School of Biomedical Sciences

Meet the Head of School

Meet the Head of School

Dr Debbie Bevitt is the Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences.

About Dr Bevitt

Dr Debbie Bevitt graduated with BSc Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Sheffield in 1987. She was awarded her PhD in 1993 from the University of Cambridge for her studies on antibiotic biosynthesis.

She moved to Newcastle in 1992 as a Molecular Biologist with NovoCastra Laboratories. She was then awarded a MRC Training Fellowship to study Hepatitis C virus at Newcastle University, followed by a Senior Research Associate post in the Musculoskeletal Research Group.

In 2006, Debbie was appointed as a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009, Deputy Head of School in 2011 and Head of School in 2015.

Debbie is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Learn more about Dr Bevitt's research, teaching and publications.