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Dr. Lorna Dougan

MPhys (Physics), University of Edinburgh; PhD (Physics), University of Edinburgh

Dr. Lorna DouganLorna is a Professor of Physics and Director of Research and Innovation in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Lorna is a physicist by training (MPhys and PhD) and during this time held a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. In 2018 she was awarded the British Biophysical Society Young Investigator Medal for her research on the physics of living systems, including single molecule manipulation, life in extreme environments and the physics of cryopreservation. She was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry MacroGroup UK Young Researchers Medal in 2013 and the Medical Research Council and Royal Society Suffrage Science Award in 2015. Lorna currently leads an Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council Fellowship to explore Multiscale biomechanics, and previously led a European Research Council Fellowship in Extreme Biophysics. Lorna’s current research interests span hierarchical biomechanics, extreme biophysics, liquid structure, life in extreme environments and (bottom-up) synthetic biology. She is passionate about science communication and active in arts-science collaborative opportunities.


Postgraduate students

  • Ellen Kendrick
  • Matthew Hughes
  • Alex Wright
  • Harry Laurent
  • Christa Brown
  • Anchal Malik
  • Kalila Cook

Postdoctoral research associates

  • Ben Hanson
  • Anders Aufderhorst Roberts

Research Technician

  • Sophie Cussons

 

Past Group Members

  • Dr Toni Hoffmann (Senior Scientist, Research & Development, Avacta Life Sciences)
  • Dr Megan Hughes (Senior risk analyst, HSBC)
  • Dr Samuel Lenton (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lund University)
  • Dr Natasha Rhys (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kings College London)
  • Dr Marcelo da Silva (Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bath)
  • Dr James Towey (Dean of Engineering Postdoctoral Prize Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham)
  • Dr Kasia Tych (Human Frontier Science Fellowship, Technische Universitat Munchen)
  • Dr Danielle Walsh (Medical Communications Trainee at Nucleus Global )
  • Dr Michael Wilson (Senior chemistry analyst – Microsearch laboratories ltd)