Health and social care

Health and social care are a major focus for the University and for policy makers. These researchers are actively engaging with the policy process and would welcome further engagement from policy makers. 

Professor David Adams

Professor David Adams

Emeritus Professor of Hepatology

David Adams was Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences. The College has over 1,500 staff and brings together healthcare-related research and education including medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery and biomedical sciences.

David was a Director of Birmingham Health Partners, a strategic alliance between the University, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS ...

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d.h.adams@bham.ac.uk

Professor Wiebke Arlt

Professor Wiebke Arlt

Honorary Professor

Wiebke Arlt is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research.

She led a large, multi-disciplinary research group, comprising biologists, biochemists, clinician scientists and computational biologists, investigating the role of steroids in health and disease, with a particular focus on the link between steroids and metabolic disease. As an Honorary Consultant ...

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w.arlt@bham.ac.uk

Professor Anthony Arnull

Professor Anthony Arnull

Emeritus Professor of European Law

Anthony Arnull specialises in the law of the European Union. He worked at the European Court of Justice from 1989-92 and was Head of Birmingham Law School between 2006 and 2009. He was Acting Head of the College of Arts & Law at Birmingham from April to August 2015. Professor Arnull is the author of The General Principles of EEC Law and the Individual (Leicester University Press, 1990); The ...

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a.m.arnull@bham.ac.uk

Professor Timothy Barrett

Professor Timothy Barrett

Leonard Parsons Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health
Director, Centre for Rare Disease Studies

Timothy Barrett is Leonard Parsons Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. He is an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and Managing Director for the NIHR Wellcome Clinical Research Facility (children) at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Timothy is also the Director of the Centre for ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7966
Email
t.g.barrett@bham.ac.uk

Professor William Bloss

Professor William Bloss

Professor of Atmospheric Science
Head of College of Life & Environmental Sciences

William Bloss is an atmospheric scientist, specialising in air pollution and atmospheric chemistry.  His research applies a combination of laboratory studies, field measurements and numerical models to understand the causes of poor air quality, and support development of effective policy measures to protect human and environmental health.  Recent work has ranged from Clean Air Science ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4173 (Research Office)
Email
w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lisa Bortolotti

Professor Lisa Bortolotti

Professor of Philosophy

I am a philosopher of the cognitive sciences, focusing on the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry. I am also interested in some issues in biomedical ethics. I am the Editor in Chief of Philosophical Psychology.

My main interests lie in the strengths and limitations of human cognition and agency, investigating faulty reasoning and irrational beliefs, delusions, confabulations, distorted ...

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+44(0)121 41 47045
Email
l.bortolotti@bham.ac.uk

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor Matthew Broome

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

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.

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

Professor Richard T. Bryan

Professor Richard T. Bryan

Director of the Bladder Cancer Research Centre
Professor in Urothelial Cancer Research

Rik Bryan is a former clinical urologist, and now a full-time bladder cancer research academic. He is the Chief Investigator of the Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme (BCPP), the SELENIB clinical trial, and POUT-T. He is the Director of the Bladder Cancer Research Centre (BCRC) in the Institute of Cancer & Genomic Sciences. The BCRC has a particular interest in the proteomics, genomics and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7870
Email
r.t.bryan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christopher Buckley

Professor Christopher Buckley

Honorary Kennedy Professor of Rheumatology

Chris Buckley is the Kennedy Professor of Translational Rheumatology at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. He is  Director of Clinical Research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in Oxford. He leads the Arthritis Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP) which aims to deliver “stratified pathology” in a range of immune mediated inflammatory diseases in order to choose ...

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+44 (0)121 371 3240
Email
c.d.buckley@bham.ac.uk

Professor Fiona Carmichael

Professor Fiona Carmichael

Professor of Labour Economics

Fiona joined Birmingham Business School in 2007. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia (1989) and an MPhil in economics from Cambridge University (1985). Her first degree  in Economics, Politics and Quantitative Methods is from The University of East Anglia (1983). Her main theoretical and empirical contributions are concentrated at the ...

