PhD Students

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

Dr Kumarendran Balachandran

Dr Kumarendran Balachandran

Kumarendran is pursuing a split site PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health course focusing his research on polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess and cardio-metabolic outcomes.

He is a Board Certified consultant in Community Medicine in Sri Lanka.

Kumarendran is also Senior Lecturer in a Medical school in Sri Lanka.

Email
bxk507@student.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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7061
Email
c.b.ogwuluchriscasimir@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 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

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