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.
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
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 ...
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Honorary Consultant in Restorative 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 ...
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William Withering Chair of Medicine
Director of the 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 ...
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Barber Professor of Jurisprudence
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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Leonard Parsons Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health
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 ...
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Deputy Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Professor of Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
Professor Jon Binner is the Deputy Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences College, and Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham. He took up both of these posts on the 1 January 2014.
The focus of his research is the generation of both the necessary scientific understanding and the required engineering ...
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Head of School
Professor of Atmospheric Science
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 ...
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Professor of Philosophy
I am a philosopher of the cognitive sciences, focusing on the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry. I am also interested in biomedical ethics.
Chair in Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health
Director of the Institute for Mental Health
Matthew Broome is an academic psychiatrist interested in the onset of mental disorders in young people. He has worked largely in the area of early psychosis, but is also interested in mood instability, autism, and in suicide and self-harm. His work has utilised functional neuroimaging, cognitive neuropsychology and epidemiology in his research and he has also worked in the philosophy and ethics ...
Senior Research Fellow
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 ...
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Kennedy Professor of Translational Rheumatology
Director of the Birmingham NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
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 and Director of NIHR Infrastructure for Birmingham Heath Partners. He leads the Arthritis Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP) which aims to deliver “stratified pathology” in a ...
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Professor of Mental Health Policy
Professor Paul Burstow joined the University's School of Social Policy as a part-time Professor of Mental Health Policy. He has over 30 years of public policy experience across health and social care. Professor Burstow specialises in mental health and social care, drawing on his experience as policy maker and system leader. He has led a Public Policy Commission for the University ...
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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Head of the School of Dentistry
Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative 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 ...
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Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Director of the 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.
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Lecturer in United States History
My research interests include cultural and intellectual history, the history of science and medicine, and the history of racial formation and identity making in twentieth century America.
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Professor of Clinical Neurology
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).
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Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education
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 ...
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Professor of Gynaecology
Director of Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage 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 ...
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Professor of Oral Biology and Director of Research
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 ...
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Professor of Haemato-oncology
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 ...
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Professor of Contemporary British History
I am a historian of contemporary Britain with a particular interest in homelessness from the 1880s to modern day.
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Senior Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Dr Jennifer Cumming is an expert in the imagery and observational learning use of athletes, exercisers, and dancers.
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Professor of Global Legal Studies
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 European Court of Human Rights, and abortion law in ...
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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
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 ...
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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.
He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/USA), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR/UK) and ...
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Professor Clinical Immunodiagnostics & Director of Clinical Immunology Service
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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Máiréad Enright joined Birmingham Law School in 2016. Her research is in feminist legal studies and law and religion. She is especially interested in how patriarchal legal and religious structures can be resisted and changed. Her research in this respect looks beyond traditional methods of law reform to consider illegality, protest, private litigation, and experimental legal ...
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Professor in Neonatal Medicine
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 ...
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Professor of Health Policy and Management
Mark is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.
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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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Honorary Professor of Clinical Pharmacology
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 ...
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Reader and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist
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.
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Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of 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 served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated ...
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Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health
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.
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Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
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 ...
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Professor in Biomaterials Science
Deputy Head of School
Director of Healthcare Technology Institute
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 ...
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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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 ...
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Professor of Law and Society
Professor Rosie Harding's research explores the place of law in everyday life. Her primary interests are in social justice family law, particularly 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 everyday life, including everyday ...
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Professor of Clinical and Public Health Bacteriology
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 ...
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Professor of Microbial Biology
Director of the 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 ...
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Senior Lecturer, Research Lead for 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 ...
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Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science
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 ...
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Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Transplant Hepatologist
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, ...
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Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology
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, ...
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Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Deputy Director of the 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.
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Reader in Health Economics
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 ...
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Lawson Tait Profesessor of Gynaecological Cancer
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.
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Professor in Evidence Based Maternity Care
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 ...
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Dame Hilda Lloyd 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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Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor Paulus Kirchhof is the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Birmingham. He is a Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham and works as a consultant cardiologist at the Departments of Cardiology at SWBH and UHB NHS Trusts. Professor Kirchhof researches novel molecular mechanisms of heart disease that can be leveraged to ...
