Staff

Ms Karin Diaconu

Ms Karin Diaconu

Doctoral Researcher

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

PhD title: Prioritization of medical device purchasing within low- and middle-income countries

Supervisors: Dr. Semira Manaseki-Holland, Dr. Carole Cummins and Prof. Richard Lilford.

Using qualitative methods, Karin undertook fieldwork in both Gambia and Romania to investigate processes employed in prioritizing and procuring medical devices. Karin will ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 48531

Email kdd217@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Dickens

Dr Andy Dickens

Research Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Andy Dickens is a Research Fellow on an NIHR-funded study entitled ‘The Birmingham COPD cohort study: a primary care cohort of COPD patients’.

Over the past 11 years Andy has worked in the field of health service research, developing particular research interests in trials methodology, complex interventions, health outcomes for older people and public health. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7422

Email a.p.dickens@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jac Dinnes

Senior Researcher (Methodologist)

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Jac Dinnes is a Senior Researcher in the Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham UK. She is currently researching the methodology behind the evaluation of biomarkers for monitoring purposes. Her main interests lie in methodological research to identify and validate the best ways of designing and analysing studies to evaluate medical tests used ...

Telephone +44 (0)1972 510304

Email j.dinnes@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lavanya Diwakar

Research Fellow, Health Economics

Health Economics

Dr Diwakar is funded by the Wellcome Trust for a PhD in Health Economics. Her project is aimed at carrying out an economic evaluation of paediatric allergy services in the West Midlands. She is looking at ways to incorporate end user preferences into planning allergy services for the West Midlands and will estimate the costs and effectiveness of various possible pathways for delivery of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9224

Email l.diwakar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lucy Doos

Dr Lucy Doos

Research Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Lucy has joined the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre in February 2014 and she currently leads on research within the centre. She has extensive experiences in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Her research interests lie in the areas of public health and health services research.

Telephone 44 (0)121 414 8594

Email l.doos@bham.ac.uk

Dr George Dowswell

Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

George Dowswell is a Research Fellow in Primary Care Clinical Sciences.

George is interested in evaluating services, programmes and systems using appropriate (mixed) methods. He is an experienced and successful project manager with a statistical background but qualitative research interests. George has a long interest in public policy, service delivery, implementation ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9069

Email g.dowswell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Heather Draper

Professor of Biomedical Ethics

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Heather Draper is Professor of Biomedical Ethics.  

Heather has published over 70 research papers on a wide range of issues in bioethics in peer reviewed journals and edited collections.

Heather strives to bridge the gap between the distinctive research cultures of medicine and applied philosophy. She is an enthusiastic supporter of inter- and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6941

Email h.j.a.draper@bham.ac.uk

Ms Janine Dretzke

Research Reviewer and Analyst

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Janine has considerable experience in conducting evidence syntheses, systematic reviews and health technology assessments (HTA) for different customers such as NICE and commissioners of healthcare. She is currently Principle Investigator on a project on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of immunotherapy for hay fever. Janine also teaches on the HTA stream of the MPH and coordinates the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7850

Email j.dretzke@bham.ac.uk

Miss Sandhya Duggal

Doctoral Researcher

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

PhD Title: An exploration of the cultural and social factors which influence Indian Punjabi men’s health beliefs and how they shape perceptions of risk related to type 2 Diabetes

Supervisors: Dr Sabi Redwood, Dr Sheila Greenfield, Dr Parth Narendran and Dr William Drever

Sandhya Duggal is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Health and Population Sciences at the ...