Senior Supervisors List

The table below details the Senior Supervisors currently available to supervise projects on the GW4-CAT HP Programme.

NamePositionemail addressResearch areaORCID ID
Dr Harry Ahmed
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Epidemiology. Director, Academic Fellows Scheme ahmedh2@cardiff.ac.ukEpidemiology, linked healthcare records0000-0002-0634-8548
Prof Davina AllenHead of Research and Innovation, School of Healthcare Sciencesallenda@cardiff.ac.ukResearch interests in nursing, healthcare work organisation and service improvement0000-0002-6729-7502
Prof John AtackDirector, Medicines Discovery Instituteatackj@cardiff.ac.ukDrug discovery0000-0001-5177-4741
Prof Duncan BairdChair, School of Medicine, Professor of Cancer and Geneticsbairddm@cardiff.ac.ukTelomere biology0000-0001-8408-5467
Prof Monica Busse-MorrisDirector of Mind, Brain and Neuroscience Trials School of Medicinebusseme@cardiff.ac.ukThe development, evaluation and understanding of  interventions such as physical activity & behavioural change required to inform outcomes in health conditions0000-0002-5331-5909
Prof Matthias EberlProfessor of Translational Immunology, Division of Infection and Immunity. Joint Academic Lead for Public Involvement and Engagement, School of Medicine.eberlm@cardiff.ac.uk
The molecular and cellular basis of host-pathogen relationships and the underlying modulation of complex immune responses0000-0002-9390-5348
Prof Donald FraserDirector Wales Kidney Research Unitfraserdj@cardiff.ac.ukMechanisms underlying injury & scarring in the kidney and peritoneum0000-0003-0102-9342
Prof Awen GallimoreCo-Director of Systems Immunity Research Institutegallimoream@cardiff.ac.ukIdentifying the correlates of anti-viral and anti-cancer immunity to inform the design of new treatments0000-0001-6675-7004
Prof Jeremy HallDirector – Division of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Director – Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist.hallj10@cardiff.ac.ukPsychiatric translational models0000-0002-0403-3278
Ben HanninganProfessor: Mental Health Nursing and Director of Postgraduate Researchhanniganb@cardiff.ac.ukUsing health and social sciences methodology to study mental health systems including policy; service organisation and delivery; work, roles and values0000-0002-2512-6721
Prof Neil HarrisonClinical Professor in Neuroimagingharrisonn4@cardiff.ac.ukImmunopsychiatry0000-0002-9584-3769
Prof Ian HumphreysDirector of Systems Immunity Research Institute. Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. Infection Lead, Division of Infection and Immunityhumphreysir@cardiff.ac.ukThe regulation of immune responses during viral infections0000-0002-9512-5337
Prof Simon JonesDean of Research; Co-Director of Systems Immunity Research Institute; Research Theme Lead – Infection, Inflammation & Immunityjonessa@cardiff.ac.ukCytokines0000-0001-7297-9711
Prof Kevin Murphy
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow Head of Brain Imaging Groupmurphyk2@cardiff.ac.ukFunctional MRI0000-0002-6516-313X
Prof Valerie O’DonnellProfessor of lipid biochemistry, Division of Infection and Immunityo-donnellvb@cardiff.ac.ukDiscovery & characterisation of new lipids made by circulating vascular cells that regulate immune defence and blood clotting0000-0003-4089-8460
Prof Frances RiceProfessor of Developmental Psychopathology, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciencesricef2@cardiff.ac.ukDevelopmental psychopathology0000-0002-9484-1729
Dr Victoria ShepherdNIHR Doctoral & Advanced Fellow (Nurse)shepherdvl1@cardiff.ac.ukEthics/Decision Making0000-0002-7687-0817
Prof Valerie SparkesDirector: Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre Versus Arthritissparkesv@cardiff.ac.ukSpinal pain dysfunction0000 0003 4500 9327
Prof Anita ThaparDivision of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciencesthapar@cardiff.ac.ukChild neurodevelopmental disorders and depression0000-0002-3689-737X
Prof James WaltersDirector, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics; Deputy Director/Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscienceswaltersjt@cardiff.ac.ukPsychiatric genetics0000-0002-6980-4053
Dr Jennifer AllenReader (Research Director), Department of Psychology
Director of the SHINE research lab
Reader and Director of Research on the DClinPsy programme.
