Dr John Leake Engineering Materials Science X-Ray diffraction for microstructural characterisation, especially of novel materials. Structure-property relations. Development of web-based teaching resources. Full profile
Professor Janet Lees Engineering Strengthening of existing reinforced concrete structures. The use of advanced composites in infrastructure applications. Development of cementitious products that minimise waste. Full profile
The history of medieval Spain and Portugal. The history of medieval canon law. Full profile
Professor M M G (Manucha) Lisboa Modern and Medieval Languages Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African (Mozambican and Angolan) Literature from the nineteenth century to the present (and some Film). Portuguese and Brazilian Literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Gender, Nationality, Church and State in literature and art (Catholicism and Fascism, Feminist Theory, Object Relations Theory and New Historicism, Fantasy and the genre of the Fantastic). The art of Paula Rego. Full profile
Old Testament Pentateuch; Old Testament Theology; History of Israelite Religion; Ritual; Priesthood; Redaction Criticism; Inner-biblical Interpretation. Full profile
Dr Alan Macfarlane Mathematics Applied Mathematics Symmetries and supersymmetries and applications to integrable models in ordinary and supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Studies of exceptional Lie algebras in such contexts. Full profile
Professor Nicholas Manton Mathematics Applied Mathematics Theoretical elementary particle physics, topological solitons and their dynamics in two and three dimensions, quantum field theory and supersymmetry. Full profile
Physiology Phototransduction and olfactory transduction. Calcium homeostasis in vertebrate photoreceptors and olfactory receptors, and its role in modulating their electrical responses to stimulation. Full profile
Professor I Nick McCave Natural Sciences (Physical) Geology Marine geology. Deep-sea sedimentation, geological record of the changing deep-sea circulation under varying climate, mechanics of fine sediment erosion, transport, aggregation and deposition in the deep ocean. Full profile
Dr R (Dick) McConnel Engineering Structural Engineering Composite steel and concrete structures. Light weight domes and large span roofs. Full profile
Dr Joseph McDermott Asian and Middle Eastern Studies The social and economic history of China 1000-1700, with special interest in the history of the Chinese family and rural Chinese life. Additional interests include the social history of the Chinese book, calligraphy and painting, and state ritual. Full profile
Dr Stacey McDowell English Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature; the history of reading; ideas about private and shared experience, intimacy and sympathy. Full profile
Professor Duncan McFarlane Engineering Distributed automation strategies in the industrial supply chain. Determining the impact of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) on industrial decision making. Architectures for reconfigurable manufacturing operations.
Professor David McMullen Asian and Middle Eastern Studies China The history of China in the Sui (A.D.589-618), Tang (618-907) and Five Dynasties (907-960) periods. The development of Chinese Studies in the UK. Full profile
Dr Joana Meier Natural Science (Biological) Evolutionary genomics; Speciation My main research focus is on speciation and evolutionary genomics. Why do some taxa rapidly generate new species, whereas others remain species-poor? I am particularly interested in the role of hybridisation
(interbreeding) in rapid speciation and adaptation. My study systems include cichlid fishes from the East African Lake Victoria and Heliconius butterflies from the Andes in Ecuador.