Staff A-Z

Staff in the Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Viktoria Eleftheriadou

Honorary Associate Professor

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Viktoria Eleftheriadou is a Consultant Dermatologist at Walsall Healthcare & The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trusts.

Her research interests include vitiligo and skin pigmentary disorders, evidence-based dermatology, trials methodology, outcome measures and qualitative research. She was awarded her PhD on vitiligo in 2013, which was conducted at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, ...

Email
v.eleftheriadou@bham.ac.uk

Miss Zainab Abdali

Miss Zainab Abdali

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Zainab is working as a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Unit (HEU), University of Birmingham. She is interested in applied health economics alongside clinical trials and modelling with a particular interest in non-communicable diseases especially cardiovascular diseases and cancer.  She is also interested in developing health economic capacity in low-and middle-income countries. ...

Email
z.abdali@bham.ac.uk

Dr Aditya Acharya

Dr Aditya Acharya

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Aditya Acharya is a Computer Scientist with expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and works as a Research Fellow in the Health Informatics, THINKING Research Group at the Institute of Applied Health Research. His research work combines Data Analytics, Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), leading to several projects in diverse areas and topics.

Aditya's ...

Email
a.acharya.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peymané Adab

Professor Peymané Adab

Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology & Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Peymané is a public health physician and Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology & Public Health in the Institute of Applied Health, University of Birmingham.  She is also Lead of the PHRESH consortium, part of the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

Her research interests are in chronic disease epidemiology and behavioural medicine. This includes a portfolio of work ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3777
Email
p.adab@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Adderley

Dr Nicola Adderley

Associate Professor of Health Informatics and Epidemiology
Deputy Lead for Birmingham BRC Data, Diagnostics and Decision Tools theme
Deputy IAHR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nicki Adderley is an Associate Professor of 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

Nafsika Afentou

Nafsika Afentou

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nafsika’s research interests are in the Economics of Obesity and the use of health economics methods to support a systems approach to obesity policy. She is particularly interested in the application of economic evaluation and decision-analytic modelling to direct decision making in the realm of obesity. 

Nafsika joined the Centre for Economics of Obesity led by Professor Emma Frew in ...

Email
n.afentou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi

Dr Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi

Associate Professor

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lee is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director, at the Centre for Patient-Reported Outcome Research (CPROR), Institute of Applied Health Research. His research focuses on the optimisation of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) assessments for clinical research, routine clinical practice, and regulatory purposes.

Lee is a Co-Lead for the PRO theme of the NIHR Biomedical Research ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3354
Email
o.l.aiyegbusi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Esther Albon

Dr Esther Albon

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Esther works as a systematic reviewer in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluationteam conducting evidence syntheses, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and health technology assessments (HTA) to aid decision making within local and national healthcare. Esther has carried out systematic reviews in a range of therapy areas including head and neck cancer, obesity, neuroimaging, ...

Email
e.albon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lailah Alidu

Dr Lailah Alidu

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lailah's research interests are in health and wellbeing in vulnerable and hard to reach populations. 

Email
l.alidu@bham.ac.uk

Professor Hareth Al-Janabi

Professor Hareth Al-Janabi

Professor of Health Economics
Head of Health Economics Unit

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hareth is a Professor of Health Economics, with a track record of innovation in health economics, and current interest in studying real-world resource allocation decisions. He has experience across a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods.  Hareth is head of the Health Economics Unit, Associate Editor for Social Science and Medicine, and sits on the shortlisting panel for ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8483
Email
h.aljanabi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Camille Allard

Dr Camille Allard

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Camille Allard is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham. She recently completed her PhD on workplace support for working carers—employees who combine work alongside their care responsibilities.

Camille's research interests include unpaid care, care ethics, work, and organisations. Her current research examines how employers invest in health and wellbeing promotion at work.

...

Email
c.allard@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Elizabeth Anderson

Dr Nicola Elizabeth Anderson

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nicola Anderson, PhD, is a Research Fellow within the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR) at the University of Birmingham and Lead Nurse for RD & I Research Education at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.  Nicola's primary research interests are mixed methods outcomes research, with a focus on the use and implementation of electronic patient-reported ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3354
Email
n.e.anderson.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Patricia Apenteng

Dr Patricia Apenteng

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Patricia Apenteng is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research and is funded by the West Midlands Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). 

Her research is centred on improving outcomes for patients and the efficiency of healthcare services.  She uses a range of research methodologies, and her work spans several disciplines including implementation science, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8666
Email
p.n.k.apenteng@bham.ac.uk

Dr Evans A Asamane

Dr Evans A Asamane

Research Fellow/Project Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Asamane is a nutritionist and worked previously as a district nutrition officer with the Ghana Health service for 5 years in the areas of maternal and child health nutrition.

As a Marie-Sklodowska Curie early stage researcher at the University of Birmingham (UK), Dr Asamane obtained his PhD exploring nutrition and physical function of ethnic older minorities, using mixed methods. Afterwards, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)7835781821
Email
e.a.asamane@bham.ac.uk

Dr Justin Aunger

Dr Justin Aunger

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Justin Aunger is a research fellow in the NIHR Midlands Patient Safety Research Collaboration, focused on improving clinical decision-making across acute and maternal settings. He has a background in behavioural science and is interested in working on complex behavioural challenges in healthcare; he has recently worked on projects seeking to understand and improve inter-organisational ...

Email
j.aunger@bham.ac.uk

Mr Simon Baldwin

Mr Simon Baldwin

PhD Student

Simon is a postgraduate research student on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) funded PhD. He is a member of the University of Birmingham Test Evaluation Research Group (TERG) and Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE) group, and an honorary contract holder at University Hospitals Birmingham in the Health Informatics ...

Email
swb267@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr Marco Bardus

Dr Marco Bardus

Assistant Professor in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Marco Bardus' research in health communication aims to understand how to effectively influence behaviours to prevent public health and environmental health issues.

His research focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating public health interventions using a strategic social marketing framework. His research is placed at the intersection between social and behaviour change ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 7379 513450
Email
m.bardus@bham.ac.uk

Dr Suzanne Bartington

Dr Suzanne Bartington

Clinical Associate Professor in Environmental Health
Honorary Consultant in Public Health
UKRI Clean Air Champion

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Suzanne Bartington leads interdisciplinary research and policy impact focussed activities at the intersect of air quality, climate change and health.

Suzanne has developed specific interests in developing clean air and climate solutions which deliver co-benefits for public health and equity. In her role as UK Clean Air Championshe works closely with policymakers, commercial and ...

Email
s.bartington@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pelham Barton

Dr Pelham Barton

Honorary Reader in Mathematical Modelling

Institute of Applied Health Research

Pelham Barton is an Honorary Reader in Mathematical Modelling in the Health Economics Unit. He has over 120 publications, of which over 100 are academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals. On almost all of these his contribution was to lead the economic and mathematical modelling aspects of the study.   

Pelham is an internationally recognised expert in modelling applied ...

Email
p.m.barton@bham.ac.uk

Miss Sophie Beese

Miss Sophie Beese

Systematic Reviewer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sophie works as a Systematic Reviewer in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation group, having previously held a Research Methods Fellowship in Systematic Reviews.

She recently graduated with an MPH from the University of Birmingham and has specialist knowledge in evidence synthesis and research methods. Sophie has worked on reviews of test accuracy, effectiveness and risk ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9107
Email
s.beese@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Berhane

Dr Sarah Berhane

Medical Statistician

Sarah Berhane is a research fellow in medical statistics based in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She is a member of the Test Evaluation Research Group (TERG) and the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE) teams.

Sarah’s main research interests are diagnostic and prognostic modelling for clinical prediction, and systematic reviews of diagnostic test ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7691
Email
s.berhane@bham.ac.uk

Professor Aneel Bhangu

Professor Aneel Bhangu

Professor of Global Surgery
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mr Aneel Bhangu is Professor of Global Surgery at the University of Birmingham and a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham. His clinical practice includes management of colorectal cancer, common proctological problems, and a range of general and emergency conditions. Aneel is based in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. His full online CV can be found ...

Email
a.a.bhangu@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Bishop

Dr Jonathan Bishop

Senior Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jon Bishop is a senior medical statistician at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) and the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

Jon is interested in the design, conduct and analysis of large scale late phase randomised controlled clinical trials (RCTs). In his BCTU work he assesses medical, surgical, and complex interventions in a diverse portfolio of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9117
Email
j.bishop.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Steven Blackburn

Dr Steven Blackburn

Associate Professor

Institute of Applied Health Research

Steven is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham. An applied health researcher, with specific expertise in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement. Steven is the lead for public involvement in NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) West Midlands. Current Chair of the national RDS Public Involvement Community and Public Involvement Lead ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8549
Email
s.blackburn.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kristien Boelaert

Professor Kristien Boelaert

Professor of Endocrinology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Kristien Boelaert is a Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham and a Consultant Endocrinologist at University Hospitals Birmingham. Her clinical research interests include the management of thyroid dysfunction, nodules and endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Her laboratory research programme focuses on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer and she is involved in a number of clinical ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7400
Email
k.boelaert@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Elizabeth Brettell

Mrs Elizabeth Brettell

Trials Management Team Leader, BCTU

Institute of Applied Health Research

Elizabeth Brettell is Trials Management Team Leader at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU), where she has worked since 1998 co-ordinating large randomised controlled clinical trials in Alzheimer’s Disease, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, women’s health and renal disease.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9130
Email
e.a.brettell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Emeritus Peter Brocklehurst

Professor Emeritus Peter Brocklehurst

Professor of Women's Health
Director of Research and Development, BCTU

Institute of Applied Health Research

Peter Brocklehurst is Professor erasmus of Women’s Health and Director of Research and Development for the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Peter trained as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist before moving into academia to train as a perinatal epidemiologist.  He is a consultant in public health and his major research focus has ...

Telephone
PA: Amanda Davies +44 (0)121 414 7507
Email
p.brocklehurst@bham.ac.uk

Professor Melanie Calvert

Professor Melanie Calvert

Professor of Outcomes Methodology
NIHR Senior Investigator

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Melanie Calvert, PhD, is Professor of Outcomes Methodology at the University of Birmingham UK. She is Director of Birmingham Health Partners Centre for Regulatory Science and Innovation and Director of the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Researchwhich aims to optimize the use of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical trials and routine care, to improve service delivery, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8595/PA: Anita Walker (0)121 414 3354.
Email
m.calvert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hilary Causer

Dr Hilary Causer

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hilary is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Her current research seeks to identify the impact of colleague suicide on NHS staff, and what needs they have following colleague suicide in order to inform postvention guidance. Her research background is in adult mental health and qualitative methods, her interests include workplace wellbeing and the impact of adverse ...

