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Dr Zaki Hassan-Smith

Dr Zaki Hassan-Smith

Clinical Lecturer

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Zaki Hassan-Smith is a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology. His clinical interests are in Pituitary and Adrenal disease. His research interests, developed under supervision of Prof Paul Stewart, centre around the long-term effects of glucocorticoids in ageing and disease. He was awarded the Society for Endocrinology Young Endocrinologist prize for top scoring oral ...

Telephone 0121 415 8811

Email z.hassansmith@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Herd

Dr Clare Herd

Research Associate

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Clare is a systematic reviewer working under the supervision of Professor Carl Clarke in the areas of Parkinson’s disease and headache. 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 ...

Telephone +44 121 415 9107

Email c.p.herd@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jessica Heron

Dr Jessica Heron

Senior Research Fellow in Perinatal Psychiatry

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Telephone +44 (0)121 301 2333 (Tuesdays only)

Email j.c.heron@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

Professor Martin Hewison

Professor Martin Hewison

Professor of Molecular Endocrinology

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Prof. Hewison’s work focuses on different facets of vitamin D physiology, including classical skeletal effects and non-classical extra-skeletal effects. He has a particular interest in the interaction between vitamin D and the immune system, where antigen-presenting cells such as dendritic cells and macrophages synthesize active vitamin D (calcitriol) and also express the nuclear ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6908

Email m.hewison@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christine Hirsch

Dr Christine Hirsch

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Christine is a lecturer in clinical pharmacy and member of the team leading the new pharmacy developments within the College of Medical and Dental Science.

She has a longstanding involvement in learning and teaching clinical pharmacy both at postgraduate and undergraduate level and also has a research interest in this area. She has a keen interest in interprofessional ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4142660

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

Dr Johannes Hofland

Dr Johannes Hofland

Marie-Curie Intra-European Clinical Research Fellow

Dr. Hofland’s translational research focuses on the regulatory mechanisms of steroid hormone production, with special emphasis on cancer. This has involved elucidating the role of circulating (ACTH, arginine-vasopressin) and local factors (activin, inhibin) on adrenocortical production of aldosterone, cortisol and androgens in health and diseases, such as adrenal hyperplasia, ...

Telephone +447707529318

Email j.hofland@bham.ac.uk

Mr Neil Howell

Clinical Lecturer, Cardiac Surgery

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Mr Howell is a Clinical Lecturer in Cardiac Surgery, and is an honorary Specialist Registrar on the West Midlands Higher Surgical Training Scheme in Cardiothoracic Surgery. His research interests including clinical research including clinical trials, myocardial protection, renal protection, and clinical outcomes research including risk stratification and risk modelling. His ...

Email n.j.howell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Craig Hughes

Dr Craig Hughes

Research Fellow

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Craig is a post-doctoral researcher investigating tyrosine kinase-based signal transduction in platelets.  He is also interested in the role of platelets in development and disease.

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8678

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

Dr Jan Idkowiak

Dr Jan Idkowiak

MRC Research Fellow

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Jan Idkowiak is a Clinical Research Fellow (funded by a Research Training Fellowship from the Medical Research Council, UK). He came to Birmingham in 2009 funded by the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) to do 2 years of research after having received training in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology/Diabetology in Dresden, Germany. As the main part of his ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2764

Email j.idkowiak@bham.ac.uk