Our people

Our team comprises researchers, statisticians and clinicians with a wealth of experience in their field.

Dr Nicola Adderley

Dr Nicola Adderley

Lecturer in Health Informatics and Epidemiology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nicki Adderley is a Lecturer in Health Informatics and Epidemiology. She co-leads the THINKINGroup, a multi-disciplinary group of researchers and clinicians who aim to use real world, routinely collected data to produce high quality research on epidemiology, clinical practice and health care utilisation relevant to patients and clinicians.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5643
Email
n.j.adderley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mohammed Baragilly

Dr Mohammed Baragilly

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mohammed Baragilly is a Research Fellow in medical statistics based in the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham.

He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics in 2016 from School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham. His PhD thesis is on clustering multivariate and functional data using some non-parametric methods.

Mohammed has worked, over the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3477
Email
m.h.h.baragilly@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Chandan is an Academic Clinical Lecturer on the West Midlands Public health registrar training scheme based at the University of Birmingham. His primary research focuses on a public health approach to abuse and violence. He has expertise in population health data science, data linkage and medical education. Joht completed doctoral work focussing on the outcomes of individuals who have suffered ...

Email
j.s.chandan.1@bham.ac.uk

Ms Dyuti Coomar

Ms Dyuti Coomar

Research Fellow (Medical Statistics)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dyuti Coomar is a Research Fellow (Medical Statistics) in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Dyuti initially trained as a Statistician, and then followed it up with a degree in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Her principal research interest is in developing meta-analysis methods used in diagnostic test research. She is also looking at various methodological techniques to tackle the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4220
Email
d.coomar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francesca Crowe

Dr Francesca Crowe

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Francesca Crowe is a nutritional epidemiologist with an interest in how diet and nutrition influences health. Most of her work has involved assessing the associations of the intake of certain foods and nutrients with the risk of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and digestive diseases (e.g. diverticular disease) in large prospective cohort studies. She has a special ...

Telephone
+44 (0)7733450666
Email
f.crowe@bham.ac.uk

Mr Krishna Margadhamane Gokhale

Mr  Krishna Margadhamane Gokhale

Research Fellow (Health Informatics)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Krishna Gokhale is a computer scientist focused on building game changing technologies to automate the process of data extraction and analysis for routine epidemiological research and developing scalable solutions to securely and safely integrate various healthcare data sources across patient care pathway.

Krishna is the architect and the developer of DExtER (Data Extractor for Epidemiological Re ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3027
Email
k.m.gokhale@bham.ac.uk

Professor Tom Marshall

Professor Tom Marshall

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care

Institute of Applied Health Research

Tom Marshall is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care. His main medical speciality is in Public Health Medicine but he also has trained in General Practice and has studied Health Economics.

Tom has over 70 peer reviewed publications to date, over 35 as first author and a significant number as sole author. His research publications cover a number of related areas.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7832
Email
t.p.marshall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Krish Nirantharakumar

Dr Krish Nirantharakumar

UKRI Innovation Clinical Fellow
Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Krish is a senior clinical academic with substantial experience in health informatics research. He is the theme lead for health informatics at the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham. He has particular interests in developing novel digital tools that enable effective/efficient healthcare systems and expedite health care research. He co-innovated the Automated Clinical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8344
Email
k.nirantharan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Malcolm James Price

Dr Malcolm James Price

Lecturer in Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Malcolm Price is a Lecturer in Biostatistics at Institute of Applied Health Research.

Malcolm has a keen interest in tackling important applications in evidence synthesis and decision modelling that require development of new methodology.

He has published over 20 research papers in scientific journals in the fields of statistics, epidemiology, health economics and clinical Sciences. He is ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2530
Email
m.price.2@bham.ac.uk

Mr Gavin Rudge

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Gavin Rudge is a research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. He has 20 years experience in Health Services research and prior to joining the University had a career in the Health Service as an information analyst and a Clinical Audit manager.

His research interests are health geography, quality in healthcare and data mining. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7852
Email
g.rudge@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Sainsbury

Dr Chris Sainsbury

Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow
Consultant Physician, Diabetes & Endocrinology, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Senior Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Sainsbury is a consultant diabetologist in Glasgow. He has a longstanding interest in data analysis and coding, leading to a number of projects in the areas of mathematical modelling and machine learning.

He is currently an NHS Research Scotland Senior Fellow, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Email
c.sainsbury.1@bham.ac.uk

Mr Mark Sheldon

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mark's current role as a Research Associate primarily consists of supporting the British Heart Foundation with the production of key statistics and analysis. The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. They collect the most comprehensive statistics on the effects, prevention, treatment, costs and causes of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8679
Email
m.p.sheldon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dana Sumilo

Dr Dana Sumilo

Clinical Research Fellow in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dana Sumilo is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

Her main research interests are in the areas of health services research, policy evaluation, maternal and child health and infectious disease epidemiology.

She is the Chief Investigator of the NIHR HTA funded project (16/150/01) “Long term impact of giving antibiotics ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7692
Email
d.sumilo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rasiah Thayakaran

Dr Rasiah Thayakaran

Research Fellow in Health Informatics (Statistics)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Thayakaran (Thaya) is a Research Fellow in Health Informatics (Statistics) in the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham.

His research focuses on propensity score matching for observational data and on survival analysis using extended Cox proportional hazard model with time varying covariates. Also his research interests have focused recently on methods for dealing with ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3027
Email
r.thayakaran@bham.ac.uk

Professor G. Neil Thomas

Professor G. Neil Thomas

Professor in Epidemiology and Research Methods
Institute Director of Research Knowledge and Transfer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Thomas is the Regional Director, NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands and Professor of Epidemiology and Research Methods in the Institute of Applied Health Research of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham. He is the Institute’s Director of Research Knowledge and Transfer.

Professor Thomas has an international portfolio of research in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8696/PA : Karen Biddle +44 (0)121 414 6774
Email
g.n.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Brian Willis

MRC Clinician Scientist

Institute of Applied Health Research

Brian Willis is an MRC Clinician Scientist in Primary Care.

This divides his time between working in clinical practice as a GP and being a research investigator where his principal interest is in diagnostic test research.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7949
Email
b.h.willis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dawit T Zemedikun

Dr Dawit T Zemedikun

Research Fellow – Medical Statistics and Econometrics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dawit is a medical statistician and a health econometrician with a wide range of research interests that include econometric modelling, epidemiology, health informatics, and health services research. His recent research effort has focussed on multimorbidity/comorbidity studies, and in estimating the health and economic impacts of diseases and interventions. Dawit has particular interests in the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8176
Email
d.t.zemedikun@bham.ac.uk