Staff A-Z

Staff in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Professor Roy Bicknell

Professor Roy Bicknell

Professor of Functional Genomics

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Roy Bicknell originally read chemistry at St. John's College, University of Oxford before studying for a doctorate in The William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford as an E.P.Abraham scholar. He then won a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship to study at Harvard Medical School. His original research interest was bacterial resistance to antibiotics but at Harvard moved to growth and angiogenic ...

Professor Andrew Bradbury

Professor Andrew Bradbury

Sampson Gamgee Professor of Vascular Surgery and Director of Quality Assurance and Enhancement

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

As the Sampson Gamgee Professor of Vascular Surgery Professor Bradbury leads the delivery of an innovative, evidence-based, high quality vascular and endovascular academic surgical service for both arterial and venous disease at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT). He also undertakes clinical and basic science research in arterial and venous disease

As College Director of Quality ...

Dr Alexander Brill

Dr Alexander Brill

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Alex is a Birmingham Fellow in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. Alex has a strong background in different models of thrombosis, inflammation and microscopy. His main research interests are mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases, such as deep vein thrombosis and stroke, and identifying new targets to prevent and treat these disorders.

Alex received his undergraduate and graduate ...

Dr Myriam Chimen

Dr Myriam Chimen

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Myriam Chimen is Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow since October 2017. Her main interest is to understand how immune regulatory pathways controlling leukocyte trafficking are impaired with ageing and chronic inflammatory diseases. 

Dr Winnie Chua

Dr Winnie Chua

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Chua is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. She engages in research identifying factors which contribute to atrial fibrillation and is interested in translating these outcomes to impact patient care. Her work involves UK and European collaborators in Germany, Spain, Netherlands, and France.

Dr Amanda Dalby

Dr Amanda Dalby

Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Amanda has been in the position of Research Fellow in the group of Professor Steve Watson since the start of 2018, in the Institute of Cardiovascular Research. During this time she has worked on several projects which have involved looking at a mutation in the gene GNE, which effects platelet clearance, leading to a condition known as thrombocytopenia. She is also looking at the frequency of a ...

Mr Nigel E Drury

Mr Nigel E Drury

Clinician Scientist in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Mr Drury is a Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Dr Larissa Fabritz

Dr Larissa Fabritz

Reader in Cardiovascular Sciences

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Larissa Fabritz studies novel mechanisms of heart disease and performs translational research towards mechanism-based therapies of cardiovascular diseases. As a clinical consultant, she sees patients in the Department of Cardiology at UHB. Larissa engages in research on molecular mechanisms of cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias as well as molecular cardiovascular imaging with her working group ...

Dr Katja Gehmlich

Dr Katja Gehmlich

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr. Katja Gehmlich is Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

She is interested in how genetic variants in genes coding for proteins involved in biomechanical stress signalling cause inherited cardiac conditions (cardiomyopathies). She employs molecular, biophysical, cellular and in vivo models in her research. In particular she is interested in using induced pluripotent ...

Dr Victoria Heath

Dr Victoria Heath

Lecturer in Molecular Biology

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Victoria Heath is interested in the molecular regulation of angiogenesis.  Her work is focused on identifying the roles of various endothelial expressed signalling molecules in endothelial cell biology and in the development of new blood vessels. 

Professor Dirk-Peter Herten

Professor Dirk-Peter Herten

School of Chemistry
Chair in Cell Biology of Membrane Proteins

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dirk-Peter Herten is a Chair in Cell Biology of Membrane Proteins at the University of Birmingham shared by the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and the School of Chemistry with his labs located in the Institute of Biomedical Research (IBR).

Dirk’s interdisciplinary research spans from microscopy techniques over switchable fluorescent probes to biological applications, like T-cell ...

Dr Peter Hewett

Dr Peter Hewett

Lecturer

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Peter Hewett is a lecturer in vascular and reproductive biology. His interests include the regulation and function of endothelial genes involved in vascular development, remodelling and homeostasis and how they may impact in pathologies such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, pre-eclampsia and cancer. He teaches various aspects of vascular biology, applied reproduction, pregnancy, ...

Dr Asif Iqbal

Dr Asif Iqbal

Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Asif Iqbal is a Birmingham Fellow based in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Research in Asif’s lab is focused on leukocyte recruitment and retention in chronic inflammatory pathologies such as atherosclerosis

Dr Daniel M Johnson

Dr Daniel M Johnson

Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Johnson joined the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences as a Research Fellow in October 2018. His work in the institute will concentrate on the ionic mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly focussing on the balance of sodium and calcium.

Dr Johnson carried out his PhD research at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands in the Department of Cardiology, whilst collaborating with ...

Dr Neena Kalia

Dr Neena Kalia

Senior Lecturer in Microcirculation Research

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Dean Kavanagh

Dr Dean Kavanagh

Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Kavanagh is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist based in the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Professor Paulus Kirchhof

Professor Paulus Kirchhof

Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Professor Paulus Kirchhof is the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Birmingham. He is a Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham and works as a consultant cardiologist at the Departments of Cardiology at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor ...

Dr Dipak Kotecha

Dr Dipak Kotecha

Clinician Scientist in Cardiovascular Medicine & NIHR Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dipak is a Clinician Scientist in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham, a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in cardiac imaging, and holds a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Career Development Fellowship.  In 2018, he was awarded the British Cardiovascular Society Michael Davies Award for his contribution to cardiovascular medicine, in particular ...

