Our people

Institute Director

Professor Iain Styles is a computer scientist whose research focusses on the development of computational tools that help us to understand the location, role and function of biological molecules such as proteins and lipids in the body. He is especially interested in developing techniques for understanding image data from techniques such as optical microscopy and mass spectrometry imaging.

Iain works in close collaboration with scientists from chemistry, biology, medicine, and other disciplines to develop a deep understanding of the problem that he uses to develop the analysis.

Iain is the University academic lead for the partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, where he co-chairs the Training Steering Group. He is also the Director of the EPSRC-funded Baskerville Tier 2 High Performance Computing facility.

Turing Fellows

Since joining the Turing Institute in 2018, the University's Turing Fellows have been working on data science and AI projects covering a wide variety of academic themes and practical applications.

Turing Fellows

Professor Andrew Beggs

Professor Andrew Beggs

Professor of Cancer Genetics & Surgery
Co-Lead - Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Genetics
Deputy Director – Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Email
a.beggs@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor of Climate Resilience & Met Office Joint Chair
Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Telephone
0121 414 7435
Email
l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Professor Luisa Orsini

Professor Luisa Orsini

Professor of Evolutionary Systems Biology and Environmental Omics
Alan Turing Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Co-founder and CEO of Daphne Water Solutions & Founder and CTO of EnviSion, University of Birmingham Enterprise

School of Biosciences

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4145894
Email
l.orsini@bham.ac.uk

Professional Services staff

Professional Services staff

Ms Jessica Mylchreest

Head of Operations, IIDSAI

 j.mylchreest@bham.ac.uk

Jessica leads on the non-academic management of the Institute, enabling IIDSAI to undertake world-leading interdisciplinary research, develop strategic partnerships and deliver an exciting and innovative programme of education activities. 

Jessica works alongside the IIDSAI Director to shape and influence the strategic direction of the Institute. 

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Mr Nathaniel Byrne

Turing University Liaison Manager

n.byrne@bham.ac.uk

Nathaniel (Nate) manages the administrative aspects of the University’s relationship with the Alan Turing Institute including all matters related to grants, contracts, and events.

Nate is also Finance Officer for IMPACT, the UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care also based at the University.

 
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Rosalind Hay

HDR UK Project & Training Manager

r.j.hay@bham.ac.uk

Rosalind (Roz) manages two key Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and IIDSAI initiatives; piloting new approaches to training in health data science in the UK, and investigating future training needs.

For more information, please visit - Health Data Training

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Ms Padmaja Reddy

Inter-disciplinary Research Facilitator,
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

p.reddy@bham.ac.uk

Padma is the lead research support for IIDSAI. Padma supports grant applications to UK funders with an interdisciplinary component or international collaboration.

Padma also supports large and complex project proposals, such as programme grants for the EPS.

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Advanced Research Computing

The IIDSAI is also supported by the Advanced Research Computing Team.

For more information contact the team, or Dr Andrew Edmondson.

 

Academic experts

The University of Birmingham is home to more than 140 data science and AI experts who are working together to address important challenges in areas such as sustainability, equality, health, and data-driven science. This group of interdisciplinary researchers bring together expertise in modelling, statistics, machine learning, linguistics, optimisation, behavioural sciences, ethics, law, and many other fields to advance data science and AI technologies, apply them in a broad range of applications, and understand their legal and ethical implications.

Arts and Law

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

English Language and Linguistics

English Literature


Law

Modern Languages

Theology and Religion

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Computer Science

Mathematics

 

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Metallurgy and Materials

Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Physics and Astronomy

Life and Environmental Sciences

Biosciences

Professor Luisa Orsini

Professor Luisa Orsini

Professor of Evolutionary Systems Biology and Environmental Omics
Alan Turing Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Co-founder and CEO of Daphne Water Solutions & Founder and CTO of EnviSion, University of Birmingham Enterprise

School of Biosciences

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4145894
Email
l.orsini@bham.ac.uk

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Psychology

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Barry Drust

Dr Barry Drust

Director of Graduate School of Sport & Professional Practice
Industrial Professorial Fellow
Business Engagement Champion

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email
b.drust@bham.ac.uk

Medical and Dental Sciences

Applied Health Research


Cancer and Genomic Sciences


Professor Andrew Beggs

Professor Andrew Beggs

Professor of Cancer Genetics & Surgery
Co-Lead - Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Genetics
Deputy Director – Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Email
a.beggs@bham.ac.uk

Cardiovascular Sciences


Dr James Guggenheim

Dr James Guggenheim

Royal Society University Research Fellow and Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Clinical Sciences


Immunology and Immunotherapy


Inflammation and Ageing


Metabolism and Systems Research


Microbiology and Infection


Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School

Government

Slava Jankin

Slava Jankin

Chair in Data Science and Government

School of Government