Staff

Dr Jonathan Shapiro

Dr Jonathan Shapiro

Honorary senior fellow in health service research
Independent health policy analyst

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Jonathan Shapiro is a senior consultant and academic who uses his extensive experience of healthcare in the public sector to offer strategic advice and practical solutions to a wide variety of health care organisations both in the UK and abroad. He brings to this role the skills learned over the years as a qualified doctor, a University academic, and the Chair of a large UK Mental Health ...

Telephone +44 (0)7770 380800

Email j.a.shapiro@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Shaw

Birmingham Research Fellow

Nursing

Karen Shaw is a Research Psychologist with a track record in children’s health service development and research. Her work generally focuses on service improvement for children with long-term or life-shortening conditions. Areas of particular interest include transitional care, end-of-life care, user involvement, and psychosocial aspects of childhood illness.

Karen ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8370

Email k.l.shaw@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Sheppard

Dr James Sheppard

Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

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

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