Dr Keith Brain

Dr Keith Brain

Senior Lecturer

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Dr Brain graduated with a PhD in Physiology in 1998 and in Medicine in 1999 from the University of Sydney, Australia. After working as a medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney he joined the Department of Pharmacology, Oxford, in 2001.

While in Oxford, Dr Brain held a series of research fellowships, including a Nuffield Medical Fellowship, Wellcome ...

Mr George Bramley

Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

George Bramley is a Research Fellow and systematic reviewer based in CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Birmingham and Black Country) working on a number of evidence reviews across the nine CLAHRC–BC themes.

George is also experienced evaluator and contributed to the development of evaluation practice having contributed ...

Mr Richard Breakwell



Richard Breakwell is a lecturer in nursing. His clinical experience is varied, including transplant coordination (recipient and procurement), intensive care nursing, and liver and renal services.

Richard’s current area of interest is in the principles of nursing patients in the acute setting, and the educational aspects of student progression, retention and attrition.


Mr Philip Breen

Research Associate (Analyst)

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Philip joined the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre in August 2012 as a Research Associate (Analyst) and is a member of the pharmaceutical team. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2008 with an honours degree in Anatomy and Human Biology. Philip is also a qualified physiotherapist having completed his MSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham in 2011.

Ms Katie Breheny

NIHR Research Methods Fellow

Health Economics

Katie Breheny is a NIHR Research Methods Fellow in the Health Economics Unit.

Katie is undertaking a two year NIHR fellowship focusing on developing and applying skills in the economic evaluation of diagnostic testing. This fellowship builds on her experience in health outcomes research and psychology. As part of her training Katie is undertaking the Health Economics and ...

Miss Chloe Bright

Doctoral Researcher

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

PhD title: Late adverse effects in survivors of teenage and young adult cancer

Supervisors: Prof. M. Hawkins and Dr. R. Reulen

Dr Alexander Brill

Dr Alexander Brill

Birmingham Fellow

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Alex is a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Alex has a strong background in different models of thrombosis, inflammation and microscopy. His main research interests are mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases, such as deep vein thrombosis and stroke, and identifying new targets to prevent and treat these disorders.

Alex ...

Mrs Linda Briscoe

Research Support Administrator

Medical and Dental Sciences

Linda provides underpinning support to the College of Medical & Dental Sciences (MDS) Research & Knowledge Transfer Office, specifically the Research Development Team, across a broad portfolio of research activity support, both in terms of preparation for and development of future funding opportunities, as well as ongoing research activity. Linda is involved mainly in the ...

Professor Ian Brockington

Professor Ian Brockington

Professor emeritus, University of Birmingham

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

As professor emeritus in the University of Birmingham, he is writing a series of monographs on the psychiatry of motherhood. In 2001, he established Eyry Press, which publishes hand-crafted books.

Dr Victoria Brookes

Clinical Trial Co-ordinator

School of Cancer Sciences

Dr Brookes is an historian by training. Having spent most of her academic life studying in the North West she returned to her home city of Birmingham where she became involved in medical research. She lives with her partner Martyn and their goldfish!