Staff A-Z

Staff in the Institute of Applied Health Research

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) on projects to support the Institute of Translational Medicine(ITM). She is particularly interested in applied health economics and modelling with particular interest in the area of cancer.  She joined the Unit after finishing her Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham. Before that, she was ...

Email
z.abdali@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peymané Adab

Professor Peymané Adab

Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology & Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Peymané has been Professor of Public Health at the University of Birmingham since 2013 and leads the Chronic Disease Management Team in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Over the last 18 years she has developed a national and international portfolio of work in public health and chronic disease epidemiology, focusing on prevention and behavioural medicine. This includes programmes ...

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

Dr Nicola Adderley

Dr Nicola Adderley

Lecturer in Health Informatics and Epidemiology

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

Miss Ada Adriano

Miss Ada Adriano

Research Associate (NIHR Research Methods Fellowship)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ada holds an NIHR Research Methods Fellowship in Systematic Reviews. She joined the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation team in September 2018. She is also attending the Master's in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Birmingham.

Email
a.adriano@bham.ac.uk

Nafsika Afentou

Nafsika Afentou

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nafsika Afentou is a Research Associate in the Health Economics Unit. She is currently working on two research projects related to social care.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7061
Email
n.afentou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hareth Al-Janabi

Dr Hareth Al-Janabi

NIHR Career Development Fellow and Senior Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hareth is a senior lecturer in health economics with experience in academic research and policy analysis. He currently holds a NIHR career development fellowship (2015-2019), where he is leading a programme of research to develop economic evaluation methodology to include family carer outcomes.

Hareth’s research interests include the measurement of wellbeing and preferences, the role ...

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

Mrs Nicola Anderson

Mrs Nicola Anderson

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nicola is a postgraduate student currently working on a qualitative study exploring the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in patients receiving haemodialysis.

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3354

Tuba Saygin Avsar

Tuba Saygin Avsar

Doctoral Researcher

Institute of Applied Health Research

Tuba is a doctoral researcher working on an exciting project about the economic evaluation of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women. Her PhD is fully sponsored by a competitive scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of Education.  Tuba’s main interest is health economics, especially economic evaluation in health care. She is also curious about health care policies and ...

Email
txs602@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Sheila Bailey

Project Officer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sheila Bailey is currently working as a Project Officer on the Theme 7 BBC CLAHRC (Birmingham and Black Country, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) project which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The project is looking at the Optimisation of the Management of Stroke & TIA. She is primarily responsible for the administration of the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7956
Email
s.m.bailey.20@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mohammed Baragilly

Dr Mohammed Baragilly

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

Mohammed has worked, over the ...

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

Dr Suzanne Bartington

Dr Suzanne Bartington

Clinical Research Fellow
Honorary Specialty Registrar in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Suzanne Bartington is a Clinical Research Fellow and Member of the Faculty of Public Health with wide ranging interests in environmental epidemiology and applied public health.

Her research primarily investigates the health, social and economic impact of pollutant exposure and air quality intervention measures to inform public health policy worldwide. Applications include development of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7742
Email
s.bartington@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pelham Barton

Dr Pelham Barton

Reader in Mathematical Modelling

Institute of Applied Health Research

Pelham Barton is a 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 to ...

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

Mrs Susan Bayliss

Mrs Susan Bayliss

Information Specialist

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sue Bayliss is an information specialist who for the past 10 years has worked within the information support team in the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham, developing search strategies to identify appropriate research literature for systematic reviews. These have included Cochrane reviews as well as many health technology assessment reports for NICE (National ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7914
Email
s.bayliss@bham.ac.uk

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

Ms Sonja Bloch

Ms Sonja Bloch

PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sonja joined the Health Economics Unitin October 2018 as a PhD student focussing on the measurement of costs and benefits for sexual health prevention programmes. Sonja is supervised by Health Economics Unit’s Dr Louise Jackson, Dr Emma Frew and Professor Jonathan Ross (University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB)). It is a three year Umbrella funded project aiming ...

Telephone
+49 (0)157 729 80 906
Email
s.bloch@pgr.bham.ac.uk

Dr Kristien Boelaert

Dr Kristien Boelaert

Reader in Endocrinology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Kristien Boelaert is a Senior MRC-funded Research Fellow and practising Consultant Endocrinologist with lead roles in the Thyroid Services at the UHB NHS Foundation Trust.

Her laboratory research interests focus on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer and in particular on the identification of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients with thyroid cancer and goitre. In addition, she ...

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

Mrs Sally Bradshaw

Mrs Sally Bradshaw

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sally is a Research Fellow within CLAHRC Theme 1, where she is currently focussing on developing support for parents when their child has a life changing medical diagnosis.  Sally has a broad clinical background in nursing, midwifery and public health.   She is particularly interested in working with health care organisations to help them improve the health and wellbeing of service ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8374
Email
s.r.bradshaw@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 Peter Brocklehurst

Professor Peter Brocklehurst

Professor of Women's Health
Director, Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Peter Brocklehurst is Professor of Women’s Health and Director of the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, 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 been on randomised controlled trials in pregnancy ...

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

Dr Hannah Bromley

Dr Hannah Bromley

Research Fellow, U21 Funded PhD Candidate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hannah is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham working on methods to value the treatment of early breast cancer. She was awarded a prestigious U21 jointly funded PhD Scholarship with the University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham and also works as a clinician. 
Hannah has a specific research interest in the area of breast cancer and screening programmes. She is ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7061
Email
hlb539@bham.ac.uk

Mr Michael Burrows

Mr Michael Burrows

Institute of Applied Health Research

Michael Burrows is a Doctoral Researcher in the Institute of Applied Heath Research undertaking work exploring the clinical roles of the GP receptionist.

