registered General Nurse with a background in palliative and end of life care. She completed a PhD in Palliative Care at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University.

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Kevin Thomas

Dr Kevin Thomas

Associate Dean (International)

Kevin is responsible for the development of international education opportunities for the School's health, social care, and science-related programmes. By profession, he is a chartered building surveyor who worked in both public and private practice prior to entering academia in 1992.

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Carlie Johnston-Blyth

Carlie Johnston-Blyth

Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching)

Carlie is a registered mental health nurse with a background in forensics, acute and primary and secondary services. She has held many senior management roles within the NHS and has extensive knowledge and experience in commissioning. Carlie gained an MSc in Transformational Leadership at Teesside University, and has led on a range of regional and national large-scale change and transformation projects.

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Jeff Breckon

Professor Jeff Breckon

Associate Dean (Research & Innovation)

Professor Jeff Breckon is responsible for research and innovation across the School and its networks internally and externally. Jeff is a British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council chartered psychologist with experience in the design and delivery of behaviour change interventions across a range of health, community and workplace settings.

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    School of Health & Life Sciences
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    Teesside University
    Tees Valley
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