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+44 (0) 121 4146699
Email
f.carmichael@bham.ac.uk

Professor Iain Chapple

Professor Iain Chapple

Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
Head of Research for Institute of Clinical Sciences

Iain Chapple was Head of the School of Dentistry 2016-2020. He continues to be Head of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences and REF2021 lead for Unit of Assessment 3. He is also Professor and Head of Periodontology within the School, and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with Birmingham Community Health Trust. He has honorary consultant contracts with University Hospital ...

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+44 (0)121 466 5486 (Secretary)
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i.l.c.chapple@bham.ac.uk

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Professor Clarke has a long history of research in Parkinson's disease and headache disorders. He runs large pragmatic clinical trials examining medical, surgical and rehabilitation interventions in Parkinson's disease (PD MED, PD SURG, PD REHAB, PD COMM and PD GEN).

 

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+44 (0)121 507 4073
Email
c.e.clarke@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jamie Coleman

Professor Jamie Coleman

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education, Programme Lead Education for Health Professionals

Jamie Coleman is currently an Honorary Professor in Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education and works part time for the University in his role as Programme Lead for Education for Health Professionals Masters courses.

Previously a full time clinical academic, Jamie has been deputy lead for the Medical degree Course at Birmingham and led the Physicians Associate programme for a number of ...

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j.j.coleman@bham.ac.uk

Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine
Director of the Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research
Founding Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health

Professor Arri Coomarasamy leads two research teams, one focusing on treatments to prevent miscarriages and the other targeting on ways to stop mothers dying during childbirth.

One in 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage, causing untold amount of devastation to couples. In his role as the Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, Professor Coomarasamy leads a ...

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+44(0)121 371 8202 PA to Professor Coomarasamy
Email
a.coomarasamy@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Cox

Dr Sophie Cox

Associate Professor in Healthcare Technologies
Chair Postgraduate Student Staff Committee

Dr Sophie C. Cox is an Associate Professor in Healthcare Technologies in the School of Chemical Engineering and the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI)at the University of Birmingham. Her vision is to improve patient quality of life by innovating new medical devices with unprecedented functionality. These translational activities are underpinned by basic science focused on ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 5351/+44(0) 121 371 8943
Email
s.c.cox@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nicholas Crowson

Professor Nicholas Crowson

Professor of Contemporary British History

Professor Nicholas Crowson is a Professor of Contemporary British History with a particular interest in homelessness from the 1880s to the modern day. This includes recreating the life stories of vagrants in late Victorian times; exploring the hidden history of the mass squatting of military camps in 1946; examining the role of the Reception Centres after 1946; and considering the impact of ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5485
Email
n.j.crowson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jennifer Cumming

Professor Jennifer Cumming

Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

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. 

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

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Director of Research, College of Arts and Law
Barber Professor of Jurisprudence

Fiona de Londas is Director of Research for the College of Arts and Law and Professor of Global Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Her research concerns constitutionalism, human rights, and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, inquiring into how (if at all) rights shape the making of law and policy in complex ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6318
Email
f.delondras@bham.ac.uk

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor of Oral Surgery

Thomas Dietrich is Head of the Department of Oral Surgery in the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Thomas is a clinical researcher/epidemiologist in Dental Medicine, particularly in the fields of Oral Surgery and Periodontology, and has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/USA), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR/UK) ...

Email
t.dietrich@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark Drayson

Professor Mark Drayson

Professor Clinical Immunodiagnostics
Honorary Consultant Immunologist, University Hospital Birmingham & Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Mark has directed the CIS since 2000. The service provides a unique interface between the University's substantial scientific expertise in immunology and the clinical investigation and management of blood cancers, immunodeficiency and autoimmunity in the West Midlands. Providing 500,000 immunodiagnostic tests per year for a population of five million, the CIS is in an ideal position for ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4074
Email
m.t.drayson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Máiréad Enright

Professor Máiréad Enright

Professor of Feminist Legal Studies
Head of Research Impact

Máiréad Enright’s research is in feminist legal studies and critical legal theory, with a particular focus on law and religion. She has written on issues including reproductive justice, law reform and grassroots organising, illegality in social movements, responses to historical injustice and obstetric violence.  She often works with and advises groups campaigning around ...

