Dr Debra Bevitt
Senior Lecturer

  • Email: debbie.bevitt@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3580
  • Address: School of Biomedical Sciences
    Medical School
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4HH


BSc Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Sheffield, 1987

PhD Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, 1992


Previous positions

Molecular Biologist, Novocastra Laboratories, 1992-1994

Research Associate, Virology Department, Newcastle University, 1994-2000

Senior Research Associate, Musculoskeletal Research Group, 2000-2006



Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Fellow of Society of Biology 



Deputy Head of School 

Chair of Phase 2 Board of examiners (SBMS)

Academic lead, e-assessment and feedback steering group (UTLSEC) 

Faculty Regulations and Approvals Panel member

University Regulations Committee (FMS rep)

Digital Campus steering group (FMS rep)



Research Background

Research background in virology and turnover of extracellular matrix. Expertise in molecular biology and recombinant protein expression.

Pedagogic Research Interests 

Differentiated learning; peer learning; attendance monitoring as a trigger for pastoral support 


As Deputy Head of School of Biomedical sciences I have a major role in the management of the undergraduate degree programmes run in the school and I teach on a range of modules.  

Module leader for:  CMB1005 - Practical skills 1; BGM2012 - Clinical Immunology & Viral pathogens; CMB3001 - Experimental design. 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and participate regularly in conferences and workshops relating to higher education and pedagogy.