Dr Mary Joseph

Position: Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Natural Sciences

Subject area: Biological Sciences

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I am a senior lecturer in Biological Sciences. 

Teaching responsibilities

My main teaching responsibilities are Microbiology, Plant Science, Genetics and Evolution and Biology within the Access and Foundation programmes

Research interests

My main research interests are plant diseases and microbiology.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a Member of the British Society of Plant Pathology.


Undergraduate Qualifications

  • BSc Joint Botany and Zoology, with Chemistry subsidiary (First Class), 1978, University of London

Research Qualifications 

  • PhD - Plant Pathology, University of Nottingham

Recent publications

  • Van de Graaf, P., O'Neill, T.M., Chartier-Hollis, J.M., and Joseph, M.E. (2003). Aspects of the Biology and Control of Benzimidazole Resistant Isolates of Phoma clematidina, cause of Leaf Spot and Wilt in Clematis. Journal of Phytopathology 151, 442-450.
  • Van de Graaf, P., Joseph, M.E., Chartier-Hollis, J.M., and O'Neill, T.M. (2002). Prepenetration stages in infection of clematis by Phoma clematidina. Plant Pathology 51, 331-337.
  • Van de Graaf, P., Joseph, M.E., Chartier-Hollis, J.M., and O'Neill, T.M. (2001). Susceptibility of Clematis Varieties and Species to Stem Infection by Phoma clematidina, as an Indicator of Resistance to Wilt. European Journal of Plant Pathology 107, 607-614.

Additional interests and activities

  • I am supported by a grant from the Horticulture Development Council (HDC).
  • I was Supervisor of Pieter van de Graaf whose PhD was awarded in 1999

Experience in industry

HEA STEM: Supporting Bioscience Students with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. Attendance at conference June 27th 2012.

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