Michael’s PhD will explore the role of the GP receptionist, specifically looking at the increasingly clinical roles they assume, The GP receptionist is a chronically under researched role in the NHS and Michael’s research will ...

Email
mjb538@bham.ac.uk

Professor Melanie Calvert

Professor Melanie Calvert

Professor of Outcomes Methodology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Melanie Calvert, PhD, Professor of Outcomes Methodology at the University of Birmingham UK, has extensive experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, trials methodology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, economic evaluation and epidemiology. Her primary research interests are outcomes research, including the use of composite outcomes and best practice for patient reported outcome ...

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

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Academic Clinical Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Chandan is an Academic Clinical Fellow in the West Midlands based at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham. His primary interest focuses on public health matters pertaining to forensic clinical and legal areas of medicine. Secondary areas of interest are related to public health issues relating to primary care, digital health and medical technology. Dr Chandan’s PhD ...

Email
chandjsz@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Versha Cheed

Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Versha is a Medical Statistician at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit. She works on clinical trials in the Women’s Health area. 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 statistician.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9118
Email
v.cheed@bham.ac.uk

Professor KK Cheng

Professor KK Cheng

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research

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.

1958年在香港出生。1978-1984年就读于香港大学,ࠠ ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6757/PA: Tom Lingard + 44 (0) 121 414 3164
Email
k.k.cheng@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 is currently running several 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 Site Manager, NAP SACC UK Study

Institute of Applied Health Research

Joanne Clarke is a Research Site Manager for the NAP SACC UK Study (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care: a cluster randomised controlled trial).

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

Ms Dyuti Coomar

Ms Dyuti Coomar

Research Fellow (Medical Statistics)

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

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

Mrs April Coombe

Mrs April Coombe

Information Specialist

Institute of Applied Health Research

April Coombe is an information specialist who works within the information support team in the Biostatistics, evidence synthesis and test evaluation research group at the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham, developing search strategies to identify appropriate research literature for systematic reviews (since April 2017).

April previously worked as an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9076
Email
a.r.coombe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Benjamin Costello

Dr Benjamin Costello

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ben is a qualitative researcher with a background in mental health, social policy, applied health research, and philosophy. He is currently engaged in research in the areas of mental health, applied ethics, and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2634
Email
b.d.costello@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Marie Crook

Research Coordinator

Institute of Applied Health Research

Marie is the Research Coordinator for cardiovascular disease prevention in the NIHR funded Birmingham and Black Country Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (BBC-CLAHRC)

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6270
Email
m.e.crook@bham.ac.uk

Ms Fiona Cross-Sudworth

Ms Fiona Cross-Sudworth

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Fiona is a Research Associate at the Institute for Applied Health Research. She is working on the evaluation of the Birmingham and Solihull United Maternity and Partnership (BUMP) implementation of Better Birth recommendations.

Fiona’s background is in midwifery and her experience covers a variety of roles including being a midwife in both hospital and community settings, research and ...

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

Dr Francesca Crowe

Dr Francesca Crowe

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

Miss Samantha Cruz Rivera

Miss Samantha Cruz Rivera

PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Samantha qualified with a BSc in Economics in 2013. During her last year she developed an interest in health economics and health policy, which led her to undertake the MSc Health Economics & Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, completed in 2014.

In 2015 she was awarded the CONACyT scholarship by the Mexican government for a 4-year PHD research project at the University of ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 3354
Email
sxc368@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carole Cummins

Dr Carole Cummins

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Carole Cummins is a 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 secondary ...

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

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 she was a research fellow in the chronic ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3343
Email
s.l.damery@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Davenport

Dr Clare Davenport

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare Davenport is a specialist public health practitioner coming to the end of a doctoral research programme concerned with the development of methods of conducting and presenting the results of systematic reviews of test accuracy that meet the needs of decision makers. Clare’s main area of expertise is systematic review methodology. In addition to systematic reviews and meta-analysis of ...

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

Professor Justine Davies

Professor Justine Davies

Professor of Global Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Justine’s driver is to do research that informs development of health systems that deliver quality care in lower and middle income countries, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, projects that she works on all have a health system question in mind. 

The overall aim of her research is to provide the evidence to inform where health systems need to develop in order to serve the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3762/(PA Wade Taylor) +44 (0)121 414 5837
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, where he also holds the positions of Associate Director of the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit.

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

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5328/PA: Natasha Maguire + 44 (0) 121 414 8712
Email
j.deeks@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adam Devall

Dr Adam Devall

Trials Management Team Leader, Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)
Senior Clinical Trials Fellow, Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Adam's primary research focus is clinical trials in early pregnancy care, with a particular focus on miscarriage, infertility and global women’s health. He has a split role within the organisation, working as a Trials Management Team Leader at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit and as a Senior Clinical Trials Fellow in the Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research, led by Prof Arri ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 4049
Email
a.j.devall@bham.ac.uk

Mr Nishit Dhanji

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nishit Dhanji is a Research Associate in the Health Economics Unit. He is currently working on an NIHR funded project, led by Dr Hareth Al-Janabi which aims to develop techniques to include carer quality of life impacts in economic evaluations.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8319
Email
n.dhanji@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Dickens

Dr Andy Dickens

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Andy is the 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 income countries. 

Andy Dickens is also the Research Fellow on an NIHR-funded research ...

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

Dr Jac Dinnes

Senior Researcher (Methodologist)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jac Dinnes is a Senior Researcher in the Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham UK. She is currently researching the methodology behind the evaluation of biomarkers for monitoring purposes. Her main interests lie in methodological research to identify and validate the best ways of designing and analysing studies to evaluate medical tests used for ...

