Staff

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

Ms Chakanaka Sidile

Senior Analyst Programmer

School of Cancer Sciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 9124

Email c.l.sidile@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sue Simpson

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

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Sue Simpson is an Associate Director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre 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 EuroScan - the ...

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, and co-Director of the Interactive Studies Unit (ISU) 

He is also Associate Director of Education (Quality) in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, and has responsibility for the educational quality of all College Programmes. 

Other responsibilities include Director of the College ...

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

Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Admissions Tutor

Nursing

Alison Smith is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and the Admissions Tutor for the Bachelor of Nursing programme.

She worked in the NHS as a critical nurse for 16 years and specialised in cardiothoracic surgery, heart, lung and liver transplantation. In 2006, she moved into higher education teaching on undergraduate and post-graduate health care courses and commenced work at ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2272

Dr Claire Smith

Systematic Reviewer

Claire is a systematic reviewer at BCTU for the Neurological disease portfolio which includes Parkinson’s disease and migraine. Her main responsibilities involve undertaking systematic literature searching to identify existing evidence as a basis for development of clinical trial proposals, and the synthesis of the worldwide research evidence on particular therapeutic questions. These ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 9107

Email c.l.smith.1@bham.ac.uk