Email
h.causer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Clinical Associate Professor in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Chandan is a Clinical Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Birmingham. His primary research focuses on identifying and addressing health inequalities, supported through novel data science approaches. He has expertise in population health data science, data linkage and medical education.

To date, Joht has spent considerable time working on designing and delivering a public ...

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

Professor KK Cheng

Professor KK Cheng

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care

Institute of Applied Health Research

KK Cheng (郑家强) has been Professor at the University of Birmingham since 1995. His main interests are in the epidemiology, prevention and control of important non-communicable diseases, and the development of primary care in China.

Orcid ID: 0000-0002-1516-1857

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Email
k.k.cheng@bham.ac.uk

Mr Peter Chilton

Mr Peter Chilton

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Peter Chilton works as a Research Fellow and Communication Lead for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands. 

As a Research Fellow his work includes researching and writing papers and reviews for peer-reviewed publication and external funding bodies; sourcing references; and preparing presentations. As Communication Lead he is ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8288
Email
p.j.chilton@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Sopna Choudhury

Mrs Sopna Choudhury

Research Programme Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sopna is a highly motivated and versatile research professional with over 15 years of health research and project management experience, both in the UK and international. A passionate individual who is eager to help improve the lives of people living with ill health. A strategic project manager with expertise in management of medical research programmes and clinical trials development nationally ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7864
Email
s.m.choudhury.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Clarke has a long history of research in Parkinson's disease and headache disorders. He runs large pragmatic clinical trials examining medical, surgical and rehabilitation interventions in Parkinson's disease (PD MED, PD SURG, PD REHAB, PD COMM and PD GEN).

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 507 4073
Email
c.e.clarke@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joanne Clarke

Dr Joanne Clarke

Research Fellow, ABA-feed Study

Institute of Applied Health Research

Joanne Clarke is a Research Fellow for the ABA-feed Infant Feeding Study

Jo is a mixed-methods researcher with a particular interest in public health, infant feeding, obesity prevention, school health and FGM.

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8060
Email
j.l.clarke@bham.ac.uk

Dr Henry Connor

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Connor’s areas of research include 1) the history of anaesthesia, particularly military anaesthesia and 2) the history of provincial medicine and provincial medical societies and associations in the nineteenth century.
He is a member and previous council member of the History of Anaesthesia Society. He is a member of several societies relating to the history of medicine and has lectured ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8174
Email
j.reinarz@bham.ac.uk

Mrs April Coombe

Mrs April Coombe

Information Specialist

Institute of Applied Health Research

April Coombe is an experienced information specialist who works in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis, Test Evaluation and Modelling (BESTEAM) research group at the Institute of Applied Health Research.

April trained as a librarian, and has substantial Information Specialist experience working across the academic and NHS sectors.

Her current focus is on developing search ...

Email
a.r.coombe@bham.ac.uk

Ms Fiona Cross-Sudworth

Ms Fiona Cross-Sudworth

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Fiona is a Research Fellow for the Applied Research Collaborative (West Midlands) in the Maternity Theme. She is particularly interested in postnatal care, ethnicity and perinatal and maternal morbidity. She has previously worked on the evaluation of the Birmingham and Solihull United Maternity and Partnership (BUMP) implementation of the Better Birth (2016) ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8182
Email
f.cross-sudworth@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francesca Crowe

Dr Francesca Crowe

Lecturer in Epidemiology and Health Informatics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Francesca Crowe is an epidemiologist and health informatician with an interest in using health data to understand modifiable risk factors for common health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Francesca's other main area of interest is conducting data-enabled clinical trials in primary care that leverage health data collection and analysis to enhance the efficiency and ...

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

Dr Samantha Cruz Rivera

Dr Samantha Cruz Rivera

Research Fellow, Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes
Research Fellow at Demand Hub

Institute of Applied Health Research

Samantha Cruz Rivera, PhD, has expertise in the design and analysis of Delphi methodology, systematic reviews, surveys and co-designing research with patient advocates and members of the public. Her main research interests are assessment of patient reported outcomes (PROs) and maximising the impact of PROs from clinical trials. Other research interests include artificial intelligence and ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 3354
Email
s.rivera@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carole Cummins

Dr Carole Cummins

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Carole Cummins is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Health Research and Director of the Birmingham and Brunel External Assessment Centre for NICE.

Her current research includes health services research focussed on children’s healthcare as part of the NIHR Birmingham and Black Country Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care and primary and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8625
Email
c.l.cummins@bham.ac.uk

Professor Amanda Daley

Professor Amanda Daley

Honorary Professor in Behavioural Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Amanda Daley is a reader in behavioural medicine and leads the behavioural medicine team in primary care.  Her work is focused on investigating the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes, particularly around women’s health.  She is the principal investigator on several on-going trials that are examining the effectiveness of physical activity and weight control ...

Email
a.daley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Damery

Dr Sarah Damery

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sarah Damery has been a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research since September 2008. She was initially part of the cancer research team within the Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences and worked on a number of projects centred on cancer and chronic disease early diagnosis and screening uptake. 

From 2014 to 2019 Sarah was a research fellow in the chronic ...

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

Dr Clare Davenport

Dr Clare Davenport

Associate Clinical Professor

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare Davenport is an Associate Clinical Professor working in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She is a member of the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis, Test Evaluation and Modelling team.

Clare collaborates on methodological and applied health research projects. Her research interests include methods for undertaking systematic reviews of test accuracy, methods for evaluating the impact ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 8036
Email
c.f.davenport@bham.ac.uk

Professor Justine Davies

Professor Justine Davies

Professor of Global Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Justine Davies' aim is to do research that informs development of health systems that deliver quality care in lower- or middle-income countries. All of her research aims to answer a policy relevant question and she often works with policy makers, including the WHO, to develop and answer questions of relevance to them. 

Professor Davies is passionate about capacity building, ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 7384 584673
Email
j.davies.6@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Deeks

Professor Jon Deeks

Professor of Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jon Deeks is Professor of Biostatistics and leads the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation Research Group in the Institute of Applied Health Research. He is also a Theme Lead within the NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre.

Jon trained as a medical statistician, and has followed a career which has given him broad experience across health research through working ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5328
Email
j.deeks@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nisha Dhanda

Dr Nisha Dhanda

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Deputy Programme Director, Master of Public Health, Dubai
Senior Tutor and Head of Student Engagement
MDS Athena Swan Self-Assessment Lead

Dubai Campus

Email
n.s.dhanda.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Dickens

Dr Andy Dickens

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Andy is an Honorary Research Fellow for the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham. Andy is  Lead Research Fellow for Breathe Well; an NIHR-funded Global Health Research Group on COPD in Primary Care. The aim of the programme is to foster research in primary care and the community to improve the diagnosis, management and prognosis of COPD patients in low and middle ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7422
Email
a.p.dickens@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lavanya Diwakar

Dr Lavanya Diwakar

Honorary Research Fellow, Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Diwakar is a Consultant in Immunology at the University Hospitals of North Midlands.

She is currently funded by the Wellcome Trust for a PhD in Health Economics. Her project is aimed at carrying out an economic evaluation of paediatric allergy services in the West Midlands. She is looking at ways to incorporate end user preferences into planning allergy services for the West Midlands and will ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9224
Email
l.diwakar@bham.ac.uk

Ms Janine Dretzke

Ms Janine Dretzke

Senior Systematic Reviewer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Janine has considerable experience in conducting evidence syntheses, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and health technology assessments (HTA) to inform local and national healthcare decision making. Research outputs include reports commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. Janine has an interest in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7850
Email
j.dretzke@bham.ac.uk

Miss Christina Easter

Miss Christina Easter

Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Christina Easter is a Medical Statistician in the Institute of Applied Health Research and a member of the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE) research group. Christina’s main research interests are in prognosis and more recently cluster randomised trials. Christina also works for the West Midlands Research Design Service (RDS) as a statistical advisor.

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf

Associate Professor in Public Health
Director of Public Health Programme

Dubai Campus

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf is an Associate Professor and Director of the Public Health Programme at the University of Birmingham Dubai. 

Dr Elmusharaf is medically qualified. He obtained his PhD in Public Health from University of Galway in Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health at the Royal College of Physicians UK, and is accredited reviewer by the European Agency for Public ...

Telephone
+971507936100
Email
k.a.elmusharaf@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alexandra Enocson

Dr Alexandra Enocson

Global Health Project manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Alexandra Enocson is the Programme manager of several Global Health projects, set in Low-middle income countries.

Alex also managed Breathe Well, an NIHR-funded Global Health programme, in the Institute of Applied Health Research and the Birmingham Lung Improvement StudieS (BLISS) programme, which is a series of connected research studies about COPD, funded by an NIHR five-year programme grant. ...

Email
a.enocson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Amanda Farley

Dr Amanda Farley

Associate Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology
Director of Post Graduate Research (PGR) for the Institute of Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Amanda Farley is an Associate Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology working in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She has over 15 years’ experience of research within the field of public health and teaches epidemiology and research methods on the masters in public health (MPH), undergraduate medical sciences (BMedSc) and undergraduate medicine degree ...

Email
a.c.farley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Qulsom Fazil

Dr Qulsom Fazil

Lecturer in Disability Studies and Behavioural Science

Institute of Applied Health Research

Qulsom is a social psychologist with an interest in all things human. She is particularly interested in the social and cultural factors that influence psychological illness and mental wellbeing both in terms of the role they play in triggering mental illness and also in terms of presentation of illness whilst working with families with disabled children.

In 2000 and 2001, she developed both an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)415 8119
Email
q.a.fazil@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anthony Fenton

Dr Anthony Fenton

Honorary NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Anthony Fenton is an Honorary NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine, with research interests in chronic kidney disease (CKD), prognosis research, medical statistics, and big data. In this role, he will build on his previous work on prognosis research in CKD by examining the use and validity of a prognostic model (Kidney Failure Risk Equation) in the UK primary care population. He is also a ...

Email
a.fenton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano

Dr Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano is a methodologist working in the Medical Test and Biomarker Evaluation Research Group, led by Professor Jon Deeks. Her main research focus is developing the methods for evaluating the clinical effectiveness of diagnostic tests.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7691
Email
l.ferrantediruffano@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ben Fletcher

Dr Ben Fletcher

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ben joined the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR) in November 2019 to work on a three year project funded by Kidney Research UK.  The objective of the project is to develop a new electronic questionnaire to measure patient outcomes and improve the management of kidney diseases.