Telephone
+44 (0)1972 510304
Email
j.dinnes@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 Rhona Duff

Miss Rhona Duff

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rhona is a research associate 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 Programme.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6353
Email
r.duff@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 Amanda Farley

Dr Amanda Farley

Lecturer in Public Health and Epidemiology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Amanda Farley (nee Parsons) is a lecturer in Public Health and Epidemiology working within the Chronic Disease Management team in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She has over 10 years’ experience of research within the field of public health and applied health research and teaches on the Masters in Public Health (MPH), undergraduate medical sciences (BMedSc) and undergraduate ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8611
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 Max Feltham

Dr Max Feltham

Quality Assurance Manager
Academic Related

Institute of Applied Health Research

Max is a committed quality assurance manager at Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) where he leads the quality management system to ensure the trials are compliant with regulatory requirements and patient safety and data integrity are respected. He has research experience in the primary care and secondary care sector. 

Max joined BCTU in 2016 as the Team Lead for Women’s Health, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7557
Email
m.g.feltham@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano

Dr Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano

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 Prof. 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 Samuel John Finnikin

Dr Samuel John Finnikin

Clinical Research Fellow
Salaried GP

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Finnikin is an academic GP with an interest in how decision making between clinicians and patients can be improved to make healthcare better.

Dr Finnikin has been at the University since 2013 and has undertaken various projects looking at the factors that influence clinical decision making. He has experience in using Big Data to answer research questions and has an interest in the prevention ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 42777
Email
finniksj@bham.ac.uk

Mr Paul Fisher

Mr Paul Fisher

Deputy Programme Director for MPH
Research Fellow in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

After graduating as a Geologist, Paul lectured for a decade in the Czech Republic and Russia. On his return to the UK he worked at the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) at a regional and national level on climate change, public health, planning and environmental assessment tools. He then completed a four-year training programme as a Specialty Registrar in Public Health leading ...

Email
p.a.fisher@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Flanagan

Dr Sarah Flanagan

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sarah joined the University of Birmingham in 2006 to pursue a Research Support Facility fellowship. She spent two years as a research associate working on various projects including a study examining the barriers and facilitators for 'hard to reach' groups accessing health and social care services.

Sarah completed a Cancer Research UK funded PhD in 2012 looking the adverse outcomes of undergoing ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8591
Email
s.m.flanagan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ben Fletcher

Dr Ben Fletcher

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

Professor in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Emma Frew is a Professor in Health Economics at the University of Birmingham. Emma holds a NIHR Career Development Fellowship working closely with Birmingham Local Authority to refine health economics methods to facilitate public health decision-making and on developing and managing services to tackle childhood obesity. 

Her research interests are in the economics of obesityand ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3199
Email
e.frew@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Frobisher

Dr Clare Frobisher

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare Frobisher is a 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 childhood ...

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

Miss Bliss Gibbons

Miss Bliss Gibbons

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Bliss joined the University of Birmingham as the Research Associate for PARTNERS2 in March 2017. PARTNERS2 aims to formulate and evaluate a new model of care for patients diagnosed with severe mental illness. This intervention will allow primary care and specialist mental health workers to collaborate in the provision of care for people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, with ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3758
Email
b.j.gibbons@bham.ac.uk

Mr John Gibson

Mr John Gibson

Service User Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

John Gibson is the service user research associate for the Birmingham site on the PARTNERS2 project, which seeks to develop a system of collaborative care for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness. As part of the research team he works across the different work streams that make up PARTNERS2, with particular focus upon the role and importance of lived experience of mental health ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8589
Email
j.gibson.3@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paramjit Gill

Professor Paramjit Gill

Honorary Professor of General Practice

Institute of Applied Health Research

Paramjit is Professor of General Practice & GP at Warwick Medical School. After qualifying from Southampton University Medical School, Paramjit worked in a number of hospital and community posts before entering academic General Practice.

Before moving to Warwick Medical School, Paramjit was a Reader in Primary Care Research in the Institute of Applied Research at University of ...

Email
p.s.gill@bham.ac.uk

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

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

Wenjie Gong

Wenjie Gong

Sponsored Researcher
Associate Professor of Central South University, China. Adjunct Associate Professor of University of Rochester, US.

Institute of Applied Health Research

Wenjie Gong, BM, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Maternal and Child Health of Central South University (CSU) in China, adjunct associate professor of University of Rochester in US and the founding executive deputy director of H.E.R.(Health, Education & Research for women) Centre at the Hunan Provincial Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital. Dr. Gong practiced medicine ...

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+44 (0)752 918 7975

Dr Laura Goodwin

Dr Laura Goodwin

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Laura Goodwin is a Research Fellow with the Maternity Theme of CLAHRC West Midlands, based in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Laura has a background in Psychology and Midwifery research, and her current work involves working alongside clinicians and academics to develop and generate research projects that are relevant, and can be applied,to the maternity services in Birmingham. ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8711
Email
l.goodwin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ilias Goranitis

Dr Ilias Goranitis

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ilias Goranitis is a senior health economics research fellow within the Centre for Health Policy and the Health Economics Unit at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  Dr Goranitis specialises in the economic evaluation and outcome valuation of genomic technologies. His main applied and methodological work focuses on exploring the cost-effectiveness of genomic technologies as well as ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7074
Email
i.goranitis@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.  She teaches medical sociology on the MBChB  5 year and 4 year Graduate Entry programmes.  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 ...

