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

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences and Dean of Medicine
Professor of Hepatology
Director of NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

David Adams is Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Medicine 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, physiotherapy and biomedical sciences.

David is also Director of Birmingham Health Partners, a strategic alliance between the University, University ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8702
Email
d.h.adams@bham.ac.uk

Professor Owen Addison

Professor Owen Addison

Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Owen Addison is a Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. 

He is chair in applied Biomedical Materials Science with a particular interest in the behaviour of materials in physiological environments. He has published regularly in the fields of dentistry and materials science and has received major external funding (in excess of £1.4 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 466 5506
Email
o.addison@bham.ac.uk

Professor Wiebke Arlt

Professor Wiebke Arlt

William Withering Chair of Medicine
Director of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Wiebke Arlt is the William Withering Chair of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, IMSR, at the University of Birmingham.

She leads a large, multi-disciplinary research group, comprising biologists, biochemists, clinician scientists and computational biologists, investigating the regulation and role of steroid metabolism and action in health and disease. As ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8811 (Academic PA, Mon-Weds)/+44 (0)121 414 3826 (Academic PA, Thurs-Fri)
Email
w.arlt@bham.ac.uk

Professor Timothy Barrett

Professor Timothy Barrett

Leonard Parsons Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Timothy Barrett Professor of Paediatrics, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Program Director for the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 

Timothy has published over 100 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of paediatrics, diabetes and genetics of childhood ...

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

Professor Jon Binner

Professor Jon Binner

Deputy Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Professor of Ceramic Sciences and Engineering

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Jon Binner is Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering in the School of Metallurgy and Materials and Deputy Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He took up both of these posts January 2014. Professor Binner is also President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Telephone
(+44) (0)121 414 4396
Email
j.binner@bham.ac.uk

Professor William Bloss

Professor William Bloss

Head of School
Professor of Atmospheric Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric processing controls the current and future composition of our atmosphere, and affects human and environmental health, air quality and climate. My research group addresses three areas of atmospheric chemistry central to these impacts :

  • Measurement and interpretation of ozone production in the atmospheric boundary layer
  • Sources and sinks for atmospheric oxidants: Impacts upon urban ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7455 (Eileen Jackson, PA)/+44 (0)121 414 4173 (Research Office)
Email
w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk

Mr Richard T. Bryan

Mr Richard T. Bryan

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

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 leads the Bladder Cancer Group in the Institute of Cancer & Genomic Sciences. The group has a particular interest in the genomics and epigenomics of bladder cancer and related ...

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

Professor Christopher Buckley

Professor Christopher Buckley

Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology
Director of the Birmingham NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

Chris has made major contributions to scientific administration through his roles with the arthritis research UK (Chair of the Fellowship Committee and Clinical Studies Group on early inflammatory arthritis) as well as EULAR (Scientific Programme organizing committee).   He is closely involved in the development of clinical academics and he is a strong and eloquent advocate for ...

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

Professor Fiona Carmichael

Professor of Labour Economics

Department of Management

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

Head of the School of Dentistry
Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Iain Chapple is Head of the School of Dentistry within the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Iain is also Professor and Head of Periodontology within the School, and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with Birmingham Community Health Trust. Iain has honorary consultant contracts with University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s Trust. Iain is former ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 466 5469 (Secretary)
Email
i.l.c.chapple@bham.ac.uk

Professor KK Cheng

Professor KK Cheng

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

KK Cheng (郑家强) has been Professor at the University of Birmingham since 1995. His main interests are in the epidemiology, prevention and control of important non-communicable diseases, and the development of primary care in China.

1958年在香港出生。1978-1984年就读于香港大学,ࠠ ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6757/PA: Wade Taylor + 44 (0) 121 414 5837
Email
k.k.cheng@bham.ac.uk

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor of Clinical Neurology

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Professor Clarke has a long history of research in Parkinson's disease and headache disorders. He is currently running several 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).

