Staff profile

Prof. Christopher Freeman

Professor and Head of School


Location: Brambell 4th floor

Phone: 2353


Prof Chris Freeman's work on the enzymology of soil, particularly in wetlands, has demonstrated a pivotal role for phenol oxidase in the regulation of wetland functioning (Nature 409, 149, 2001). This finding is also of significance for development of bioremediation strategies, and in predicting mobilisation of the peatland carbon store with climate change, where phenol oxidase can be a 'latch mechanism' holding very large carbon stores in place.

Personal Web Page

For an up-to-date list of my publications please visit my ResearchGate page.

Offices held

Head of School


  • SBS Board of Studies
  • SBS Executive Committee