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

Dr Clare Gunby

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research, working on the NIHR funded study ‘supporting survivors of sexual violence: a mixed-methods, co-research study of the role, funding and commissioning of specialist services provided by the voluntary sector in England’ - the first national study of its kind.

Clare’s research interests focus on sexual ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3345
Email
c.e.gunby@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Handley

Dr Kelly Handley

Senior Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Kelly 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 coloproctology portfolio, for example FOxTROT, which is investigating the possible benefits of receiving pre-operative chemotherapy for patients with colon cancer.

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+44 (0)121 415 9114
Email
k.handley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shamil Haroon

Dr Shamil Haroon

Academic Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Shamil is a public health researcher and general practice trainee with a special interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and preventative medicine.   He has experience working in clinical practice and public health, and a number of research methods including systematic reviews, meta-analysis, risk prediction modelling, analysis of large primary care datasets, ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6890
Email
s.haroon@bham.ac.uk

Miss Bella Harris

Miss Bella Harris

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Bella works in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation team as a systematic reviewer and previously held an NIHR Research Methods Fellowship. She is also 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 Psychological Medicine, and most recently ...

Email
i.m.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 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.

Her research interests lie in the evolving delivery of acute healthcare outside the traditional hospital environment, and the role of physiotherapy within this area.

This ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7867

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 Vanessa Heggie

Dr Vanessa Heggie

Birmingham Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Vanessa Heggie is a University Research Fellow.

Vanessa is a historian of modern science and medicine, with a particular interest in the history of nineteenth and twentieth century health and life sciences. She has published a book on the history of sports medicine, and over a dozen papers on a range of topics from Victorian nursing and public health, to the science of mountaineering. Vanessa ...

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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 Hemming leads a research programme related to stepped wedge trials, this includes both theoretical and applied research. Karla has close links with the West Midlands CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) and through this collaboration has helped establish and complete three stepped-wedge studies. Karla is affiliated with the Birmingham Clinical Trials ...

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

Dr Clare Herd

Dr Clare Herd

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Clare Herd is a systematic reviewer working predominantly in the areas of Parkinson’s disease and headache. Her main responsibility is the undertaking of systematic literature searching to identify existing evidence as a basis for development of clinical trial proposals, grant applications and synthesis of the worldwide research evidence. 

Telephone
+44 121 415 9107
Email
c.p.herd@bham.ac.uk

Mr Nicholas Hilken

Programming Team Leader

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nick Hilken has been working in clinical trials software development since 1999, and has been the programming team lead at Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) since 2002.

The programming team creates and supports bespoke web database applications for the BCTU using SQL Server and C#.  Studies are typically large multicentre phase 3 Randomised Controlled Trials, some CTIMPs, but also ...

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+44 (0)121 415 9121
Email
n.h.hilken@bham.ac.uk

Dr David C Hill

Dr David C Hill

Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

David Hill is a Medical Statistician in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation Group in the Institute of Applied Health Research, working with Professor Sue Mallett.

Trained originally as a mathematician, with a 1st Class Hons degree, David has around 28 years’ experience in maths and stats modelling in a variety of fields, such as energy and the environment, but ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7691
Email
d.hill.2@bham.ac.uk

Miss Claire Humphries

Miss Claire Humphries

Research Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Claire graduated with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham in 2015. Following this, for 12 months she worked for a charity and assisted in the management of a number of public health projects across the West Midlands. This experience motivated Claire to return to the University to complete a Masters in Public Health with a focus on global health.

Shortly before graduating from ...

Email
cxh060@bham.ac.uk

Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz

Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Agnieszka Ignatowicz joined the Institute of Applied Health Research in February 2018 as a Research Fellow in Ambulatory Care. She is working as part of a new research team under Professor Dan Lasserson that seeks to understand how we can maximise the use of ambulatory care to support the NHS in meeting the demand for acute assessment and treatment.

Agnieszka is an experienced health services ...

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

Dr Louise Isham

Dr Louise Isham

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Louise is research fellow and registered social worker. Her principal research interests are violence and abuse within familial, intimate partner and caring relationships and ethical and methodological issues carrying out ‘sensitive’ qualitative research. Her PhD explored the experiences and needs of family carers affected by violent, abusive or harmful behaviour by the older person ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8591
Email
l.j.isham@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

Lecturer in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Louise Jackson is a Lecturer within the Health Economics Unit at the University of Birmingham. She is Director of Teaching for the Unit and Programme Lead for MSc in Health Economics & Health Policy and MSc Health Economics & Econometrics.

Louise’s research relates to economic evaluations in the areas of public health, sexual health and women’s reproductive health.  ...

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

Mr Hugh Jarrett

Trials Management Team Leader, (BCTU)

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hugh is involved with a mixed portfolio of trials including those concerning: severe limb ischaemia, renal disease and anaesthesia. These trials are similarly a mixture of CTIMPS, non-CTIMPs and diagnostic studies.

His work involves all stages of clinical trials from inception and grant writing to data collection and close out.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8444
Email
h.jarrett@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research

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 Jones is a Research Fellow in the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – West Midlands (CLAHRC-WM). Ellie has recently completed a PhD (February 2019) which investigated postnatal length of stay in hospital and infant readmission to hospital. Her research interests include: maternal and infant health, intrapartum and postnatal care. 

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

Dr Laura Jones

Dr Laura Jones

Senior Lecturer in Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Laura Jones is a Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Health Research and has multi-disciplinary health related research and teaching experience. She has significant expertise in tobacco control research, and in her previous role as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham led the development of a programme of mixed-methods research aiming to reduce disadvantaged ...

