Senior Supervisors List

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

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NamePositionEmail AddressResearch AreaORCID ID
Dr Jennifer AllenReader (Research Director), Department of Psychology
Director of the SHINE research lab
Reader and Director of Research on the DClinPsy programme. 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 management and rehabilitation0000-0003-0698-1543
Dr Pedro EstrelaSenior Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Electrical development of label-free electrical biosensors and chemical sensors for applications such as medical diagnostics and environmental monitoring0000-0001-6956-1146
Prof Richie GillCo-Vice Chair of Centre for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI)
Innovation in musculoskeletal (MSK) treatment (MSK) engineering
hip and knee joint function, disease and treatment
Dr Fiona GillisonHead of Department for Health
Centre for Motivation and Health health behaviours to prevent and reduce obesity0000-0002-6461-7638
Prof Richard GuyDepartment of Pharmacy & barrier function, characterisation and transdermal drug delivery0000-0003-3227-9862
Prof Sarah HalliganProfessor of Child and Family Mental development of psychological disorders especially PTSD & depression in young people0000-0002-3436-3358
Dr Matthew JonesSenior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Centre for Doctoral Training in Aeorsol Science information and medicines safety and particularly the links between them.0000-0002-2617-4098
Prof Robert KelshProfessor of Stem Cell crest (stem) cell development, especially fate specification0000-0002-9381-0066
Prof Edmund KeoghProfessor of mechanisms of pain0000-0002-1615-3699
Prof Jonathan KnightPro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and optical physics0000-0002-0802-8804
Prof Banafshe LarijaniProfessor of Therapeutic disciplinary research (physical sciences) to develop novel avenues for investigation of biological processes in signalling0000-0003-4735-1169
Dr Anita McGroganSenior Lecturer in utilisation and medication safety in vulnerable populations0000-0003-3855-9400
Prof Neil McHughProfessor of of idiopathic inflammatory myositis, scleroderma, lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Early detection and treatment guidelines in psoriatic arthritis
Prof Randy MrsnyProfessor, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Centre for Therapeutic Innovation of epithelial cell structure/function in health and disease0000-0001-8505-8516
Prof Adele MurrellProfessor of 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 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 pathogenesis0000-0002-1489-280X
Prof Samuel SheppardDepartment of Biology & Biochemistry
Milner Centre for Evolution
Centre for Mathematical Biology 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 and end of life care0000-0002-2945-8694
Prof Dylan ThompsonProfessor of Human activity, exercise and nutrition0000-0002-6312-1518
Prof Stephen WardProfessor of Pharmacy and of inflammation and fibrosis0000-0002-6795-6002
Prof Christiane Berger-SchaffitzelWellcome Trust Investigator, Professor of cells recognize problems during protein synthesis and target the defective proteins and their encoding mRNAs to degradation0000-0002-1516-9760
Prof Andrew DickProfessor of eye disease0000-0002-0742-3159
Prof Andrew DowseyChair in Population Health Data Science, Bristol Veterinary School
Bristol Population Health Science Institute 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 diagnosis and management of stable heart disease and health care responses to domestic violence0000-0002-7890-3926
Prof Adam FinnProfessor of and immunity0000-0003-1756-5668
Prof Matthew HickmanProfessor in Public Health and Epidemiology – Deputy Head of School and Head of Population Health disease control and the epidemiological and public health consequences of drug use0000-0001-9864-459X
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 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 JonesProfessorial Research Fellow in neurons distributed across functionally specialised brain regions share information0000-0001-5396-3108
Prof Golam KhandakerProfessor of and validating novel immunological mechanisms and potential treatment targets for major psychiatric disorders0000-0002-4935-9220
Dr Duleeka KnipeVice Chancellor’s social determinants of mental health especially suicide and self-harm0000-0002-1040-7635
Prof Deborah LawlorProfessor of’ health and pregnancy0000-0002-6793-2262
Prof Ruth MasseyProfessor of Microbial genomics to study pathogenicity0000-0002-8154-4039
Prof Paul MoranProfessor of epidemiology and treatment of personality disorders (PD) and self-harming behaviour.0000-0002-9257-8699
Prof Marcus MunafòProfessor of Biological into, & consequences of, health behaviours and mental health0000-0002-4049-993X
Prof Eugenia PiddiniProfessorial Research Fellow in Cell competition: mechanisms and function in cancer0000-0003-3901-076X
Dr Dheeraj RaiAssociate Professor in Neurodevelopmental Spectrum Disorder0000-0002-7239-3523
Prof Kristen ReyherProfessor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Population Health, Bristol Veterinary School
Bristol Population Health Science Institute
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Mathematics and Ecology
Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Science, Bristol Veterinary School resistance0000-0003-4912-5026
Prof Anne RidleyProfessor and Head of School, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine,, cell migration, cell signalling0000-0001-8186-5708
Dr Laura RivinoAssociate Professor in cells contribution to protective immunity and /or immunopathology during viral infection, particularly dengue virus infection, and COVID-190000-0001-6213-9794
