Group Leaders in the Centre

   

Professor Roy Bicknell

Professor Roy Bicknell

Professor of Functional Genomics

Roy Bicknell is Professor of Functional Genomics and head of the Cancer Research UK Angiogenesis group

 Roy has published over 200 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of angiogenesis and endothelial biology. He has received major grants from Cancer Research UK, the European Union and the British Heart ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4085

Email r.bicknell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Bradbury

Professor Andrew Bradbury

Sampson Gamgee Professor of Vascular Surgery and Director of Quality Assurance and Enhancement

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

As the Sampson Gamgee Professor of Vascular Surgery Professor Bradbury leads the delivery of an innovative, evidence-based, high quality vascular and endovascular academic surgical service for both arterial and venous disease at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT). He also undertakes clinical and basic science research in arterial and venous disease

As ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 424 5086 (PA)/+44(0)7858 430403

Email a.w.bradbury@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alexander Brill

Dr Alexander Brill

Birmingham Fellow

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Alex is a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Alex has a strong background in different models of thrombosis, inflammation and microscopy. His main research interests are mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases, such as deep vein thrombosis and stroke, and identifying new targets to prevent and treat these disorders.

Alex ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8679

Email a.brill@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christopher Buckley

Professor Christopher Buckley

Arthritis Research Campaign Chair Of Rheumatology

School of Immunity and Infection

Chris has made major contributions to scientific administration through his roles with the arthritis research UK (Chair of the Fellowship Committee and Clinical Studies Group on early inflammatory arthritis) as well as EULAR (Scientific Programme organizing committee).   He is closely involved in the development of clinical academics and he is a strong and eloquent advocate for ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4383

Email c.d.buckley@bham.ac.uk

Professor Melanie Calvert

Professor Melanie Calvert

Professor of Outcomes Methodology

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Melanie Calvert, PhD, has extensive experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, trials methodology research, economic evaluation and clinical epidemiology. Her primary research interests focus on outcomes research, including the use of composite and patient reported outcomes, notably quality of life. Professor Calvert has over 80 publications, including work in major ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8595/PA: Karen Biddle +44 (0)121 414 6774

Email m.calvert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Coney

Dr Andrew Coney

Lecturer in Physiology

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Telephone 0121 414 7628

Email a.m.coney@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alex Conner

Dr Alex Conner

Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Alex Conner has a degree and PhD in Molecular and Biological Sciences. His research interests lie in the structure and function of large membrane proteins. This involves using cell and molecular biology techniques with an emphasis on understanding the regulation of aquaporin water channels and the ligand-binding and activation of family B G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).  See Memb ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8809

Email a.c.conner@bham.ac.uk

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor of Oral Surgery

School of Dentistry

Thomas Dietrich is Head of the Department of Oral Surgery in the School of Dentistry.

Thomas is a clinical researcher/epidemiologist in Dental Medicine, particularly in the fields of Oral Surgery and Periodontology.

He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/USA), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR/UK) and ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 466 5494 (Secretary)

Email t.dietrich@bham.ac.uk

Dr Larissa Fabritz

Dr Larissa Fabritz

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Acute Medicine

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Dr Larissa Fabritz studies novel mechanisms of heart disease and performs translational research towards mechanism-based therapies of cardiovascular diseases. As a clinical consultant, she sees patients in the department of Cardiology at UHB. Dr Larissa Fabritz engages in research on molecular mechanisms of cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias as well as molecular cardiovascular imaging with ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46938 (lab)/+44 (0)121 41 48259 (office)

Email l.fabritz@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Fitzmaurice

Professor David Fitzmaurice

Deputy Head of School, Health and Population Sciences. Clinical Lead, Primary Care Clinical Sciences.

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

David Fitzmaurice is Clinical Lead for Primary Care Clinical Sciences and Deputy Head of School for Health and Population Sciences.

