Staff

Dr Joanne O’Beirne-Elliman

Research Facilitator

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Joanne O’Beirne-Elliman is a Research Facilitator within the Primary Care Clinical Research and Trials Unit. Joanne is facilitating with the recruitment of portfolio adopted, commercial and non-commercial internal and external studies.

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8740

Email j.l.obeirne@bham.ac.uk

Jenny O'Donnell

Jenny O'Donnell

Research Fellow/Systematic Reviewer

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Jenny O’Donnell is a Research Fellow/Systematic Reviewer within the Evidence Synthesis team in the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3927

Email odonneje@bham.ac.uk

Dr Halima Olakareem

Dr Halima Olakareem

Doctoral researcher

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

PhD title – Identification of prognostic factors associated with the development of Post-thrombotic syndrome after Deep Vein Thrombosis of the lower limb

Supervisors: Professor David Fitzmaurice, Dr David Moore and Dr Sabi Redwood

Email hoo115@bham.ac.uk

Mr Raymond Oppong

Mr Raymond Oppong

Lecturer in Health Economics

Health Economics

Raymond Oppong is a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham.

He is an enthusiastic researcher who is interested in issues such as economic evaluation in the area of muskuloskeletal disease, antimicrobial resistance, quality of life research and economic analysis alongside multinational studies.

He has published in journals ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7065

Email r.a.oppong@bham.ac.uk

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

Mr Christopher Partlett

NIHR Research Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Christopher Partlett is a NIHR Research Fellow based in the School of Health and Population Sciences. 

Christopher has a keen interest in a variety of research topics in Mathematical and Medical Statistics.

He is currently completing a PhD exploring the use of non-parametric methods to investigate the distribution of data with particular emphasis ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9115

Email c.partlett@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Smitaa Patel

Medical Statistician

Smitaa is a Medical Statistician working at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in the school of Cancer Sciences. She works on the Parkinson’s Disease portfolio of trials. This involves the managing of day to day running of the trial as well as programming, analysing and reporting the trial results.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 9115

Email s.a.patel@bham.ac.uk