Our Team

  • Professor Tony Belli

    Professor Tony Belli

    Regenerative and reconstructive medicine / SRMRC senior management

    Mr Belli is the principal or chief investigator of several acute brain injury studies, including an international drug trial for the treatment of traumatic brain injury which has opened at UHB.

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  • Dr Paul Harrison

    Dr Paul Harrison

    Paul Harrison is the Healing Foundation Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He is a Past- President of the British Society of Haemostasis & Thrombosis…

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  • Professor Georgios V. Gkoutos

    Professor Georgios V. Gkoutos

    George Gkoutos is a Professor of Clinical Bioinformatics with interests in the general areas of clinical and biomedical informatics, computational biology, and integrative and translational research aiming at the discovery of molecular origins of human…

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  • Dr Nick Loman

    Dr Nick Loman

    Nick works as an Independent Research Fellow in the Institute for Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham, sponsored by a seven-year MRC Fellowship in Microbial Genomics Bioinformatics. His research explores the use of…

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  • Joshua Quick

    Joshua Quick

    Josh is a molecular biologist specialising in next-generation sequencing. He travelled to Guinea in West Africa to establish a the first fieldable mobile laboratory to perform viral surveillance during the Ebola virus epidemic. He also…

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  • Mr Naiem Moiemen

    Mr Naiem Moiemen

    Mr Naiem Moiemen joined the Birmingham Burns Unit in 2000. As Clinical Service Lead for Burns at QEHB, he oversees one of the country’s leading burns treatment facilities, which has developed particular expertise in treating…

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  • Major Richard Blanch

    Major Richard Blanch

    Richard Blanch is an Ophthalmologist in the British Army and an Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He has a particular interest in ocular trauma and works closely with the National Institute for…

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  • Professor Will Palin

    Professor Will Palin

    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…

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  • Dr Mohammed Hadis

    Dr Mohammed Hadis

    Mohammed Hadis is a Research Fellow in Biomaterials at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. His areas of research include the interaction of light with materials as well at the biological…

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  • Professor Deborah Falla

    Professor Deborah Falla

    Professor Falla is an expert in rehabilitation science and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Her research utilises state of the art electrophysiological measures to evaluate the control of human movement and how it is affected or adapted in…

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  • Dr Alison Rushton

    Dr Alison Rushton

    Alison is Deputy Director and Research Co-Lead of the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine). CPR Spine was established at the University of Birmingham in 2016 following a ~£1M investment awarded to…

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  • Dr David Evans

    Dr David Evans

    Dr David Evans is the founder and Clinic Director of the Birmingham Back Pain Clinic. He is a Registered Osteopath, having graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy,…

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  • Miss Fenella Halstead

    Miss Fenella Halstead

    Fenella Halstead is a Clinical Scientist currently working in the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Here she is involved in a range of microbiology…

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  • Dr Catherine Snelson

    Dr Catherine Snelson

    Dr Catherine Snelson has been a consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham since 2010 and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. She is the current chair of the Critical Care…

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  • Dr Anita Slade

    Dr Anita Slade

    Anita Slade PhD is the ITM Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) research at the University of Birmingham.   She is experienced in evaluating and developing patient reported outcome measures.   She is…

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  • Dr Grace Turner

    Dr Grace Turner

    Grace is a Research Fellow for the Research Design Service (RDS) Birmingham Hub. Her role combines providing support to researchers applying for national, peer-reviewed funding competitions and conducting her own research. Grace’s primary research interests…

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  • Professor Melanie Calvert

    Professor Melanie Calvert

    Melanie Calvert, PhD, Professor of Outcomes Methodology at the University of Birmingham UK, has extensive experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, trials methodology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, economic evaluation and epidemiology. Her primary…

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  • Sister Amy Bamford

    Sister Amy Bamford

    Amy has been a qualified nurse for 17 years, for the last 8 years she has worked as a research nurse. During this time she has predominantly worked in burns research and has experience in…

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  • Dr Ali Cook

    Dr Ali Cook

    Ali graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry in 1992, followed by completing a PhD in 1997 on ‘Blood Cell Filterability in Health and Vascular Disease’, both at the University of Wales College Cardiff. Subsequently…

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  • Laura Mee

    Laura Mee

    Laura has been working as a Clinical Trials Administrator for just over a year now, working on trials across the three different specialities. She was previously an apprentice before being taken on as a band…

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  • Erik Hughes

    Erik Hughes

    Erik’s scientific background is in Chemistry and Biochemistry, achieving a 1st Dual honours BSc at Keele University in 2012. He secured a position as a Research Formulation Engineer shortly after graduation, working towards an Engineering…

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  • Claire Potter

    Claire Potter

    I obtained a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bedfordshire and went on to complete an MRes (Masters by Research) in Environmental Physiology at the same institute. I joined the D3B…

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  • Professor Janet Lord

    Professor Janet Lord

    Acute response to injury / SRMRC senior management

    Prof Lord is director of the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Healthy Ageing Research and is also head of the University’s Centre for Translational Inflammation Research, which is located within the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and due to open in the summer of 2011.