Ben has an interest in mixed-methods research, particularly stated preference studies.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7365
Email
b.r.fletcher.2@bham.ac.uk

Professor Emma Frew

Professor Emma Frew

NIHR Research Professor
Professor of Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Emma’s research interests are in the Economics of Obesity and the use of health economics methods to generate evidence to support public health decision making.  The application of these methods includes economic evaluation, econometric and decision-analytic modelling methods. 

Emma leads The Centre for Economics of Obesity, a new Centre for using health economics to support ...

Telephone
+44 (0)7748141677
Email
e.frew@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Frobisher

Dr Clare Frobisher

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare Frobisher is an Honorary Research Fellow on the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS)

Clare has published over 20 research papers in scientific journals and presented her work at several International and European conferences on the late effects of childhood cancer.

Her work from the BCCSS has explored the following areas of research in relation to 5-year survivors of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8158
Email
c.frobisher@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lin Fu

Dr Lin Fu

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lin’s research interests are in the economics of obesity; migration, vulnerability, and wellbeing; and the determinants of health-compromising behaviours.

Lin joined the Centre for Economics of Obesity led by Professor Emma Frew in December 2021. Her research focuses on transforming urban food systems funded by the UK Research and Innovation Mandala consortium programme

Email
l.fu@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mike P Gardner

Dr Mike P Gardner

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mike Gardner is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

He has more than 10 years’ research experience in epidemiology, systematic reviewing, meta-analyses and health-related research. Mike is a Research Design Service (RDS) Advisor at the Birmingham Hub of the NIHR West Midlands RDS. In this role he provides advice to health and social care professionals on health ...

Email
gardnemp@adf.bham.ac.uk

Dr David Geiringer

Dr David Geiringer

Post-doctoral research fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Geiringer is a social and cultural historian of modern Britain, with a particular interest in the histories of sexuality, religion, gender and emotions. He has published on Catholicism and sexuality, participatory oral history methods, the history of the home computer and anti-racism in the inner city.

His current role involves working with Dr Anne Hanley on the UKRI-funded project Histories ...

Mr Alan Girling

Mr Alan Girling

Honorary Reader in Medical Statistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Alan Girling has published research papers in Statistical Methodology, Applied Statistics and Health Economics, and has contributed to many medical research projects.

 

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+44 (0)121 414 7495
Email
a.j.girling@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Eleni Gkini

Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Eleni is a Medical Statistician working at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She works on clinical trials in the areas of Women’s Health, Portfolio V, Primary Care, and Renal. Her main responsibilities include the analysis and reporting of trials as well as the design and development of new trials under the mentorship of a Senior ...

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+44 (0) 121 415 9116
Email
e.gkini@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 ...

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

Ms Tiffany E Gooden

Ms Tiffany E Gooden

Research Fellow in Global Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Tiffany is a research fellow in global health with experience in epidemiology, global health and health systems and applied health research using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Tiffany is currently working on various projects through the NIHR Global Groupin Atrial Fibrillation management in Brazil, China and Sri Lanka and Critical Care Asia and Africa (CCAA) -  a network of ...

Email
g.tiffany@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sheila Greenfield

Professor Sheila Greenfield

Professor of Medical Sociology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sheila Greenfield is Professor of Medical Sociology in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  

Sheila teaches medical sociology on the MBChBcourse. She is a qualitative methodologist and her research is focussed on two main areas; the design and implementation of qualitative methodology as a component of mixed methods research; the methods people use to self-manage their health either ...

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+44 0121 414 6493
Email
s.m.greenfield@bham.ac.uk

Mr Donal Griffin

Mr Donal Griffin

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Donal is a Research Associate working in the Health Economics Unit. He is currently working on the ROCkeTS project which is a diagnostic test accuracy study that aims to identify, refine and validate tests and clinical risk scores that estimate the probability of having ovarian cancer in post and premenopausal women.

Donal is also working on the LORIS project which is a phase III trial of ...

Email
d.s.griffin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Naijie (Katherine) Guan

Dr Naijie (Katherine) Guan

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Naijie (Katherine) Guan is a Research Fellow and Assistant Director of Teaching in the Health Economics Unit within the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham

ResearchGate profile

Email
n.guan@bham.ac.uk

Dr James A Hall

Dr James A Hall

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

James is a personable and enthusiastic research fellow in Health Economics at the University of Birmingham.

James recently passed his PhD VIVA, entitled “An exploration of the use of decision analytic modelling in low back pain and sciatica”.  Accordingly, he is interested in the novel application of decision modelling in a variety of research areas, such air pollution and ...

Email
j.a.hall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Handley

Senior Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Kelly Handley is a Senior Medical Statistician at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Kelly is interested in the design, conduct and analysis of large scale late phase randomised controlled clinical trials. She is the senior statistician on a wide variety of clinical trials in the areas of colorectal cancer, surgery, hepatology and cardiology, ...

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+44 (0)121 415 9118
Email
k.handley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anne Hanley

Dr Anne Hanley

Senior Research Fellow
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Hanley is a historian of medicine and modern Britain and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, with particular interest in the history of sexual and reproductive health. Her publications span a broad range of topics in medicine, welfare and sexuality during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In recent years, her research and teaching have become increasingly interdisciplinary, drawing ...

Email
a.hanley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephanie Hanley

Dr Stephanie Hanley

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Stephanie is a Research Fellow working on the MuM-PreDiCT project. Her research focuses on pregnancy and postpartum care, working in collaboration with women and staff. She has skills in qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, and co-designing research with service users.

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5260-4450

Email
s.hanley@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lorraine Harper

Professor Lorraine Harper

Professor of Nephrology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lorraine Harper is Professor of Nephrology at the University of Birmingham. She has published over 70 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of inflammation and nephrology. She has received major grants from Kidney Research UK and the Medical Research Council. 

Lorraine is a strong supporter of academic training supporting the ...

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+44 (0)121 371 3238
Email
l.harper@bham.ac.uk

Miss Bella Harris

Miss Bella Harris

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Bella works as a qualitative researcher in the Institute of Applied Health Research having previously worked as a systematic reviewer in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation team. She is one of the Managing Editors for the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) Editorial Team. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with honours degrees in Medical Studies and ...

Email
i.m.harris@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Melita Harris

Mrs Melita Harris

Senior Administrator

Institute of Applied Health Research

Melita is based in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  She works as PA to Professor Richard Lilford and Senior Administrator for ‘Team Lilford’. 

Previously she worked as Senior Administrator for the NICE External Assessment Centre, directed by Dr Carole Cummins.  Prior to this she was the 5th Year CBM coordinator and support for Dr Russell Cherry.

In ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7540
Email
m.a.harris@bham.ac.uk

Miss Ciara Harris

Miss Ciara Harris

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ciara Harris is a chartered physiotherapist, who worked clinically full-time within the NHS, across a range of clinical specialities, for 4 years before moving to the University of Birmingham as a research associate in February 2018. She also continues some clinical work alongside her research role.

Her research interests lie in the evolving delivery of acute healthcare outside the traditional ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7867

Mr Matt Haskey

Mr Matt Haskey

Operations Manager (Administration)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Matt is operations manager (administration) for BCTU, with an initial focus on monitoring/supporting BCTU finances, staffing and systems. Matt works closely with the MDS Finance Team and UoB Post-Award teams.

Email
m.haskey@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike Hawkins

Professor Mike Hawkins

Chair in Epidemiology
Director of Centre

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mike Hawkins is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivors Studies.

He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed scientific and clinical journals mostly relating to the long-term health and social consequences of being treated for cancer. Mike has received programme grant funding from Cancer Research UK, the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund and the ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7924
Email
m.m.hawkins@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

Academic Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Jon is an Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) in Endocrinology within the IMSR. His principle interests are in complex endocrine obesity (the interaction between obesity and endocrinopathies) and type 2 diabetes mellitus. His current work includes obesity, thyroid disease as well as PCOS. Previous work has focused on pre-receptor steroid metabolism as well as the metabolic consequence of ...

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+44 (0)121 414 2764
Email
j.m.hazlehurst@bham.ac.uk

Dr Vanessa Heggie

Dr Vanessa Heggie

Associate Professor in the History of Science and Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Heggie is a historian of modern science and medicine, with a particular interest in the history of nineteenth and twentieth century biomedical and life sciences. She also dabbles in the philosophy of science. 

She has published books on the history of exploration and physiology, and on sports medicine, and many articles and chapters on a range of topics from Victorian nursing and public ...

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+44 0121 415 8184
Email
v.heggie@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karla Hemming

Professor Karla Hemming

Professor of Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Karla is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK. Karla’s research interests include how to design cluster and stepped-wedge trials so as to maximise their statistical efficiency and minimise their risk of bias; how to model time and treatment effect heterogeneity in longitudinal cluster trials; and the ethical issues ...

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+44 (0)121 414 2955
Email
k.hemming@bham.ac.uk

Bethany Hillier

Bethany Hillier

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Bethany Hillier is based in the Test Evaluation Research Group within the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Bethany is finishing her MSc Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester. Once complete, Bethany will be exposed to a variety of projects, methods and techniques under the guidance of the research group. The group’s interests include systematic reviews, meta-analyses ...

Email
b.hillier@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Jo Hine

Mrs Jo Hine

Operations Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jo has overall management of Institute administration processes and procedures, in addition, she manages the IAHR/BCTU admin team.

Her varied role includes ensuring compliance to a full range of University requirements and delivery of key priorities in support of the Institute leadership team.

 

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+44 (0)121 415 8204
Email
j.hine.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Hodgetts Morton

Dr Victoria Hodgetts Morton

Associate Professor
Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Victoria is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. With a special interest in preterm birth prevention and support the running of the specialised preterm birth service at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. The clinic works to prevent pregnancy loss and reduce preterm birth.

Victoria's research interests include all aspects of maternal and fetal health. She is currently ...

Email
v.a.h.morton@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Hodgkinson

Dr James Hodgkinson

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

James Hodgkinson is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham. James is both a medical sociologist with a particular interest in qualitative methodology, and an experienced systematic reviewer who has led and supported a range of reviews. He has, however, enjoyed using a full range of research methodologies in health services research, also including ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8842
Email
j.a.hodgkinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Hughes

Dr Sarah Hughes

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sarah is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR), Institute of Applied Health Research. Her research interests focus on the development and validation of patient reported outcomes and their implementation within the evolving landscapes of health and social care. She has methodological expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research, evidence ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3354
Email
s.e.hughes@bham.ac.uk

Mr Kwan Nok Chris Hui

Mr Kwan Nok Chris Hui

Research Associate (Front End Engineer)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Chris is a windsurfer working as a Research Associate (Frontend Engineer) in the Health Informatics, THINKING Research Group at the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Email
k.n.c.hui@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher C Huntley

Dr Christopher C Huntley

Respiratory Medicine Registrar

Institute of Applied Health Research

Chris is a current West Midlands Respiratory Medicine Registrar with a specialist interest in Interstitial (ILD) and Occupational Lung Diseases (OLD). His primary research interests are epidemiological studies exploring association and causation within ILD and OLD and studies handling and analysing real world data on fibrotic ILD. He is a clinical member of the Birmingham Regional Interstitial ...

