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Julia Webb

Senior Lecturer in Biology

As a practical ecologist I'm passionate about teaching and nurturing field and laboratory skills. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate practical work into almost all of my teaching sessions. Chevron icon


My main area of interest lies with developing and nurturing practical skills for use within the degree courses and in industry. I lead the second year trip to the Swiss Alps where we study ecological processes. The environment in the high Alps serves as an amazing and dynamic outdoor laboratory – the students benefit hugely from the trip academically.

I found a passion for teaching shortly after joining the University in 2003 and completed my PGCHE in 2005. I am an active researcher and publish in international peer-reviewed academic journals regularly.


  • FHEA, Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2005
  • PGCert: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Gloucestershire, 2005
  • MSc: Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2002
  • BSc (Hons): Physical Geography and Geology, University of Gloucestershire, 2005


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

University of Gloucestershire Excellence Award 2014 Research & Scholarship Award

University of Gloucestershire Excellence Award 2013 for building strong relationships with selected partners for mutual benefit

Membership of professional bodies

British Ecological Society

Higher Education Academy

Teaching & Research


Diversity and Evolution

Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Methods

Earth Systems and Processes

Data Handling and Presentation

Practical Environmental Investigation

Equine Biology

Residential Fieldwork

Pollution in Ecological Systems


I have researched and published in a range of environmental areas. My research specialisms are in vegetation reconstruction using palaeoecological tools, and epidemiology of equine parasites from pasture. I collaborate in my research with internal colleagues from the university and also externally from academia and industry.


More publications from Julia Webb can be found in the Research Repository.