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  Professor James Ladyman
Post(s): Professor, Department of Philosophy
Areas of expertise: My background is in mathematics and theoretical physics, mathematical logic and philosophy. My main area of expertise is...
Keywords: philosophy | philosophy of science | philosophy of physics | metaphysics | philosophy of mathematics | science and religion | epistemology | philosophical logic
 
  Dr Judy Laing
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School
Areas of expertise: My main research and teaching interests are in medical & mental health law, tort law and criminal law & justice. My monograph...
Keywords: medical law | mental health law | mental health | tort law | criminal law | criminal justice | mentally disordered offenders
 
  Dr Helen Lambert
Post(s): Reader in Medical Anthropology, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: I am a social anthropologist who has lived and done research in India as well as the U.K. I am interested in social and cultural...
Keywords: medical anthropology | India | traditional medicine | health-seeking behaviour | STD/HIV prevention | public understanding of medicine | risk perception | genetic screening
 
  Dr Kurt Lampe
Post(s): Lecturer in Classics, Department of Classics & Ancient History
Areas of expertise: I like to work at the interface of Greek and Latin literature with modern literature, philosophy, and critical theory. I...
Keywords: Greek literature | Latin literature | modern literature | critical theory | Greek tragedy | psychoanalysis | existentialism | pragmatism
 
  Dr Athene Lane
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: Conduct of randomized controlled trials (RCT) in prostate cancer and barriers to recruitment in RCTs, the design and analyses...
Keywords: prostate cancer | randomised controlled trials | Helicobacter pylori
 
  Dr Jon Lane
Post(s): Reader in Cell Biology, School of Biochemistry
Areas of expertise: I am interested in the regulation programmed cell death in health and disease. My key research areas are apoptosis and autophagy,...
Keywords: apoptosis | autophagy | programmed cell death | caspases | secretory pathway | cytoskeleton | microtubules | biochemistry
 
  Professor Nils Langer
Post(s): Professor of Germanic Linguistics, Department of German
Areas of expertise: My research focuses on the relation between language use and language attitudes, i.e. the difference between what people...
Keywords: linguistics | German | historical linguistics | sociolinguistics | bad language | Bristolian | linguistic norms | dialect
 
  Dr Philip Langton
Post(s): Senior Teaching Fellow in Physiology and Director of Education Innovation, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: Funded by the British Heart Foundation, my laboratory conducts research on the physiology of small arterial blood vessels....
Keywords: physiology | small arterial blood vessels | muscular walls | small arteries | cardiovascular system | lymphatic drainage | arteries
 
  Professor Wendy Larner
Post(s): Honorary Professor of Geographical Sciences, School of Geographical Sciences
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences and Law Faculty Office
Areas of expertise: Intellectually, my research programme is situated in the interdisciplinary fields of globalisation, governance and gender,...
Keywords: globalisation | neo-liberalism | governance | social policies | industry restructuring | community development
 
  Professor Debbie Lawlor
Post(s): Professor of Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: My main areas of expertise are in the life course and genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance...
Keywords: life course epidemiology | genetic epidemiology | cardiovascular disease | insulin resistance | diabetes | statistical methods
 
  Professor Jonathan Lawry
Post(s): University Research Fellow in Engineering Mathematics, Department of Engineering Mathematics
Professor, Department of Engineering Mathematics
Areas of expertise: -Random sets and fuzzy sets -Label Semantics for Modelling Vague Concepts -Foundations of uncertain reasoning in Artificial...
Keywords: Fuzzy Logic | artificial intelligence
 
  Dr Daniel Lawson
Post(s): Heilbronn Research Fellow, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am interested in the process of evolution, in understanding the patterns that arise from it and how we can learn about...
Keywords: inference | modelling | complex systems | stochastic models | ecology | evolution | markov chain monte carlo
 
  Professor Sally Lawson
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: I have studied the sensory nervous system, that is the first nerve cells that carry information towards the brain about non-painful...
Keywords: pain | chronic pain | spontaneous pain | primary afferent neurons | sensory nerve cells | sensory nervous system | electrophysiology | immunocytochemistry
 
