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Approved List of Research Degree Supervisors

The codes shown beside the supervisor’s name represent the degree titles that the Medical School offer. Be sure to select the correct code when applying online.

Please note that the PhD by Published Work is the same course code as the 'PhD in Health Sciences', but please ensure you indicate on your application form that you are applying for the PhD by Published Work degree.

Use the search function in the right hand corner of the page to search for a suitable supervisor by their research interests using key words.

Supervisor Division Research Interests Degree Titles
Al-Khudairy, Lena Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Second supervisor only. Lifestyle and type 2 diabetes. Nutritional epidemiology and chronic diseases. Diabetes in the Middle East. Middle Eastern culture and health. Evidence synthesis. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Andronis, Lazaros Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics. Much of the research I’m involved in makes use of economic tools to assess the costs and benefits of health care interventions. Such interventions include surgical techniques (e.g. skin preparation, wound dressings, revascularisation techniques), public health campaigns (e.g. prevention of cardiovascular disease, prevention of vitamin D deficiency), cancer treatments (e.g. zoledronic acid and strontium-89 for bone metastases) and various technologies (MRI, bioimpedance-guided fluid management, complex post-surgical support technologies etc). I can assist in planning an economic evaluation of a health care technology. My wider methodological interests include: i) development of statistical and decision analytic methods for economic evaluation, ii) role of analytic methods in research prioritisation (particularly, use of ‘value of information’ analysis), iii) use of preference elicitation techniques for outcome valuation, iv) application of statistical and econometric tools for the purpose of policy impact evaluation and v) determinants of the demand for, and uptake of, preventive health care treatments. Please contact me if you are interested in discussing your plans or you would like to hear about topics I have developed in the areas above. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Atherton, Helen Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Second supervisor only. I am an Assistant Professor in primary care. As a health services researcher I specialise in applying research methodology to address the key issues facing primary care and general practice settings. My research interests are in digital health care and my particular expertise is in use of alternatives to the face to face consultation, such as email and video. I lead and/or collaborate across several studies, each with a focus on how communications technologies and the internet impacts on patients and healthcare professionals. I have experience in systematic review, realist review, qualitative methodology including ethnography and evaluation of complex interventions. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Balasubramanian, Mohan Dean's Office and Professional Support Services Synthetic Biology of Cell Division: Key Words: Cytokinesis, Actomyosin Ring, Fission Yeast, Synthetic Biology. The Balasubramanian Laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms regulating eukaryotic cell division. While proper cell division is crucial for normal growth and differentiation of all organisms, its malfunctioning can result in diseases, including cancer. In many eukaryotes, cell division requires the function of an actomyosin based contractile ring. Filamentous actin, the motor protein myosin II and many other proteins make up this machine, which generates the forces required for cell division. Members of the laboratory use the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model for the work. The research work exploits the methods of genetics, high-resolution imaging, in vitro reconstitution, building of synthetic networks, physics and chemistry. Since an actomyosin ring participates in cytokinesis, in organisms ranging from yeast to humans, the findings may be relevant to understanding cell division in other organisms as well. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Barber, Thomas Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences The characterization and determinants of human metabolism Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Bastie, Claire Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Dissecting the molecular basis of obesity and diabetes utilizing both whole animal physiology with genetically modified animal models (conventional knockouts, tissue-specific knockouts and over-expressing models) and explant cultures coupled with advanced molecular and cellular biology tools. The main interests of our laboratory are concentrated on: 1) characterizing Fyn kinase, a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, as a novel element of the nutrient-sensor system that regulates whole body energy homeostasis in conditions of either excess (obesity) or deprivation (caloric restriction) of nutrient availability and 2) characterizing Fyn kinase as a core enzyme co-ordinating a number of key processes associated with aging. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Bennett, Catherine Medical Education Faculty development; medical education including teaching and learning in clinical settings and work-based learning; curriculum development; inquiry learning including case-based learning (CBL); portfolios and reflective practice; educational evaluations. Clinical Education PhD (RMDA-B91F);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Biggerstaff, Deborah Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences I am a Chartered Psychologist and experienced health services researcher and specialise in using research methodology to explore key issues facing today’s health services delivery of care. I have particular expertise in qualitative methodologies, especially phenomenological approaches and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), also narrative methods and approaches for combining qualitative methods. I am experienced in psychological aspects of women’s health and child development, especially mothers’ experiences following childbirth. I am also interested in how women experience and cope with depression and anxiety and the potential impact this may have on child development. Also keen to supervise in the area of post-traumatic stress experiences following birth. I am interested in supervising students in all aspects of psychological and behavioural care. Other interests include clinical education especially exploring how students acquire knowledge and experience, and in learning more about how trainee clinicians develop the concept of phronesis or ‘practical wisdom’. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Blackburn, Clare Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences Health inequalities focusing on the material and behavioural factors that influence health status and health behaviour of children and their families. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Nursing PhD (RASS-B718);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Blanks, Andrew Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences Parturition in mammalian species, uterine physiology, microgenomics, molecular basis of electrogenesis in smooth muscle, mathematical biology. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Boardman, Felicity Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Genetics and Genomics (social and ethical aspects), screening, reproductive technologies, reproductive ethics, patient experiences, disability, qualitative and mixed methods research. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Bouliotis, George Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Second supervisor only
My academic interests are both applied and theoretical (frequentist) statistics including data analysis and programming in different platforms such Stata, R and other languages. Of primary interest, among others, are survival analysis, multilevel modelling, complex experimental designs, cluster randomised trials, vaccine trials, quantitative epidemiology, imputation methods for missing values, statistical models for health policy evaluation and quasi-experimental designs.
Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Bowman, Andrew Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences My main interest is focused on how eukaryotic DNA is packaged and organised within the cell. In particular, I am interested in how the core histones are assembled into nucleosomes to create a platform for higher order chromatin structure. As many nuclear processes require access to the genome to exert their function, such as transcription, DNA replication & DNA repair, correct assembly and disassembly of chromatin structure is imperative for proper cellular function. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Briggs, Adam Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences