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(0)121 414 9518
Email
m.enright@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Ewer

Professor Andrew Ewer

Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Medicine

Andrew Ewer is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Medicine based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Andrew has published research papers in scientific journals including Lancet, NEJM and Cochrane library, as well as reviews and an undergraduate problem-based learning book in the field of paediatrics and neonatology. He has received grants from NIHR Health Technology Assessment, NIH ...

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+44 (0) 121 623 6631
Email
a.k.ewer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Associate Professor in Law

Samantha joined Birmingham Law School as a lecturer in September 2017. Prior to this, she was here as an ESRC funded PhD student. During this time, she contributed to teaching on various LLB degrees at the Law School and held a position as a Teaching Fellow from 2016-17.

Her current research centres on the treatment of the vulnerable in Crown Court trials, specifically at the point at which they ...

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0121 414 2234
Email
s.fairclough@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robin Ferner

Professor Robin Ferner

Honorary Professor of Clinical Pharmacology

Robin Ferner is interested in medication errors and adverse drug reactions, and how to prevent them. In addition to over 120 original papers and over 85 reviews, he has written commentaries for the LancetBMJ, and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology on these topics.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3769-1346

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+44(0)121 554 3801
Email
r.e.ferner@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Filer

Professor Andrew Filer

Professor of Translational Rheumatology

Andrew Filer is a passionate advocate for translational medicine, integrating patient cohorts and samples with high quality basic science. He brings skills in musculoskeletal ultrasound and the novel Ultrasound guided synovial biopsy technique to bear upon the Birmingham BEACON early arthritis research cohort and interventional clinical trials in arthritis.

Andrew is a member of the Institute of ...

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+44 (0)121 371 3221
Email
a.filer@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Glasby

Professor Jon Glasby

Professor of Health and Social Care

IMPACT-logo-transparent-cropped2Jon is the Director of IMPACT, the UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care.  IMPACT has received £15m from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Health Foundation, and works across the four nations of the UK to get evidence of what works used in practice to make a difference to front-line services and to people’s lives.

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+44(0)121 414 5726
Email
j.glasby@bham.ac.uk

Professor Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer

Professor Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer

Professor in Micro-Engineering and Bio-Nanotechnology
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer is a Professor in Micro-Engineering and Bio-Nanotechnology and a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering and the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI).

Professor Oppenheimer leads an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Birmingham, closely working with the clinical teams at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEHB) ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 5287
Email
goldberp@bham.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Associate Professor in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health

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.

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

Dr Melissa Grant

Dr Melissa Grant

Associate Professor

Dr Melissa Grant joined the University of Birmingham in 2011 as a Lecturer in the School of Dentistry. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016.  She is joint lead for the Periodontal Research Group (PRG) and has a wide range of interests around the protein players associated with oral and systemic disease.

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+44(0)121 466 5117
Email
m.m.grant@bham.ac.uk

Professor Liam M Grover

Professor Liam M Grover

Professor in Biomaterials Science
Deputy Head of School
Director of the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI)

Professor Liam Grover is a Professor in Biomaterials Science and the Director of the Healthcare Technologies Institute, an interdisciplinary network of over 70 academics working together to advance new technologies and treatments that encourage better tissue healing and rehabilitation tools.  The HTI brings together leading experts from a variety of disciplines across the University of ...

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+44 (0) 121 371 8544
Email
l.m.grover@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janesh K. Gupta

Professor Janesh K. Gupta

Honorary Clinical Professor
Honorary Consultant at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Janesh Gupta is an Honorary Clinical Professor in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research working as an Honorary Consultant at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Janesh has published over 175 research papers in scientific journals, book chapters, reviews and books and over 100 lectures and presentations to learned societies in the fields of fetal ...