 

Telephone
+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

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Jamie Coleman is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education within the School of Medicine in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. He is currently Deputy Programme Director and Phase 2 Lead of the MBChB programme, Therapeutics Lead for the BDS Dentistry course, and a senior clinical examiner for Year 5 of the MBChB in Medicine and Therapeutics. He is programme lead for the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4045
Email
j.j.coleman@bham.ac.uk

Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor of Gynaecology
Director of Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Arri Coomarasamy's research interests are in fertility, early pregnancy and global women's health. 

Professor Coomarasamy received his undergraduate medical education from the University of Birmingham, and completed his subspecialist training in reproductive medicine and surgery at Guy’s Hospital, London. 

Today Professor Coomarasamy leads a research group at the forefront of ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 627 2775
Email
a.coomarasamy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Cooper

Professor Paul Cooper

Professor of Oral Biology and Director of Research

School of Dentistry

Within the School of Dentistry Paul is Professor of Oral Biology, Lead for the Oral Biology teaching module, Director of Research and Deputy Head of School.  He is also Deputy Institute Research Director for Clinical Sciences.

He has published over 120 research papers in scientific journals and authored several book chapters in the field of pulp biology and regenerative endodontics. He has ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 466 5526
Email
p.r.cooper@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Cox

Dr Sophie Cox

Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Sophie C. Cox is a Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering working within the Tissue Regeneration And Interfaces Lab (TRAILab.net). Her research focuses on the design of new materials and manufacturing methods to maximise the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissue. She is particularly interested in the relationship between biomaterial properties and biological response as well as ...

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

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor of Haemato-oncology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Charles Craddock is Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, and Professor of Haemato-oncology, at the University of Birmingham. He trained in haematology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London, the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Professor Craddock is a recent President of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 371 4374
Email
charles.craddock@uhb.nhs.uk

Dr Jennifer Cumming

Dr Jennifer Cumming

Senior Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Jennifer Cumming is an expert in the imagery and observational learning use of athletes, exercisers, and dancers.

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

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor of Global Legal Studies
Deputy Head of Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School

Professor de Londras’ research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, enquiring about whether—and if so how—rights shape the making of law and policy in complex contexts of, for example, counter-terrorism, the of the European Court of Human Rights, and abortion ...

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

Professor Jon Deeks

Professor Jon Deeks

Professor of Biostatistics, Head of Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation Research Group
Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research
Associate Director of the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jon Deeks is Professor of Biostatistics, and leads the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation Research Group in the Institute of Applied Health Research, where he also holds the positions of Associate Director of the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit and Deputy Institute Director.

Jon trained as a medical statistician, and has followed a career which has given him broad experience ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5328/PA: Natasha Maguire + 44 (0) 121 414 8712
Email
j.deeks@bham.ac.uk

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor of Oral Surgery

School of Dentistry

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.

He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/USA), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR/UK) and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 466 5494 (Secretary)
Email
t.dietrich@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark Drayson

Professor Mark Drayson

Professor Clinical Immunodiagnostics & Director of Clinical Immunology Service
Honorary Consultant Immunologist, University Hospital Birmingham & Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

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 ...

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

Professor Andrew Ewer

Professor Andrew Ewer

Professor in Neonatal Medicine

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

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

Andrew has published research papers in scientific journals 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, NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation and Action Medical ...

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

Professor Robin Ferner

Honorary Professor of Clinical Pharmacology

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Robin Ferner and his team are interested in medication errors and adverse drug reactions, and how to prevent them. In addition to over 70 original papers and over 50 reviews, he has written commentaries for the Lancet, BMJ, and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology on these topics.

His current research includes monitoring of patients for the development of adverse reactions to ...

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

Dr Andrew Filer

Dr Andrew Filer

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

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.

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

Dr Danielle Fuller

Dr Danielle Fuller

Reader in Canadian Studies and Cultures of Reading
PI, Death Before Birth project (ESRC, 2016-2018)

Department of English Literature

My main research areas are: contemporary Canadian writing, particularly Atlantic Canadian literary culture; the politics of cultural production in Canada, and reading communities in present-day North America and the UK. I am also committed to interdisciplinary research methods that combine empirical and textual strategies.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6611
Email
d.fuller@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Glasby

Professor Jon Glasby

Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of School of Social Policy

School of Social Policy

Jon is a qualified social worker by background and Head of the School of Social Policy. Specialising in joint work between health and social care, Jon is involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He is the author of a series of leading textbooks on health and social services, sits on the advisory board of The Policy Press, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care. From 2008 ...

