The Centre for Urban Wellbeing Associate Members

Associate Members

Professor Sarah Aldred

Professor Sarah Aldred

Head of School
Professor of Exercise Biochemistry

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Sarah Aldred is an exercise biochemist interested in oxidative stress. She is interested in how exercise can perturb redox homeostasis in both health and disease. Sarah has worked with young and old, and with those suffering from psychosis and schizophrenia, cardiovascular disease and dementia. 

Sarah is Head of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3084
Email
s.aldred.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Hareth Al-Janabi

Professor Hareth Al-Janabi

Professor of Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Hareth is a Professor of health economics. He holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award (2020-2024) to research investments in mental health promotion in schools and workplaces. 

Hareth’s research interests include the measurement of wellbeing and preferences, the role of family (informal) care in the economic evaluation and decision-making, the economics of mental health, and ...

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

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics

Siddhartha is an internationally recognised economist in the field of political economy and public policy. He was the recipient of the Duncan Black prize awarded by the Public Choice Society in 2015 for his work on the electoral incentives of prosecutors with Bryan McCannon. His work on political coalitions has been published in internationally leading journals and has been widely cited by ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6658
Email
s.bandyopadhyay@bham.ac.uk

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health
Director of the Institute for Mental Health

School of Psychology

Youth Mental Health - Birmingham HeroesMatthew is an academic psychiatrist and Director of the Institute for Mental Health at the University.  He is a leader in the field of early psychosis and in the philosophy and ethics of mental health.

Telephone
01214147197
Email
m.r.broome@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jennifer Cumming

Professor Jennifer Cumming

Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Jennifer Cumming is a community-based researcher with expertise in sport and exercise psychology.  She works collaboratively with clubs, organisations, and services in innovative and creative ways to develop and/or evaluate psychosocial interventions for improving performance, personal development, health, and well-being. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2877
Email
j.cumming@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Durose

Dr Catherine Durose

Honorary Professor of Public Policy

Institute of Local Government Studies

Catherine is an Honorary Professor of Public Policy, with a specific interest in urban governance and public policy.

 

Email
c.durose@bham.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Victoria is a pedagogical researcher in sport, physical activity and health. Her main research area focuses on social media/digital technologies and young people’s health and wellbeing, and she is interested in the professional learning needs of teachers/coaches.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4874
Email
v.a.goodyear@bham.ac.uk

Professor Colin Greaves

Professor Colin Greaves

Professor of Psychology Applied to Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Greaves conducts internationally recognised research on health behaviour change. He develops and evaluates practical behavioural interventions to prevent and treat chronic illnesses.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8061
Email
c.j.greaves@bham.ac.uk

Professor Anne Green

Professor Anne Green

Professor of Regional Economic Development

The Department of Strategy and International Business

After completing an undergraduate degree in geography, Anne has spent nearly all of her career conducting applied research of relevance to academia and policy in research centres/ institutes in the higher education sector.

She started her career at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) in Newcastle. Apart from a short stint at the Department for City and Regional Planning ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9666
Email
a.e.green.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Gregory

Dr James Gregory

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Dr James Gregory received his doctorate in political theory before moving into social and housing policy research.  His housing research started at the Fabian Society, where he was a Senior Research Fellow. James is interested in homeownership, asset-based welfare, and neighbourhood research. In addition to a number of think-tank reports, James has recently published papers in Critical ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 6212
Email
j.gregory@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Hannah

Professor David Hannah

Professor of Hydrology
Director of the Birmingham Institute for Sustainability and Climate Action

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Water Crisis - Birmingham HeroesProfessor David Hannah - Research in 60 seconds videoDavid is a physical geographer with interdisciplinary research interests focusing on three complementary themes within hydroclimatology (interface between hydrology-climatology): (1) hydroclimatological processes within alpine, Arctic, mountain and glacierized river basins; (2) climate and river flow regimes; and (3) river energy budget and water temperaturedynamics. He has cross-cutting ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47931 (Helen Jones, PA)/+44 (0)121 41 46925 (for own research)
Email
d.m.hannah@bham.ac.uk