  Dr Colin Lazarus
Post(s): Reader in Molecular Genetics, School of Biological Sciences
Areas of expertise: My current research focuses on fungal natural products, mainly polyketides. The emphasis is on the elucidation and manipulation...
Keywords: plant and fungal molecular biology | metabolic engineering | fatty acid synthesis in fungi and plants | fungal natural products | secondary metabolic pathway engineering
 
  Mrs Elisabeth Lazarus
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Education (MFL), Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: Research Interests ICT in MFL teaching, learning and assessment; School Leadership and Management; Mentoring and Coaching;...
Keywords: information communications technology | learning | teaching | assessment | modern foreign languages | videopapers | professional learning
 
  Professor Ian Learmonth
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Research interests include: factors contributing to stability at impaction grafting; design features influencing mechanical...
Keywords: hip replacement | replacement arthroplasty
 
  Dr George Leckie
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: Research interests Methodological interests in multilevel modelling include: mixture models; variance models; cross-classified...
Keywords: multilevel modelling | models | school league tables | measuring school effectiveness | the quality of marking of educational tests | social and ethnic segregation among schools
 
  Dr Erin Leitao
Post(s): Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: I am a member of the Manners' Group and currently, I am working on the hydrogenation elimination/addition chemistry of main...
Keywords: metathesis catalyst | hydrogenation | group molecules
 
  Dr Ute Leonards
Post(s): Reader in Neuropsychology, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: My main research interests lie in the Cognitive Neurosciences, in particular the investigation of the neural mechanisms underpinning...
Keywords: visual perception and action | visual attention | joint attention and action | ageing and dementia | eye movements | human-robot interaction | neuropsychology
 
  Dr David Leslie
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: Multi-agent learning Mathematical methods for coordinating independent agents through learning. In particular, reinforcement...
Keywords: multi-agent learning | learning in games | stochastic approximation | game theory | reinforcement learning | Bayesian modelling | Dirichlet process | sequential Monte Carlo
 
  Professor Ruth Levitas
Post(s): Professor, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: I am a social and political theorist with expertise in contemporary politics and the history of social and political thought....
Keywords: social exclusion | utopianism | William Morris
 
  Professor Andrew Levy
Post(s): Professor of Endocrinology, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am a consultant physician accredited in general (internal) medicine, endocrinology and diabetes. I have extensive experience...
Keywords: Medical training manikin design and manufacture | endocrinology | Intellectual property licensing | Pituitary disease
 
  Professor Stephan Lewandowsky
Post(s): Chair in Cognitive Psychology, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: I am a cognitive scientist with an interest in computational modeling. That is, I try to understand how the mind works by...
Keywords: misinformation and memory updating | acceptance of science | models of memory | skepticism vs. denial | computer simulations
 
  Dr Cherry Lewis
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: I have an academic background in geology and geochemistry and worked in the exporation side of the oil industry. My...
Keywords: history of geology | discovery of radioactivity | James Parkinson of Parkinson's disease | public understanding of science | age of the Earth | Arthur Holmes | Lord Kelvin | geology of Leonardo da Vinci
 
  Dr Paul Lewis-Smith
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow in Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Research Fellow, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Areas of expertise: My principal interests are fiction, theatre, the works of Cervantes and intellectual history. My publications include research...
Keywords: spanish golden age | Cervantes | fiction | theatre
 
  Dr Mei Li
Post(s): Research Officer (Laboratory Facilitator), School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Microemulsion, liquid crystal and block copolymer template-directed morphosynthesis of inorganic-organic hybrid nanoscale...
Keywords: microemulsion | protocells
 
  Professor Nicholas Lieven
Post(s): Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor's Office
Areas of expertise: Research is primarily concerned with aircraft vibration and fatigue. The interest in this area extends to the affect of...
Keywords: aircraft dynamics | aircraft damage and prognostics
 
