Mark Briffa

Academic profile

Professor Mark Briffa

Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Mark's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below Water

About Mark

  • Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning) (2018 - 2022) 
  • Programme leader, BSc Marine Biology (f 2012-2017)
  • Deputy programme leader, MRes Marine Biology (012-2014)
  • Programme leader, MRes Marine Biology (2009 -2012)
  • Deputy programme leader, BSc Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology (2005-2009)


Lecturing on: 
  • Introduction to our natural world (FYM003) 
  • Issues in Marine Biology (MBIO001) 
  • Introduction to Marine Biology (MBIO120)
  • Marine Biology Field Course (MBIO123)
  • Evolution & Behaviour (MBIO161) 
  • Experimental Marine Biology Field Course (MBIO226) 
  • Ecology of Shallow Water Marine Habitats (MBIO217) 
  • Methods in Marine Biology (MBIO223) 
  • Behavioural Ecology (MBIO317) 

Contact Mark

A402, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 584632