His main area of research interest is cardiovascular disease, in particular thrombosis and haemostasis. He has published extensively in this area and represents Primary Care on many national and international bodies in this field

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7420

Email d.a.fitzmaurice@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paramjit Gill

Reader in Primary Care Research

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Paramjit Gill is Reader in Primary Care Research and General Practitioner in a diverse, challenging inner city Birmingham practice.

He is keen to promote research within primary care and works in close collaboration with local and national statutory and voluntary organisations to participate in research and training.

 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3758

Email p.s.gill@bham.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Heath

Dr Victoria Heath

Lecturer in Molecular Biology

Dr Victoria Heath works in the Molecular Angiogenesis group in collaboration with Prof Roy Bicknell.  Her work is focused on identifying the roles of various endothelial expressed signalling molecules in endothelial cell biology and in the development of new blood vessels. 

 

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8818

Email v.heath@bham.ac.uk

Dr Peter Hewett

Dr Peter Hewett

Lecturer

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Peter Hewett is a lecturer in vascular and reproductive biology. His interests include the regulation of endothelial genes involved in vascular development, remodelling and homeostasis and how they may impact in pathologies such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, pre-eclampsia and cancer. He teaches various aspects of applied reproductive biology, pregnancy, transgenesis and molecular biology.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2659

Email p.w.hewett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Padma Sheela Jayaraman

Senior Research Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Sheela Jayaraman is a Senior Stem Cell Research Fellow.

Sheela specialises in understanding the structure and function of the PRH/HHex transcription factor and its roles in growth, development and differentiation. Sheela has published reviews and many papers in this area. She has received major grants from the BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Breast Cancer Campaign.

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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6820

Email p.jayaraman@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Head of Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Kate Jolly is a Professor of Public Health and primary care and head of the Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Kate has published research papers in scientific journals in the fields of cardiovascular disease prevention, behaviour change and maternal and child health. She has received grants from the National Institute for Health ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7552/PA: Anne Walker +44(0)121 414 7578

Email c.b.jolly@bham.ac.uk

Dr Neena Kalia

Dr Neena Kalia

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences (Microcirculation Research Group)

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8818

Email n.kalia@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paulus Kirchhof

Professor Paulus Kirchhof

Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Professor Paulus Kirchhof has recently joined the University of Birmingham as Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. His appointment includes a position as consultant cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology, SWBH NHS Trust. He works on the understanding of novel molecular mechanisms of heart disease “from bench to bedside”. His ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7042

Email p.kirchhof@bham.ac.uk

Professor Prem Kumar

Professor Prem Kumar

Professor of Physiological Science

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Prem Kumar is a Professor of Physiological Science. He is also Phase 1 Lead for the MBChB programme and is the Director of Education for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

His research interests are in the field of chemoreception, with a particular emphasis on carotid body and pulmonary artery chemotransduction mechanisms in health and disease and in the reflex ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6907

Email p.kumar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Deirdre Lane

Dr Deirdre Lane

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Deirdre Lane is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Health. She is involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate entry medical students, postgraduate courses, and in the supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

Her research is primarily concerned with stroke and bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation and in patient’s perceptions and ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 507 5080

Email d.a.lane@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Consultant Cardiologist & Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director - Haemostasis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Unit

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Professor Lip, MD, is an academic clinical cardiologist based in a busy city centre teaching hospital and leads a large, multidisciplinary research group (including clinical and laboratory-based components). 

He is also Visiting Professor of Haemostasis Thrombosis and Vascular Sciences in the School of Life & Health Sciences at the University of Aston in ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 5075080

Email g.y.h.lip@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melanie Madhani

Dr Melanie Madhani

Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Email m.madhani@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janice Marshall

Professor Janice Marshall

Professor Of Cardiovascular Science

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Janice Marshall was an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham and studied for her PhD in the Medical School.  She was appointed to a Lectureship in Physiology, and then to Senior Lectureship, Readership and in 1995, to a Personal Chair in Cardiovascular Science.  In 2002, she became Head of the Division of Medical Sciences in the School of Medicine and held this post until ...

