School of Biomedical Sciences

Staff Profiles

Dr Debra Bevitt

Acting Dean of Undergraduate Studies



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



Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Fellow of Society of Biology 



Head of School 

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

Digital Campus steering group (FMS rep)

ULTSEC Educational partnerships sub-group (FMS rep)

FMS Educational research and practice unit Steering group member

Reward and Recognition 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 Head of School of Biomedical sciences I lead the management of the undergraduate degree programmes run in the school and teach on a range of modules.  

Module leader for BGM2012 - Clinical Immunology & Viral pathogens

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