Health services research, particularly how health and care system reform affects population health and wellbeing, and inequalities. Also interested in how public health policy affects population health, and potential impact of health care reform on environmental sustainability. Use both quantitative and qualitative methods, including some public health economic methods.

Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Brosens, Jan Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences The molecular mechanisms that control human embryo implantation and the pathways involved in implantation failure (infertility) and early pregnancy loss (miscarriage). Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Bruce, Julie Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Surgical epidemiology & health services research, including the prediction, assessment and monitoring of postoperative outcomes e.g. acute /chronic pain, surgical site infection, healthcare associated infection. Methodology interests: systematic reviews, epidemiology and clinical trials. Falls prevention & frailty in older adults. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Cappuccio, Francesco Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences Prevention, detection and management of hypertension and its complications of the heart, brain, kidneys and the circulation; the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, nutrition and health, metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk, risk in ethnic minorities, both in developed and developing countries. I will supervise also: Clinical and epidemiological studies on the relationships between sleep disturbances (in quantity and quality) and health outcomes. This would be part of the Sleep health & Society programme and suitable for cross-disciplinary projects. Course code RMDA-B92K (suitable for cross-disciplinary sleep research projects). Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Chen,Yen-Fu Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Methodological development of systematic reviews; synthesis of complex information; use of evidence synthesis to inform intervention design, decision making, and further research. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Clarke, Aileen Health Sciences How, whether and why health evidence can be used at the policy, organisational, population and individual levels, including attention to: the relationship between research evidence and health policy; optimal population levels of interventions to maximise evidence based care and appropriateness in health care; and getting research evidence into individual clinical decisions Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Constantinidou, Chrystala Microbiology and Infection, Biomedical Sciences High-throughput sequencing, Microbial genomic epidemiology, Diagnostic metagenomics, Bacterial flagellar biosynthesis and regulation. Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Couper, Keith WarwickClinical Trials Unit Second supervisor only. Areas of clinical interest include cardiac arrest, resuscitation, resuscitation decision-making, emergency and critical care nursing. Primarily interested in clinical trials, health service research, and development/evaluation of complex interventions. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Cross, Robert Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences Molecular mechanisms of motorized-self organization in cells. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc(RMDA-A35P);
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research PhD (RMDA-B92K);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Dale, Jeremy Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences The interface between emergency care and primary care, out of hours care, decision-making and decision support, ambulance service care, and the evaluation of new models of care; self-management in diabetes and prostate cancer; primary palliative care; sickness absence management and well-being at work Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Dallmann, Robert Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Recent advances in the field of molecular circadian rhythms research have uncovered an intricate internal time structure based on cell-autonomous clocks in nearly all tissues and organs. Research is focused on the interplay between these clocks and their impact on molecular, cellular and organismal function to understand physiology and disease; understanding how circadian disruption of cell-autonomous oscillators can lead to and influence disease progression in vivo. As a “model disease”, particularly interested in the impact of circadian clocks on cancer progression and treatment. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Davies, David Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Educational technology including virtual patients, mobile and handheld learning; social and professional networking; digital technologies in global health; global health education. Clinical Education PhD (RMDA-B91F);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Dean, Samuel Microbiology and Infection, Biomedical Sciences

My main interests are understanding the cell and parasite biology of the microbial pathogen “trypanosome”. In particular, I am interested in how trypanosomes build their flagellum (aka cilium) and how we can leverage this information to understand human genetic diseases of the cilium, termed ciliopathies. My lab uses and develops sophisticated genetic and molecular tools (e.g. CRISPR-CAS9, novel mutagenesis strategies) to dissect trypanosome and mammalian biology.