Dr Sahithi Jyothsna Kuravi

Dr Sahithi Jyothsna Kuravi

Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Sahithi is an experimental cell biologist experienced in investigating mechanisms that modulate the inflammatory cell infiltration to vascular endothelium in health and disease, using single and multi-cellular culture models. She is currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow with Professor Gerard Nash understanding microvesicles role in neutrophil recruitment to endothelium during ...

Dr Gillian Lowe

Dr Gillian Lowe

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Lowe is a hospital doctor who specialises in haematology (blood disorders) and is interested in problems with bleeding and thrombosis.

Dr Melanie Madhani

Dr Melanie Madhani

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Melanie Madhani is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. 

Dr Madhani works on understanding the mechanisms of heart disease, and leads a translational research group in myocardial infarction and heart failure. Her research group is assessing novel pharmacological strategies to protect the heart against from ischaemia reperfusion ...

Professor Janice Marshall

Professor Janice Marshall

Professor of Cardiovascular Science

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Janice Marshall was an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham and studied for her PhD in the Medical School.  She was appointed to a Lectureship in Physiology, and then to Senior Lectureship, Readership and in 1995, to a Personal Chair in Cardiovascular Science.  In 2002, she became Head of the Division of Medical Sciences in the School of Medicine and held this post until ...

Dr Neil Morgan

Dr Neil Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Genetics

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Neil Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Genetics within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

He has published over 75 research papers in high impact scientific journals in the field of human genetics. His research has primarily involved the identification and characterisation of novel genes for inherited diseases in the haematopoietic system.

Dr Jun Mori

Dr Jun Mori

Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Jun has been a member of the Birmingham Platelet Group as a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow since 2005. During this time, she has been jointly supervised by Professor Watson and Dr. Senis. She has a strong background in molecular and cellular biology and is familiar with all platelet biochemical and functional assays used in the group.

Professor Gerard Nash

Professor Gerard Nash

Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Rheology

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Gerard Nash originally trained as a physical scientist and has carried out research on the flow properties of the blood and its constituent cells, and the regulation of recruitment of blood cells to the vessel wall in health and disease.

Gerard has published over 200 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of blood flow, cell mechanics, and ...

Dr Pip Nicolson

Dr Pip Nicolson

BHF Clinical Research Training Fellow
Specialty Registrar in Clinical Haematology

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Pip is clinical academic with a clinical interest in non-malignant haematology and a research interest in the role of platelets in venous thrombosis and thromboinflammation. He works in the Birmingham Platelet Group and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He is a keen cyclist, regularly participating in domestic and international sportives and century rides.

Dr Molly O'Reilly

Dr Molly O'Reilly

Research Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Molly O’Reilly is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Her research investigates the ionic basis of arrhythmias, with a particular focus on understanding how hypoxia exposure causes cardiac electrical remodelling that affects susceptibility to the development of atrial fibrillation.

Dr Davor Pavlovic

Dr Davor Pavlovic

Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Davor has joined University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

His primary research interest is to understand molecular mechanisms of ion transport in the heart and how these may be targeted to treat cardiovascular disease. Davor has published a number of research papers and review articles focused on regulation of ion ...

Dr Natalie Poulter

Dr Natalie Poulter

Research Fellow in Cell Biology in Cardiovascular Sciences

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Natalie is a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow in the Birmingham Platelet Group  headed by Professor Steve Watson. Natalie has a strong background in cell biology and microscopy in both mammalian and plant cells. Her current research project is investigating platelet signalling using super resolution microscopy to map the location and clustering of the platelet surface receptors, ...

Professor Ed Rainger

Professor Ed Rainger

Professor of Chronic Inflammation

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Ed Rainger is Professor of Chronic Inflammation in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. He has published over 100 research papers, reviews and book chapters. Although his work is broadly themed on inflammation, he has a particular interest in leukocyte trafficking and is a member of the Leukocyte Trafficking Group. He is interested in the regulation of inflammation in physiological resolving ...

Dr Victoria Stoll

Clinical Lecturer Cardiovascular Sciences

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Stoll’s area of research involves the use of advanced Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance imaging to investigate the pathophysiology of patients with cardiac disease. The research she undertook for her DPhil focused upon the intra-cardiac blood flow in patients with heart failure. Dr Stoll moved from Oxford to the University of Birmingham to expand her research to include patients with ...

Dr Victoria Stoll

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Stoll’s area of research involves the use of advanced Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance imaging to investigate the pathophysiology of patients with cardiac disease. The research she undertook for her DPhil focused upon the intra-cardiac blood flow in patients with heart failure. Dr Stoll moved from Oxford to the University of Birmingham to expand her research to include patients with ...

Dr Yi Sun

Dr Yi Sun

COMPARE Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Yi Sun is a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. Yi is also a COMPARE fellow in the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) Institute. Yi’s lab is interested in the molecular basis of the cellular recognition process. He has a strong research background in studying transient, low-affinity extracellular receptor-ligand ...

Dr Mark Thomas

Dr Mark Thomas

Academic Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Mark Thomas is an Academic Clinical Lecturer working at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (University of Birmingham) and City Hospital (Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust). The main focus of Mark’s research is platelet biology and antiplatelet pharmacology. In particular, he is interested in translational research aimed at developing novel antiplatelet strategies for ...

Dr Steve Thomas

Dr Steve Thomas

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Science

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Steve Thomas is a HEFCE Lecturer working in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

His main research interests centre around the actin cytoskeleton in platelets and megakaryocytes and fluorescence microscopy imaging.

Professor Steve P. Watson

Professor Steve P. Watson

BHF Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology
Deputy Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Steve Watson is a British Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology.

Steve is head of the Birmingham Platelet Group. The group undertakes a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of platelet function in health and disease with a special focus on platelet receptors and their signalling pathways. The work includes translational studies in ...