People

Dr James Sheppard

Dr James Sheppard

Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

James Sheppard is a research fellow in the department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences. His current research interests lie in the diagnosis and management of chronic disease, in particular cardiovascular disease. He is currently funded by a grant from the National Institute for Health Research studying the optimisation of management of stroke and transient ischemic attack as part of the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7573

Email j.p.sheppard@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kirsty Shires

Senior Clinical Tutor Community Based Medicine

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Kirsty Shires is a Senior Clinical Tutor in Community Based Medicine with responsibility for Years 1 and 2 and GEC1.

Kirsty is also a salaried general practitioner in the North Birmingham area.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6491

Email k.m.shires@bham.ac.uk

Dr Manbinder Sidhu

Research Fellow in Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Manbinder Sidhu, PhD, is a research fellow working in health services research with a background in sociology. Dr Sidhu has a specific interest in understanding the health needs of minority-ethnic groups living in developed countries and people living with chronic diseases.

Manbinder specialises in:

-       Interpreting ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7895

Email m.s.sidhu@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Skelton

Professor John Skelton

Professor of Clinical Communication

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

John Skelton is Professor of Clinical Communication. He is also co-Director of the Interactive Studies Unit (ISU) (www.bham.isu.ac.uk), Programme Lead for Quality Assurance and Enhancement for the MBChB Programme, Director of the College Professional Support Unit, and Head of Learning and Teaching for the School of Health and Population Sciences.

He is the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3767

Email j.r.skelton@bham.ac.uk

Katie Stant

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Katie Stant is the Study Coordinator for the SCOOP study (Screening of Older women for Prevention of Fractures). The study (funded by the MRC and ARC) aims to assess whether a community based screening programme for osteoporosis reduces the incidence of fractures in older women in a manner that is cost-effective, and acceptable to women and GPs. Further information can be obtained ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6510

Email k.e.stant@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tim Stokes

Dr Tim Stokes

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Tim is Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care and a General Practitioner.

Tim has worked in public health, academia and at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) while relishing the challenge of being a part-time GP.

Tim has established through his work with NICE a national profile in health care quality improvement research and development ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3099

Email t.stokes@bham.ac.uk

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard

Clinical Senior Lecturer
MSc Primary Care Academic Lead
Academic GP Trainee Lead

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Helen Stokes-Lampard is a GP Principal and Primary Care Academic at the Department of Primary Care, having started here in 2000 as a GP Registrar and progressed through the ranks to her current role.

As Clinical Director of the Primary Care Trials Unit Helen was involved in advising on a diverse range of research projects. Since handing over the reins she has ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2953

Email h.j.stokeslampard@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lynda Tait

Dr Lynda Tait

Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Lynda Tait is a Research Fellow in Primary Care Clinical Sciences.

Lynda has published articles in peer reviewed scientific journals as well as editorials and a book chapter in the field of mental illness. She has received funding from NIHR EME/Medical Research Council and from NIHR RfPB programmes.

Lynda has a personal academic website and academic ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8584

Email l.tait.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Taylor

Dr Clare Taylor

General Practitioner and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Dr Clare Taylor graduated with distinction from the University of Cambridge and trained in hospital medicine gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London before undertaking further training in academic general practice and public health. She is now an academic GP at the University of Birmingham and her main research interest is cardiovascular disease. She has published ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8629

Email c.j.taylor.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kate (Cathryn) Thomas

Professor Kate (Cathryn) Thomas

Lead for Community Based medicine Teaching programme MB ChB Vice Dean Student Development and Support MB ChB Senior Tutor MB ChB Welfare

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Kate Thomas is Vice Dean for Student Development and Support in the Medical School. She leads a team of 7 Year tutors, a Welfare and Learning Support Advisor, 270 personal mentors and 3 administrative staff devoted to the support and welfare of MB ChB students. She is involved in the Professional Support Unit which aims to offer help to students who have difficulties which may hinder ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3701

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