Key words: parasitology; cell biology; trypanosome; flagella; cilia; ciliopathy; genetic disease; microscopy; genetic tools.

Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Dunn, Janet Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Clinical trial design and methodology; early breast cancer treatment and surveillance; patient and public involvement in clinical trials; cancer survivorship. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Draper, Heather Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Bioethics and in particular ethics in relation to tissue and organ transplantation and organ replacement therapies, social robotics, military medical ethics, public health ethics, research ethics and human reproduction and parenting. Research methods: empirical bioethics and traditional analytic ethics. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Ellard, David Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Research design, implementation and evaluation (in particular process evaluation). Systematic reviewing and Qualitative methodologies. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Fisher, Joanne Cancer Research, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Research in the field of pre-hospital and emergency medicine, doctor-patient communication and medical education. The development of clinical practice guidelines. Systematic reviewing Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Fitzmaurice, David Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease, especially in a primary care context. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Gill, Paramjit Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Involved with interdisciplinary activities encompassing methodologies from both the quantitative and qualitative paradigms.; promotion of research excellence in primary care by addressing health inequalities, particularly amongst the migrant communities; and evidence-based health care and its application to health care delivery; international health and quality of care. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Grammatopoulos, Dimitris Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Molecular endocrinology: identification of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) actions in target tissues in health and disease by studying the intracellular signalling pathways regulating G-protein coupled CRH receptors (GPCRs) expression and activity. Molecular diagnostics: development of molecular methods and identification of molecular markers suitable for diagnostic/prognostic purposes in various metabolic disorders, i.e. osteoporosis, CV disease Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research PhD (RMDA-B92K);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Greaves, Erin Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences Endometriosis and associated disorders, endometrium, macrophages, pain, transgenic mouse models, single cell discovery Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Griffiths, Frances Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Sociology of health and illness; lay perceptions of health and health outcome; the impact of health technology including information and communication technology on perceptions of health and health care; health care in low and middle income countries; qualitative methodology; mixed methodology; realist evaluation and reviews; process evaluation; complexity and health. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Grove, Amy Population Evidence & Technologies,
Health Sciences
  • Implementation Science
  • Health technology assessment
  • Organisational sciences
  • Orthopaedics
  • Operations management
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Qualitative methods
Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Hartshorne, Geraldine Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences Oocyte formation, female meiosis and ageing; oocyte growth and maturation; fertilisation, embryo development and blastocyst formation; implantation and viability assessment; clinical embryology and time lapse analysis of human embryonic development. Focus on basic research with potential clinical application. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Hawkes, Claire Warwick Clinical Trials Unit My research interests in health services research include the development and evaluation of complex interventions and the implementation of research evidence in practice. Particular interests include pre hospital and in hospital critical care, especially cardiopulmonary resuscitation and decision making about emergency treatment, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions. My methodological experience includes mixed methods research and evaluation and randomized clinical trials. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Haywood, Kirstie Royal College of Nursing Research Institute, Health Sciences Research interests embrace the wide array of practical, methodological and theoretical challenges relating to the development, application and evaluation of patient reported outcomes, across a range of conditions and settings, including: long-term conditions (for example, rheumatology; chronic fatigue; older people), recovery from episodes of ill-health or injury (for example, traumatic hip fracture), and using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice settings. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Hee, Siew Wan Statistics and Epidemiology, Health Sciences Second supervisor only.The statistical design and analysis of clinical trials with a particular interest in methodology for clinical trials for small population disease. Also, designing issues for meta-analysis. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
Hiller, Louise Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Statistical design and analysis of randomised clinical trials, with particular interest in cancer trials. Also, questionnaire validation study design and analysis. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Hoad, Damon Social Sciences and Systems in Health,Health Sciences Research interests are focussed on applying neurobiological models of brain function to the clinical practise of neurorehabilitation. Acquisition of neurophysiological data at the bedside is a central feature of the investigative approach. Research questions are directed toward individualizing therapeutic formulation and monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention after brain injury. Research themes include linking biological predictors of neuroplastic potential to functional outcome, and evaluating the effectiveness of technology-enabled neurorehabilitation. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Hutchinson, Charles Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences I am a Radiologist. I have research interests in Imaging, with particular reference to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, I have published on MR in osteoarthritis, prostate brain and pancreas. I have an interest in Image modelling with respect to changes seen in pathological conditions. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
James, John Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences

The James lab focuses on the intracellular signalling of T cells, an essential immune cell-type that detect infected cells and orchestrate their removal. Using optogenetics and chemical biology, our key goal is to provide a quantitative understanding of how different T cell inputs are decoded by the cell interior to drive the most appropriate response. Through this, we hope to discover parts of the signalling network that could be fine-tuned therapeutically to alleviate diseases when T cell function becomes deleterious.

Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research(RMDA-B92K);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Karalouis, Eleni Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Second supervisor only.

Behavioural and health psychology: some specific examples include health beliefs and attitudes, behaviour change, self-management, treatment adherence, user engagement, wellbeing

Health related areas: obesity/ weight management/ eating behaviours, trauma & orthopaedics, digital technology

Methodological areas: developing and evaluating health related interventions, clinical trials, qualitative studies, systematic literature reviews.

Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Kearney, Rebecca Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

 Second supervisor only.

Clinical trials of trauma and orthopaedic rehabilitation interventions.

Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Kimani, Peter Statistics and Epidemiology, Health Sciences Peter Kimani researches on adaptive clinical trials. Specifically, he has been developing new estimators following adaptive clinical trials and optimal models for treatment selection in adaptive clinical trials. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Koester, Darius Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences Understanding the molecular and physical principles that govern processes at the plasma membrane of cells. Particularly, by which mechanisms the force generating machinery of the cell cortex, structural filaments and motor proteins, govern and regulate the mechanical properties of the cell membrane and dynamics of cell membrane components, and vice versa, how membrane organisation and signalling events feed-back to the regulation of the cortex machinery. These mechanisms, which in turn regulate cell motility and cell-cell interactions, underlie important, poorly-understood human diseases that constitute global health problems.
The lab employs novel assays based on reconstituted membrane systems in combination with measurements on live cells using state of the art fluorescence microscopy and mechanical manipulation.
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Lall, Ranjit Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Analysis of quality of life instruments with particular emphasis on ordered scales
Design and analysis of clinical trials
Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Madan, Jason Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Cost-effectiveness modelling; Bayesian methods in HTA; Global Health Economics. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Marais, Debbie Social Science and Systems in Health Unit, Health Sciences Research interests - Pedagogical: Technology-enhanced teaching; Employability & ProfessionalismHealth: Technology-enhanced health education; Infant and young child feeding; Nutrition transition & Global health Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P);
Clinical Education PhD (RMDA-B91F)
Markham, Wolf Statistics and Epidemiology, Health Sciences Research interests focus on the relationships between socio-economic circumstances, human functioning, health and health related behaviours and factors that influence these relationships. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Nursing PhD (RASS-B718);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Marshall, Andrea Warwick Clinical Trials Unit The statistical design and analysis of randomised clinical trials, with particular interest in cancer trials, survival analysis, prognostic modelling and methods for dealing with missing data. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Mason, James Health Sciences Research methods include trial design, systematic review, epidemiological enquiry, evidence-based medicine economic analysis within clinical trials, economic models and cost-effectiveness of implementation. Areas of experience include gastrointestinal medicine, orthopaedics, dermatology and diabetes Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
McAinsh, Andrew Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences

Human beings are built from hundreds of trillions individual cells, generated by serial divisions of a single cell. A universal feature of these divisions is the accurate and equal separation of chromosomes, which carry the genetic information, into the two daughter cells. Mistakes in this process are associated with the progression of cancer, developmental Syndromes (i.e. Down's) and miscarriage. Our aim is to understand the molecular machinery that is responsible for pushing and pulling chromosomes into the correct position at the correct time during cell division.

We are working to address three key questions in the cell division field: 1) how do kinetochore-microtubule interactions generate the pushing and pulling forces nessessary for chromosome movement? 2) How do kinetochores sense changes in attachment and convert this into checkpoint signals 3) What is the origin of chromosome segregation errors in human mitosis and meiosis? Approaches in the McAinsh lab include live-cell microscopy, computational image analysis, mathematical modelling and in vitro reconstitution.