Email
cch959@bham.ac.uk

Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz

Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz

Assistant Professor in Health Research Methods

Institute of Applied Health Research

Agnieszka Ignatowicz is an Assistant Professor in Health Research Methods.

She is an experienced applied health researcher with a unique profile through her previous experiences of leading and working on projects at the interface between health services, education and clinical ethics. Her scholarship is grounded in qualitative methodology with application to organisation and delivery of care ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7865
Email
a.m.ignatowicz@bham.ac.uk

Dr Onaedo Ilozumba

Dr Onaedo Ilozumba

Qualitative Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr. Ilozumba is a Qualitative Research Fellow

She is a public health researcher, behavioural scientist and educator. Her research interests centre on improving the health of individuals and communities, particularly in resource limited contexts and for marginalized and minority populations.

Linkedin profile

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+44 (0)121 414 7413
Email
u.ilozumba@bham.ac.uk

Ms Fatihah (Frankie) Iman

Ms Fatihah (Frankie) Iman

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Fatihah (Frankie) Iman is a qualitative researcher currently working on the P-PAF project exploring patient pathways to diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.

Email
f.iman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ryan Irwin

Dr Ryan Irwin

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ryan Irwin is a Population Health Executive with Cerner and has a particular interest in primary care and population health improvement.  He has wide experience across health and care strategy, development and delivery and has served as a director and non-executive director across public, private and third sector health and care organisations. 

Ryan has a clinical background with a BSc ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7832
Email
r.irwin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan (Jon) Ives

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jonathan Ives is a Honorary Senior Lecturer with the Institute of Applied Health Research.  Jonathan's current post is with the University of Bristol
 
Jon publishes predominantly in the field of biomedical ethics, focussing on fatherhood and families, methods in empirical bioethics and research ethics  He is also interested in, and publishes on, public health ethics and ...

Email
j.c.ives@bham.ac.uk

Dr Louise J Jackson

Dr Louise J Jackson

Associate Professor

Institute of Applied Health Research

Louise Jackson is an Associate Professor within the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham.

Louise is Co-Head of Education for the Institute of Applied Health Research which involves overseeing education provision across all postgraduate and undergraduate programmes for the Institute.

Louise has broad range of methodological experience and expertise. She is ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6486
Email
l.jackson.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Johnson

Dr Rebecca Johnson

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rebecca is a mixed methods researcher whose interests lie in implementation science spanning health and social care. She focuses on three areas of study: mixed methods data integration; the implementation and evaluation of health and social care interventions, and knowledge mobilisation: the movement of research knowledge into active practice-based use. Rebecca is interested in realist evaluation ...

Email
r.johnson.7@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care

Institute of Applied Health Research

Kate Jolly is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care.

Her main research interests are on the prevention and management of important non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory conditions; behaviour change to reduce obesity and increase physical activity and maternal and child health.

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7552/PA: Anne Walker +44 (0)121 414 7578
Email
c.b.jolly@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ellie Jones

Dr Ellie Jones

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ellie is currently undertaking an NIHR Advanced Fellowship to explore smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women with moderate to severe mental illness.

Ellie’s primary research interests are maternal health, perinatal mental health, pelvic floor muscle exercises for preventing urinary incontinence and postnatal care.

Ellie is involved in teaching and is a mentor for postgraduate ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 48711
Email
e.jones.10@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laura Jones

Dr Laura Jones

Associate Professor of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Jones is an Associate Professor of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Health Research in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Laura is the Deputy Director of Post Graduate Research responsible for student mental health and wellbeing in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Laura’s research focusses on undertaking qualitative and mixed methods health research to answer ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3024
Email
l.l.jones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Janet Jones

Dr Janet Jones

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Janet Jones is a Research Fellow in the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations, West Midlands team, working on theme 1, Long Term Conditions.

Janet’s research interests include: safety in care homes, health and social care service delivery for the elderly and those with long-term conditions, The use of virtual software for routine hospital outpatient appointments, evaluating the ...

Telephone
44 (0)121 414 7661
Email
j.e.jones@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rachel Jordan

Professor Rachel Jordan

Professor of Epidemiology and Primary Care
Director of Global Engagement, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rachel Jordan is a Professor in Epidemiology & Primary Care. Her research focuses mainly on the early diagnosis, management and prognosis of COPD in the primary care setting.

She has successfully led several NIHR-funded programmes including a £2.4m programme grant and a £2m Global Health Research Group grant. Rachel is a member of the research leadership team and immediate ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6775
Email
r.e.jordan@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Linju Joseph

Mrs Linju Joseph

PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Linju is a Global Challenges PhD scholar at UoB College of Medical and Dental Sciences. Her project will be a mixed methods study which will include preliminary qualitative research and the development and piloting of a patient held booklet (intervention) for non-communicable disease in India. 

This project is a continuation of the Clinical Handover project in India by University of ...

Email
lmj817@student.bham.ac.uk

Professor Sue Jowett

Professor Sue Jowett

Professor of Health Economics
Deputy Head of Health Economics Unit

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sue Jowett is a Professor in the Health Economics Unit (HEU) with an extensive portfolio of applied research concerning trial and model-based economic evaluations in chronic diseases. Sue also oversees health economics research within studies undertaken by Primary Care researchers in the School of Medicine at Keele University, as part of a formal collaboration between the HEU and Keele. ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7898
Email
s.jowett@bham.ac.uk

Mr Mwayi Kachapila

Mr Mwayi Kachapila

Research Fellow in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mwayi Kachapila is a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Health Economics Unit/NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, University of Birmingham. He has research interest in economic evaluations of surgical interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Mwayi's research outputs include economic evaluations of surgical interventions, cost of untreated surgical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3170
Email
m.kachapila@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Divya Kapoor

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Divya Kapoor is a Trial Coordinator within the Children’s Cancer Trials Team at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham. 

Prior to this, Divya worked as a Clinical Data Manager on the National Lung Matrix Trial,a multi-drug, multi-centre, non-comparative, multi-arm phase II trial in non-small cell ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8572
Email
d.kapoor@bham.ac.uk

Mr Sivesh Kathir Kamarajah

Mr Sivesh Kathir Kamarajah

NIHR Doctoral Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sivesh is a NIHR Doctoral Fellow and General Surgery Registrar in the West Midlands. He is undertaking a mixed methods PhD on developing and testing complex interventions for multimorbidity in surgical patients. His PhD is based on utilising principles of the NIHR / MRC Complex Intervention framework and includes methodologies such as data science and implementation science.

ORCiD ...

Email
s.k.kamarajah@bham.ac.uk

Dr Punith Kempegowda

Dr Punith Kempegowda

Assistant Professor in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine
Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Punith Kempegowda is an Assistant Professor and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy at the University of Birmingham. He is also a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with special interest in reproductive endocrinology and acute diabetes. His research interests are in providing best possible care to people with diabetes and endocrine conditions and developing ...

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+44 (0) 7721930777
Email
p.kempegowda@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sara Kenyon

Professor Sara Kenyon

Professor of Evidence Based Maternity Care

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sara Kenyon is midwife by background who leads a programme of maternity research. This includes the large randomised controlled trials, mixed methods studies and implementation studies.

She is also a collaborator on the UK confidential enquiries into maternal and perinatal death (MBRRACE UK).  

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9063
Email
s.kenyon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Foram Khatsuria

Dr Foram Khatsuria

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Foram is a dedicated public health professional driven by a profound commitment to enhancing population health and effecting positive change. With a solid foundation in public health research, program evaluation, and health promotion, Foram has devoted herself to tackling urgent public health challenges and contributing to the creation of impactful interventions. Through collaboration with ...

Email
f.khatsuria@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jesse Kigozi

Dr Jesse Kigozi

Associate Professor in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jesse Kigozi is an Associate Professor in the Health Economics Unit (HEU), University of Birmingham and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University.  He is an experienced researcher in applied research concerning trial-based evaluations particularly in the area of musculoskeletal disease. Jesse is the health economist on health ...

Telephone
01214143170
Email
j.kigozi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Philip Kinghorn

Dr Philip Kinghorn

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Philip is a Senior Lecturer in the Health Economics Unit. His research interests relate to the measurement and valuation of outcomes in economic evaluation.  In particular, Philip is interested in the inclusion of broader outcomes within economic evaluations of health and social care interventions and the use of the capability approach within health economics.

ORCID ID: ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7620
Email
p.kinghorn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laura Kudrna

Dr Laura Kudrna

Assistant Professor

Institute of Applied Health Research

Laura Kudrna is an Assistant Professor in Health Research Methods at the University of Birmingham.  She researches behaviour change and wellbeing and has specific interests in topics related to workplaces, income and inequalities. 

Email
l.kudrna@bham.ac.uk

Dr Derek Kyte

Dr Derek Kyte

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Derek Kyte, PhD, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, has extensive experience in trials methodology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and epidemiology. His primary research interests surround health outcomes, including the best-practice use of patient-reported outcome (PRO) assessment in clinical trials and routine practice.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8502
Email
d.g.kyte@bham.ac.uk

Dr Emma Lancashire

Dr Emma Lancashire

Senior Research Fellow / Trial Coordinator

Institute of Applied Health Research

Emma Lancashire is currently the trial coordinator for a cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an obesity prevention intervention in primary school age children. Prior to that she was the research manager for the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, a long term follow up study of the survivors of childhood cancer.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3999
Email
e.r.lancashire@bham.ac.uk

Professor Deirdre Lane

Professor Deirdre Lane

Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Deirdre Lane is an Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the University of Birmingham and an Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Health at Aalborg University, Denmark.

Her background is in health psychology and cardiovascular epidemiology and her research examines how cardiovascular disease affects patients’ quality of life and psychological well-being, their ...