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+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

Dr Rachel Jordan

Dr Rachel Jordan

Reader in Epidemiology and Primary Care

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

She holds several NIHR grants including a £2.4m programme grant and a £2m Global Health Research Group grant. Rachel is the chair of the research committee of the International Primary Care Respiratory ...

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 Indiaby University of ...

Email
lmj817@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr Sue Jowett

Dr Sue Jowett

Reader in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sue Jowett is a Reader in the Health Economics Unit (HEU) and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University.

Sue has an extensive portfolio of applied research concerning trial and model-based economic evaluations in chronic diseases. She oversees all health economics research within studies undertaken by the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care ...

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

Mr Mwayi Kachapila

Mr Mwayi Kachapila

Research Associate in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mwayi is a Research Associate at the University of Birmingham. 

He has specific research interest in decision analytical modelling alongside clinical trials especially on gynaecological cancers and global surgery.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7065
Email
m.kachapila@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sara Kenyon

Professor Sara Kenyon

Professor in Evidence Based Maternity Care

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Kenyon is a midwife by background and a maternity researcher and policy maker.  She currently leads a varied programme of applied health research.

This includes leading the maternity theme of the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) in the West Midlands where there is involvement in service change at every level, from evaluating services in existence to developing and evaluating ...

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

Dr Humera (Meena) Khan

Programme Manager

Institute of Applied Health Research

Meena Khan is the programme manager on the PARTNERS2 project, developing a system of collaborative care for people with severe mental illness, providing management to members of the research team, particularly research fellows, associates and assistants, and closely liaising with the site PIs and MHRN/PCRN leads. She is responsible for the co-ordination the six workstreams across three different ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6947
Email
h.s.khan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jesse Kigozi

Dr Jesse Kigozi

Research Fellow in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jesse Kigozi is a Research Fellow 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 economics ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8971
Email
j.kigozi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Philip Kinghorn

Dr Philip Kinghorn

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Philip is a Senior Research Fellow 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.

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

Miss Shahela Kodabuckus

Miss Shahela Kodabuckus

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Shahela Kodabuckus is a Research Associate in Health Economics. She joined the University in December 2017, after completing her MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics that same year.

Shahela is currently working with Dr Sue Jowett and colleagues from the University of Oxford on a model based economic evaluation, which investigates treatment for systolic hypertension in the elderly. 

She ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2688
Email
s.s.kodabuckus@bham.ac.uk

Dr Farina Kokab

Dr Farina Kokab

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Farina Kokab is a Research Fellow within the Institute of Applied Health Research. Farina has a background in Psychology and Social Research and she applies her understanding of these fields to work in health inequalities, social support, chronic disease prevention, women’s health and maternity, and mental health. She also works on qualitative and mixed-methodology projects.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7496
Email
f.kokab@bham.ac.uk

Dr Satyam Kumar

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Satyam is a clinician and works in the area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with particular interest in gynaecological cancer. He is currently working on the quality of life outcomes following surgery in advanced ovarian cancer and at the same time studying for  his MD. Satyam is passionate about improving and providing care for women with gynaecological cancer. Our research will provide an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7113
Email
s.kumar.5@bham.ac.uk

Dr Derek Kyte

Dr Derek Kyte

Lecturer in Health Research Methods

Institute of Applied Health Research

Derek Kyte, PhD, Lecturer in Health Research Methods at the University of Birmingham UK and NIHR 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 ...

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

Dr Jenny La Fontaine

Dr Jenny La Fontaine

Qualitative Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jenny is a Qualitative Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and is currently working on the Mife Miso Clinical Trial. This trial is investigating the the clinical and cost-effectiveness of MifeMisocombination versus misoprostol alone in the management of missed miscarriage. Jenny’s role in this research is to explore the experiences and satisfaction of women receiving treatment ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5352
Email
j.h.lafontaine@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 in Cardiovascular Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Deirdre Lane is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Health and Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Health at Aalborg University, Denmark.  She is involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate entry medical students, postgraduate courses, and in the supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

Her research is primarily concerned with stroke and bleeding risk ...

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

Professor Daniel Lasserson

Professor Daniel Lasserson

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

Lecturer in Medical Sociology and Qualitative Methods

Institute of Applied Health Research

An anthropologist by background, Anna Lavis is a Lecturer in Medical Sociology and Qualitative Methods in the Social Studies in Medicine (SSiM) Team in the Institute of Applied Health Research. 

Her work explores individuals’ and informal caregivers’ experiences and subjectivities of mental illness and distress across a range of social and cultural contexts, both offline and on ...

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

Professor Richard Lehman

Professor Richard Lehman

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

Dr Bai Li

Dr Bai Li

Research Fellow
Visiting Professor, Guangxi Medical University, China
Visiting Research Fellow, Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University, Australia

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Li’s research focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of complex health interventions in low and middle income countries, in order to tackle leading global health challenges such as obesity and undernutrition. Dr Li has a strong track record in international academic citizenship and global media engagement. She is a Visiting Professor at the Guangxi Medical University ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7365
Email
b.li.3@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 ...

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

Dr Luan Linden Phillips

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Luan Linden-Phillips is a honorary Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  Luan was previously a senior analyst at the NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre (HSRIC), which provided information about selected new and emerging technologies to NICE, the Department of Health and national policy makers.

As well as managing the drug topic ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6763
Email
l.p.linden@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 leads the research group, Service Redesign in Primary ...

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

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

Miss Eniya Kapila Lufumpa

Miss Eniya Kapila Lufumpa

Institute of Applied Health Research

Eniya is a Doctoral Researcher in the Institute of Applied Health Research, within the Social Studies in Medicine theme.

Eniya’s primary research aims to understand why women in sub-Saharan Africa continue to develop the childbearing injury, obstetric fistula. Her research involves a thorough examination and assessment of current interventions that have been implemented in sub-Saharan ...