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+44 (0)121 472 1377 extension 5410
Email
j.k.gupta@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor of Law and Society
Head of Research Funding

Professor Rosie Harding's research explores the place of law in everyday life. Her primary interests are in social justice, disability and family law. Her work has a particular focus on the regulation and recognition of caring and intimate relationships. She uses social science methods including both qualitative and quantitative approaches to empirical research to investigate the place of law in ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 4960
Email
r.j.harding@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kirsty Hill

Professor Kirsty Hill

Head of School
Professor in Dental Education

Professor Hill is Head of School for the School of Dentistry and leads the educational developments within the School.  This role involves implementing University policies and practices in relation to academic quality and standards. She has overarching responsibility for the delivery of education for the School.  Which includes the following programmes:-

  1. Bachelor of Dental ...

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+44 (0)121 466 5488
Email
k.b.hill@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Hodgkinson

Dr James Hodgkinson

Research Fellow

James Hodgkinson is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham. James is both a medical sociologist with a particular interest in qualitative methodology, and an experienced systematic reviewer who has led and supported a range of reviews. He has, however, enjoyed using a full range of research methodologies in health services research, also including ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8842
Email
j.a.hodgkinson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Wolfgang Högler

Professor Wolfgang Högler

Honorary Professor

Professor Wolfgang Högler is Chair of Paediatrics at the Johannes Kepler University and Chief of Paediatrics at the Kepler University Hospital in Linz, Austria. He maintains strong research links including PhD student supervision at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham. 

Professor Högler’s clinical research group focuses on ...

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+43 5768084 22001
Email
w.hoegler@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care

Kate Jolly is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care.

Her main research interests are on the prevention and management of important non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory conditions; behaviour change to reduce obesity and increase physical activity and maternal and child health.

 

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+44 (0)121 414 7552/PA: Anne Walker +44 (0)121 414 7578
Email
c.b.jolly@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sue Jowett

Professor Sue Jowett

Professor of Health Economics
Deputy Head of Health Economics Unit

Sue Jowett is a Professor in the Health Economics Unit (HEU) with an extensive portfolio of applied research concerning trial and model-based economic evaluations in chronic diseases. Sue also oversees health economics research within studies undertaken by Primary Care researchers in the School of Medicine at Keele University, as part of a formal collaboration between the HEU and Keele. ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7898
Email
s.jowett@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark David Kilby

Professor Mark David Kilby

Emeritus Professor of Fetal Medicine

Professor Mark Kilby is a clinical scientist working in the field of fetal medicine and therapy. His work focuses upon diverse themes crossing the interface between laboratory-based research and translational clinical trials in valuating diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions.

The laboratory based work focuses upon aspects of fetal and fetoplacental endocrine/paracrine signalling ...

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+44 (0)121 627 2778
Email
m.d.kilby@bham.ac.uk

Professor Prem Kumar

Professor Prem Kumar

Emeritus Professor

Prem Kumar is an Emeritus Professor. 

His research interests are in the field of chemoreception, with a particular emphasis on carotid body and chemotransduction mechanisms in health and disease and in the reflex responses to hypoxia and changes in blood glucose concentrations. He is a key member of the Birmingham Arterial Chemoreceptor and Hypoxia Group.

Between 2012 and 2018 ...

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p.kumar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Associate Professor

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

Professor Deirdre Lane

Professor Deirdre Lane

Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Health

Professor Deirdre Lane is an Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the University of Birmingham and an Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Health at Aalborg University, Denmark.

Her background is in health psychology and cardiovascular epidemiology and her research examines how cardiovascular disease affects patients’ quality of life and psychological well-being, their ...

Email
d.a.lane@bham.ac.uk

Dr Iain Law

Dr Iain Law

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

I’m a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and also Head of Education for the School of Philosophy, Theology & Religion. My main interests are in meta-ethics, applied ethics and ethical theory, and I’m currently working on papers in moral theory, moral psychology, the philosophy of medicine and applied ethics.