Email
d.a.lane@bham.ac.uk

Professor Daniel Lasserson

Professor Daniel Lasserson

Honorary Professor of Ambulatory Care
Academic/Clinical

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Dan Lasserson is the only Professor of Ambulatory Care in the UK. His research group tackles one of the biggest challenges that healthcare is facing – the delivery of acute medical care, where needs are increasing year by year but the available resources to meet those needs are limited. Both primary and secondary care acute services are increasingly stretched and calls for new ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 9093
Email
d.s.lasserson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anna Lavis

Dr Anna Lavis

Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Anna Lavis is an Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology in the Institute of Applied Health Research, and the Institute for Mental Health

In a range of collaborations across academic, policy and clinical interfaces, her work has two core focuses:

  1. Anna leads a programme of research into social media and health, with a particular focus on mental health. She directs the Social Media ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9069
Email
a.c.lavis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Siang Ing Lee

Dr Siang Ing Lee

Public Health Academic Clinical Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ing joined the public health training scheme as an academic clinical fellow after completing her general practitioner training

Email
s.i.lee@bham.ac.uk

Professor Richard Lehman

Professor Richard Lehman

Honorary Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Richard was a full time NHS general practitioner for over 30 years and has previously held academic positions at Oxford and Yale. He is committed to an overarching view of medicine as a scientific and humane enterprise to be shared with patients and society. The term Shared Understanding of Medicine is a fusion of Evidence Based Medicine, Shared Decision Making and Patient-Centred Medicine.

Richa ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 48532
Email
r.lehman@bham.ac.uk

Professor Richard Lilford, CBE

Professor Richard Lilford, CBE

Director of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Centre West Midlands (ARC WM)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Richard Lilford has pursued a successful career in medicine for over 40 years, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology and more recently, health service research. He has research methodological expertise in the evaluation of complex interventions and prospective health economic evaluations of service delivery interventions. He has designed a framework for the evaluation of complex ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6772/PA: Melita Harris +44(0)121 414 7540
Email
r.j.lilford@bham.ac.uk

Ms Rachel Lillywhite

Ms Rachel Lillywhite

Trials Management Team Leader

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rachel’s primary focus at present is in global health, particularly in the fields of surgery and maternal health, addressing urgent clinical needs of people living in the global south. As Deputy Trials Management Team Leader, Rachel oversees a portfolio of trials managed by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, in strategic partnership with NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgeryand ...

Telephone
+4 (0)121 414 4762
Email
r.e.lillywhite@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Distinguished Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Lip is a clinical researcher, with a major interest into the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as the pathophysiology of thromboembolism in this arrhythmia.  Furthermore, he has been researching stroke and bleeding risk factors, and improvements in clinical risk stratification.  The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores - for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, ...

Email
g.y.h.lip@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Litchfield

Dr Ian Litchfield

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ian Litchfield is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, with a background in occupational medicine and interests in health service delivery. He uses qualitative and quantitative research methods in the evaluation of service delivery interventions in both primary and secondary care. Ian is currently co-lead of the Centre of Primary Care ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6006
Email
i.litchfield@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lefan Liu

Dr Lefan Liu

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lefan joined the Health Economics Unit as a research fellow in July 2023 and is working closely with Dr Philip Kinghorn on an NIHR funded project about Family Group Conferencing (FGC) within adult social care and mental health.

Lefan will be contributing to the project by collecting primary data and using her expertise in quantitative and economic analytical tools.

ORCiD ...

Email
l.lefan@bham.ac.uk

Ms Zulian Liu

Ms Zulian Liu

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Zulian Liu is a Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research and currently a Senior Systematic Reviewer at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.

Zulian has worked in various research capacities, undertaking systematic reviews, rapid evidence reviews and health technology assessments for UK regional and national organisations including ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8549
Email
z.liu@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christine MacArthur

Professor Christine MacArthur

Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Christine MacArthur is Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  Her main research is on childbirth-related health problems especially longer-term, as well as the evaluation of maternity health services. She has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as several books and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6770/PA: Jennifer Knight Email: J.Knight.2@bham.ac.uk
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c.macarthur@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Macdonald

Dr Clare Macdonald

PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare is a PhD student exploring how to improve identification and management of mental and other health problems in the GP postnatal check.  She started her studentship with the NIHR ARC West Midlands Maternity Theme in April 2021. She is also a practicing GP in Leicester, and completed her medical training in Norfolk and Derbyshire. Clare has a longstanding interest in postnatal care ...

Email
ccm011@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr Bassit Malik

Dr Bassit Malik

Research Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Bassit’s research interests are in public health economics and obesity. He is particularly interested in the use of decision-analytical modelling methods.

He has recently joined the Centre for Economics of Obesity, led by Professor Emma Frew, where he is pursuing a National Institute of Health and Research funded PhD.

Bassit’s research explores decision-analytical modelling to ...

Email
bxm212@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Man

Dr Rebecca Man

Clinical Research Fellow
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rebecca is a currently a Clinical Research Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology undertaking a PhD. Research interests include all aspects of maternal and fetal medicine and improving obstetric outcomes. She is currently supporting the CHAPTER study, aiming to improve the care of those who have sustained childbirth related perineal trauma. 

Email
r.man@bham.ac.uk

Dr Semira Manaseki-Holland

Dr Semira Manaseki-Holland

Reader in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Semira Manaseki-Holland trained as a public health physician in England with joint qualifications in paediatrics with research leadership focus on health systems and maternal-child health. Semira has focussed on research and service development in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) over a 25-year period. Semira worked in the NHS for 9 years after which she intensified her global health ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4533
Email
s.manasekiholland@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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+44 (0)121 414 7832
Email
t.p.marshall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claire Martin

Dr Claire Martin

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Martin is a social and cultural historian of modern Britain, with a particular interest in histories of gender and sexuality, histories of health and the body, and queer history.

Her current role involves working with Dr Anne Hanley on the UKRI-funded project Histories of Sexual Health in Modern Britain. The project maps sexual health histories from the end of the First World War to ...

Email
c.martin.6@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Martin

Dr James Martin

Assistant Professor in Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

James Martin is an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics in the Institute of Applied Health Research. He is a member of the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis, Test Evaluation and Modelling (BESTEAM) research group.

Since joining the Institute in 2012, James has been involved in many exciting projects, collaborating with other members of the BESaTE team, colleagues from the University of ...

Email
j.t.martin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Mathers

Dr Jonathan Mathers

Associate Professor in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jonathan is an Associate Professor in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Health Research.  He has broad based expertise in the application of qualitative and mixed methods research approaches in a range of applied health and policy contexts.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6651-6286

Email
j.m.mathers@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lynsay Matthews

Dr Lynsay Matthews

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Current role:

Lynsay is a Honorary Research Fellow on the LAVA trial, comparing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic hysterectomy with abdominal hysterectomy. Lynsay undertakes the qualitative process evaluation addressing the acceptability and feasibility of the trial to women and health care professionals.

For more info on LAVA please see www.bham.ac.uk/lava 

Research ...

Email
l.matthews.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christel McMullan

Dr Christel McMullan

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Christel is a Qualitative Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient-Reported Outcomes Research in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Her main interests lie in electronic Patient Reported Outcomes and using Qualitative Research to explore and understand patients’ experiences of disease and trial processes.

She is currently leading/working on a range of projects around using ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7398
Email
c.mcmullan@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Razia Meer-Baloch

Mrs Razia Meer-Baloch

Lecturer in Clinical Trials
Training Education and Strategy Lead for Clinical Trials

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mrs Razia Meer-Baloch is responsible for the development and management of postgraduate modules and programmes, and professional development courses for staff involved in clinical trials at all levels. She oversees and plans the training to meet the needs of staff within the unit, in addition to identifying further opportunities to develop taught postgraduate programmes.

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+44 (0)121 415 9122
Email
r.meerbaloch@bham.ac.uk

Mr Samir Mehta

Mr Samir Mehta

Senior Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Samir Mehta has over 10 years’ experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials working as a Medical Statistician for the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU).

Samir's main portfolios within BCTU are trials related to Renal disease, surgical interventions and Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

Samir has also worked in trials related to Parkinson’s and cardiovascular disease, ...

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+44 (0)121 415 9116
Email
s.mehta.1@bham.ac.uk

Mr Lee Middleton

Mr Lee Middleton

Reader in Clinical Trials
Statistics Team Leader

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lee Middleton is Reader in Clinical Trials and Statistics Team Leader at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Lee’s main research interests are in the design, conduct and analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). He is the lead methodologist and statistician on a portfolio of clinical trials in obstetrics, gynaecology and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9108
Email
l.j.middleton@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Catherine Moakes

Mrs Catherine Moakes

Senior Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Catherine Moakes has over 8 years’ experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials working as a Medical Statistician for the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU).

Catherine's main portfolios within BCTU are trials related to obstetrics and gynaecology with a special interest in pre-term birth.

Catherine has also worked in trials related to Respiratory, Gastroenterology and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9118
Email
c.a.hewitt@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hamideh Mohtashami Borzadaran

Dr Hamideh Mohtashami Borzadaran

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hamideh conducts research in behavioural economics using experimental methods. Her research focuses on social preferences and decisions made in the presence of a moral wiggle room. She joined the Centre for Economics of Obesity in 2021, where she is involved in research targeting the determinants of obesity across the retail workstream. With this project she explores how interventions can modify ...

Email
h.mohtashamiborzadaran.1@bham.ac.uk

Ms Eleanor Molloy

Ms Eleanor Molloy

Qualitative Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

El is a Qualitative Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. El’s research focuses on experiences of, and access to, healthcare for people from seldom heard and marginalised populations. She has a particular focus on using qualitative research methods to answer sensitive or challenging questions.

El is currently the lead research fellow on the multi methods, ...

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+44 (0)7717 444 813
Email
e.molloy@bham.ac.uk

Mr Mark Monahan

Mr Mark Monahan

Lecturer in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mark has been working in the Health Economics Unit since November 2013 and has built up a career in health economics over the years. Mark was previously affiliated with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Unit on Global Surgery where he provided health economic input to the global surgery programme.

Mark is at the write up stage for a PhD on the economics of safe surgery in Low- and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3197
Email
m.monahan.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Moore

Dr David Moore

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Moore specialises in directing multidisciplinary teams of researchers undertaking systematic reviews, health technology assessments and associated research. He is co-Director of the MSc/Diploma/Certificate in Health Research Methods and a curriculum advisor and previous deputy director of the MSc/Diploma/Certificate in Public Health at the University of Birmingham. He leads a post-graduate ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7449
Email
d.j.moore@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Sarah Moorlock

Mrs Sarah Moorlock

Senior Trial Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sarah is the Senior Trial Manager on the iHOLDS trial which is a large (target N= 2400) randomised double-blinded, multi-centre study looking at standard dose vs a higher dose of oxytocin on the rate of caesarean section in induction of labour.  The Trial is being run at Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU).  You can find out more about the trial here

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8298
Email
s.j.moorlock@bham.ac.uk

Professor R. Katie Morris

Professor R. Katie Morris

Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit
Honorary Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Institute of Applied Health Research

Katie’s research aims to improve the care for women with multiple pregnancies, fetal anomalies, growth restriction, reducing infection in maternity and prevention of preterm birth, employing prognostic and diagnostic research, modelling, systematic reviews and trials. As Director of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unitshe is responsible for leading, developing and delivering a robust and ...