ja980@bath.ac.ukChild emotional and behavioural disorders. Understanding the role of environmental factors in risk pathways to child psychopathology.0000-0003-3566-3747
Prof Chris EcclestonInnovation in pain management
Research, development and consultancy in pain and rehabilitation
C.Eccleston@bath.ac.ukPain management and rehabilitation0000-0003-0698-1543
Dr Pedro EstrelaDirector of Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio)P.Estrela@bath.ac.ukBiosensors and Lab-on-Chip devices for medical diagnosis; companion diagnostics; detection of analytes in different media0000-0001-6956-1146
Prof Richie GillCo-Vice Chair of Centre for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI)
Innovation in musculoskeletal (MSK) treatment
R.Gill@bath.ac.ukOrthopaedic (MSK) engineering
hip and knee joint function, disease and treatment 
0000-0002-7740-2062
Prof Fiona GillisonHead of Department for Health
Centre for Motivation and Health 
F.B.Gillison@bath.ac.ukImproving health behaviours to prevent and reduce obesity0000-0002-6461-7638
Prof Richard GuyDepartment of Life SciencesR.H.Guy@bath.ac.ukSkin barrier function, characterisation and transdermal drug delivery0000-0003-3227-9862
Prof Sarah HalliganProfessor of Child and Family Mental HealthS.L.Halligan@bath.ac.ukThe development of psychological disorders especially PTSD & depression in young people0000-0002-3436-3358
Dr Matthew JonesSenior Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences
Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science
M.D.Jones@bath.ac.uk
Medicines information and medicines safety and particularly the links between them
Respiratory drug delivery
0000-0002-2617-4098
Prof Robert KelshProfessor of Stem Cell DevelopmentR.N.Kelsh@bath.ac.ukNeural crest (stem) cell development, especially fate specification0000-0002-9381-0066
Prof Edmund KeoghProfessor of PsychologyE.M.Keogh@bath.ac.ukPsychosocial mechanisms of pain0000-0002-1615-3699
Prof Jonathan KnightPro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)pysjck@bath.ac.ukPhotonics and optical physics0000-0002-0802-8804
Prof Banafshe LarijaniProfessor of Therapeutic InnovationB.Larijani@bath.ac.ukCross disciplinary research (physical sciences) to develop novel avenues for investigation of biological processes in signalling 0000-0003-4735-1169
Dr Anita McGroganSenior Lecturer in PharmacoepidemiologyA.McGrogan@bath.ac.ukMedication utilisation and medication safety in vulnerable populations0000-0003-3855-9400
Prof Neil McHughProfessor of RheumatologyN.J.McHugh@bath.ac.ukSerology of idiopathic inflammatory myositis, scleroderma, lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Early detection and treatment guidelines in psoriatic arthritis
0000-0003-2765-658X
Prof Randy MrsnyProfessor, Department of Life Sciences
Centre for Therapeutic Innovation
R.J.Mrsny@bath.ac.ukAspects of epithelial cell structure/function in health and disease0000-0001-8505-8516
Prof Adele MurrellProfessor of EpigeneticsA.M.Murrell@bath.ac.ukTumorigenesis and metastasis disruption to genome organisation leading to the aberrant expression of several genes related to cancer cell survival0000-0003-2647-3511
Dr Prasad NishtalaReader, Department of Life Sciences
Centre for Therapeutic Innovation
P.Nishtala@bath.ac.ukCoordinated approach to accelerate real-world evidence using Big data to improve ageing and pioneer translational research to improve the safety of medicines in the ageing population0000-0002-4155-8540
Prof Andrew PrestonDepartment of Biology & Biochemistry
Milner Centre for Evolution
A.Preston@bath.ac.ukBacterial pathogenesis0000-0002-1489-280X
Prof Samuel SheppardDepartment of Biology & Biochemistry
Milner Centre for Evolution
Centre for Mathematical Biology
S.K.Sheppard@bath.ac.ukThe use of genetics/genomics and phenotypic studies to address complex questions in the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of microbes0000-0001-6901-3203
Dr Paula SmithSenior Lecturer Palliative and end of life careP.C.Smith@bath.ac.ukPalliative and end of life care0000-0002-2945-8694
Prof Dylan ThompsonProfessor of Human PhysiologyD.Thompson@bath.ac.ukPhysical activity, exercise and nutrition0000-0002-6312-1518
Prof Stephen WardProfessor of Pharmacy and PharmacologyS.G.Ward@bath.ac.ukMechanisms of inflammation and fibrosis0000-0002-6795-6002