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+44 (0) 121 414 8336
Email
i.law@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Distinguished Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator

Professor Lip is a clinical researcher, with a major interest into the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as the pathophysiology of thromboembolism in this arrhythmia.  Furthermore, he has been researching stroke and bleeding risk factors, and improvements in clinical risk stratification.  The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores - for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, ...

Email
g.y.h.lip@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics

Jeannette Littlemore is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the role played by metaphor and metonymy in the understanding and expression of emotional experiences. She also explores the role played by metaphor and metonymy in language learning and cross-cultural communication. 

Her ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6208
Email
j.m.littlemore@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janet M Lord

Professor Janet M Lord

Emeritus Professor of Immune Cell Biology

Janet Lord is Emeritus Professor of Immune Cell Biology and was the founding Director of the MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research.

Her research focusses on the dysregulation of immunity in old age, in particular the decline in neutrophil function and how this compromises the response to infection and tissue injury. She aims to understand the mechanisms involved and to ...

Email
j.m.lord@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christine MacArthur

Professor Christine MacArthur

Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology

Christine MacArthur is Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  Her main research is on childbirth-related health problems especially longer-term, as well as the evaluation of maternity health services. She has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as several books and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6770/PA: Jennifer Knight Email: J.Knight.2@bham.ac.uk
Email
c.macarthur@bham.ac.uk

Professor Catherine Mangan

Professor Catherine Mangan

Director of Education, College of Social Sciences

Catherine is the Director of Education for the College of Social Sciences and a Professor of Public Management and Leadership in the Institute of Local Government Studies.   She has a background as a policy maker and practitioner in public service and as such as a particular research interest in developing research which can deliver change within the public sector.  Her ...

Email
c.mangan@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Marriott

Professor John Marriott

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Professor John Marriott is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy.

John Marriott led the Pharmacy developments within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He is a practising pharmacist in the UK, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

John has active research groups examining a variety of aspects of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics and has published widely in scientific journals ...

Email
j.f.marriott@bham.ac.uk

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (interdisciplinary research)
Director, Institute for Global Innovation and Institute for Advanced Studies
Director, Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE)

Professor Hisham Mehanna is the chair of head and neck surgery, and is the Director of the Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE) at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

Hisham is a head and neck and thyroid surgeon with clinical interests in recurrence in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has a keen interest in clinical and translational research, ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8753
Email
h.mehanna@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paula M Mendes

Professor Paula M Mendes

Professor of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Paula M Mendes is a Professor of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering. She leads the Mendes Research Group , which conducts interdisciplinary research in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and develops methods for controlling the structure and functionality of materials at the molecular and nanometer scale.

The research group works at the interface ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 5343
Email
p.m.mendes@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Michail

Dr Maria Michail

Associate Professor
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow

Dr Michail is a leading expert in the field of self-harm and suicide prevention. She has been awarded a 3-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship to explore how systems modelling and simulation can inform strategic decision making for suicide prevention in young people aged 12-25. Dr Michail is the Co-Chair of the International Association for Suicide Prevention Special Interest Group ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6795
Email
m.michail@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike Milward

Professor Mike Milward

Professor and Honorary Consultant in Periodontology
Director of Education for the College of MDS
Collaborative Programme Officer for the School of Hygiene & Therapy

Professor Milward initially qualified as a medical microbiologist before embarking on his dental career. After working in general dental practice Mike returned to the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences undertaking a number of junior hospital / teaching roles, before appointment as a full time clinical lecturer in Periodontology in 1999. Since his ...

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+44 (0) 121 466 5132
Email
m.r.milward@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Montgomery

Professor Paul Montgomery

Professor of Social Intervention
Cross Whitehall Trials Panel Advisor and Affiliate Professor at the Department of Family Studies, University of Malta

Prof Montgomery arrived at the University of Birmingham in 2017 to take up his current post after twenty years at Oxford University where he was Professor of Psycho-social Intervention. His work is methodologically based in three main areas: Systematic Reviews, Trials (many of them RCTs) and Methods Advances in Complex Interventions. Topically, his work is wide ranging and includes Sleep, Educatio ...