Dr Phil Jones

Dr Phil Jones

Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Phil Jones - Research in 60 seconds videoDr Phil Jones is a cultural geographer who focuses on issues related to the city.  His work deals with a number of research areas including urban regeneration, cycling and the arts.  He has a particular interest in research methods, including qualitative GIS, mobile interviewing and arts-based approaches.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5546
Email
p.i.jones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Associate Professor

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Irina Kuznetsova's research expertise includes areas of migration, forced displacement, health, and critical urbanism. Her recent projects focus on social consequences of population displacement in Ukraine, Russia, Rwanda, Nigeria and Japan, including mental health and well-being, and the impact of migration on rural communities.

Email
i.kuznetsova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Lilley

Dr Rachel Lilley

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Rachel Lilley has developed high impact and innovative research in decision-making, mindfulness and behavioural insights to support leadership, well-being and behaviour change policy initiatives aimed at improving sustainability and well-being.  She has over 25 years’ experience in community engagement, wellbeing and climate change. Her work has supported leadership development, ...

Telephone
07807324668
Email
r.lilley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carlo Luiu

Dr Carlo Luiu

Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering

Carlo Luiu is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Innovation (IGI). His principal research interests lie in the field of urban resilience, sustainable transportation, transport and health and transport inequalities. He is currently working for the Resilient Cities Programme, aimed at investigating the drivers of urban distress and the conditions for securing city resilience, with a ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 9223
Email
c.luiu@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ali Mazaheri

Dr Ali Mazaheri

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Programme lead for BSc Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Mazaheri is an expert on the role of oscillations in cognition and behaviour. His research focuses on the neural interactions underlying different facets of  cognitive control in both the healthy and clinical populations.

Email
a.mazaheri@bham.ac.uk

Professor Francis Pope

Professor Francis Pope

Professor of Atmospheric Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Francis is an environmental scientist with wide ranging interests in the atmospheric sciences, human health and sustainable cities. He trained as a physical chemist and he uses this fundamental knowledge to develop novel instrumentation and probe systems of interest. 

Francis has active research projects in the broad areas of air pollution, climate change, fundamental aerosol chemistry and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9067
Email
f.pope@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mary Quinton

Dr Mary Quinton

Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Quinton is interested in how positive youth development approaches in sport and community settings improve emotional regulation, social connectedness, and mental well-being in young people. Dr Quinton uses sport psychology and pedagogical theories to understand how young people’s backgrounds and support needs influence their development, engagement, and motivation to learn and perform in ...

Email
m.quinton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Louise Reardon

Dr Louise Reardon

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Local Government Studies

Louise Reardon is a Lecturer in Governance and Public Policy at the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV). She is co-editor of the journal Local Government Studies and co-Chair of the Governance and Decision Making Processes Special Interest Group of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).

Louise’s research is at the forefront of knowledge at the ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 8393
Email
l.h.reardon@bham.ac.uk

Professor Afroditi Stathi

Professor Afroditi Stathi

Professor of Physical Activity and Community Health
Community Health Lead - Centre of Urban Wellbeing

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Afroditi Stathi is an expert in the field of the promotion of active and healthy ageing.  She leads a portfolio of international, interdisciplinary research which investigates ways of supporting older people achieving meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes and living healthier and fulfilling lives.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8489
Email
a.stathi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Wheatley

Dr Daniel Wheatley

Director of Undergraduate Programmes
Reader

Department of Management

Daniel Wheatley is Reader in the Department of Management. He is the Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Birmingham Business School. Daniel joined Birmingham Business School in 2016, having previously being employed as School Standards and Quality Manager and Principal Lecturer in Economics at Nottingham Business School (2008-2016).

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7488
Email
d.wheatley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kate Woodcock

Dr Kate Woodcock

Reader in Applied Clinical Psychology
Lead of People and Culture for the School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Kate Woodcock’s research interests can be summarised as aiming to investigate and explain human behaviour by considering multiple potential influences at different levels of explanation. For example, people’s genes, their brain structure, their brain functioning, cognitive, physiological and emotional functioning can all affect people’s behaviour both individually and in an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6036
Email
k.a.woodcock@bham.ac.uk