Prof Christiane Berger-SchaffitzelWellcome Trust Investigator, Professor of Biochemistrychristiane.berger-schaffitzel@bristol.ac.ukHow cells recognize problems during protein synthesis and target the defective proteins and their encoding mRNAs to degradation0000-0002-1516-9760
Prof Andrew DickProfessor of OphthalmologyA.Dick@bristol.ac.ukInflammatory eye disease0000-0002-0742-3159
Prof Andrew DowseyChair in Population Health Data Science, Bristol Veterinary School
Bristol Population Health Science Institute
andrew.dowsey@bristol.ac.ukthe facilitation and acceleration of health sciences research through novel artificial intelligence and statistical data science methodology0000-0002-7404-9128
Gene FederProfessor of Primary Care, Bristol Medical School (PHS)
Bristol Population Health Science Institute
Centre for Academic Primary Care
Gene.Feder@bristol.ac.ukThe diagnosis and management of stable heart disease and health care responses to domestic violence0000-0002-7890-3926
Prof Adam FinnProfessor of PaediatricsAdam.Finn@bristol.ac.ukInfection and immunity0000-0003-1756-5668
Prof Tom GauntProfessor of Health and Biomedical Informatics and MRC Investigator, Bristol Medical School (PHS)
Bristol Population Health Science Institute
Programme Lead, MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
Tom.Gaunt@bristol.ac.ukUnderstanding the mechanisms of disease, through the integration of diverse biomedical and epidemiological data; the development of software tools for analysis of these data0000-0003-0924-3247
Prof Matthew HickmanProfessor in Public Health and Epidemiology – Deputy Head of School and Head of Population Health ScienceMatthew.Hickman@bristol.ac.ukInfectious disease control; the epidemiological and public health consequences of drug use0000-0001-9864-459X
Prof Matthew JonesProfessorial Research Fellow in NeuroscienceMatt.Jones@bristol.ac.ukHow neurons distributed across functionally specialised brain regions share information0000-0001-5396-3108
Prof Golam KhandakerProfessor of Psychiatrygolam.khandaker@bristol.ac.ukIdentifying novel immunological mechanisms and potential treatment targets for major psychiatric disorders0000-0002-4935-9220
Dr Duleeka KnipeVice Chancellor’s FellowDee.Knipe@bristol.ac.ukThe social determinants of mental health especially suicide and self-harm0000-0002-1040-7635
Prof Deborah LawlorProfessor of EpidemiologyD.A.Lawlor@bristol.ac.ukWomens’ health and pregnancy0000-0002-6793-2262
Prof Paul MartinProfessor of Cell BiologyPaul.Martin@bristol.ac.ukmodel wound healing in several genetically tractable model organism0000-0002-2665-5086
Prof Ruth MasseyProfessor of Microbial Pathogenicityruth.massey@bristol.ac.ukUsing genomics to study pathogenicity0000-0002-8154-4039
Prof Marcus MunafòProfessor of Biological PsychologyMarcus.Munafo@bristol.ac.ukPathways into, & consequences of, health behaviours and mental health0000-0002-4049-993X
Prof Eugenia PiddiniProfessorial Research Fellow in Cell Biologyeugenia.piddini@bristol.ac.ukCell competition: mechanisms and function in cancer0000-0003-3901-076X
Prof Kristen ReyherProfessor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Population HealthKristen.Reyher@bristol.ac.ukAntimicrobial resistance 0000-0003-4912-5026
Prof Anne RidleyProfessor and Head of School, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Canceranne.ridley@bristol.ac.ukCancer, cell migration, cell signalling0000-0001-8186-5708
Prof Moin SaleemProfessor and Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Bristol Children’s HospitalM.Saleem@bristol.ac.ukGlomerular disease research including podocyte biology and nephrotic syndromes0000-0002-9808-4518
Prof Simon SatchellProfessor of Renal and Vascular Medicine, Bristol Medical School (THS)S.C.Satchell@bristol.ac.ukTo understand the contribution of GEnC to the glomerular filtration barrier in terms of the ultrastructural features and corresponding physiology0000-0001-5276-4537
Dr Jenny ScottSenior Lecturerjennifer.scott@bristol.ac.ukPharmacy, harm reduction and addition
Prof Nicholas TimpsonProfessor of Genetic EpidemiologyN.J.Timpson@bristol.ac.ukThe contribution of genetic factors to complex traits and the use of genetic data within frameworks of epidemiological analysis allowing causal inference0000-0002-7141-9189
Dr Emma VincentResearch Fellow, Bristol Medical Schoolemma.vincent@bristol.ac.ukGenetic epidemiology & cancer cell biology0000-0002-8917-7384
Dr Helen WeaversResearch Fellow, School of BiochemistryHelen.Weavers@bristol.ac.ukDefence strategies used by developing and repairing tissues to make them resilient to damage0000-0002-5383-6085
