Staff in the School of Cancer Sciences

 

Mrs Elizabeth Brettell

Mrs Elizabeth Brettell

Elizabeth Brettell is the Renal Trials Portfolio Manager at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU).
Elizabeth has worked at BCTU since 1998 co-ordinating large randomised controlled clinical trials in Alzheimer’s Disease, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, women’s health and renal disease.

Dr Victoria Brookes

Clinical Trial Co-ordinator

Dr Brookes is an historian by training. Having spent most of her academic life studying in the North West she returned to her home city of Birmingham where she became involved in medical research. She lives with her partner Martyn and their goldfish!

Dr Richard Bryan

Dr Richard Bryan

Senior Research Fellow

Rik Bryan qualified in Medicine at the University of Birmingham and subsequently entered surgical training. After completing a PhD in bladder cancer biology he became a Specialist Registrar in Urology. After 3-years as a Specialist Registrar, Rik left clinical urology to assist with the set-up of the Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme in the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and ...

Dr Germaine Caldwell

Postdoctoral Fellow

Germaine Caldwell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Cancer Sciences.

Germaine has published a number of research papers in scientific journals in the field of colorectal cancer research and human molecular genetics. She has received grants from the Wellcome trust VIP award, core/Belmont trust and UHB Charities.

She has presented her work to a range of audiences ...

Rita Champaneria

Systematic Reviewer

Rita is a systematic reviewer at BCTU for the Women’s Health portfolio. Her main responsibility is the undertaking of systematic literature searching to identify existing evidence as a basis for development of clinical trial proposals, grant applications and synthesis of the worldwide research evidence on a particular therapeutic question. These provide the scientific rationale underpinning ...

Mrs Versha Cheed

Trainee Medical Statistician

Versha is a Trainee Medical Statistician at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit. She works on clinical trials in the Women’s Health area. Her main responsibilities include the analysis and reporting of trials as well as the design and development of new trials under the mentorship of a senior statistician.

Dr Martyn Chidgey

Dr Martyn Chidgey

Martyn Chidgey is a lecturer in the School of Cancer Sciences. His main research interest is in the biology of desmosomes, intercellular junctions of epithelial tissues and cardiac muscle. He has published numerous research papers, reviews, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries on the topic. Martyn is heavily involved in teaching and lectures to medical, dental and science undergraduate ...

Dr Mathew Coleman

Dr Mathew Coleman

Senior Lecturer

Mathew Coleman is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Cancer Sciences. Although Mathew’s current research focusses on the role of protein hydroxylation in the cell biology of tumour cells, he has a wider interest in how deregulated signalling and novel post-translational modifications contribute to cancer.

Mathew has attracted highly competitive funding support ...

Dr Laura Crack

Dr Laura Crack

Early Drug Development Team Leader, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

Dr Laura Crack is Early Drug Development Team Leader at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), School of Cancer Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor of Haemato-oncology

Professor Charles Craddock is Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Professor of Haemato-oncology at the University of Birmingham.

His major areas of clinical interest are the management of myeloid malignancies including Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and he leads an active clinical trials ...