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Human Sciences

These values are at the forefront of everything we do.

The Division of Human Sciences brings together the dynamic areas of Bioscience, Forensic Science and Sports Science. Studying with us in any of these areas will give you the opportunity to benefit from research-informed teaching and to experience our top quality laboratory facilities. Throughout your studies, you will be developing your techniques of scientific analysis along with increasing your awareness of relevant social and ethical implications, preparing you for the world of work.

Choose your direction

Today, scientists are needed in an increasing number of industries. From pharmaceuticals to forensic investigation; sports nutrition to health promotion; biotechnology to biomedical research – as a scientist, you will be in high demand.

Through our wide-ranging industrial and professional links we ensure our courses are relevant and enhance your employability. Field trips, visits, and engagement with practitioners offer students first hand industry input.

Because of its practical nature the area of Human Sciences can take you in the direction you want to go. Whether you want to move into education, industry, or research, our courses will provide the pathway.

All of our individual course entries have specialist careers information. Search our courses.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in biological sciences, forensic science and sports science. PhD research degree programmes are available and are supported by a supervisor, an expert in the field.

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This two day course is designed to train you to deal with emergency situations in the workplace. Accredited by Highfields.

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This is a unique and innovative multifaceted programme designed for students wishing to pursue careers in laboratory-based biomedical research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, or in Science policy, and regulatory professional bodies, as well as for students wishing to study medicine after graduation.

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A broad bioscience degree course that allows you to specialise later in the degree with modules focused on biochemistry, human biology, microbiology and environmental science. Offered full-time and sandwich basis.

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Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, this degree is focused on applying scientific techniques to the investigation of crime. Offered on a full-time basis.

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Accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals, this popular sports course is focused on the science of exercise, training, rehabilitation, injury prevention and athletic performance. Offered full-time.

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This degree programme in sports coaching and analysis is specifically designed for students looking for a degree that will help them to develop the skill knowledge and competencies to become a sports coach. It will develop the students' knowledge of the theoretical subjects that underpin high quality coaching and also develop high level skills in the analysis of sports. Offered full-time.

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Not to be confused with a Foundation degree, this Applied Sciences qualification is designed for the mature applicant. It offers a route into science professions for those who have not followed the traditional route of A Levels.

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Applied Science MRes is aimed at those that wish to gain a Masters degree by research in an applied aspect connected to physical and/or biological sciences. Offered full-time and part-time.

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A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. Offered full-time and part-time.

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The MSc in Human Performance Science is delivered by staff internationally recognised for their involvement in sports practice and their contributions to research and teaching. The course is aligned to the personal accreditation requirements of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) and empowers students to develop a specialist area of knowledge within the sport and exercise sector.

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A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. Offered full-time and part-time.

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We have a wide variety of laboratories, which offer you an extensive experience of scientific investigation and analysis. Whether you are studying Biosciences, Forensics or Sports, from day one you will be able to access the latest equipment and expertise.

Virtual Tour - Human Performance area

Take a tour through our Human Performance area, with specialist biomechanics, physiology and gait analysis laboratories, grows in reputation year on year.

Modern laboratories

The University's purpose-built biochemistry laboratory is equipped with facilities for carrying out a wide range of chemical and biological tests. Our forensic laboratories feature the latest analytical equipment, including electron microscopy and inductively-coupled plasma spectrometry - ICPMS. Students can also carry out detailed DNA testing – the strong links we have with the London Fire Brigade provide analysis opportunities in many real-world situations.

Accessing our facilities

We work closely in conjunction with the world of commerce and business. Knowledge transfer and enterprise feature strongly in our activities. Read more about how we work with business at LSBU. You may also be interested to find out more about facilities and venue hire at LSBU.

Dr Eiman Aleem

Job title: Associate Professor of Biomedical Science
Telephone: 020 7815 7986

Dr Eiman Aleem is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Science, the Interim Course Director for BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Chair of the Gender Equality Staff Network at LSBU.


