Staff

Dr Claire Packer

Dr Claire Packer

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Claire Packer is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine and Director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre.

Claire has been Director of the Horizon Scanning Centre since 1998, and is responsible for the delivery of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research programme to identify emerging and new health care technologies likely to be of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7831/+44 (0)121 414 7582

Email c.packer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Miranda Pallan

Dr Miranda Pallan

Clinical Research Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Miranda Pallan joined the Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics as a Clinical Research Fellow in 2005. 

Miranda has a background as a General Practitioner, but moved into the field of Public Health in 2002. Her main research interest is childhood obesity, and she is a co-investigator of a major NIHR-funded childhood obesity prevention study.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7990

Email m.j.pallan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jim Parle

Professor Jim Parle

Professor of Primary Care & Assistant in General Practice

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Jim Parle is Professor of Primary Care, leads the Cancer team within PCCS, and is Course director for the Physician Assistant PGDip progamme. 

Jim’s main activity in his 20 years as an academic has been in education, leading on the introduction of a major community based teaching strand within the MBChB course; championing the place of non-biosciences such as ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6420

Email j.v.parle@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jayne Parry

Professor Jayne Parry

Professor of Policy and Public Health

School of Health and Population Sciences

Jayne is Professor of Policy and Public Health, and Head of the School of Health and Population Sciences.

Jayne’s research programme focuses on the assessment and evaluation of the health impacts of national policy initiatives. She has received major grants from the Department of Health, the National Institute for Health Research and other bodies to support her ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7688/PA: Janis Humphries +44(0)121 414 7688

Email j.m.parry.1@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Maria Cristina Peñaloza Ramos

Mrs Maria Cristina Peñaloza Ramos

Research Fellow
Deputy Director for Teaching

Health Economics

Cristina Penaloza is a Research Fellow and Deputy Director for Teaching MSc HEHP in the Health Economics Unit at the University of Birmingham. 

Cristina has published research papers in the fields of healthcare productivity, healthcare efficiency, measures of equity, coverage, utilization of healthcare services, evaluation of autonomization of hospitals, and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7061

Email m.c.penaloza@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Angaja Phalguni

Research Associate (Horizon Analyst)

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Angaja Phalguni is a part of the research team at National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC). She joined NHSC in November 2009 after working in public health sector in India.

 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9076

Email a.phalguni@bham.ac.uk

Mr Matthew Phillips

Project Manager

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8992

Email m.phillips.1@bham.ac.uk