Email
p.x.montgomery@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Moss

Professor Paul Moss

Deputy Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Professor of Haematology

Paul Moss is Professor of Haematology within the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham and Deputy Head of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He is an international figure in translational human immunology and an NIHR Senior Investigator. He was previously Chair of the Infection and Immunity Board at the Medical Research Council and also ...

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0121 414 2824
Email
p.moss@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy

Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy

Senior Lecturer

Zsuzsanna Nagy is a Senior Lecturer in the Neurotrauma Research Group. 

Zsuzsanna has published over 50 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases. Her grant income is partly from charitable organisations partly from industry. 

She is an enthusiastic communicator on ...

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+44 (0) 121 415 8135
Email
z.nagy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gerard Nash

Professor Gerard Nash

Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Rheology

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 ...

Email
g.nash@bham.ac.uk

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor of Public Policy and Public Management

Catherine Needham is Professor of Public Policy and Public Management. She is based at the Health Services Management Centre, developing research around social care and new approaches to public service workforce development.

Catherine’s areas of special interest include:

  • Personalisation and coproduction within public services
  • Social care reform
  • Workforce change in public services
  • Inte ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3011 (Park House)
Email
c.needham.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Newbigging

Dr Karen Newbigging

Honorary Reader (Associate Professor)

Karen joined HSMC as a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management in November 2013. Originally qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Karen has over thirty years’ experience in the health and social care sector, including direct service provision and commissioning. For the past fifteen years Karen has been involved in research, consultancy and system development for a broad range ...

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+44(0)121 414 3067
Email
k.v.newbigging@bham.ac.uk

Professor Will Palin

Professor Will Palin

Professor in Biomedical Materials Science
Director of Research

Will Palin is a Professor and Chair in Biomedical Materials Science at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. His main area of research into photocurable materials used for both dental and wider biomaterial applications, has attracted grant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Health Research and industry.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 466 5547
Email
w.m.palin@bham.ac.uk

Mr Prashant Patel

Mr Prashant Patel

Senior Lecturer In Urology
Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon (University Hospitals Birmingham)
Clinical Service Lead (Urology)

Prashant Patel qualified in 1993 from India and then trained to qualify as a General Surgeon with special interest in pelvic surgery. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Birmingham whilst training as a Urologist. His research explored gene and immunotherapy for prostate cancer. He travelled to Perth, Australia to complete a fellowship in urological cancer surgery where he had exposure to ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3586
Email
p.patel@bham.ac.uk

Professor Laura Piddock

Professor Laura Piddock

Emeritus Professor of Microbiology
Scientific Director, Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership

Laura Piddock is Professor of Microbiology. Since she started her PhD in 1982, she has been at the forefront of antimicrobial research.

Laura started her career in a clinical environment and has successfully integrated this background with academic research. She has published over 190 original articles and 20 non-research policy original articles and reviews in international peer reviewed ...

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l.j.v.piddock@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Pontefract

Dr Sarah Pontefract

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Programme Director SCRIPT eLearning

Sarah is a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy and Therapeutics  & Programme Director for the SCRIPT eLearning programme.

Her research interests focus on patient safety, specifically relating to medication errors, medicines optimisation and the use of electronic patient records. For her PhD, she investigated the impact of electronic prescribing systems on ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8074
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s.k.pontefract@bham.ac.uk

Dr Manu Sehgal

Lecturer in South Asian History

I am a historian of modern South Asia (present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). My research interests range from the early colonial period with the coming of the East India Company’s rule to the late colonial period – the mobilization of Indian soldiers transforming the First World War into a global conflict. I am particularly interested in histories of gender based ...

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m.sehgal@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Smith

Professor David Smith

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Dave Smith is Professor of Applied Mathematics.

He is author or co-author of around 70 research papers in scientific journals, including in the Internationally-leading publications Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A. ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 7374
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d.j.smith@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Smith

Professor David Smith

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Dave Smith is Professor of Applied Mathematics.

