People

Mr Ronan Ryan

Research Fellow

Ronan is particularly interested in the use of electronic patient records for research and has over 10 years’ experience in the use of large primary care databases (CPRD/GPRD, QResearch and THIN).

website http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/thin


His longer term aims are:
- to develop and make publicly available appropriate methods ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7864

Email r.p.ryan@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Sheppard

Dr James Sheppard

Research Fellow

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

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

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

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

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

Helen Stokes-Lampard is a GP Principal and Primary Care Academic at the Department of Primary Care (Clinical Senior Lecturer), having started here in 2000 as a GP Registrar and progressed through the ranks to her current role as Head of Community Based Medicine Teaching across the whole of the MBChB (Medicine undergraduate) programme, she is also the Academic lead for the dynamic Academic ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2953

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

Dr Lynda Tait

Dr Lynda Tait

Research Fellow

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

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