Staff

Dr Dagmar Scheel-Toellner

Dr Dagmar Scheel-Toellner

Senior Research Fellow/ AR UK Career Progression Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Dagmar Scheel-Toellner leads a research team that investigates the basic mechanism of joint inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She initially trained as a pharmacist, and the translation of her research on autoimmunity into therapeutic strategies is still an important long-term aim in her work. She closely collaborates with her clinical colleagues within the Rheumatology ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8690

Email d.scheel@bham.ac.uk

Dr Emma Shepherd

Dr Emma Shepherd

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Emma Shepherd is a post-doctoral research fellow in Prof. David Adams’ research group in the Centre for Liver Research.

Emma’s main research focus is hepatic fibrosis and how the microenvironment in the liver can recruit and retain inflammatory infiltrate in the disease setting.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6846

Email e.l.shepherd@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Sherlock

Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology

School of Immunity and Infection

Jonathan Sherlock is Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology and works on the role of inflammatory cytokines in spondyloarthropathy in the context of development of better therapeutics for these conditions.

Telephone +44 (0)121 371 3243

Dr Shishir Shetty

Dr  Shishir Shetty

Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist

School of Immunity and Infection

Shishir Shetty is a clinician scientist in the Centre for Liver Research and honorary consultant hepatologist at the Queen Elizabeth Liver Transplant Unit, Birmingham. He has received grant funding from the Wellcome Trust, the Core Charity and the Bardhan Research and Education Trust.

Shishir’s research focus is the regulation of leucocyte recruitment to the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4158700

Email s.shetty@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gwenda Simons

Dr Gwenda Simons

Research Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Dr. Gwenda Simons joined the University of Birmingham in 2012 and is a researcher at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. She is part of the Rheumatology Research Group and currently works on a project looking at the perceptions of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and decisions to seek help in the general public.

Telephone +44 (0)121 371 3265

Email g.simons@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stuart Smith

Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine

School of Immunity and Infection

Lecturing in renal medicine Stuart Smith has clinical practice responsibilities at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital renal unit while also engaging in laboratory based research and teaching academic and clinical skills to medical undergraduates.

His current research activities focus on chronic kidney disease, stromal cell biology and the pathogenesis of renal fibrosis.

Telephone +44 (0)121 371 3265

Email s.w.smith.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Jayne Stack

Dr Rebecca Jayne Stack

Research Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Dr Rebecca Jayne Stack is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Translational Inflammation Research. Rebecca is a Psychologist specialising in behavioural medicine and is registered with the British Psychological Society. Her research focuses on behavioural medicine, micro health economics and illness behaviour, particularly focusing on the way people make decisions to seek help, use ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 371 3265

Email r.stack@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zania Stamataki

Dr Zania Stamataki

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Zania Stamataki is a viral immunologist with an interest in persistent infections and chronic inflammation. She has taken up a 5-year Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research fellowship in 2011, leading to an academic position.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6967

Email z.stamataki@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kai-Michael Toellner

Dr Kai-Michael Toellner

Reader in Adaptive Immunity

School of Immunity and Infection

Kai is a senior research fellow in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation. His main interest is the differentiation of lymphocytes during antibody responses. He published over 60 research papers, and  received major grants from the European Union, Pfizer, and the MRC/BBSRC

 

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8687

Email k.m.toellner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lucy Walker

Dr Lucy Walker

Honorary Reader in Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity

School of Immunity and Infection

Lucy Walker holds an MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship and is a Reader in Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity in the School of Immunity & Infection. 

Lucy has published extensively in internationally recognised scientific journals in the area of T cell activation and regulation, particularly in the context of Type 1 Diabetes. She has received substantial ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6854

Email l.s.walker@bham.ac.uk