Our work on chromosome segregation is supported by a Wellcome Investigator Award, the BBSRC and Leverhulme Trust and was recognised by award of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and the Hooke Medal in 2018

Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research(RMDA-B92K);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
McCarthy, Noel Population Evidence & Technologies,
Health Sciences
Infectious disease epidemiology. Applying epidemiological research methods to routine data and public health problems including development or adaptation of methods. Pathogen genetic epidemiology: integrating pathogen genome sequence data and population genetic methods into study of the ecology and epidemiology of infectious disease. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
MacArtney, John Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences I am a sociologist of health and illness with specific interests in palliative and end of life care, bereavement, and diagnosis of cancer. I specialise in qualitative research and have used a range of methods including narrative interviews and analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography, and international comparisons. I am based in the Unit of Academic Primary Care and as well as working with social and health scientists I have conducted research with nurses, GPs, and secondary care specialists, publishing our findings in a range of social, health, and clinical science journals. I am particularly interested in drawing on social and political theory to further our understanding of healthcare, improve outcomes, and develop interventions. I have supervised one doctoral student to completion.” Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Metcalfe, Andrew Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Surgery and new surgical procedures,Trauma and Orthopaedics,Randomised Trials, Knee pathology and sports medicine, The patellofemoral joint, Osteoarthritis & Global Health

Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Millar, Jonathan Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences The mechanochemistry and biochemistry of spindle checkpoint activation and silencing during mitosis and meiosis. De-regulation of cell cycle checkpoints and chromosome stability in cancer cells with a particular emphasis on kinetochore, microtubule and kinesin motor protein biology. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research PhD (RMDA-B92K);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Miller, Michelle Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences Sleep in health and disease: Inflammatory and biochemical pathways, epidemiology and Public Health. Inflammatory mechanisms and their relationship to metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk in individuals of different ethnic origins. Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P);
Mistry, Hema Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences My research interests include looking at economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, resource use and cost data collection methods and outcome measurement. I am also interested in conducting health economics evaluations in the following areas: obstetrics and gynaecology, newborns and paediatrics, cardiovascular diseases and telemedicine services Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
Mitchell, Daniel Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Development of safe drugs through understanding of post-genomic biology, especially glycobiology Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Nanton, Veronica Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences
  • The evaluation of interventions in the area of motor disorder in children and adults
  • Quality of life in chronic illness and the experience of carers Unintentional childhood injuries
  • The visual evoked potential in relation to developmental stage Developmental day care
  • Health inequalities amongst children and adults
  • Ethnicity and health
Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc(RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Oyinlola Oyebode Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Non-communicable disease, low and middle-income countries, epidemiology, applied health research PhD (RMDA-B91P); Health Sciences
MSc (RMDA-B92P); Health Sciences
Parsons, Helen Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Applied medical statistics; clinical trials, analysis of large datasets. Also, questionnaire/patient reported outcome measure (PROM) use, design and validation. Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Parsons, Nicholas Statistics and Epidemiology, Health Sciences The statistical design and analysis of clinical trials; Complexity and health, data mining and neural networks; Statistical methods in medical research, with a particular interest in methods for analysing repeated ordinal and functional scores; Quality of statistical reporting in biomedical and clinical research Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Patel, Shilpa Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Management of musculoskeletal pain and in particular low back pain; informed shared decision making; ethnicity and pain; application of Health Psychology in research and teaching Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Patel, Vinod Medical Education The areas of research are innovations in management of Long Term Conditions with a special interest in Diabetes Care. I have been instrumental in developing the Alphabet Strategy for diabetes care which is a multi-professional, patient-centred programme for diabetes care and education. This is based on Advice, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes Control, Eye Examination, Footcare and Guardian Drugs. Several papers attest to the efficacy of this strategy and the work ahs been included in some national and regional guidelines. Work is also underway on identifying and the 10 most important factors for future health in an european society and how to deliver this message to the public and society at large. The pilot concept is that of a HEALTH Passport (Helping Everyone Achieve Long Term Health). A commisioning framework for Long Term Conditions is also being developed called the LTC Matrix project. Clinical Education PhD (RMDA-B91F);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P);
Perkins, Gavin Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Gavin Perkins is Professor of Critical Care Medicine. His research interests encompass care of the critically ill patient across the patient journey (from pre-hospital setting through to critical care unit). Areas of specific interest are cardiopulmonary resuscitation, acute lung injury / ARDS research and the interface between critical care and end of life care. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Playford, Diane Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences

Neurological rehabilitation in brain injury and multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions with an emphasis on rehabilitation processes and pathways including assessment, measurement, goal setting, and rehabilitation interventions including in sleep and upper limb recovery

Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P));
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Potter, Rachel Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Health and well-being of older people

Care home research

The physical environment and health

Chronic headaches

Recruitment to trials in primary care research

Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Purkis, Judith Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences My research interests primarily span health and education. They include education and learning in a variety of ways; professional, interprofessional, adult and informal. I also have a strong interest in communities of practice. Other complementary aspects are women’s health, specifically pregnancy care and maternity services and less well known aspects of research such as appreciative enquiry and ethnodrama. Clinical Education PhD (RMDA-B91F);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Quenby, Siobhan Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences Translational research in obstetrics, recurrent miscarriage, implantation disorders of parturition Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Randeva, Harpal Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Energy homeostasis and metabolism; adrenal and cardiovascular endocrinology; molecular biology of orexins and their receptors; reproductive endocrinology and polycystic ovary syndrome Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc(RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Ratheesh, Aparna Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences

My broad area of interest is Cell & Development Biology.