Email
ekl559@bham.ac.uk

Ms Nakawala Lyapa Lufumpa

Ms Nakawala Lyapa Lufumpa

Institute of Applied Health Research

Nakawala is a doctoral researcher within the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Her doctoral research is a mixed-method study in which she aims to evaluate the role of three different forms of hard infrastructure in the reduction of child undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research focuses namely on the following forms of infrastructure: transport; information, communication and ...

Email
nll710@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 and lead of the Maternal and Child health research theme in the School.  She has published numerous research papers in peer reviewed journals as well as several books and chapters: most of her publications are on this topic. She has received grants from NIHR, MRC, Wellbeing of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6770/PA: Anne Walker +44 (0) 121 414 7578
Email
c.macarthur@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sue Mallett

Professor Sue Mallett

Professor in Diagnostic and Prognostic Medical Statistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Sue Mallett is a Professor in diagnostic and prognostic medical statistics in the Test Evaluation Research Group(TERG) at University of Birmingham. She has dual training as a medical statistician and also as a biochemist and molecular immunologist. 

Sue has published over 90 papers, many focussed on diagnosis and prognosis research. Her experience includes research as ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7508
Email
s.mallett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Semira Manaseki-Holland

Dr Semira Manaseki-Holland

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Semira Manaseki-Holland manages the Master’s in Public Health (Global) at the University of Birmingham. As Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health,  Semira teaches students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including supervision of a number of PhDs. Semira’s research leadership focuses on health systems and maternal-child health, mainly in low and middle-income countries ...

Telephone
+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.

- ...

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

Dr James Martin

Dr James Martin

Lecturer in Medical Statistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

James Martin is a Lecturer in Medical Statistics in the Institute of Applied Health Research. He is a member of the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE) research group.

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

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7691
Email
j.t.martin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Mathers

Dr Jonathan Mathers

Senior Lecturer in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer 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.

He is currently the qualitative research lead for several UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded clinical trials and trial feasibility ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6024
Email
j.m.mathers@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hugh McLeod

Dr Hugh McLeod

Research Fellow in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hugh has published research across a range of fields, including health system reform, commissioning, payment incentives, service redesign, and quality improvement programmes and methods. He has received major grants from funding bodies including the NIHR.

Hugh undertakes a wide range of teaching He leads the ‘Policy and Economics of Healthcare Delivery’ module of the MSc in Health ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7620
Email
h.s.t.mcleod@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christel McMullan

Dr Christel McMullan

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Christel is a Qualitative Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Her main interests lie in using qualitative research to explore and understand patients’ experiences of disease and trial processes.

She is currently working on two research projects:

  • STOP-Colitis – Working on the qualitative element of a prospective randomised pilot study to assess two possible ...

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

Mrs Razia Meer-Baloch

Mrs Razia Meer-Baloch

Training and Education 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.

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

Mr Lee Middleton

Mr Lee Middleton

Statistics Lead, BCTU

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lee Middleton is a Senior Medical Statistician at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit.

He is currently involved with numerous randomised controlled trials, diagnostic accuracy studies and systematic reviews. The majority of this work is focused on obstetric and gynaecological health issues in collaboration with the Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

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

Ms Eleanor Molloy

Ms Eleanor Molloy

Qualitative Research Fellow CStich-2 Trial

Institute of Applied Health Research

Eleanor is a qualitative research fellow working on the qualitative process evaluation of the Pilot Study within the CStich-2 Randomised Control Trial. The CStich-2 trial is investigating the efficacy of emergency cerclage in extending pregnancy, and reducing miscarriage rates for women at high risk of premature birth.  The qualitative element of the trial will explore the acceptability ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8067
Email
e.molloy@bham.ac.uk

Mr Mark Monahan

Mr Mark Monahan

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mark has been working in the Health Economics Unit since November 2013. He is also affiliated with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Unit on Global Surgery where he provides health economic input to the global surgery programme.

Mark is currently doing a PhD on exploring modelling methods for informing resource allocation decisions in Lower Middle Income Countries within the ...

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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

Dr Patrick Moore

Dr Patrick Moore

Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Patrick Moore is a lecturer in the Health Economics Unit and a Visiting Research Fellow with the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin.

His broad research interests are in pharmacoeconomics, econometrics, ageing, health policy and the economics of cardiovascular disease. He is interested in applying Economic theories and methods to a variety of applied research ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3056
Email
p.v.moore@bham.ac.uk

Dr R. Katie Morris

Dr R. Katie Morris

Reader in Maternal Fetal Medicine

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.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 623 6652
Email
r.k.morris@bham.ac.uk

Miss Lorraine Ruvimbo Munetsi

Miss Lorraine Ruvimbo Munetsi

Research Associate in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Lorraine Munetsi joined the Health Economics Unit as a Research Associate in December 2017, after completing a joint MSc in Economics and Health Economics at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) within the University of Sheffield.

Her current projects include assessing the disutilities associated with cancer screening.  Lorraine's aim and focus is the development of economic ...

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+44 (0)121 414 48221
Email
r.l.munetsi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael Newnham

Dr Michael Newnham

Respiratory Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Michael Newnham is a Clinical Lecturer and Registrar in Respiratory Medicine.  His research interests are predominantly focused on pulmonary vascular diseases including pulmonary embolism and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Michael has experience in research methods that include genomics, big data, biostatistics, clinical research trials and risk prediction modelling.

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

Dr Krish Nirantharakumar

Dr Krish Nirantharakumar

UKRI Innovation Clinical Fellow
Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

Dr Maria Lisa Odland

Dr Maria Lisa Odland

Research Fellow Global Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

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 post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Birmingham ...