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

Dr Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer

Dr Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer

Birmingham Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering

Pola G. Oppenheimer is an Academic Birmingham Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering.

Dr Oppenheimer’s research interests lie in nano and submicron structure formation (please see the group website: Advanced Nano-Materials, Structures and Applications) at surfaces and in thin films, including pioneering the potential use of hierarchical electrohydrodynamically generated ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5287
Email
p.goldbergoppenheimer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Victoria is a pedagogical researcher in physical education and sport pedagogy. Her research focusses on digital technologies and social media in young people’s health and wellbeing, teacher professional development and curriculum innovation, as well as digital methods and ethics. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8390
Email
v.a.goodyear@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melissa Grant

Dr Melissa Grant

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences

School of Dentistry

Melissa Grant is a senior lecturer in biological sciences within the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Uniquely situated in both the School of Dentistry and the School of Biosciences she has interdisciplinary collaborations with both scientists and clinicians. She is particularly interested in defining proteomic profiles of inflammatory fluids and understanding the ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 466 5520 /+44(0)121 414 2652 (Biosciences)
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 Healthcare Technology Research Institute

School of Chemical Engineering

Liam M Grover is a Professor in  Biomaterials Science and has been at the University of Birmingham since 2006. Prior to this time he was a Skeletal Health Scholar at McGill University, Montreal. His group (www.TRAILab.net) focuses on the application of materials science and chemical engineering to the design of novel technologies for the regeneration of tissues. He is also ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3887/+44 (0) 121 371 8544
Email
l.m.grover@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janesh K. Gupta

Professor Janesh K. Gupta

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Janesh Gupta is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology working as an Honorary Consultant at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. 

Janesh has published over 100 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of fetal medicine, benign gynaecology (including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia), minimal access ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 607 4751
Email
j.k.gupta@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Hawkey

Professor Peter Hawkey

Professor of Clinical and Public Health Bacteriology
Honorary Consultant

Institute of Microbiology and Infection

Peter has published over 250 research papers in the areas of molecular evolution and epidemiology of antibiotic resistance, Clostridium difficile, tuberculosis faecal microbiota transplantation and molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and advisory boards on these topic areas. Peter has edited two widely used clinical microbiology post ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3113/+44 (0)121 424 1240
Email
p.m.hawkey@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ian Henderson

Professor of Microbial Biology
Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection

Institute of Microbiology and Infection

Ian Henderson is Professor of Microbial Biology and Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham which has 50 Principal Investigators and over 200 staff and students. 

Ian has published over 100 articles in the fields of bacteriology, biochemistry and infection immunology. He has received several major grants including from the Medical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4368
Email
i.r.henderson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alistair Hewison

Dr Alistair Hewison

Senior Lecturer, Research Lead for Nursing

School of Nursing

Alistair Hewison is senior lecturer and research lead for nursing.  He has undertaken research investigating the organisation of care over a number of years and published widely on nursing, management and policy in scholarly journals and book chapters.

He has led a number of projects investigating end of life care in a range of settings, service redesign, and the organisation of nursing ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3620
Email
a.hewison@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kirsty Hill

Dr Kirsty Hill

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science

School of Dentistry

Dr Hill has  worked at the University for the last 12 years, first as a Research Fellow working on the National Evaluation of Personal Dental Services, until promoted in 2003 to a Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science and further promoted in 2010 to Senior Lecturer. 

Dr Hill is Senior Tutor for Student Welfare for Hygiene and Therapy, Bio-materials, postgraduate ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 466 5488/+44 (0)121 237 2809
Email
k.b.hill@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gideon Hirschfield

Dr Gideon Hirschfield

Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Transplant Hepatologist

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Gideon is a clinician and academic with a special interest in Hepatology, including in particular autoimmune liver disease, as well as the conduct of clinical trials in liver disease generally. He is well published scientifically and clinically in his field having made important contributions to the understanding and clinical management of diseases such as primary biliary cholangitis/cirrhosis, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8700
Email
g.hirschfield@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Hodgkinson

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

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 ...