Key words: Immune migration, invasion, tissue mechanics, Drosophila hemocytes.

Cell migration through complex tissue barriers is a key driving force behind essential life processes such as embryonic development and immune homeostasis as well as pathological conditions such as inflammation and cancer metastasis. Within a living organism, cells do not migrate in isolation and hence understanding the mechanical and biochemical interactions between the migrating cells and the surrounding environment is crucial in understanding cell migration in vivo. My lab uses the migration of Drosophila melanogaster macrophages during embryonic development to answer these fundamental questions. Drosophila macrophages share several similarities with vertebrate macrophages in their origin, development and behaviour and we use a combination of genetic manipulations with quantitative live imaging, biophysical tools and mathematical modelling.

Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Rees, Karen Statistics and Epidemiology, Health Sciences Health services research, systematic reviews, epidemiology, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, sleep, wellbeing and mindfulness Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Rees, Sophie Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Second Supervisor only:

I am a Research Fellow in the Clinical Trials Unit. I am a sociologist by background and my methodological expertise is in qualitative research methods. My research interests are wide-reaching and include: physiotherapy, pain, and injury; cancer; and women’s health such as pregnancy, maternity, sexual health, vulval disease. More broadly I am interested in research which aims to understand people’s experiences and perceptions of health, illness, injury, and healthcare/treatment. I also research experiences of receiving/delivering interventions, and I am interested in understanding how we can integrate qualitative methods within clinical trials.

Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Roberts, Lesley Dean's Office and Professional Support Services

Professor of Medical Education. With continuing research interests in primary care epidemiology, I am especially interested in the identification and management of chronic conditions particularly exploring sub-type symptom profiles which may influence management. I have undertaken work in many chronic conditions but especially thyroid dysfunction and the impact of sub-clinical thyroid dysfunction, and also in irritable bowel syndrome and differing symptom profiles. My primary area of activity at the current time however is in the education arena and I would be interested in supervising work in medical education – with differing models of training in operation across the UK and further models emerging understanding individual and course factors associated with success, specialty selection and wellbeing are all of interest. Other areas of medical education addressed using either qualitative or quantitative approaches may also be supported.

Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Robertson, Wendy Statistics and Epidemiology, Health Sciences Childhood obesity, obesity in pregnancy, physical activity, public health interventions, work-related respiratory disease. Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Royle, Steve Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences We are interested in cell biology at the molecular level. The lab is focussed on two processes which are fundamental to eukaryotic cellular life: mitosis and membrane trafficking. The mitosis research is centred on how the microtubules of the mitotic spindle are stabilised during chromosome congression and segregation. The membrane trafficking work concentrates on clathrin-mediated endocytosis, its molecular mechanisms and its control by the cell cycle. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P);
MSc (RMDA-A35P);
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research(RMDA-B92K);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Sampath, Karuna Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences My laboratory studies the functions and mechanisms of regulation of coding and non-coding RNAs, using the vertebrate model of human development and disease, Zebrafish. We use a combination of genomic, genetic, proteomic and live-imaging approaches to study their roles in embryonic development. ​The specific questions we are focussing on include: How do RNAs localise to specific sub-cellular compartments ? How are the RNAs transported along the microtubule cytoskeleton ? Are they coding or non-coding ? What are their functions ? How are their functions (coding and non-coding​) regulated? Are the functions and mechanisms evolutionarily conserved? Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research PhD (RMDA-B92K)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Sandhu, Harbinder Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Research Interests: Clinician-patient communication, understanding the micro and macro dimensions of communication in healthcare, impact and improvement of patient outcomes and methodologies used to capture and analyse communication skills. The application of Health Psychology in the management of long term conditions with a particular interest in chronic pain and the development of behaviour change interventions. Using psychological knowledge and application to further understand human behaviour in extreme sports and extreme conditions as well as sport at an individual and team level. The improvement of physical activity and health amongst people with chronic conditions. Research methods: mixed methods, qualitative, quantitative and Randomised Controlled Trials. Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Saravanan, Ponnusamy Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences The role of micronutrients (especially Vit B12 & folic acid) during perinatal period the metabolic risk of offspring; Community based, integrated diabetes care; Diabetes and CVD in South Asians - Role of diet, lifestyle, behaviour and psychological aspects and multi-factorial intervention; computer assisted automated detection of Diabetic retinopathy; thyroid hormone metabolism Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Seers, Kate Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences My research interests include research relevant to nursing, pain and its management, evidence based health care and knowledge translation, and complex interventions. My research in these areas has used quantitative and qualitative systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, qualitative methodologies and I often use mixed methods. Applications from potential PhD students wishing to work in these areas are welcome. Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
Nursing PhD (RASS-B718);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Sidebotham, Peter Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences

Second Supervisor Only:

Sudden unexpected deaths in infancy (epidemiology and case management); child death review; child mortality; child maltreatment (epidemiology and management); fatal child maltreatment. Clinical outcomes review in paediatrics.

Health Sciences (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc(RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Singh, Swaran Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences Social risk and protective factors in mental illness; epidemiology; onset and outcomes of early psychosis; culture and ethnicity in mental health; psychosocial aspects of political protest and violence; somatisation; health services evaluation; mental health law; ethnic differences in serious mental disorders Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Slowther, Anne-Marie Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Ethical decision-making in clinical practice; evaluation of clinical ethics support, priority setting in health care; the role of the family, end of life decision making, ethics of research in vulnerable populations. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Smutny, Michael Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences

“We are interested in understanding how the early body plan is shaped and we are using the zebrafish embryo as a versatile model system to study vertebrate development. The lab is focused on processes that are essential to form functional tissues during early development such as tissue morphogenesis and cell fate specification. To explore underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms, we are using a combination of interdisciplinary approaches including live cell imaging, biophysical tools, microfluidics, transcriptomics and mathematical modelling."

Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P);
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P);
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P);
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P);
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Spanswick, David Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Neuronal electrical synapses in health and disease; central autonomic control of organ, body and cardiovascular homeostasis in health and disease at the level of the hypothalamus Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P)
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P)
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Spencer, Rachel Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Rachel is an academic GP and her research interest is in all aspects of patient safety in primary care and has involved in prescribing safety research for the last ten years. She helped develop prescribing indicators used by the RCGP and the CPRD. Her doctoral work focused on safety of communication at the interface of primary and secondary care. 2nd Supervisor Only Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
Spurgeon, Peter Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Medical Leadership Patient Safety Organisational Design Management of stress/ well being Clinical Education PhD(RMDA-B91F)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Stallard, Nigel Epidemiology and Statistics, Health Sciences The statistical design and analysis of clinical trials, in particular methodology for clinical trials with interim analyses and adaptations such as treatment selection Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Staniszewska, Sophie Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Research interest include patient and public involvement (PPI), particularly around the capture and measurement of the impact of patient and public involvement on health and social care research and health and social care services. The development of testing of instruments to measure PPI impact and the development of reporting guidance to enhance the quality of the PPI evidence-base. PPI in areas such as patient-reported outcomes, particularly in relation to the development of methods that promote collaborative forms of involvement. The role of PPI in implementation of research evidence. Patient experiences, in relation to understanding the nature of experiences and the use of experiences data to influence service configuration. Patient experiences and how they are evaluated, in relation to both theoretical understanding and in developing better methods for evaluating experience that reflect the way in which patients want to report experiences and that capture the full range of experiences. Applications from potential PhD students wishing to work in these areas are very welcome. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
Nursing PhD (RASS-B718)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Stewart-Brown, Sarah Statistics and Epidemiology, Health Sciences Measuring and monitoring mental health and wellbeing; determinants of mental wellbeing; interventions to promote mental health and wellbeing; parenting and parenting programmes; complementary and alternative therapies; Child Public Health Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Stinton, Christopher Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences My current research interests include evidence synthesis, systematic review methods, test accuracy, psychology applied to health screening, and bias in evidence Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Straube, Anne Cell Development Biology, Biomedical Sciences Mechanics of cell migration and muscle cell differentiation; Regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics and organisation, in particular mechanisms that control microtubule assembly and disassembly, microtubule-based transport and formation of microtubule arrays. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P)
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P)
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc(RMDA-A35P)
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research PhD (RMDA-B92K)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Sujan, Mark-Alexander Social Sciences and Systems in Health, Health Sciences Patient safety, clinical systems improvement, teamwork & communication, qualitative reseach methodology. Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Sutcliffe, Paul Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Diabetes; health technology assessment; user involvement; child developmental disorders; e-health, mobile technology and networked communication; auditory assessment in young children; prostate, colorectal and breast cancer; post-natal depression; oral health Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Taylor, Celia Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Assessment and selection, Psychometrics, Health economics of service delivery interventions, including Bayesian methods. Education and training of health professionals. Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P);
Health Sciences MSc(RMDA-B92P);
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Taylor-Phillips, Sian Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Diagnostic accuracy using ROC curves, ergonomics and performance, patterns of performance over time, health screening specialising in breast cancer screening Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Thompson, Andrew Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Sciences *Risk factors for development of psychotic disorders and psychotic symptoms - including sleep and trauma*Social cognition and early psychosis*Use of technologies in youth mental health and early psychosis (including virtual reality)*Evaluating new service models for youth mental health Health Sciences PhD(RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Underwood, Martin Warwick Clinical Trials Unit Musculskeletal disorders; Primary Care Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Unnikrishnan, Meera Microbiology and Infection, Biomedical Sciences Our lab is interested in understanding how bacterial pathogens cause disease using a combination of whole genome based strategies and single gene-level functional studies. We aim to understand bacterial factors and mechanisms underlying recurrent infections caused by major healthcare-associated pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile. Broad research questions in our group include: What factors influence biofilm development and host colonisation by C. difficile? Which bacterial factors mediate intracellular infection by S. aureus and how? Importantly, how do such lifestyles contribute to persistence and antimicrobial resistance during acute or chronic infection? Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P)
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P)
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Uthman, Olalekan Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences

++Methodology:++

  • Evidence synthesis with special interest in network meta-analysis and Bayesian generalised evidence synthesis;
  • Developing and applying multilevel methods for investigating the relationship between macro socioeconomic environments and individual health;
  • Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions; and
  • Analytical design issues with translating evidence into practice, implementation research science and evaluating health service effectiveness.

++Subject-specifics (in low- and middle-income countries):++

  • Adherence to long therapies , especially among people living with HIV and other non-communicable diseases; and
  • Noncommunicable diseases (especially cardiovascular epidemiology) and interaction with infectious diseases (especially HIV/AIDS)
Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Warwick, Jane Warwick Clinical Trials Unit My expertise is in medical statistics and clinical trials (surgery, mental health, emergency medicine), cancer screening, cancer aetiology, cancer prevention and risk assessment models. I am also interested in mammography, cancer aetiology, and the assessment of frailty (particularly within the very elderly population) and quality of life. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Waterfield, Nick Microbiology and Infection, Biomedical Sciences Genomics of bacterial pathogen biology. More specifically the influence of invertebrates on the evolution of emerging human. Toxin mode of action and systems analysis of virulence gene deployment. The use of functional genomics for secondary metabolite drug discovery from insect pathogens Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P)
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P)
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Medicine PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Watson, Samuel Population, Evidence and Technology, Health Sciences Health services research, global health, Bayesian methods, causal inference, normative economics and ethics, health economics. Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
Yeung, Joyce Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Second Supervisor only.

Research interests span across anaesthesia, critical care and resuscitation. Main interests in clinical trials, applied health research and health service evaluation. In particular, improving patient outcomes following major surgery, pain, delirium/cognitive function, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and training.

Health Sciences PhD (RMDA-B91P)
Health Sciences MSc (RMDA-B92P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Young, Lawrence Dean's Office and Professional Support Services

The association of virus infection with cancer, particularly the role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in the development of lymphomas and carcinomas and the contribution of human papillomavirus to carcinogenic process. These studies include fundamental research at the molecular level (e.g. the function of individual virus-encoded genes) as well as work on tumour biopsies examining cell and virus gene expression. A particular interest is the contribution of the tumour microenvironment to the development and maintenance of virus-associated cancers and how these can be targeted for therapy. Other research includes the development of new cancer therapies including gene and immunotherapy, and collaborative studies developing novel approaches to targeted delivery of genes and proteins to cancer.

Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P)
Medicine MSc(RMDA-A32P)
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)
Zammit, Victor Translational Experimental Medicine, Biomedical Sciences The role of fatty acids in the control of insulin secretion, and disruption of insulin signalling; Structure-function relationships of carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1 (CPT 1) and acetyl-CoA carboxylase 2 (ACC-2) with particular reference to the role of malonyl-CoA in the regulation of the intracellular content of long-chain acyl-CoA esters and products of their metabolism to complex lipids, in relation to the aetiology of insulin resistance and apoptosis; The role of different diacylglycerol acyltransferases in the control, and cellular trafficking, of triacylglycerol in lipoprotein-secretory tissues; The effects on acute hepatic insulin sensitivity of recurrent high-glycaemic intake. Medicine PhD (RMDA-A31P)
Medicine MSc (RMDA-A32P)
Medicine MD (RMDA-A33P)
Medical Sciences PhD (RMDA-A34P)
Medical Sciences MSc (RMDA-A35P)
PhD by Published Work (RMDA-B91P)