  Professor Stafford Lightman
Post(s): Professor of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Stress related disease is a rapidly increasing feature of our society - but the mechanisms through which it causes disease...
Keywords: diurnal and infradian rhythms | stress related disorders | clinical depression | autonomic neuropathy | cushings | addisons | hypothalamic & pituitary disease
 
  Professor Noah Linden
Post(s): Professor of Theoretical Physics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: quantum information, quantum mechanics
Keywords: quantum information | quantum mechanics
 
  Dr Ian Lindsay
Post(s): Visiting Fellow, School of Physics
Areas of expertise: Infrared spectroscopy is a well established method for determining parameters such as chemical composition and molecular...
Keywords: nanophysics & soft matter | localised infrared spectroscopy of nanostructured materials
 
  Dr Raghu Lingam
Post(s): Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: I am a paediatrician currently undertaking a PhD, funded through the NIHR Researcher Development Award, entitled Developmental...
Keywords: Developmental Coordination Disorder | children | child morbidity | healthcare | health
 
  Dr Anne Lingford-Hughes
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: Neurobiological aspects of addiction and its treatments.
Keywords: alcoholism | addiction
 
  Dr Oystein Linnebo
Post(s): Research Associate, Department of Philosophy
Areas of expertise: My main research interests are in the philosophies of logic and mathematics, metaphysics and the philosophy of language....
Keywords: philosophy of logic | philosophy of mathematics | metaphysics | philosophy of language | ontology | individuation | necessary truths
 
  Professor Astrid Linthorst
Post(s): Professor of Neuroscience, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research group investigates neurochemical and neuroendocrine mechanisms in the brain that support coping with stress....
Keywords: serotonin | noradrenaline | GABA | stress | hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis | autonomic nervous system | hippocampus | exercise
 
  Professor Stephen Lisney
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: My early research interests were into the effects of injury on the peripheral nervous system, with the aim of gaining a better...
Keywords: peripheral nervous system | peripheral nerve injury | sensory neurones | regenerated sensory neurones | neurones | unmyelinated nerve fibres | nervous system
 
  Professor Richard Little
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My main research interests are on the historical development of international relations, the historiography of the discipline,...
Keywords: international relations | foreign policy | balance of power | politics
 
  Dr Genevieve Liveley
Post(s): University Research Fellow in Classics & Ancient History, Department of Classics & Ancient History
Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics & Ancient History
Areas of expertise: My principal research interests are in Augustan literature, critical theory, and the classical tradition. I am co-editor...
Keywords: Augustan literature | literature | critical theory | Ovid
 
  Mr Michael Liversidge
Post(s): Emeritus Dean of Arts, Department of History of Art (Historical Studies)
Areas of expertise: I specialise in British art, principally from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with particular interests in landscape...
Keywords: British art | landscape painting | landscaping | garden history | classical receptions | British architecture | English landscape art
 
  Dr Charlotte Lloyd
Post(s): Research Assistant, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My PhD research involved using organic biomarkers in order to trace organic matter through the soil-water system (specifically...
Keywords: soil organic matter (som) | erosion | Water quality | Organic biomarkers and tracers
 
  Dr Liz Lloyd
Post(s): Reader in Social Gerontology, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: I am a gerontologist with particular interests in health and social care policies on ageing and the relationship between...
Keywords: health and social care | health care | social care | social justice and care | care at the end of life | older people | supportive care | dignity in later life
 
  Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones
Post(s): Visiting Fellow, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Broad ranging expertise in the determination of reaction mechanisms in organic and inorganic chemistry using physical and...
Keywords: catalysis | isotopic labelling | nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) | mechanism | organic chemistry | enantiomers | transition metals | ligands
 
  Dr Stephen Lolait
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Our group works on investigating the molecular genetics of neuropeptide and other hormone receptors, with particular reference...
Keywords: molecular genetics | neuropeptide receptors | hormone receptors | hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis | oxytocin receptor | apelin receptor | vasopressin receptors | oestrogen receptors
 
