School of Science, Technology and Health

Welcome to the School of Science, Technology and Health, a vibrant, innovative, interdisciplinary environment for learning, research and knowledge exchange.

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Why study Science at UCS?| 

We pride ourselves in creating a supportive and empowering learning community, where students develop to become confident, employable, professional graduates.

Science, Technology and Health students from UCS are well equipped to create and leverage scientific, clinical and technological innovations to solve real world problems and face the challenges of the twenty-first century. For us, the emphasis is always on the employability of our graduating students.

Our courses in the biosciences, including Regenerative Medicine and Healthy Ageing, train students in contemporary themes such as entrepreneurism and enterprise thinking.

Meet the team

Head of School - Professor Brendon Noble|

Our Head of School, Professor Brendon Noble, is an expert in bone diseases, stem cells and regenerative medicine.

He leads an experienced team of academic staff who undertake research and consultancy in many fields including, cell therapy manufacture, medical devices, exercise and ageing, drug discovery, nursing practice, public health and virtual environments, and non-invasive imaging.

Head of Division of Health - Anne Johnston|

Anne has had a varied career in Nursing practice and education, with experience of working with a diverse range of professionals and student groups. As Head of Division for health, she has a particular interest in multiprofessional working in the development and delivery of educational programmes. Anne welcomes diversity and has experience of working with Social work students, and Health students with a range of specialisms in Acute Care, Community Care and Social Care.

The Division's enthusiastic academics work hard to ensure that the right students study the right course for their development, resulting in graduates who are highly satisfied with the study experience they have had. Clinical skills are taught both in practice and within a state-of-the-art facility in the James Hehir Building at UCS Ipswich.

The Division has a strong reputation as a provider of trained diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers for the NHS in the East of England and beyond.The Division also trains Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) for the NHS and has excellent partnerships with Ipswich, West Suffolk and Nuffield Hospitals who support these students' practice experience.

Head of Division of Science and Technology - Professor Mohamed Abdel-Maguid|

Professor Abdel-Maguid is a professional engineer, entrepreneur and a research and enterprise focused academic, with over 20 years of experience in both business and academia. His multidisciplinary expertise spans the broad spectrum of Digital Technologies with core competencies in data acquisition, intelligent multimodal signal processing, telecommunications and embedded systems, where he is actively engaged with research and training. Mohamed is a strong advocate of environments and schemes that promote and nurture innovation, knowledge exchange, and business-university collaborations.

UCS scientists are working in collaboration with Geron Corporation, a biotechnology company from California, to produce new cell therapies. Our health and sports scientists are working with the sports community, clinical experts and other stakeholders in order to address issues of public health, healthy ageing and sports performance.

Brand new science laboratories, a sports/clinical physiology laboratory and a Biotechnology Research Unit are housed in the James Hehir Building at UCS Ipswich, all of which are used by both undergraduate and postgraduate science students. In addition, specialist scientific/physiology equipment is available for use with tuition and assistance.


Did you know...

  • We collaborate with scientists and clinicians world-wide, using e-technologies to keep in touch and train others - our virtual reality suite is used for training and modelling real world scenarios.
  • We have strong national and international partnerships with organisations including the Norfolk and Suffolk Palliative Care and End of Life Academy, the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance, Age UK, and UK Stem Cell.
  • We are a key provider of professional healthcare courses across the East of England, working closely with employers, the NHS, local government, independent sector organisations, key stakeholders and industrial partners.
  • Research units established include the Biotechnology Unit, the Dementia and Ageing Research Unit and the Smart Technologies Unit, providing opportunities for postgraduate students to become involved in translational research.