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

Dr Wolfgang Högler

Dr Wolfgang Högler

Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Wolfgang Högler is a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Honorary Reader at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham.

Under his lead, the Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes at BCH has grown into one of the largest paediatric endocrine units in Europe and regularly hosts international clinical, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 333 8197
Email
w.hoegler@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor Kate Jolly

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research
Head of Department of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Institute of Applied Health Research

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.

 

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

Dr Sue Jowett

Dr Sue Jowett

Reader in Health Economics

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sue Jowett is a Reader in the Health Economics Unit (HEU) and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University.

Sue has an extensive portfolio of applied research concerning trial and model-based economic evaluations in chronic diseases. She oversees all health economics research within studies undertaken by the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care ...

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

Professor Sean Kehoe

Professor Sean Kehoe

Lawson Tait Profesessor of Gynaecological Cancer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Sean Kehoe is a clinical academic managing the treatment of gynaecological cancers and precancers in women. He has over 20 years experience in these areas. His clinical work is based at City Hospital in Birmingham.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7966
Email
s.t.kehoe@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sara Kenyon

Professor Sara Kenyon

Professor in Evidence Based Maternity Care

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Kenyon is a midwife by background and a maternity researcher and policy maker.  She currently leads a varied programme of applied health research.

This includes leading the maternity component of the Maternity and Child Health Theme for the CLAHRC West Midlands where there is involvement in service change at every level, from evaluating services in existence to developing and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9063
Email
s.kenyon@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark David Kilby

Professor Mark David Kilby

Dame Hilda Lloyd Professor of Fetal Medicine

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

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 ...

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

Professor Paulus Kirchhof

Professor Paulus Kirchhof

Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Deputy Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (Clinical)

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Professor Paulus Kirchhof is Deputy 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 SWBH and UHB NHS Trusts. Professor Kirchhof researches novel molecular mechanisms of heart disease that can be ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7042
Email
p.kirchhof@bham.ac.uk

Professor Prem Kumar

Professor Prem Kumar

Head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences
Professor of Physiological Science

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Prem Kumar is a Professor of Physiological Science and Head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences. 

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.

Professor Kumar has served on a number of Journal ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6907
Email
p.kumar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Birmingham Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Irina Kuznetsova is a sociologist and social geographer. Her research expertise includes migration, religiosity, health, disabilities studies, social policy and accessible cities.  She has led and participated in various applied and academic studies founded by regional bodies in Russia and also the European Commission, Open Society Institute, MacArthur Foundation, Russian Foundation for ...

Email
i.kuznetsova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Deirdre Lane

Dr Deirdre Lane

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Health

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr Deirdre Lane is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Health and Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Health at Aalborg University, Denmark.  She is involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate entry medical students, postgraduate courses, and in the supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

Her research is primarily concerned with stroke and bleeding risk in ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 507 5080
Email
d.a.lane@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Professor Gregory YH Lip

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Thrombosis Research Unit, Aalborg University, Denmark
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

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, ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 5075080
Email
g.y.h.lip@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Head of Research for ELAL
Director of Internationalisation (College of Arts and Law)

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Language Department at the University of Birmingham. I teach a range of courses and supervise PhD students in English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research focuses on the acquisition and use of metaphor and other types of figurative language by second language learners. I am also interested in applications of cognitive ...

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

Professor Ann Logan

Professor Ann Logan

Professor of Molecular Neuroscience
Head of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

Professor Logan is the Regenerative and Reconstructive Medicine Theme Lead for the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre; the Regenerative Medicine Theme Lead for the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operative in Trauma Management and also leads the Neuroscience and Ophthalmology Research Group based in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8854
Email
a.logan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janet M Lord

Professor Janet M Lord

Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
Professor of Immune Cell Biology

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

Janet Lord is director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, both located within the new Queen Elizabeth super Hospital which opened in the summer of 2011.