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Head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences
Professor of Physiological Science
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 ...
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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 ...
Reader in Cardiovascular Health
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 ...
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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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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
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, ...
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Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Head of Research for ELAL
Director of Internationalisation (College of Arts and Law)
I am a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics 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 ...
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Professor of Molecular Neuroscience
Head of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology
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.
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Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Director of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
Janet Lord is Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, a multidisciplinary research institute which brings together fundamental scientists and clinicians to translate understanding of the process of inflammation in to new treatments for chronic age-related inflammatory disease and the consequences of major trauma.
Her own research focusses on the dysregulation of immunity in old ...
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Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology
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 ...
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Director of INLOGOV
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 ...
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Professor of Clinical 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 ...
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Professor of Health Care Law
Professor Jean McHale researches and writes in the area of Health Care law. She is the Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy at Birmingham Law School. Her recent books include European Health Law: Themes and Implications with Hervey (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Routledge Handbook on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perspectives from Social ...
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Chair, Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE)
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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Professor of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
EPSRC Leadership Fellow
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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Senior Birmingham Fellow
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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Reader/Honorary Consultant in Periodontology
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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Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Professor of Haematology
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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Professor of Philosophy
Co-Director, John Hick Centre for the Philosophy of Religion
Yujin Nagasawa specialises in the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of mind and applied philosophy. He is the author of Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism (Oxford University Press, 2017), Miracles: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction (Routledge, 2011) and God and Phenomenal ...
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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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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 ...
Professor of Public Policy and Public Management
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:
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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 range of ...
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Professor in Biomedical Materials Science
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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I am a Birmingham Fellow in Philosophy. My research focuses on questions in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and psychiatry. But it also takes up issues central to epistemology and philosophy of science.
Senior Lecturer In 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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Lecturer in Global Ethics
I am a Lecturer in Global Ethics. My main interests are in climate change, environmental sustainability, social justice, cosmopolitanism and bioethics. I also dabble in intersubjective ethics and recognition theory.
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Professor in Philosophy of Psychology
I specialize in the philosophy of mind and psychiatry and clinical ethics, exploring philosophical questions that arise out of clinical practice and related science, law and policy. My central current research project involves articulating the concepts of responsibility and blame that are used within clinical contexts and their relevance to philosophy and criminal justice. I also work on the ...
Professor of Microbiology
Currently seconded 75% FTE as the Head of Scientific Affairs, 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 174 original articles in international peer reviewed journals, 44 invited review articles, 21 research letters, 149 ...
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Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Editorial Lead SCRIPT eLearning
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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Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist
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 ...
Lecturer in South Asian History
I am historian of colonial South Asia with particular interest in the political and social history of the British empire. My work explores the critical importance of territorial contestation in shaping colonial rule during the long eighteenth century and articulations of sovereignty in colonial South Asia. I am also interested in gender history and law across the British empire
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Dave Smith is Professor of Applied Mathematics and School Director of Research.
He is author or co-author of approximately 50 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. Research software ...
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Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of 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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Professor of Occupational Epidemiology
Tom Sorahan has published more than 60 first-authored peer-reviewed papers on the identification and quantification of occupational cancer risks.
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Lecturer in Philosophy
I am a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. I work primarily on issues at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and epistemology. For more information, please visit my personal webpage.
Deputy Dean of Birmingham Business School
Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Professor 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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NIHR Clinician Scientist
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 ...
Professor of Cancer Genetics
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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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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Solicitor and CEPLER Manager
Linden joined Birmingham Law School in September 2013. As supervising solicitor she is responsible for coordinating the School's pro bono programme, which includes the Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group, the SIFA Fireside Clinic, the Birmingham Environmental Law Foundation Clinic and many other projects.
In April 2014 Linden also took on the role of Manager of the Centre for ...
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Director of the 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.
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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Professor of Behavioural Medicine
Professor 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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John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor Research (Impact)
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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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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Professor of Immunology
Director of the 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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Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics
Karen Yeung is the University of Birmingham’s first Interdisciplinary Chair, taking up the post of Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham in the School of Law and the School of Computer Sciencein January 2018. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Melbourne Law School since 2016. Together with Andrew Howes and ...
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