BEAR Champion Profiles

Links to profiles of our current BEAR Champions

Sam Benkwitz-Bedford

Sam Benkwitz-Bedford
Researcher in the Centre for 
Computational Biology 

Chandan_no green spot_25cmDr Chandan Bose
Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering
School of Metallurgy and Materials

Vincenzo_25cm_highresVincenzo Brachetta
PhD Student in Metallurgy and Materials


Yin Hoon Chew

Dr Yin Hoon Chew
Research Fellow
School of Mathematics

Dave Cottam

David Cottam
IT Manager for Research and Education
College of Social Science

Daniel Donaldson

Dr Daniel Donaldson
Assistant Professor in Electronic,
Electrical and Systems



Hanan Fara




PhD Student in Theology & Religion
Profile coming soon!


Ioanna Giannakou
PhD Student in Sport,
Exercise & Rehabilitation


Katrina Jan
PhD Student in English Literature


Dr Bowen Liu
Research Fellow
Birmingham Business School


Kirsty McCready
PhD Student in Biosciences

Yi Miao

Yi Miao
PhD Student in Computer Science

Adam Milsom

Adam Milsom
Postdoctoral Researcher
Geography, Earth &
Environmental Sciences

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Andrei Leonard Nicusan
PhD student in Chemical Engineering
Profile coming soon!

Geraint Pratten

Dr Geraint Pratten
Researcher in Physics & Astronomy


Ossama Shafiq
PhD student in Civil Engineering

Jack Sullivan

Dr Jack Sullivan
Research Fellow
Institute of Inflammation and Ageing 

Jason Turner

Dr Jason Turner
Research Fellow
Institute of Inflammation and Ageing


Lei Zhang_25cmDr Lei Zhang
Associate Professor
School of Psychology


Past BEAR Champions

Nezha Acil - PhD Student in Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences 

Dr Warrick Ball - Researcher in Physics & Astronomy - now a Senior Research Software Engineer in Advanced Research Computing!

Jordan Deakin - PhD Student in Psychology

Dr Davide Gerosa - Lecturer in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Tom Goodman - PhD Student in Computer Science

Kelly Hunter - Digital Pathology Analyst, Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre

Dr Juliane Kloess - Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Jack McMurray - Research Fellow, Institute of Inflammation & Ageing

Matt Mould - PhD student in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

David Owen - PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

Melanie Roxby-Mackey - PhD Student & Educational Technologist in College of Arts & Law