Organisation - Centre for Human Brain Health

 

The management of the Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH) is the responsibility of three key committees: the Steering Committee, the Management Committee, and the Operations Committee.

  • The Steering Committee includes representation from the range of CHBH members across the University of Birmingham and local hospitals. Its primary role is to oversee the strategic development and long term sustainability of the Centre.
  • The Management Committee is responsible for the short- and medium-term oversight of the Centre. Its members represent a broad range of expertise tied to the facilities the Centre supports. The Management Committee is responsible for budgetary oversight of the CHBH.
  • The Operations Committee oversees the technical and operational administration of the Centre to ensure a robust and efficient environment that facilitates members' research and teaching. 

Both the Steering Committee and Management Committee are chaired by the Centre's Co-Directors, Professor Ole Jensen and Dr Andrew Bagshaw, and the Operations Committee is chaired by the Centre's Operations Manager, Dr Emily Loftus.

The CHBH procedure for purchasing new hardware and software is as follows:

  • Items with a value greater than £500 must secure the approval of the CHBH Management Committee. Those proposing the items must email a justification and quote to the CHBH Operations Administrator for inclusion in the next CHBH Management Committee agenda.
  • In exceptional circumstances where an item must be ordered before the next CHBH Management Committee meeting, please email the CHBH Directors and Operations manager with a justification and quote. Information about the purchase will be provided at the next CHBH Management Committee meeting.
  • The CHBH is working towards a system of twice-yearly budget rounds, where requests for new hardware and software are presented and considered by a panel. Decisions will be communicated shortly afterwards.

Steering Committee

  • Dr Andy Bagshaw (School of Psychology)
  • Prof Ole Jensen (School of Psychology)
  • Professor Ian Apperly (School of Psychology)
  • Dr Rachel Upthegrove (Department of Psychiatry)
  • Dr Giovanni Barontini (School of Physics and Astronomy)
  • Dr Nigel Davies  (University Hospital Birmingham)
  • Dr Hamid Dehghani (School of Computer Science)
  • Dr Ali Mazaheri (School of Psychology)
  • Dr Karen Mullinger (School of Psychology/Nottingham University)
  • Dr Andrew Peet (Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences)
  • Prof Kim Shapiro (School of Psychology)
  • Prof Peter Tino (School of Computer Science)
  • Dr Martin Wilson (School of Psychology)
  • Professor Uta Noppeney  (School of Psychology)
  • Dr Sarah Aldred (School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences)
  • Professor Matthew Broome (School of Psychology)
  • Dr Pia Rotshtein (School of Psychology)
  • Ms Deborah Bird  (School of Psychology)
  • Dr Emily Loftus (Operations)
  • Mr Chris Anderson (Operations)

Management Committee

  • Dr Andy Bagshaw (School of Psychology) - Director
  • Prof Ole Jensen (School of Psychology) - Director
  • Dr Emily Loftus – Operations Manager
  • Dr Magda Chechlacz (School of Psychology) - MRI
  • Dr Hyojin Park (School of Psychology) - MEG
  • Dr Simon Hanslmayr (School of Psychology) - EEG
  • Dr Bernhard Staresina (School of Psychology) - Sleep
  • Dr Sam Lucas (School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences) - NIRS
  • Dr Ned Jenkinson (School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences) – Brain Stimulation
  • Dr Peter Hansen (School of Psychology) - IT
  • Dr Ian Charest (School of Psychology) - Computing
  • Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo (School of Psychology) – User Representative
  • Mr Dominic Hickey (Life and Environmental Sciences) – Health and Safety
  • Mr Andrew Lees (Life and Environmental Sciences) - Infrastructure and Facilities
  • Ms Deborah Bird (School of Psychology) - Institute for Mental Health Representative
  • Ms Charnjit Sidhu (School of Psychology) - Computing (Technical Research and Projects) Officer
  • Dr Clayton Hickey (School of Psychology) - Project Coordinator
  • Mr Chris Anderson - Operations Administrator

Operations Committee

  • Dr Emily Loftus - Operations Manager
  • Ms Nina Salman - Chief Radiographer
  • Dr Martin Wilson - MR Physicist
  • Ms Charnjit Sidhu - Computing (Technical Research and Projects) Officer
  • Mr Dagmar Fraser - MR Research Support Technician
  • Mr Jonathan Winter - MEG Support Officer
  • Ms Iris Van Dongen - Research Assistant
  • Mr Chris Anderson - Operations Administrator