Email j.m.marshall@bham.ac.uk

Professor Tom Marshall

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Tom Marshall is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care. His main medical speciality is in Public Health Medicine but he also has trained in General Practice and has studied Health Economics.

Tom has over 70 peer reviewed publications to date, over 35 as first author and a significant number as sole author. His research publications cover a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7832

Email t.p.marshall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Helen McGettrick

Dr Helen McGettrick

Arthritis Research UK Career Development Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Helen McGettrick is an experimental biologist who specialises in developing multi-cellular in vitro models to examine the processes by which tissue resident cells influence leukocyte adhesion and migration during inflammation.

Helen’s research focuses on leukocyte recruitment and stromal cell biology in health and disease, in which she has several publications. She ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4043

Email h.m.mcgettrick@bham.ac.uk

Dr Neil Morgan

Dr Neil Morgan

Lecturer in Cardiovascular Genetics

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Neil Morgan is a Lecturer in Cardiovascular Genetics within the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

He has published over 50 research papers in high impact scientific journals in the field of human genetics. His research has primarily involved the identification of novel genes for autosomal recessive inherited diseases.

 

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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6820

Email n.v.morgan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ed Rainger

Professor of Chronic Inflammation

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Ed Rainger is Reader in Chronic Inflammation in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Ed has published over 80 research papers, reviews and book chapters in the field of inflammation research with a particular focus on vascular inflammation leading to atherosclerosis.

Ed is Deputy Director and Cardiovascular Theme Coordinator of the School of Clinical and ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4040

Email g.e.rainger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joshua Rappoport

Dr Joshua Rappoport

School of Biosciences

60 second video iconFor over fifteen years Dr Rappoport's research has focused upon the mechanisms by which biologically relevant molecules traffic into and out of cells.  In particular Dr Rappoport's lab develops and applies innovative microscopy techniques to visualise the internalisation into cells of cargo relevant to human health.  Along with collaborators at The University of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 49019

Email j.rappoport@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Ray

Dr Clare Ray

Lecturer in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Science

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Clare Ray is a lecturer in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences. She is principally an in vivophysiologist and her research interests are in the area of cardio-respiratory integration and control. Clare’s work has focussed on the control of oxygen delivery particularly in response to systemic hypoxia (acute, chronic and intermittent) and exercise, on which she has published a ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6930

Email c.j.ray@bham.ac.uk

Professor Yotis Senis

Professor Yotis Senis

British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Yotis is a British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and a senior member of the Birmingham Platelet Group. He was appointed Chair in Cellular Haemostasis in 2013. His main research interests are platelet protein-tyrosine phosphatases and how they regulate platelet activation, thrombosis and haemostasis.

Yotis ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8308

Email y.senis@bham.ac.uk

Dr G. Neil Thomas

Dr G. Neil Thomas

Regional Director, NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands
Deputy Director, Master of Public Health Programme
Reader in Epidemiology

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dr Thomas is the Regional Director, West Midlands NIHR Research Design Service and the Deputy Director, Master of Public Heath Programme. He is a Reader in Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Health and Population Sciences of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham.

Dr Thomas has an ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8696

Email g.n.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael Tomlinson

Dr Michael Tomlinson

Senior Research Fellow
MSci programme co-ordinator

School of Biosciences

Dr Mike Tomlinson has an international reputation in the two fields of platelets and cell surface biology, and has published in numerous edited books and scientific journals in these areas. He has been invited to speak at major international conferences, including Gordon Research and FASEB Summer Conferences in the United States, and organised the 4thEuropean Conference on ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 42507

Email m.g.tomlinson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Steve P. Watson

Professor Steve P. Watson

BHF Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Steve Watson is a British Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology.

Steve is head of the Birmingham Platelet Group. The group undertakes a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of platelet function in health and disease with a special focus on platelet receptors and their signalling pathways. The work includes ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6514

Email s.p.watson@bham.ac.uk