Staff

Dr Claire Packer

Dr Claire Packer

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Claire Packer is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine and Director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre.

Claire has been Director of the Horizon Scanning Centre since 1998, and is responsible for the delivery of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research programme to identify emerging and new health care technologies likely to be of ...

Dr Will Palin

Dr Will Palin

Reader in Biomaterials

School of Dentistry

Will Palin is a Reader in Biomaterials at the School of Dentistry. His main area of research into photocurable materials used for both dental and wider biomaterial applications, has attracted grant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Health Research and industry.

Dr Hardev Pall

Senior Lecturer in Neurology

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Dr Pall is a clinical neurologist with an interest in teaching and research. His principal areas of clinical interest are movement disorders and motor neurone disease. The movement disorder patients that he looks after include those with Parkinson’s disease and dystonia.

Dr Miranda Pallan

Dr Miranda Pallan

Clinical Research Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Miranda Pallan joined the Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics as a Clinical Research Fellow in 2005. 

Miranda has a background as a General Practitioner, but moved into the field of Public Health in 2002. Her main research interest is childhood obesity, and she is a co-investigator of a major NIHR-funded childhood obesity prevention study.

Dr Silvia Parajes Castro

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow – FP7 programme

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Dr Jo Parish

Dr Jo Parish

Royal Society University Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer

School of Cancer Sciences

Jo qualified with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol in 1998. She obtained her Ph.D from the University of Bristol in 2002 studying virus-host interactions of human papillomavirus (HPV). She was then appointed as a Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. In 2007, Jo was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and ...

Professor Jim Parle

Professor Jim Parle

Professor of Primary Care & Assistant in General Practice

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Jim Parle is Professor of Primary Care, leads the Cancer team within PCCS, and is Course director for the Physician Assistant PGDip progamme. 

Jim’s main activity in his 20 years as an academic has been in education, leading on the introduction of a major community based teaching strand within the MBChB course; championing the place of non-biosciences such as ...

Professor Jayne Parry

Professor Jayne Parry

Professor of Policy and Public Health

School of Health and Population Sciences

Jayne is Professor of Policy and Public Health, and Head of the School of Health and Population Sciences.

Jayne’s research programme focuses on the assessment and evaluation of the health impacts of national policy initiatives. She has received major grants from the Department of Health, the National Institute for Health Research and other bodies to support her ...

Dr Michael Parry

Dr Michael Parry

Senior Systems Developer, Educational Technology Team

Medical and Dental Sciences

Mike is the Senior Systems Developer in the College of Medical and Dental Science’s Educational Technology Team. He is the coordinator for the staff and student web-based administration systems and leads the development of both staff intraMED and the Practice Placements Administration System (PPAS).

Mr Upen Patel

Mr Upen Patel

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Upen Patel is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry.

His research focuses on the effects of therapeutic ultrasound on the repair mechanisms of the dental pulp.

Upen takes great pride and enjoyment in the teaching of dentistry to his students with the goal of producing safe, responsible and efficient professional graduates.

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