  Miss Debra Long
Post(s): Research Associate, University of Bristol Law School
Areas of expertise: I am a UK qualified lawyer who has specialised in the rights of persons deprived of their liberty and the prevention of torture...
Keywords: human rights | torture
 
  Professor Andres Lopez Bernal
Post(s): Professor of Human Reproductive Biology, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests include; molecular aspects of hormone action and signal transduction; the control of uterine contraction/relaxation;...
Keywords: hormone action | signal transduction | uterine contraction | ovarian cells | perinatal mortality | uterine contractility | hormone signalling
 
  Dr Oliver Lord
Post(s): NERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am an experimental petrologist specialising in the use of the Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell to perform high-pressure,...
Keywords: experimental petrology | Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell | planetary materials | equations of state | the Earth | iron-rich alloys | phase relations
 
  Professor Seth Love
Post(s): Professor of Neuropathology, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My field of work is neuropathology, encompassing the analysis of brain tumours, muscle and nerve biopsies, cerebrospinal...
Keywords: neuropathology | Alzheimer's disease | Vascular dementia | Dementia with Lewy bodies
 
  Dr John Loveless
Post(s): Visiting Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering
Areas of expertise: I am interested in the design of coastal defence systems, a range of river engineering topics particularly: reservoir sedimentation...
Keywords: coastal engineering | flood protection | river engineering | reservoir sedimentation | tidal power | flood plain crossings | civil engineering hydraulics | river basin management
 
  Dr Mark Lowenberg
Post(s): Reader in Flight Dynamics, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Areas of expertise: My principal research interest is the flight dynamics and control of aircraft, and in particular non-linear aircraft behaviour....
Keywords: aircraft dynamics | aircraft control | wind tunnel testing | aircraft design
 
  Dr Yingfa Lu
Post(s): Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance
Areas of expertise: My research interests include professional negligence, auditing, the accounting profession and business law. I teach Introduction...
Keywords: professional negligence | auditing | accounting | business law
 
  Dr Lisa Lucas
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Education, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: Research Interests Sociology of Higher Education, International Comparisons of Systems of University Research Evaluation...
Keywords: Sociology of higher education | higher education | university research evaluation and funding | the links between research and teaching in higher education | postgraduate education | research and teaching
 
  Dr Patricia Lucas
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: My interests have ranged from poor readers, to breast feeding, growth in infancy, nutrition intervention, depression in fathers...
Keywords: early childhood development | child disability | child poverty | child deprivation | inequalities in health | educational interventions | nutritional interventions | social interventions
 
  Dr Casimir Ludwig
Post(s): Reader, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: I am broadly interested in how motor systems deal with incoming sensory information to guide behaviour. My research to date...
Keywords: models of perceptual/saccadic decision-making | visual signals driving saccadic eye movements | visual responses across saccades | learning the statistics of the 'world' | orienting behaviour during self-motion
 
  Professor Bridget Lumb
Post(s): Professor of Systems Neuroscience, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: We combine electrophysiological studies with functional anatomical approaches to investigate the organisation and activation...
Keywords: midbrain | hypothalamus | spinal nociception | autonomic outflow | nociceptive responsiveness | behavioural states | pathophysiological conditions | nociceptive afferents
 
  Dr Dan Lunt
Post(s): Reader in Climate Science, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests are broad, but a particular focus is on icesheet-climate interactions, both in the past and in the...
Keywords: icesheet-climate interactions | palaeo record | past climate change | climatic impacts of geoengineering
 
  Dr Stephen Lyne
Post(s): Head of School and Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Management, Department of Accounting and Finance
Areas of expertise: I am currently Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management. My main research interests are in organisational...
Keywords: organisational management accounting | Organisation Structure | budgeting | management accounting | activity-based techniques
 
  Dr John Lyons
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Department of Religion and Theology
Areas of expertise: My main research interests are in the area of Biblical Interpretation, especially in the areas of Biblical Theology and the...
Keywords: biblical interpretation | biblical theology | history of exegesis | exegesis | Hebrew Bible | Dead Sea Scrolls | New Testament