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PA: Amanda Davies +44 (0)121 414 7507
Email
r.k.morris@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dion Morton

Professor Dion Morton

Barling Professor of Surgery
Head of Surgery

Institute of Applied Health Research

After Dion received his degree in Medicine from Bristol University in 1985, he took up an honorary consultant appointment at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in 1996 and was appointed Professor of Surgery in 2006. In 2015, he became Barling Chair of Surgery. He is also Surgery Section Head at the Institute of Cancer and Genomics.

Dion was appointed Officer of the Order of ...

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+44 (0)121 371 8910

Dr Marie Murphy

Dr Marie Murphy

Research Fellow

Marie is Research Fellow and Project Coordinator for the FUEL Study (Food Provision, Culture and Environment in Secondary Schools). This is a mixed methods study to evaluate the implementation of national school food standards in secondary schools and their impact on the school food environment and pupil intake of free sugars. The project is funded through the NIHR Research Public Health Research ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8018
Email
m.murphy.3@bham.ac.uk

Dr Walter Rodney Nagumo

Dr Walter Rodney Nagumo

Quality Assurance Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Walter-Rodney Nagumo joined Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in January 2023 as Quality Assurance Manager.

He is responsible for ensuring best practices within the unit, identifying risks and mitigation strategies, enhancing local Standard Operating Procedures, interpreting regulatory and audit requirements and providing local guidance, training and support for clinical researchers and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 7826 136439
Email
w.nagumo@bham.ac.uk

Ms Anusha Nayana Tayi

Ms Anusha Nayana Tayi

Senior Clinical Data Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Anusha is a Clinical Data Manager deeply committed to revolutionising healthcare through innovative therapies.  Throughout her journey of three years in clinical research, Anusha has manged the trial in trial design, data analysis, and regulatory compliance aspects. With a solid foundation in clinical trials earned through her Master of Science degree from the University of Birmingham, ...

Email
t.a.nayana@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael Newnham

Dr Michael Newnham

Associate Professor & Respiratory Consultant

Institute of Applied Health Research

Michael Newnham is an Associate Professor and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine.

Michael’s research interests are predominately focused on pulmonary vascular diseases including pulmonary embolism and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. He has experience in research methods that include genomics, big data, biostatistics, clinical research trials and risk prediction ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8579
Email
m.newnham@bham.ac.uk

Professor Krish Nirantharakumar

Professor Krish Nirantharakumar

Professor in Health Data Science and Public Health
Joint Director of the Centre for Health Data Science
Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine; Deputy Director IAHR

Institute of Applied Health Research

Krish is the Joint-Director for the Centre for Health Data Science and Deputy Director for the Institute of Applied Health Research at University of Birmingham.

Krish is passionate to support junior staff, particularly from under-represented backgrounds to develop into self-sustaining leaders. His contribution was recognised and highlighted in BMJ as a role model. He has made significant ...

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

Peace Nnamani

Peace Nnamani

Data Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Peace is a Data Manager at the Birmingham Clinical trials unit; she currently manages research data for the LOCI trial.  

Peace’s approach is detail-oriented and analytical, aimed at enhancing data quality and supporting meaningful research outcomes.

Email
p.o.nnamani@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lucy Oakey

Dr Lucy Oakey

Programme Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lucy Oakey is a Programme Manager for PHRESH, which is one of nine leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research, which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR).

The PHRESH Consortium includes researchers from the Universities of Birmingham, Warwick and Keele. It will address important public health challenges to improve the health and ...

Email
l.a.oakey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Lisa Odland

Dr Maria Lisa Odland

Honorary Research Fellow Global Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Maria Lisa is an Honorary Research Fellow in Global Health. Maria Lisa has been interested in global health before starting medical school in 2007 and spent her training in several different countries; Brazil, Australia and Malawi in addition to Norway.

She has a particular interest in reproductive health and holds a PhD on post abortion care from Malawi. Maria Lisa has recently started as a ...

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+47 971 255 69
Email
m.l.odland@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chidubem Ogwulu

Dr Chidubem Ogwulu

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Chidubem is a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham. 

She is an enthusiastic researcher and is interested in outcome valuations and costing particularly in the areas of maternal, child and sexual health.  

She recently completed an economic evaluation alongside the PRISM trial,  which is funded solely by NIHR-HTA (UK is a ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7061
Email
c.b.ogwuluchriscasimir@bham.ac.uk

John Okon

John Okon

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

John is evaluating the programme cost, and cost-effectiveness of cancer Rapid Diagnostic Centres (RDCs) across the West Midlands area. 

This project aims to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of RDC programmes dedicated to cancer diagnosis in patients presenting with vague/non-specific symptoms.

 The project will also compare process efficiency and patient experience across the different ...

Email
j.e.okon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelvin Okoth

Dr Kelvin Okoth

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Kelvin is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Email
k.okoth@bham.ac.uk

Dr Raymond Oppong

Dr Raymond Oppong

Associate Professor in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Raymond Oppong is an Associate Professor in Health Economics at the Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham. 

He is the Programme Lead for the MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy and MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics.

Raymond's work spans a range of vital areas within health economics. His main interests include economic evaluations, particularly in the context ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7065
Email
r.a.oppong@bham.ac.uk

Dr Bisola Osifowora

Dr Bisola Osifowora

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Bisola is a research fellow currently working at the Centre of Economics of Obesity in the Health Economics Unit on an ESRC funded project looking to evaluate the cost-benefit analysis of food systems interventions that improves access to healthy, sustainable and equitable diet in the United Kingdom.

Email
b.osifowora@bham.ac.uk

Miss Charlotte Owen

Miss Charlotte Owen

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Charlotte is a research fellow in the Health Economics Unit. She is currently working on the CONNECT project as qualitative researcher conducting in-depth interviews on the role of remote consultations in Sexual and Reproductive health services in the UK.

ORCID Profile

Email
c.m.owen@bham.ac.uk

Professor Miranda Pallan

Professor Miranda Pallan

Professor of Child and Adolescent Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Miranda’s research mainly focuses on the health of children and adolescents. She undertakes research in the areas of the epidemiology, prevention and management of overweight and obesity in children, school food provision and environments, and adolescent nutrition, mental wellbeing and physical activity. Her research seeks to improve health at an early stage of the life course to reduce ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7990
Email
m.j.pallan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Helen Parretti

Dr Helen Parretti

Honorary NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of East Anglia

Institute of Applied Health Research

Helen is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and GP working in the child, maternity and lifestyle research group. Her work is focussed on weight management and obesity. She primarily works on clinical trials investigating new weight management interventions.  

She has also published a systematic review on the clinical effectiveness of very low energy diets. She led the development of a ...

Email
h.m.parretti@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jayne Parry

Professor Jayne Parry

Professor of Policy and Public Health
Clinical Academic

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jayne is Professor of Policy and Public Health in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She holds an honorary consultant contract with Public Health England. 

Jayne’s research focuses on the assessment and evaluation of the health impacts of national policy initiatives. Her present main focus of enquiry is on the impact of policies directed at changing the recruitment, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3191
Email
j.m.parry.1@bham.ac.uk

Ms Rosina Pendrous

Ms Rosina Pendrous

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rosie is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. In her current role, she combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand self-harm in young people with an eating disorder.

Rosie is interested in employing longitudinal research methods to explore risk and protective factors for suicide and self-harm, eating disorders, and psycho-oncology. She also has ...

Email
r.pendrous@bham.ac.uk

Professor Thomas Pinkney

Professor Thomas Pinkney

George Drexler & Royal College of Surgeons Chair of Surgical Trials
Honorary Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Institute of Applied Health Research

Thomas Pinkney received his Medical Degree from the University of Birmingham in 2000. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Surgery in 2012 and awarded an honorary consultant appointment at the University Hospitals Birmingham at the same time.  In 2019 he was appointed as George Drexler and Royal College of Surgeons Chair of Surgical Trials at the University of Birmingham

Professor Pinkney ...

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+44 (0) 121 371 5888.
Email
t.pinkney@bham.ac.uk

Miss Emma Plant

PhD Student

Emma comes from a mathematical background and chose to apply her mathematical skills to solving medical problems rooted in statistics. She is based in the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies and is working on several projects simultaneously.

Email
exp973@student.bham.ac.uk

Mr Matthew Popplewell

Mr Matthew Popplewell

Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Mr Popplewell has been recently appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery at the University of Birmingham. He works clinically at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. Mr Popplewell's keen interest is in limb ischaemia, peripheral arterial disease and interventions for patients with infrapopliteal arterial disease.

 

Email
m.a.popplewell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Malcolm James Price

Dr Malcolm James Price

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Malcolm Price is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Modelling (BESTEAM), and Health Informatics research groups in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  He is also a member of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health.

Malcolm trained as a medical statistician and has extensive ...

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

Dr Ruth Pritchett

Dr Ruth Pritchett

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ruth Pritchett is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Ruth is experienced in the field of behavioural medicine and has particular interests in maternal and child health and cardiovascular research. Ruth has experience in a range of research methodologies including randomised controlled trials, observational studies, analysis of national datasets, systematic reviews and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6891
Email
r.v.blamey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anita Pye

Dr Anita Pye

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Clinical Trials Co-ordinator

Institute of Applied Health Research

Anita Pye works predominantly in respiratory research and Phase 1 to 3 clinical trials looking at new treatments for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She also has considerable experience of assessment of bacteria in chronic lung disease.

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 371 3886
Email
a.pye@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kiran Rai

Dr Kiran Rai

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Kiran Rai is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research, involved with COPE-West Midlands; an MRC-funded project, investigating the contribution of occupational exposures to risk of COVID-19 in three large Trusts within the West Midlands.

Kiran is also the research fellow for eTHOS (Enhancing the Health of NHS Staff); an NIHR HS&DR funded project, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3151
Email
k.rai@bham.ac.uk

Ms Karen Laura Randall

Ms Karen Laura Randall

PhD student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Karen Randall currently studies cases of medical negligence from various sources, including reported cases from coroners’ court proceedings, which have been publicised in newspapers and published clinical articles. Her key areas of focus include: Care of the Elderly & Insane, Human Experimentation, Scandals involving Medical Negligence, Obstetrics and Surgery & Anaesthesia.