Janet’s research focuses on the innate immune system, the body’s front line defense against infection, and how the efficiency of this system is affected by ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 371 3234/+44 (0)121 371 3243 (PA)
Email
j.m.lord@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christine MacArthur

Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Christine MacArthur is Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology in the Institute of Applied Health Research and lead of the Maternal and Child health research theme in the School. She has published numerous research papers in peer reviewed journals as well as several books and chapters: most of her publications are on this topic. She has received grants from NIHR, MRC, Wellbeing of Women ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6770/PA: Anne Walker +44 (0) 121 414 7578
Email
c.macarthur@bham.ac.uk

Catherine Mangan

Catherine Mangan

Director of INLOGOV

Institute of Local Government Studies

Catherine is the Director of the Public Services Academyand leads the consultancy work for INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham.  She has a particular research interest in delivering change within the public sector and her areas of interest include the integration of health and social care and developing the future workforce and leadership (she is a facilitator on the LGA's National ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7787
Email
c.mangan@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Marriott

Professor John Marriott

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

John Marriott is leading the new Pharmacy developments within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

John has active research groups examining a variety of aspects of clinical pharmacy and has published widely in scientific journals and book chapters. He has major grants from the SHA and MCRN to support this work. He is highly motivated to develop and evaluate the impact of Pharmacy in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4094
Email
j.f.marriott@bham.ac.uk

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Chair, Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor 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.  He is a head and neck and thyroid surgeon with clinical interests in oral cancer and endoscopic thyroid and parathyroid surgery. 

Professor Mehanna has a keen interest in clinical research, ...

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

Professor Paula M Mendes

Professor Paula M Mendes

Professor of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
EPSRC Leadership Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering

Paula M Mendes is a Professor of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and EPSRC Leadership Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering.

Her research interests lies in the interdisciplinary area of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and in particular on the development of novel methods for controlling the structure and functionality of materials at the molecular and nanometer scale.

Her research ...

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

Dr Maria Michail

Dr Maria Michail

Senior Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

Maria Michail is a senior researcher in youth mental health and her main interests lie within the field of youth suicide prevention, self-harm as well as resilience. Maria’s work aims at highlighting through translational research the importance of early intervention and prevention of mental ill health in the critical ages of 12 to 25 years. Ultimately, her work aims to inform the ...

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

Dr Mike Milward

Dr Mike Milward

Reader/Honorary Consultant in Periodontology

School of Dentistry

Dr 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
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m.r.milward@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Moss

Professor Paul Moss

Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Professor of Haematology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Professor Moss is Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Infection and Immunity Board at the Medical Research Council.  He served previously as Chair of the Cancer Research UK Clinical and Translational Research Committee. 

In this video Paul Moss describes his career to date, his passion ...

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

Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy

Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

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
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z.nagy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gerard Nash

Professor Gerard Nash

Director of Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor of Cardiovascular Rheology

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Gerard Nash originally trained as a physical scientist and is interested in understanding the processes of cell adhesion and migration, and the effects of blood flow on these processes, by application of well-defined, quantitative, in vitro models.

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

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+44 (0)121 415 8709
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g.nash@bham.ac.uk

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor of Public Policy and Public Management

Health Services Management Centre

Catherine Needham is Professor of Public Policy and Public Management. She is part based at the Health Services Management Centre, developing research around social care and policy innovation. She is also part-based in the University’s Public Services Academy, researching new approaches to public service workforce development.

Catherine’s areas of special interest include:

  • Personal ...

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

Karen Newbigging

Karen Newbigging

Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management

 

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 ten years Karen has been involved in research, consultancy and system development for a broad ...

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

Professor Will Palin

Professor Will Palin

Professor in Biomedical Materials Science

School of Dentistry

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.

