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Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor of Gynaecology

Reproduction, Genes and Development

Professor Coomarasamy leads a research group in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, working at the forefront of gynaecological studies with a focus on miscarriage and global women’s health. He maintains a keen interest in randomised controlled studies, test accuracy evaluations and evidence synthesis.

With numerous grant awards (of total value over ...

Telephone +44(0)121 627 2775

Email a.coomarasamy@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alison Cooper

Dr Alison Cooper

Senior Lecturer

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Alison Cooper’s current role has a significant teaching focus; this includes everything from face to face student contact through to approval of new programmes delivered by the college. Alison’s main strategic roles centre on the BMedSc undergraduate science programme and relate to issues concerned with student recruitment and development through the course. This is coupled to ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4510

Email a.j.cooper@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anthony R Cox

Dr Anthony R Cox

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy
Joint Academic Programme Lead MPharm

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Anthony is part of the team leading the development of new pharmacy developments within the College of Medical and Dental Science.

Anthony has wide experience of teaching in pharmacy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. and has participated in medical education for a number of years. He has a keen interest in the safety of medicines, and is senior pharmacist ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 4146926

Email a.r.cox@bham.ac.uk

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, Pharmacology 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 Rachel Dancer

Clinical Lecturer (Respiratory Medicine)

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Email r.dancer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jane Daniels

Senior Research Fellow

Reproduction, Genes and Development

Jane Daniels is the Deputy Director of the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, portfolio lead for Women’s Health clinical trials and senior research fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology. Jane’s current research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.


Telephone 0121 415 9120/0121 623 6837

Email j.p.daniels@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

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

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.


Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8859

Email v.dipietro@bham.ac.uk

Dr Renuka Dias

Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Reproduction, Genes and Development

Renuka Dias is a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Her research interests are in the epigenetics of Imprinting Disorders and their long-term consequences on health.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3838

Email r.dias.1@bham.ac.uk