Email
kxr953@student.bham.ac.uk

Professor Jonathan Reinarz

Professor Jonathan Reinarz

Director, Social Studies in Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Jonathan Reinarz is the Director of The History of Medicine Unit. He is Professor of the History of Medicine.

Jonathan has published extensively on the history of hospitals and medical education, including a history of the Birmingham teaching hospitals (2009), the history of the senses, especially smell, and the history of accidents, including burns and scalds. Most recently has led an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8122
Email
j.reinarz@bham.ac.uk

Dr Raoul Reulen

Dr Raoul Reulen

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Raoul Reulen is a Senior Lecturer & NIHR Fellow at the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies.

Raoul’s primary research interest is cancer survivorship, particularly long-term survival after childhood cancer. Raoul has co-authored over 25 publications. He has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Epidemiology, cancer and medical statistics since 2005. His current ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4946
Email
r.c.reulen@bham.ac.uk

Professor Richard Riley

Professor Richard Riley

Professor of Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Richard Riley is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham, leading a team of statisticians undertaking applied and methodology research for healthcare, especially in regard to prognosis, prediction models, and evidence synthesis.

Richard is Chief Statistics Editor for the BMJ and BMJ Medicine, a co-convenor of the Cochrane Prognosis Methods Group, Deputy Chair of the MRC-NIHR ...

Email
r.d.riley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alistair Ritch

Dr Alistair Ritch

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Alistair Ritch is a former Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine at City Hospital, Birmingham, Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Birmingham and Honorary Secretary of the British Geriatrics Society.

Email
a.e.ritch@bham.ac.uk

Professor Tracy Roberts

Professor Tracy Roberts

Professor of Health Economics
Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Tracy Roberts is Director of Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Professor of Health Economics and Head of the Health Economics Unit. In addition to these roles at the University of Birmingham, Tracy is an Honorary Professor of Health Economics at the University of Keele.

Tracy has specific research interests in the area of economic evaluation ...

Email
t.e.roberts@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom Rose

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Thomas Rose works for large multi-disciplinary and small specialist engineering functions in the manufacturing and service industries. His clients include multinationals; projects include total manufacturing facility electrical, electronic, and software control systems, and management systems. Establishing from the start:

  • Quality Management Systems to ISO9001, ISO9002 and TickIT.
  • Investors in ...

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+44 (0)1684 562774
Email
t.rose.1@bham.ac.uk

Ms Aleph Ross

Ms Aleph Ross

Postgraduate Researcher

Institute of Applied Health Research

Aleph is a postgraduate researcher working on venereal disease and sexual health in twentieth century Anglo-Jewish history. This project is part of Birmingham’s Histories of Sexual Health in Britain, 1918–1980 and is funded by Midlands4Cities as a collaborative project involving the University of Birmingham, the University of Warwick, and Barts Health Archives.

Email
axr1139@student.bham.ac.uk

Mrs Natalie Rowland (née Ives)

Mrs Natalie Rowland (née Ives)

Reader in Clinical Trials, BCTU Director of Statistics and Research Strategy

Institute of Applied Health Research

Natalie Rowland (née Ives) is a Reader in Clinical Trials. She is the Director of Statistics & Research Strategy, and a member of the Senior Management Team at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in the Institute of Applied Health Research

Natalie is interested in the design, conduct and analysis of large scale late phase randomised controlled clinical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9113
Email
n.j.ives@bham.ac.uk

Mr Gavin Rudge

Mr Gavin Rudge

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Gavin is a Research Fellow specialising in observational studies in healthcare. He is particularly interested in linkage studies, secondary care service utilisation, cohort studies and the use of spatial data in health research.  He also works as a front-line advisor in the West Midlands Research Design Service, where he provides specialist advice to clinicians and academics who are ...

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

Dr Rebecca Russell

Dr Rebecca Russell

Specialist Registrar in Public Health
Co-Lead Applied Public Health Module, POSH Programme

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rebecca Russell is a Specialist Registrar in Public Health, currently completing a placement with the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Rebecca previously trained as a Psychiatrist and during her time here has previously acted as Speciality Lead in Psychiatry for the MBChB course.

Rebecca currently has a role supporting teaching and assessment development in the POSH and MPH programmes.

Email
r.russell.1@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

Ms Jo Sartori

Ms Jo Sartori

Programme Manager – Global Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jo Sartori is an experienced programme manager with a speciality in research development and international stakeholder relations and engagement. In recent years Jo has developed and managed a large portfolio of global health projects worth over £30million such as the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums. Jo works with Professor Richard Lilford, CBEand other ...

Email
j.m.sartori@bham.ac.uk

Lena Schnitzler

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lena is a joint-PhD candidate in Health Economics at the University of Birmingham and Maastricht University. She started her research project with the Health Services Research Department in Maastricht in February 2019 and will be joining the Health Economics Unit at UoB in September 2019. 

Telephone
+31 630 179 418
Email
lxs935@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Louise Shaw

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Karen Shaw is an experienced Research Psychologist with a track record in children’s health service development and research. Her research focuses on transitional health care for children with long-term or life-threatening conditions. This includes transitions between services (e.g. from paediatric to adult health services) and transitions along the condition trajectory (e.g. from curative ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8370
Email
k.l.shaw@bham.ac.uk

Mr Mark Sheldon

Honorary Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mark's role as an Honoray 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 ...

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

Ms Jenny Shepherd

Ms Jenny Shepherd

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

After a number of years as a Market Researcher in the private sector, Jenny has spent the last ten years in public sector research roles, latterly as a public health research specialist. Her current role as Knowledge Exchange Facilitator combines working in a local authority public health information team, with researching epidemiology and health geography in the Institute of Applied Health ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8679
Email
jeashepherd@bham.ac.uk

Miss Diane Shortland

Miss Diane Shortland

PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Diane is studying for a Doctorate in Applied Health Research with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. Looking at the social implications of long-term chronic illness, her PhD – using qualitative research methods – investigates how people with Malygic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome build and maintain social and community networks and relationships, both online and ...

Email
dls760@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr David Shukla

Dr David Shukla

Clinical Research Fellow
GP Partner

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Shukla is a Clinical Research Specialty Lead (CRSL) for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) with experience of research delivery within Primary Care settings including General Practice.  

Dr Shukla is a GP Partner at Eve Hill Medical Practice, in Dudley, a CQC ‘outstanding’ rated practice. 

Interests include ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7077
Email
d.r.shukla@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ajit Singh

Dr Ajit Singh

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Ajit Singh is an environmental scientist with particular interest in air pollution measurements and management. His research and associated activities are focused on improving air quality and related knowledge in both developed and developing countries through interdisciplinary and life-cycle approaches by better understanding the climate, health and socio-economic consequences of poor air ...

Email
a.singh.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alice Sitch

Dr Alice Sitch

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Alice Sitch is a Senior Lecturer working in the Institute of Applied Health Research and a member of the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE) research group.

Since joining the University in 2009, Alice has become involved in many exciting projects allowing her to collaborate with others in the BESaTE team and many other researchers at the University of Birmingham and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4428
Email
a.j.sitch@bham.ac.uk

Dr Magdalena Skrybant

Dr Magdalena Skrybant

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead

Institute of Applied Health Research

Magdalena Skrybant is Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead for NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands (ARC WM).  Magdalena’s role ensures that there is meaningful involvement with patients and the public in applied health research.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6026
Email
m.t.skrybant@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anita Slade

Dr Anita Slade

ITM Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Anita Slade PhD is the ITM Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes(PRO) research at the University of Birmingham. She is experienced in evaluating and developing patient reported outcome measures in a range of clinical settings.   She is experienced in using Rasch analysis as a tool for evaluating health outcomes and educational assessments.   She ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 8588
Email
a.l.slade@bham.ac.uk

Ms Harriet Smailes

Ms Harriet Smailes

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Harriet Smailes is a Research Associate on the NIHR-funded PROSPER study– the first national study to focus on the role and funding of specialist voluntary sector sexual violence services. After having joined the team in December 2021, Harriet supports the data collection and analysis for this mixed-methods research. This includes interviews with practitioners, commissioners and ...

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+44 (0)7580 184752
Email
h.smailes@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leonard David Smith

Dr Leonard David Smith

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Leonard Smith is a social historian with a special interest in the history of psychiatry and mental health institutions from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. His research has focussed primarily on England and the former British West Indian colonies. It encompasses the development of both private madhouses and public lunatic asylums, those who established and managed them, and the ...

Email
l.d.smith@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kym Snell

Dr Kym Snell

Associate Professor in Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Kym Snell is an Associate Professor in Biostatistics and works within the Institute of Applied Health Research. She is a member of the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis, Test Evaluation and prediction Modelling (BESTEAM) research group.

Kym’s interest is in applied and methodology research relating to risk prediction models. This includes development, validation and updating of risk ...

Email
k.snell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthew South

Dr Matthew South

Senior Software Architect

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Matthew South is a Research Software Engineer with twenty plus years of experience developing and supporting web applications for clinical and scientific research.  He is also the technical director of Openclinical CIC, a community interest company that supports the development of the Open PROforma System (OPS) for developing, sharing and deploying Clinical Decision Support Systems. In ...

Email
m.south@bham.ac.uk

Professor emeritus Andrew Stevens

Professor emeritus Andrew Stevens

Professor emeritus of Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Andrew Stevens is Professor emeritus of Public Health and former Head of Department and Division (of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health).

Andrew is interested in Health Services Research including health care needs assessment, health technology assessment and horizon scanning. He has edited the 4 volume Health Care Needs Assessment Series, and the Advanced Handbook of Methods in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7413
Email
a.j.stevens@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anuradhaa Subramanian

Dr Anuradhaa Subramanian

Research Fellow (Health Informatics)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Anuradhaa is a MSc Health Research Methods graduate from the University of Birmingham. She works as a Research Fellow (Health Informatics) at the Institute of Applied Health Research. 

She conducts routinely collected primary care data based epidemiological studies by designing and performing data analysis from datasets extracted using the automated system for epidemiological studies (ACES) ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2952

Dr Dana Sumilo

Dr Dana Sumilo

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dana Sumilo is an Honorary 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 ...

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

Dr Yongzhong Sun

Dr Yongzhong Sun

Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr. Sun studied his BSc in mathematics at Shanxi university and MSc in Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and had been working as a lecturer in higher education in China for about 10 years.

