Dr Pip Nicolson MA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCP (UK)

Dr Pip Nicolson

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Affiliated with Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Clinical Lecturer in Haematology
Specialty Registrar in Clinical Haematology

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Pip is clinical academic with a clinical interest in non-malignant haematology and a research interest in the role of platelets in venous thrombosis and thromboinflammation.

He works in the Birmingham Platelet Group and in the department of Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He chairs the UK-wide, registrar-led research network HaemSTAR and was award the BSH-NIHR Researcher of the year award in 2019 for his work with this group. He is a drummer and keen cyclist, regularly participating in domestic and international sportives and century rides.


  • PhD, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) 2011
  • MA (Natural Sciences), University of Cambridge, 2009
  • MB BChir, University of Cambridge, 2008
  • BA (Natural Sciences), University of Cambridge, 2005


  • Dental Sciences (Non-malignant haematology)
  • Medical Sciences (Cardiovascular Physiology)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Supervisor to Intercalating medical students
  • Personal Mentor to Medical Students


  • Investigating the mechanism by which Btk inhibitors cause bleeding.
  • Investigating the role of platelet CLEC-2 in human venous thrombosis.

Research Groups -

Fellowship and Grant Awards -

2019 – Principia Biopharma Research Grant
2019 – MRC Proximity to Discovery Grant
2018 – Novartis Pharmaceuticals Research Grant
2018 - SACC Katie Bolam Research Award 
2017 - BHF Clinical Research Training Fellowship
2015 - ITM Starter Fellowship

Other activities

  • Co-Lead of the NIHR supported national registrar research collaborative HaemSTAR (HaemSTAR.org)
  • Invited Lecturer in non-malignant haematology on the MSc in Clinical Sciences Course at Keele University
  • Examiner for the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the British Society of Haematology


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