Dr Soran AminiAghdam

Job title: Research Fellow

Dr Soran AminiAghdam is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre, specialising in Movement Science.


Stephen Bleay

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7946

Dr Steve Bleay is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science in the School of Applied Sciences.


Mario Borges

Job title: Course Director of BSc Sports Coaching and Analysis & Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7935

Mario's areas of teaching are: Sport Coaching and Analysis, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Pedagogy and Coaching Methodologies. His research interests are in sports coaching, coach behaviours, coach expertise, coach education, learning and professional development.


Prof. Martin Chaplin

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7815 7652


Dr Rita F. de Oliveira

Job title: Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Science
Telephone: 020 7815 7959

Rita is a Senior Lecturer for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. Background in human movement science and psychology, focusing on developmental disorders of coordination, embodied cognition, driving, and performance optimisation.


Dr Gaspar Epro

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5454

Dr Gaspar Epro is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Applied Sciences (Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre) at London South Bank University (LSBU).


Dr Nadia Gaoua

Job title: Associate Professor in Sport Psychology

Dr Nadia Gaoua is an Associate Professor in Sport Psychology and a member of the Sport & Exercise Science Research Centre. Her main research interest focuses on the impart of different environmental conditions (heat, cold, altitude) on human performance and health.


Steven Hunter

Job title: Associate Professor; Subject Group Leader in Sport and Exercise Science; Head of Human Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 7965

Steve Hunter is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Science, School of Applied Science. He is currently the Head of Division of Human Sciences. His specialist subject area is Exercise Physiology. He has over 30 years experience teaching and learning on Sport and Exercise Science degree programmes. His research interests are: Exercise, health & wellbeing; Strength and conditioning; Athlete testing evaluation and training.


Dr Darren James

Job title: Course Director of BSc Sport and Exercise Science & Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics
Telephone: 020 7815 7935

Darren James is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and member of the Sport & Exercise Science Research Centre (SESRC).


Prof. Kiros Karamanidis

Job title: Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science
Telephone: 020 7815 7991

Kiros is Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science at the School of Applied Sciences and his main research interest is focused on the plasticity of the musculoskeletal system in response to exercise.


Dr Jin Luo

Job title: Associate Professor in Medical Technology
Telephone: 020 7815 7941

Dr Luo specialises in biomechanics. His research interest is on the development of new technologies to promote healthy ageing and to treat ageing-related musculoskeletal disorders.


Dr Mohammed Mansour

Job title: Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Dr Mohammed Mansour is a lecturer in Biomedical Science, leading modules in the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course and driving research lab within a team to unravel novel cancer therapeutics.


Prof. Katya Mileva

Job title: Professor in Human Neurophysiology; Director of the Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
Telephone: 020 7815 6281

Katya's main research focuses on the neurophysiology of movement with particular emphasis on the neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of physical activity and agents, as well as on electrophysiological signal processing.


Sophie Park

Job title: Course Director and Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7979

Sophie Park specialises in biological evidence with interests in the transfer and persistence of trace levels of DNA and DNA profiling.


Prof. Markus Raab

Job title: Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 5466

Markus contributes to the field of embodiments and pan interdisciplinary theoretical developments and methodological innovations.


Hannah Smart

Job title: Lecturer in Forensic Science
Telephone: 020 7815 7950

Hannah Smart is a Lecturer in Forensic Science within the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University (LSBU).


Dr Clive Steele

Job title: Associate Professor; Head of Division of Human Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 7989

Clive has been teaching at LSBU for almost 30 years. He started his teaching career by teaching reactor engineering and safety on the BEng degree in Chemical Engineering and working as a member of the Explosion and Fire research group.


Miguel Toribio-Mateas

Job title: Innovation Consultant – London Agri-Food Innovation Clinic (LAFIC)
Telephone: 020 7815 8132

Miguel is a nutritional neuroscience practitioner/researcher with a longstanding background in the development of real world/consumer applications of microbiome science and technology.


Dr Lisa Zaidell

Job title: Research Fellow
Telephone: 020 7815 7986

Lisa is a Research Fellow with the Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre.