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Dr Leon Creaney

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Medical Science and Education

Dr Creaney is a Consultant Physician in the Medical Speciality of Sport & Exercise Medicine. He trained in the London Deanery at various locations including the Olympic Medical Institute, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court and the Department of Health (DH). Before his appointment as a ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 371 3494

Email l.creaney@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Curtis

Dr Chris Curtis

Senior Lecturer Law, Ethics and Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Chris Curtis is part of the team developing/delivering the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Chris has a long career in secondary care hospital Pharmacy across the UK including 24 years as Chief Pharmacist at an Acute Trust in the West Midlands. He has published in a number of scientific journals and areas of research interest ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3998

Email c.e.curtis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Felicity de Cogan

Dr Felicity de Cogan

Research Fellow

Neurobiology

Felicity’s research interest is in novel clinical materials and she has filed 4 patents through the University of Birmingham. She has worked in the fields of drug delivery, Materials Science, drug delivery and microbiology and the development of antimicrobial agents for over 8 years and has high impact publications in the field including Angew. Chem and Soft Matter. She has ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8859

Email f.decogan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Vivek Dhir

Dr Vivek Dhir

Lecturer in Molecular Endocrinology
MPharm Admissions Tutor - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Vivek Dhir is a Lecturer in Molecular Endocrinology and has published a number of high impact research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews in the fields of endocrinology, metabolism and genetics. He has received major grants from the Welcome trust and The MRC.

Vivek is keen to talk about his science and gives frequent seminars to various groups at the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8777

Email v.dhir@bham.ac.uk

Dr Valentina Di Pietro

Dr Valentina Di Pietro

Research Fellow in Molecular Neuroscience

Neurobiology

Dr Valentina Di Pietro is a Molecular Neuroscientist with experience in genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During her Ph.D. at the Catholic University of Rome (Italy), she specialised in molecular mechanisms and identification of markers for the diagnosis of mild and repeated traumatic brain injury in vivo and in the diagnosis of Inborn errors of Metabolism.

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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8859

Email v.dipietro@bham.ac.uk

Mr Craig Doig

Mr Craig Doig

Research Fellow

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Craig is investigating pathways determining maintenance and loss of skeletal muscle fibres and the importance of the Glucose-6-phosphate transporter in regulating energy homeostasis.

Email c.l.doig@bham.ac.uk

Mr Nigel E Drury

Mr Nigel E Drury

Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Mr Drury is a Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery on the West Midlands Training Programme and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Email n.e.drury@bham.ac.uk

Dr Vijay D'Souza

Research Fellow

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Email v.k.dsouza@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Edwards

Dr Nicola Edwards

Clinical Lecturer

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Nicky Edwards is a Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine. She splits her time as a clinical specialist registrar in cardiology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and clinical researcher at the University of Birmingham and the NIHR Wellcome Clinical Research Facility. Her primary research interests involve the use of advanced cardiac imaging modalities (cardiac MRI and ...

Telephone +44 121 3716130

Email n.c.edwards@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stuart Egginton

Dr Stuart Egginton

Honorary Reader in Cardiovascular Sciences

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Stuart Egginton is a Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology, and Director of the Angiogenesis Research Group. 

Stuart has published nearly 200 research papers and reviews in scientific journals as well as book chapters, and has edited 2 books, in the fields of angiogenesis and cardiorespiratory control. His research has been supported by grants from the British ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6902/+44 (0)121 414 6919

Email s.egginton@bham.ac.uk