He then moved to the UK, completing a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Birmingham in 2003 and an MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester in 2008.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4442
Email
y.sun@bham.ac.uk

Professor Yemisi Takwoingi

Professor Yemisi Takwoingi

Professor of Test Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis
Deputy Director, Institute of Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Yemisi Takwoingi is based in the Test Evaluation Research Group within the Institute of Applied Health Research.  

Yemisi collaborates on methodological and applied health research projects. Her research interest is primarily in diagnostic test evaluation and systematic review methodology, especially meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy studies. 

Yemisi has several ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7833
Email
y.takwoingi@bham.ac.uk

Professor Clare J Taylor

Professor Clare J Taylor

Professor of General Practice

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare J Taylor is Professor of General Practice at the University of Birmingham and a GP in the NHS. Her research focuses on earlier diagnosis and improving prognosis for people with heart failure in primary care using big GP datasets.

Professor Taylor has received grant and fellowship funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research, Wellcome Trust, and British Heart Foundation. ...

Email
c.j.taylor.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Beck Taylor

Dr  Beck Taylor

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Honorary Consultant in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Beck is a Clinical Senior Lecturer working on the Maternity Theme of the NIHR West Midlands ARC programme. She is also an Honorary Consultant at Public Health England. Her research focuses on evaluating maternity services and policy, working in collaboration with women and staff. As a public health doctor she is trained to think at population and system-level. She has skills in qualitative and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2848
Email
r.taylor.3@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Sarah Tearne

Mrs Sarah Tearne

Trials Management Team Leader

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sarah Tearne is a  Trials Management Team Leader within the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Birmingham. She has 10 years of experience working in clinical trials at multiple universities. Her area of expertise is primary care research however she works across a number of different research areas including, mental health, public health and neuroscience. Within the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8137
Email
s.clarke.2@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 of Epidemiology and Research Methods
Director, NIHR Research Support Service National Collaborative
Director NIHR Research Support Service Birmingham Hub and partners Keele, and Warwick

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Neil Thomas is the Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) National Collaborative providing strategy and oversight to the NIHR Research Support Service. He is also the Director of the NIHR Research Support Service that provides expert research design, methodological support, advice, and collaboration to all researchers in England throughout the pre- and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8696/PA : Karen Biddle +44 (0)121 414 7578
Email
g.n.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dean M Thompson

Dr Dean M Thompson

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dean is a Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research with an interest in mental health and mixed methods research.  He is an advisor for the Research Design Service (RDS), offering consultation with health and social care researchers on study design and delivery, patient and public involvement, and training and career opportunities.

Dean ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8056
Email
d.m.thompson@bham.ac.uk

Miss Jacqueline Thompson

Miss Jacqueline Thompson

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jacqueline is a Research Fellow in methods relating to cluster randomised trials.  The role is funded by MRC-NIHR Develop Guidance for Better Research Methods grant for Developing guidance for the design and conduct of cluster randomised trials. 

Jacqueline realised her flare for evidence-based practice, clinical trials and statistical concepts after her Master’s in ...

Email
j.y.thompson@bham.ac.uk

Rebecca Timms

Rebecca Timms

Data Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rebecca is currently working as a Data Manager on the E-MOTIVE trial (Early detection and treatment of post-partum hemorrhage using the MOTIVE bundle: a World Health Organization cluster randomized trial with health economic analysis (the E-MOTIVE study). $10,915,588 USD. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 2019-2022)

Email
r.l.timms@bham.ac.uk

Dr Barbara Torlinska

Dr Barbara Torlinska

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Barbara Torlinska is a Research Fellow within the NIHR funded Research Design Service (RDS) West Midlands, Birmingham Hub.

As a general methodologist, Barbara supports healthcare professionals and researchers in the development of research funding proposals to national peer-reviewed funding programmes. She also conducts her own research within the Institute of Applied Health Research of the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6023
Email
b.torlinska@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alice M Turner

Dr Alice M Turner

Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician
Institute Director of Research Knowledge and Transfer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Alice’s research interests are predominantly in clinical aspects of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fields in which she has published widely. Optimising monitoring and therapy for AATD is a major focus for her group. They are also studying aspects of care delivery for COPD, particularly those that span from secondary into primary care ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 371 3885 (University Secretary)/+44 (0)121 424 0325 (NHS Secretary)
Email
a.m.turner@bham.ac.uk

Ms Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall

Ms Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

She is an experienced qualitative researcher, having undertaken mixed methods research in the areas of health and education.

Email
n.g.tyldesley-marshall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Susan Waigwa

Dr Susan Waigwa

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Susan is a registered social worker.  Since joining academia, she has worked and developed public health research expertise especially in women’s health.  Susan has addressed issues around reproductive health, childbirth, violence against women and girls including domestic abuse and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

ORCiD: 0000-000 ...

Email
s.m.waigwa@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gareth Walters

Dr Gareth Walters

Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Occupational Respiratory Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Gareth is an NHS consultant in occupational respiratory medicine and interstitial lung diseases in Birmingham, and leads the supra-regional NHS occupational lung disease service.  His research broadly concerns the aetiology and identification of occupational airways diseases and pneumoconiosis.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 424 1940
Email
g.i.walters@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Xin Wang

Mrs Xin Wang

Project Engagement Officer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Xin Wang is a Project Engagement Officer within a Chinese project unit in the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham.

Xin’s role involves relationship development with partner institutes, communication, and administrative support. Xin coordinates activities and ensures project success through effective teamwork.

Email
x.wang.8@bham.ac.uk

Dr Derek Ward

Dr Derek Ward

Reader in Public Health and Medical Education

Institute of Applied Health Research

Derek Ward is a Reader in Public Health and Medical Education and holds an honorary contract with Public Health England. He teaches on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and he has a particular interest in medical education, selection and assessment.

Currently, Derek leads the popular Master’s in Public Health (MPH) programme, co-leads the intercalated Public Health ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7660
Email
d.j.ward@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Jane Watson

Mrs Jane Watson

PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jane has a specialist interest in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), both in supporting patients and the healthcare staff that care for this population. Jane has worked within respiratory medicine since 2000 in a variety of clinical and teaching roles across primary, community, secondary, tertiary, health care settings. Jane maintains clinical practice, whilst also ...

Email
jxy508@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sam Watson

Dr Sam Watson

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Health Research working on applied statistics in public health and healthcare. Dr Watson's current research looks at methods of evaluation in low resource settings including cluster trial and survey methodology particularly using Bayesian methods. Current grants/projects include evaluation of water and sanitation interventions in the ...

Email
s.i.watson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sara Webb

Dr Sara Webb

Research Midwife
The APPEAL Study Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sara is a registered midwife specialising in childbirth related perinea trauma with a special interest in obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI).  As well as working at Birmingham Women's & Children's Hospital as Specialist Midwife – Perineal Trauma, Sara champions midwife-led translational research and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives in 2016 in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8846
Email
s.s.webb@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katinka Weber

Dr Katinka Weber

Qualitative Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Katinka is an Anthropologist with interests in Medical Anthropology, Political Anthropology, the Anthropology of Development and Social Change and political ecology. Her research has focused particularly on Latin America and, more recently, western Africa.

She currently works as a Qualitative Research Fellow on the MaaCiwara Project,a large-scale trial of an intervention focusing on the ...

Email
k.weber@bham.ac.uk

Mr Adrian Wilcockson

Deputy Programming Team Leader

Institute of Applied Health Research

Adrian Wilcockson has been working within the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) programming team since 2003. 
This team creates and supports bespoke database applications for trials run by the unit. These are typically SQL Server/ASP.NET systems for large, multi-centre/international phase 3 studies.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9121
Email
a.c.wilcockson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew N Williams

Professor Andrew N Williams

Consultant Community Paediatrician
Curator of Archive Northampton General Hospital

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Andrew N. Williams PhD FRHistS is a consultant community paediatrician, medical historian, archive curator, playwright and film maker. He was trained in paediatrics/ paediatric neurodisability in Birmingham under Dr Geoff Debelle, Dr William Whitehouse and the late Dr S.H. Green.

Email
anw@doctors.org.uk

Eleanor Williams

Eleanor Williams

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Eleanor Williams is a Research Fellow in the Health Economics Unit. She is currently working on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded E-MOTIVE project which aims to evaluate the implementation of early detection and the use of the WHO MOTIVE 'first response' treatment bundle for postpartum haemorrhage.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8221
Email
e.v.williams@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 Amie Wilson

Dr Amie Wilson

Research Fellow in Global Maternal Health
Midwife

Institute of Applied Health Research

Amie Wilson is a Research Fellow in Global Maternal Health and Midwife. Amie has real passion for improving care for women in resource limited settings. Amie’s PhD examined interventions to reduce maternal death in low-and-middle income countries (supervised by Professor Arri Coomarasamy and Professor Christine MacArthur). Amie’s work in evidence synthesis has achieved publications in ...

Email
a.wilson.5@bham.ac.uk

Mr David Winter

Mr David Winter

I.T. Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

David is the I.T. Manager for the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies (CCCSS). He started his career in Oxford in 1982 and moved to the University of Birmingham in 1998. He has been an author on over 20 peer-reviewed publications in the field of childhood cancer epidemiology.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6766
Email
d.l.winter@bham.ac.uk

Dr Annette Wood

Dr Annette Wood

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Annette Wood is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Her substantive employer is Public Health Englandwhere she is a Consultant in Public Health. She works with NHS England/Improvement both locally in the Midlands and nationally where she provides public health advice for Specialised Services Commissioning. She has an interest in training in ...

Email
a.l.wood.2@bham.ac.uk

Miss Katherine Woolley

Miss Katherine Woolley

PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Katherine Woolley is a Global Challenges Doctoral Researcher, in the Institute of Applied Research, taking a mixed-methods approach to researching effective health interventions for household air pollution in urban Rwanda. She holds a Masters of Public Health (2018) and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience (2017) both from Cardiff University

Katherine’s research interest revolve around ...

Email
kew863@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Wynter

Dr Rebecca Wynter

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rebecca is an Honorary Research Fellow for the four-year AHRC-funded project, ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injuries and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’.

Rebecca is a historian of medicine and of Quakers. Her research and publications centre on the history of psychiatry, mental health, neurosurgery, neurodiversity, and First World War medicine and disability. She has worked with ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 2921
Email
r.i.wynter@bham.ac.uk

Dr Fangzhou Xu

Dr Fangzhou Xu

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Fangzhou Xu is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research. He is currently working on UoB-Guangzhou collaborative research projects focusing on healthy aging and clinical trials led by Professor KK Cheng.

Email
f.xu.3@bham.ac.uk