Staff

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

Dr Sue Simpson

Research Fellow
Associate Director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre
Secretariat for EuroScan International Network

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Sue Simpson is an Associate Director of the National Institute for Health Research Horizon Scanning Centre (NIHR HSC) responsible for the work of the research and reviews team. She has published a number of papers in the field of early awareness and alert systems and contributed to workshops on the subject.

Sue is also a member of the Secretariat for ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7496

Email s.l.simpson.20@bham.ac.uk

Alice Sitch

Alice Sitch

Research Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Alice Sitch is a Research Fellow working in the department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Alice is a member of the Biostatistics team, led by Professor Jon Deeks.

Since joining the University in October 2009, Alice has become involved in many exciting projects allowing her to collaborate with others in the Biostatistics team and many other researchers at ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4428

Email a.j.sitch@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

Miss Angharad Slade

Analyst

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Angharad joined the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre in March 2012 and is a member of the NIHR HSC drugs team. 

She graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011 with an honours degree in Medical Science (Pharmacology).

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9075

Email a.slade@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Joanna Smith

Senior Analyst

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Joanna joined the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre in 2007 and is a Senior Analyst with a particular interest in medical devices.

She currently leads engagement with the MedTech industry to identify significant innovative technologies likely to have an impact on the NHS in the next few years.

In addition, Joanna undertook a project looking at new point ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7275

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

Professor Tom Sorahan

Professor of Occupational Epidemiology

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Tom Sorahan has published more than 60 first-authored peer-reviewed papers on the identification and quantification of occupational cancer risks. 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3644

Email t.m.sorahan@bham.ac.uk

Mr Richard Standage

Mr Richard Standage

Teaching Fellow

Nursing

Richard Standage is a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Children’s Nurse and teaches on the Bachelor of Nursing degree. His main contributions are to the undergraduate Child Field of Practice modules. He is Link Tutor to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3570

Email r.j.standage@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