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  • Dr Beryl Oppenheim

    Dr Beryl Oppenheim

    Microbiology / SRMRC senior management

    Dr Oppenheim is currently Honorary Secretary to the British Infection Association, Assistant Editor for the Journal of Hospital Infection, and sits on a number of expert groups.

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  • Professor Ann Logan

    Professor Ann Logan

    Regenerative and reconstructive medicine / SRMRC senior management

    Professor Logan’s research interests centre on the role of cytokines and growth factors in the scarring and regeneration responses of the injured CNS.

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  • Professor Liam Grover

    Professor Liam Grover

    Regenerative and reconstructive medicine / SRMRC senior management

    Dr. Liam Grover is a Reader 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.

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  • Dr Karen Piper

    Dr Karen Piper

    Non-clinical support / SRMRC senior management

    Dr Piper is manager of the SRMRC, overseeing its day-to-day running as well as planning and future developments in co-ordination with the Director, Professor Sir Keith Porter.

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  • Martin Pope

    Martin Pope

    Non-clinical support

    Martin provides administrative support to the SRMRC Trauma Research Team, including helping with events and trial coordination. Having previously worked as a chef, Martin joined the department as a Business Administration Apprentice. After achieving his NVQ Level…

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  • Emma Reeves

    Emma Reeves

    Nursing and clinical support

    Emma qualified as a nurse in 2009 and spent three and a half years working on the military trauma and orthopaedic ward at Selly Oak. She obtained a BSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2012. In January…

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  • Conor Bentley

    Conor Bentley

    Nursing and clinical support

    Conor Bentley is a senior research practitioner, responsible for managing SRMRC’s military-led  research programmes.He obtained a BSc in nutrition and dietetics at King’s College London and an MSc at Loughborough University in sport and exercise nutrition. He joined…

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  • Colin Bergin

    Colin Bergin

    Nursing and clinical support

    Colin Bergin is one of SRMRC’s Band 6 research nurses, with a background in critical care nursing. Having previously worked for Lloyds Bank for 14 years he completed his nurse training in 2004 and spent 12 months…

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  • Ronald Carrera

    Ronald Carrera

    Nursing and clinical support

    Ronald Carrera is one of SRMRC’s Band 6 Research Nurses, playing a key role in screening and recruiting patients for studies and clinical trials. He undertakes consent and randomisation of patients into trials, as well as…

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  • David Davies

    David Davies

    Regenerative and reconstructive medicine

    Mr David Davies is a senior research fellow in neurosurgery and specialist registrar  at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham working in the field of traumatic brain injury with the NIHR SRMRC. He initially graduated from…

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  • Lauren Cooper

    Lauren Cooper

    Non-clinical support

    Lauren provides administrative support to the SRMRC Trauma Research Team, including helping with events and trial administration. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008 and then went on to intern at…

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  • Dr Valentina Di Pietro

    Dr Valentina Di Pietro

    Acute response to injury

    Dr Valentina Di Pietro is a Molecular Neuroscientist with experience in Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During her PhD at the Catholic University of Rome, she specialised in the identification of biomarkers for the diagnosis…

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Foster

    Lieutenant Colonel Mark Foster

    Acute response to injury

    Maj Foster is a research fellow for the Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma and the NIHR SRMRC. He is in his second year working full-time towards his PhD but also does clinical work on hand trauma.

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  • Professor Nicholas Barnes

    Professor Nicholas Barnes

      Professor Barnes’ principal research interest is translational neuropharmacology and along with Professor Ann Logan and Professor Tony Belli he founded the Translational Neurotrauma Research Group at the University of Birmingham. Professor Barnes has published…

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  • Dr Jon Hazeldine

    Dr Jon Hazeldine

    Acute response to injury

    Dr Jon Hazeldine is a Research Fellow working on the acute response to major trauma theme under the tutelage of Professor Janet Lord. Dr Hazeldine obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Human Biology…

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  • Major David Naumann

    Major David Naumann

    Acute response to injury

    Major David Naumann is a Research Fellow and surgical Specialty Registrar with the Defence Medical Services. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006, and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008. He has served in Germany…

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  • Dr Nicholas Crombie

    Dr Nicholas Crombie

    Acute response to injury

    Nick is a consultant anaesthetist at QEHB specialising in trauma, burns and reconstructive surgery. He is also an established pre-hospital consultant and is the Clinical Lead for both the Midlands Air Ambulance and the West…

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