Roles within the School

Head of Department and Reader
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Dr Sharron Dolan graduated with a BSc (hons) in Developmental Biology from the University of Glasgow in 1989 and subsequently undertook a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Stirling with Dr Peter Cahusac.

Head of Department
Department of Vision Sciences

Gunter is a qualified Optometrist and currently the Programme Lead for the Undergraduate Optometry Programme. He researches various aspects of visual perception in normal and clinical populations.

Reader and Head of Department
Department of Psychology

Kerri McPherson is a Reader in Health Psychology and she is Head of the Department of Psychology. She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Deputy Head of Department
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Chris is a nurse who has worked in a variety of settings with people with learning disabilities, and has extensive experience of teaching in higher education, curriculum development, academic leadership and PhD supervision.

Deputy Head of Department/Senior Lecturer
Department of Nursing and Community Health

I started off my career as an adult nurse. I also hold qualifications as a midwife and completed the certificate in neonatal intensive care.

Assistant Head Learning Teaching & Quality

Claire began the role of Assistant Head Learning Teaching and Quality for the School of Health & Life Sciences in November 2019, part of which includes leading the School’s Learning Development Centre team.

Department of Nursing and Community Health

Karen is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Health, and medical sociologist, in the School of Health & Life Sciences/Institute for Applied Health Research at Glasgow Caledonian University.