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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

Dr Raymond Oppong

Dr Raymond Oppong

Lecturer in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Raymond Oppong is a Lecturer at the Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham. 

He is an enthusiastic researcher who is interested in issues such as economic evaluation in the area of musculoskeletal disease, the economics of antimicrobial resistance, quality of life research and economic analysis alongside multinational, cluster and factorial trials. 

He has published in ...

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

Dr Miranda Pallan

Dr Miranda Pallan

Reader in Public Health & Epidemiology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Miranda’s research mainly focuses on the health of children and adolescents. She has undertaken research into the epidemiology, prevention and management of overweight and obesity in children, and is also expanding her research to include general health and wellbeing in childhood and adolescence. Her research seeks to improve health in childhood, and in the longer term to reduce adult ill ...

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

Dr Helen Parretti

Dr Helen Parretti

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

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 ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3766
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

Mrs Smitaa Patel

Mrs Smitaa Patel

Senior Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Smitaa is a Senior Medical Statistician working at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She works on the Parkinson’s Disease portfolio of trials. This involves the managing of day to day running of the trial as well as programming, analysing and reporting the trial results.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 9115
Email
s.a.patel@bham.ac.uk

Professor Thomas Pinkney

George Drexler & Royal College of Surgeons Chair of Surgical Trials
Honorary Consultant 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.

Mr Pinkney is Clinical Director of the Birmingham Surgical Trials Consortium.  He is also Cohort Studies Subcommittee Chairman and Research ...

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+44 (0)121 472 1230
Email
t.pinkney@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Poyner

Dr Christopher Poyner

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Chris is a Research Fellow within the Institute for Applied Health Research. His main interest is the lived experience of disease, treatment and support and his background is in dementia studies. He is currently the qualitative researcher on the NIHR funded CALIBRE trial, investigating the effectiveness of variceal banding ligation vs carvedilol.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3352
Email
c.poyner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Malcolm James Price

Dr Malcolm James Price

Lecturer in Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

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

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+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

Laura Quinn

Laura Quinn

Medical Statistician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Laura Quinn 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. 

Laura’s main research interest is in diagnostic test evaluation, including interobserver variability and time to diagnosis studies. 

Email
l.quinn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claire Radford

Dr Claire Radford

Research Management and Governance Facilitator

Institute of Applied Health Research

Claire is part of the Quality Assurance team she provides training and advice to clinical research teams on regulations governing clinical trials.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9119
Email
c.r.radford@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kiran Rai

Dr Kiran Rai

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Kiran Rai is the research fellow of 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 income countries.

Kiran is also the research fellow for two other NIHR-funded research programmes entitled ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3151
Email
k.rai@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 (Boydell, 2009) and, with Graham Mooney (Johns Hopkins) a history of hospital and asylum visiting (2009). He has recently ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8122/PA: Gillian Dunne +44 (0)121 415 8174
Email
j.reinarz@bham.ac.uk

Dr Raoul Reulen

Dr Raoul Reulen

Senior Lecturer & Head of Education

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 ...

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

Dr Ruth Riley

Dr Ruth Riley

Lecturer in Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Research Interests

Dr Ruth Riley is an applied social scientist and qualitative methodologist as applied to health.  Her main research interest focuses on the health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals.  Ruth's research explores sources of stress, distress, mental ill health and burnout in the workplace and approaches to prevention and improving access to support.  ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8549
Email
r.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.

Professor Tracy Roberts

Professor Tracy Roberts

Professor of Health Economics, Head of Health Economics Unit
Honorary Professor of Health Economics, University of Keele

Institute of Applied Health Research

Tracy has specific research interest in the area of economic evaluation and is particularly interested in testing and screening programmes. Clinical areas of interest include sexual health, obstetrics and gynaecology, women’s health and breast cancer. She is also interested in outcome valuation for use in economic evaluation in these clinical specialties with particular interest in the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7708
Email
t.e.roberts@bham.ac.uk

Dr Patricia Rojas Sanchez

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Patricia is an exceptionally versatile PhD, with specialties in microbiology, HIV and Bioinformatics research. She is happy working diligently either as an individual or as part of a team; addressing and calmly resolving problems even under pressure. Her creative outlook drives continuous improvement through seeking innovative solutions, with a natural ability to refine ...

Email
p.rojas@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

Mrs Natalie Rowland (nee Ives)

Mrs Natalie Rowland (nee Ives)

Reader in Clinical Trials, Statistics Team Leader

Institute of Applied Health Research

Natalie Rowland (nee Ives) is a Reader in Clinical Trials and the Statistics Team Leader 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 trials.  She is the Lead Methodologist and Senior Statistician on a substantial and diverse ...

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

Mr Gavin Rudge

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

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

Dr Chris Sainsbury

Dr Chris Sainsbury

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

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

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

Lena Schnitzler

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

Mr Kim Sein

Mr Kim Sein

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Kim Sein is a Health Psychologist (stage one) with a special interest in research that explores people’s experience of illness.

Kim is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research working on CLAHRC-WM Theme Four that focusses on the management of chronic disease. He is exploring the emotional and psychological support needs of people on renal replacement therapy (RRT) and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3345
Email
k.sein@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 ...

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

Mr Mark Sheldon

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

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 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8679
Email
jeashepherd@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 Sue Simpson

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sue Simpson is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Sue Simpson was Associate Director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre responsible for the work of the research and reviews team. She has published a number of papers in the field of early awareness and alert systems and contributed to workshops on the subject.