He is author or co-author of around 70 research papers in scientific journals, including in the Internationally-leading publications Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A. ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 7374
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d.j.smith@bham.ac.uk

Professor Judith Smith

Professor Judith Smith

Professor of Health Policy and Management

Judith Smith is Professor of Health Policy and Management. She is Director of the BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centrefunded by the National Institute for Health Research for five years (2018-2023) and involving the University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, RAND Europe, and National Voices. From 2015 until January 2022, Judith was Director of the Health Services Management ...

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+44(0)121 414 7068
Email
j.a.smith.20@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maja Spener

Associate Professor in Philosophy

My work focusses on issues at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of science, and epistemology. I have special interests and current research projects on introspective methods, the history of experimental psychology, introspective knowledge, psychological kinds, and the nature of perception.

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m.spener@bham.ac.uk

Dr Abd Tahrani

Dr Abd Tahrani

Honorary Professor of Medicine

Abd Tahrani is an Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Weight Management at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He currently has a substantive role at Novo Nordisk global obesity team. Abd has wide ranging experience in the field of obesity academically and clinically. He worked ...

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+44 (0) 7801549960
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a.a.tahrani@bham.ac.uk

Dr Henry Taylor

Dr Henry Taylor

Associate Professor

Since joining the department in 2017, my work has focussed on the interface between philosophy and cognitive science. I have worked especially on consciousness, perception, and attention. I’m especially interested in how these faculties interact with each other in the mind. My work in these areas is collected in my papers (below).

I am currently interested in the relations between ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6309
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j.h.taylor.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Malcolm Taylor

Professor Malcolm Taylor

Emeritus Professor of Cancer Genetics

Malcolm Taylor is an Emeritus Professor of Cancer Genetics within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Malcolm has published over 120 Research papers and received consistent major support from Cancer Research UK as well as the Leukaemia Research Fund.

He also has a close relationship with the charity, the Ataxia -Telangiectasia Society and his laboratory is NCG designated for the ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4488
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a.m.r.taylor@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jerry Tew

Professor Jerry Tew

Professor of Mental Health and Social Work

Jerry is currently leading national research for the Department of Health Policy Research Programme to explore how Local Authorities (and their partners) are responding to the challenge, embedded in the Care Act, to build capacity so as to ‘prevent, reduce or delay’ the need for social care services. He is also co-investigator in the ODESSI trial led by Prof Stephen Pilling at ...

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+44(0)121 414 3640
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j.j.c.tew@bham.ac.uk

Linden Thomas

Linden Thomas

Reader in Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono
Solicitor, Head of Education and Interim Head of CEPLER

Linden is a Reader in Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono and a supervising solicitor for Birmingham Law School’s Pro Bono Group. She has a particular interest in pro bono, clinical legal education and public legal education and her teaching and scholarship focus on those areas.

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+44 (0)121 414 5780
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l.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Weston

Dr Chris Weston

Senior Research Fellow

Chris Weston is a post-doctoral research fellow based in the Centre for Liver Research who has received grant funding from the MRC and the Wellcome Trust.

His research focus is the regulation of immune mediated injury and fibrosis in the human liver, with a view to establish the role that amine oxidases such as vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) and the lysyl oxidase family (LOX, LOXL1-4) play ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8784
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c.j.weston@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kate Woodcock

Dr Kate Woodcock

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

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

Professor David Cameron Wraith

Professor David Cameron Wraith

Emeritus Professor of Immunology

David Wraith is an immunologist who has worked in the field of T cell biology for over 35 years. He is best known for his ground-breaking work on autoimmunity and immunotherapy. His research team has revealed mechanisms whereby autoreactive T-cells escape deletion in the thymus and thus appear in the repertoire of all individuals. He also demonstrated that autoreactive T-cells can be silenced by ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7934/+44 (0)121 414 3454 (PA)
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d.wraith@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karen Yeung

Professor Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

Karen Yeung joined Birmingham Law School and the University of Birmingham’s School of Computer Science as Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics in January 2018. Her research has been at the forefront of understanding the challenges associated with the regulation and governance of emerging technologies.  Over the course of more than 25 ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 6298
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k.yeung@bham.ac.uk