Prof Michael WhitehouseProfessor of Trauma and OrthopaedicsMichael.Whitehouse@bristol.ac.ukOrthopaedics; joint replacement & infection management0000-0003-2436-9024
Prof Clive BallardProfessor of Age-related diseases, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive DeanC.Ballard@exeter.ac.ukDementia0000-0003-0022-5632
Dr Emma BapleClinical Senior Lecturer
Leads – Rare Disease Research Group, University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health
e.baple@exeter.ac.uk
New genetic technologies to identify the cause of rare genetic disorders and translation of that knowledge to improve clinical diagnostics  and treatment0000-0002-6637-3411
Prof Inês BarrosoProfessor of Diabetesines.barroso@exeter.ac.ukGenetic aetiology and mechanisms of type 2 diabetes0000-0001-5800-4520
Prof Gordon BrownDirector MRC Centre for Medical Mycologygordon.brown@exeter.ac.ukUnderstand the role and function of C-type lectins in immunity during fungal infection0000-0002-0287-5383
Dr Peter CookLecturer – Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow MRC CMMP.C.Cook@exeter.ac.ukMechanistic understanding of asthmatic immunopathology0000-0002-5208-4985
Prof Andrew CrosbyProfessor of Human GeneticsA.H.Crosby@exeter.ac.ukCommunity genomic and neurogenetics0000-0003-3667-9054
Prof Helen DawesProfessor of Clinical Rehabilitation
h.dawes@exeter.ac.uk
Working with industry, clinicians and the public, to develop, evaluate and translate to clinical practice transformative innovation0000-0002-2933-5213
Dr Sarah FlanaganAssociate Professor in Genomic Medicine and Sir Henry Dale Research FellowS.Flanagan@exeter.ac.ukMonogenic disorders of insulin secretion0000-0002-8670-6340
Prof Tim FraylingProfessor of Human Geneticst.m.frayling@exeter.ac.ukGenome wide approaches to identify genetic variation associated with common disease0000-0001-8362-2603
Dr Rachel FreathyAssociate Professor and Wellcome Trust Senior Research FellowR.Freathy@exeter.ac.ukGenetics factors affecting the growth of a foetus in utero and its association with type 2 diabetes in adulthood0000-0003-4152-2238
Prof Neil GowProfessor of Microbiologyn.gow@exeter.ac.ukMedical mycology0000-0002-2776-5850
Prof Willie HamiltonProfessor of Primary Care Diagnosticsw.hamilton@exeter.ac.ukPrimary care diagnostics, with particular expertise in cancer 0000-0003-1611-1373
Prof Andrew HattersleyGillings Chair of Precision Medicine, Professor of Molecular Medicine & Consultant PhysicianA.T.Hattersley@exeter.ac.ukInvestigation of the genetic and molecular basis of inherited conditions0000-0001-5620-473X
Sallie LambAssociate Dean for Research & Mireille Gillings Professor of Health Innovations.e.lamb@exeter.ac.ukAgeing, disability and rehabilitation0000-0003-4349-7195
Prof Johnathan MillProfessor of EpigeneticsJ.Mill@exeter.ac.ukMolecular pathology of neurodevelopmental and neurodenerative disorders 0000-0003-1115-3224
Prof Noel MorganProfessor of Endocrine Pharmacology; Director – Institute of Biomedical & Clinical ScienceN.G.Morgan@exeter.ac.ukThe (patho)physiology of the pancreatic beta-cell in type 1 and 2 diabetes0000-0003-1537-8113
Dr Kash PatelWellcome Trust Fellow and Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinologyk.a.patel@exeter.ac.ukUnderstanding the genetics of diabetes especially Monogenic and Type 1 diabetes0000-0002-9240-8104
Prof Soojin RyuMireille Gillings Professor of NeurobiologyS.Ryu@exeter.ac.ukUnderstanding behavioural dysfunctions due to prolonged or severe exposure to stress hormones0000-0002-7059-0160
Prof Austin SmithDirector, Living Systems Instituteaustin.smith@exeter.ac.ukPluripotent stem cell biology0000-0002-3029-4682
Prof Nick StoneProfessor of Biomedical Imaging and BiosensingN.Stone@exeter.ac.ukNovel optical diagnostics within the clinical setting0000-0001-5603-3731
Prof Krasimira Tsaneva-AtanasovaProfessor of Mathematics for HealthcareK.Tsaneva-Atanasova@exeter.ac.ukThe application of mathematics for personalised diagnosis or treatment of health related conditions0000-0002-6294-7051
Prof Adilia WarrisProfessor (Clinical) Deputy Centre Director MRC Centre for Medical MycologyPaediatric infectious diseases with a specific interest in medical mycology.Paediatric infectious diseases with a specific interest in medical mycology.0000-0001-6586-3358

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