Previously ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7496
Email
s.l.simpson.20@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alice Sitch

Dr Alice Sitch

Lecturer in Medical Statistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Alice Sitch is a 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 beyond.

A ...

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+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 Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Anita Slade PhD is the ITM 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 has ...

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

Dr Claire Smith

Dr Claire Smith

Systematic Reviewer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Claire is a systematic reviewer at BCTU for the Neurological disease portfolio which includes Parkinson’s disease and migraine. Her main responsibilities involve undertaking systematic literature searching to identify existing evidence as a basis for development of clinical trial proposals, and the synthesis of the worldwide research evidence on particular therapeutic questions. These ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9107
Email
c.l.smith.1@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

Professor Andrew Stevens

Professor of Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Andrew Stevens is Professor 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 Evidence Based ...

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

Miss Anuradhaa Subramanian

Miss Anuradhaa Subramanian

Research Associate (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 Associate (Health Informatics) at IAHR. 

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) architecture.

Anuradhaa also ...

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+44 (0)121 414 2952

Dr Dana Sumilo

Dr Dana Sumilo

Clinical Research Fellow in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

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

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

Dr 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

Miss Warda Tahir

Miss Warda Tahir

Research Associate

Institute of Applied Health Research

Warda Tahir is a Research Associate in Health Economics. She joined the University in December 2017, having completed her MSc at the University of Birmingham in the same year. Warda is currently working with Dr Hareth Al-Janabi and colleagues from the School of Social Policy on a Department of Health funded study evaluating care-related outcomes after implementation of the 2014 Care Act.

Warda ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4007
Email
w.tahir@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yemisi Takwoingi

Dr Yemisi Takwoingi

Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Yemisi Takwoingi is a Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics. She 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 ...

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

Dr Clare Taylor

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr Clare Taylor graduated with distinction from the University of Cambridge and trained in hospital medicine gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London before undertaking further training in academic general practice and public health. She was an academic GP at the University of Birmingham and her main research interest is cardiovascular disease. She has published papers on ...

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

Dr Beck Taylor

Dr  Beck Taylor

Clinical Research Fellow
Honorary Consultant in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Beck is a Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Public Health working on the Maternity and Child Health theme of the West Midlands Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) programme, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Beck’s research focuses on evaluating maternity services and policy, working in collaboration with ...

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

Mr An Te

Mr An Te

Institute of Applied Health Research

An is a part-time doctoral student in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  He is interested in factors influencing hospital care quality judgements. His mixed-methods research is concerned with identifying the patient, reviewer and hospital-wide factors influencing hospital mortality case note reviewer care quality judgements. An wishes to identify to mitigate and combat the ...

Email
axt351@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 in Epidemiology and Research Methods
Institute Director of Research Knowledge and Transfer

Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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

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

Dr 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. He is a Research Design Service (RDS) Advisor, offering consultation with health and social care researchers across England on all aspects of developing a grant application.

Dean’s PhD focused on the development of an audiologist-delivered psychological treatment for people with tinnitus, and ...

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

Reader in Respiratory Medicine
Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician

Institute of Applied Health Research

Alice Turner (nee Wood) is a Reader and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine.

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, though they are also studying aspects of ...

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

Dr Grace Turner

Dr Grace Turner

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Grace is currently undertaking a NIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship and is a Research Fellow for the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC). 

Grace’s primary research interests are focused on the long-term impact of transient ischaemic attack (TIA); optimising stroke prevention; and Patient Reported Outcomes in Primary Care. She is also interested in use of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5363
Email
g.turner.1@bham.ac.uk

Ms Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall

Ms Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall is a 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.  Natalie is currently working on the evaluation of a weight loss intervention.

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

Miss Jingya Wang

Research Associate
PhD Student

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jingya is a PhD student at the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Email
jxw415@bham.ac.uk

Dr Derek Ward

Dr Derek Ward

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Institute of Applied Health Research

Derek Ward is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health and holds an honorary contract with Public Health England. He leads the popular Master’s in Public Health (MPH) programme and co-leads the intercalated Public Health and Population Sciences BMedSc programme. Derek teaches on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and he has a particular interest in medical ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7660
Email
d.j.ward@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 ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8846
Email
s.s.webb@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

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

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 a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Annette Wood joined the University of Birmingham in 2011 when she was appointed as Director of the MPH programme and Senior Clinical Lecturer.  In 2014, she moved to her previous part time post as Medical Advisor to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Horizon ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7846
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 Postgraduate Researcher, with the Global Challenges Scholarship, in the Institute of Applied Research, researching effective health interventions for indoor air pollution in urban Rwanda. She has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience from Cardiff University (2017). In addition, she recently completed a Masters of Public Health, also from Cardiff University (2019).

Kather ...

Email
kew863@student.bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Wynter

Dr Rebecca Wynter

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rebecca is a Postdoctoral 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 Mandana Zanganeh

Dr Mandana Zanganeh

Doctoral Researcher

Institute of Applied Health Research

Mandana is a Doctoral Researcher working on an exciting project about the cross-cultural comparison of economic evaluations of obesity prevention interventions in children: United Kingdom and China.

Her PhD is fully funded by a competitive studentship from the University of Birmingham.

Her main research interests include public health economics, economic evaluation of public health ...

Email
mxz666@bham.ac.uk

Mr Dawit Zemedikun

Mr Dawit Zemedikun

Doctoral Researcher

Institute of Applied Health Research

Dawit is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with Keele University. His work combines health econometrics, electronic health records (EHRs) research, and medical statistics. Dawit’s research aims to explore and quantify the costs associated with back pain on patients, the health care system and society as a whole in the UK which was last estimated nearly ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8176
Email
dtz650@bham.ac.uk