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

Mr Prashant Patel

Senior Lecturer In Urology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

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
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p.patel@bham.ac.uk

Professor Laura Piddock

Professor Laura Piddock

Professor of Microbiology

Institute of Microbiology and Infection

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 170 original articles in international peer reviewed journals, 54 invited review articles, 21 research letters, 150 ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6966
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l.j.v.piddock@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Pontefract

Dr Sarah Pontefract

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Editorial Lead SCRIPT eLearning

School of Pharmacy

Sarah is Doctoral Fellow of the National Institute for Health Research and Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.  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 is investigating the impact of electronic prescribing systems on pharmacist-physician ...

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

Professor Karim Raza

Professor Karim Raza

Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

Karim Raza is Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist and Director of Research and Development at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

He qualified from Oxford in 1993 and achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1996. From 2000-2003 he worked as an Arthritis Research UK clinical training fellow ...

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k.raza@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Smith

Professor David Smith

Professor in Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematics

Dave Smith is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Head of the Applied Mathematics Research Group.

Dave’s main research areas are sperm motility biofluiddynamics, working alongside Centre for Human Reproductive Science, Birmingham Women’s Hospital (Science Lead Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown), and modelling the synthetic biology nanofiber M13 bacteriophage, working with Dr Rosemary ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 7374
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d.j.smith.2@bham.ac.uk

Professor Judith Smith

Professor Judith Smith

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Services Management Centre

Health Services Management Centre

Judith is a highly experienced and widely published health services researcher and policy analyst. She took up post as Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham on 1 June 2015.  This followed six years spent as Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, an independent charitable health research ...

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

Mrs Sudha Sundar

Mrs Sudha Sundar

Senior Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Sudha Sundar is a Senior Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology and a Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at the Pan Birmingham Gynaecological Cancer Centre, City Hospital. She trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Oxford, England and in Gynaecological Oncology at the Three Counties cancer centre, Gloucestershire. Sudha trained in molecular oncology as a Cancer Research UK Clinical Fellow at ...

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+44 121 414 4477
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s.s.sundar@bham.ac.uk

Professor Isabelle Szmigin

Professor Isabelle Szmigin

Deputy Dean of Birmingham Business School
Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Professor of Marketing

Department of Marketing

Isabelle Szmigin has published in a wide range of academic journals including Sociology, Psychology and Marketing, The European Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Business Research. She is on the editorial advisory board of the International Marketing Review, and the editorial board of the European Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Advertising Research.

Her research interests lie in ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7357
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i.t.szmigin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Abd A Tahrani

Dr Abd A Tahrani

NIHR Clinician Scientist

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Abd Tahrani is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham (UoB), and a Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist and the lead for weight management research and diabetic neuropathy services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK.

He leads a multi-disciplinary research group that include scientists, clinicians and allied ...

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a.a.tahrani@bham.ac.uk

Professor Malcolm Taylor

Professor Malcolm Taylor

Professor of Cancer Genetics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Malcolm Taylor is 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 confirmation ...

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

Professor Ian Tomlinson

Professor Ian Tomlinson

Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor Ian Tomlinson was appointed Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences in the Summer of 2017. His research interests are centred on the biology of colorectal cancer, genetic predisposition to cancer, cancer prevention and cancer evolution. Professor Tomlinson's work encompasses both patients and model systems, but is almost always related to human disease.

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i.tomlinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Weston

Dr Chris Weston

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

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

Professor Anna Whittaker (was Phillips)

Professor Anna Whittaker (was Phillips)

Professor of Behavioural Medicine

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

60 second video iconProfessor Anna C. Whittaker (was Phillips) is an internationally renowned researcher and Health Psychologist working in Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychophysiology. She has conducted award winning work on stress and vaccination response across the life course.

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+44 (0)121 414 4398
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a.c.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Professor Heather Widdows

Professor Heather Widdows

John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Impact

Department of Philosophy

Professor Heather Widdows is the John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Impact. In this role she seeks to support and extend the impact of Birmingham's research across policy, cultural and industrial sectors. Her track-record shows her commitment to public engagement and work with policy makers. As such she has served as a ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8399
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h.widdows@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kate Woodcock

Dr Kate Woodcock

Senior Lecturer

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

Professor of Immunology
Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

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