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Dr Jeremy Tomlinson

Dr Jeremy Tomlinson

Honorary Reader in Endocrinology

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Dr Jeremy Tomlinson is an Honorary Reader in Endocrinology. His research interests are in understanding the role of steroid hormones in the development of obesity, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. Alongside his translational research program he works as a consultant endocrinologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8715

Email j.w.tomlinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Samantha Tull

Dr Samantha Tull

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Dr Tull is Research Fellow in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Samantha has published 14 research papers in peer reviewed journals in the fields of cardiovascular and renal inflammatory disease. These include one last author and four first author publications.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6938

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

Dr Alice Turner

Dr Alice Turner

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Alice Wood is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine.

Her research interests are predominantly in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, fields in which she has published just over 20 papers in the last 5 years. She lectures to both Medical and Dental Students at the University and is involved in ...

Telephone +44(0)121 371 3226

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

Dr Richard Tuxworth

Lecturer in Molecular Genetics

Reproduction, Genes and Development

Richard is a lecturer in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. He is a cell biologist with a particular interest in lysosomal function in the nervous system and understanding why lysosomal dysfunction contributes to neurodegenerative disease.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7046

Email r.i.tuxworth@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Upthegrove

Dr Rachel Upthegrove

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Neurobiology

Rachel is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry within the Section of Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration, Psychiatry Theme.

Rachel has published over 30 papers, book chapters and book reviews within the field of major mental illness; particularly schizophrenia, affective disorders and suicide. Clinically Rachel has worked for over 17 years in psychiatry, 10 of which ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 301 2355

Email r.upthegrove@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Vreugdenhil

Dr Martin Vreugdenhil

Lecturer in Neurobiology

Neurobiology

Dr Martin Vreugdenhil is lecturer in Neurobiology. His research focuses on the mechanisms that synchronise neuronal activity. The brain spends much energy in synchronising neuronal activity into fast (30-100 Hz: gamma) brain rhythms and the main question addressed is what is the nature and the role of gamma frequency activity? Because it is becoming increasingly clear that gamma ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 1417629

Email m.vreugdenhil@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

Dr Meltem Weger

Dr Meltem Weger

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Meltem has received her PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and is currently working as a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr Nils Krone in the Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM), School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

Her key research focus is the implementation of zebrafish as translational in vivo ...

Telephone +44 121 4158705

Email m.weger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kevin Whitehead

Dr Kevin Whitehead

Lecturer in Neuropharmacology

Neurobiology

Kevin Whitehead is a lecturer in the Neuropharmacology team, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and principal investigator of the Pain Signalling Group.

Kevin has extensive experience of in vivomonitoring of neurochemistry and his current research is aimed towards an understanding the role of central neuroinflammatory processes in chronic pain. This is ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4521

Email k.j.whitehead@bham.ac.uk

Dr Asma Yahyouche

Dr Asma Yahyouche

Academic Practitioner

Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Asma is an Academic Practitioner and is part of the team developing the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. She will be teaching Pharmacy Practice on the M Pharm course in addition to managing Community Pharmacy and industrial placements.

Asma is a Community Pharmacist Manager and a pre-registration pharmacist trainee program ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7985

Email a.yahyouche@bham.ac.uk