Prof Moin SaleemProfessor and Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Bristol Children’s disease research including podocyte biology and nephrotic syndromes0000-0002-9808-4518
Prof Simon SatchellProfessor of Renal and Vascular Medicine, Bristol Medical School (THS) understand the contribution of GEnC to the glomerular filtration barrier in terms of the ultrastructural features and corresponding physiology0000-0001-5276-4537
Jenny ScottSenior, harm reduction and addition0000-0002-4920-0914
Prof Nicholas TimpsonProfessor of Genetic 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 epidemiology & cancer cell biology0000-0002-8917-7384
Dr Helen WeaversResearch Fellow, School of strategies used by developing and repairing tissues to make them resilient to damage0000-0002-5383-6085
Michael WhitehouseProfessor of Trauma and; joint replacement & infection management0000-0003-2436-9024
Dr Harry Ahmed
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Epidemiology. Director, Academic Fellows, linked healthcare records0000-0002-0634-8548
Prof Davina AllenHead of Research and Innovation, School of Healthcare interests in nursing, healthcare work organisation, and service improvement. 0000-0002-6729-7502
Prof John AtackDirector, Medicines Discovery discovery0000-0002-3410-791X
Prof Duncan BairdChair, School of Medicine, Professor of Cancer and biology0000-0001-8408-5467
Prof Monica Busse-MorrisDirector of Mind, Brain and Neuroscience Trials School of development, evaluation and understanding of  interventions such as physical activity & behavioural change techniques required to inform assessment of outcomes in complex health conditions0000-0002-5331-5909
Matthias EberlProfessor of Translational Immunology, Division of Infection and Immunity. Joint Academic Lead for Public Involvement and Engagement, School of 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 underlying injury & scarring in the kidney and peritoneum0000-0003-0102-9342
Prof Awen GallimoreCo-Director of Systems Immunity Research 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 translational models0000-0002-0403-3278
Ben HanninganProfessor: Mental Health Nursing and Director of Postgraduate 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
Prof Ian HumphreysDirector of Systems Immunity Research Institute. Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. Infection Lead, Division of Infection and 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 &
Prof Kevin MurphyWellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow Head of Brain Imaging MRI0000-0002-6516-313X
Prof Valerie O’DonnellProfessor of lipid biochemistry, Division of Infection and & characterisation of new lipids made by circulating vascular cells that regulate immune defence and blood clotting0000-0003-4089-8460
Prof Shea PalmerProfessor of health, particularly joint hypermobility-related conditions (hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders).0000-0002-5190-3264
Prof Frances RiceProfessor of Developmental Psychopathology, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical psychopathology0000-0002-9484-1729
Dr Victoria ShepherdNIHR Doctoral & Advanced Fellow (Nurse) Making0000-0002-7687-0817
Prof Valerie SparkesDirector: Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre Versus pain dysfunction0000 0003 4500 9327
Prof Brad SpillerReader: School of Resistance
Bacterial virulence
Low-to-Middle Income countries
Neonatal sepsis
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma
Legionella species (environmental & clinical)
Group B Strep.
Gram positive pathogens
Clinical diagnostic advancements
Prof Richard StantonProfessor of Virology, School of biology, immunology and diagnosis of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) as well as the development of recombinant adenovirus vectors0000-0002-6799-1182
Prof Anita ThaparDivision of Psychological Medicine and Clinical 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 genetics0000-0002-6980-4053
Prof Clive BallardProfessor of Age-related diseases, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive
Dr Emma BapleClinical Senior Lecturer
Leads – Rare Disease Research Group, University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health 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 aetiology and mechanisms of type 2 diabetes0000-0001-5800-4520
Professor Albert BassonProfessor of Neuroscience and
neurodevelopment disorders, autism, intellectual disability, learning and memory, neuroscience, epigenetic, chromatin, psychiatry, neurology0000-0001-9834-7528
Prof Gordon BrownDirector MRC Centre for Medical 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 understanding of asthmatic immunopathology0000-0002-5208-4985
Prof Andrew CrosbyProfessor of Human genomic and neurogenetics0000-0003-3667-9054
Prof Helen DawesProfessor of Clinical 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 disorders of insulin secretion0000-0002-8670-6340
Prof Tim FraylingProfessor of Human wide approaches to identify genetic variation associated with common human disease0000-0001-8362-2603
Dr Rachel FreathyAssociate Professor and Wellcome Trust Senior Research genetics to understand the factors affecting the growth of a foetus in utero and its association with type 2 diabetes in adulthood0000-0003-4152-2238
Assoc. Prof Mattia FrontiniAssociate Professor in Cell the role of human genetic variation in cardiovascular disease0000-0001-8074-6299
Prof Neil GowProfessor of mycology0000-0002-2776-5850
Prof Willie HamiltonProfessor of Primary Care care diagnostics, with particular expertise in cancer0000-0003-1611-1373
Prof Andrew HattersleyGillings Chair of Precision Medicine, Professor of Molecular Medicine & Consultant of the genetic and molecular basis of inherited conditions0000-0001-5620-473X
Prof Gaspar JekelyProfessor of neural circuit bases of behaviour0000-0001-8496-9836
Prof Sallie LambAssociate Dean for Research & Mireille Gillings Professor of Health, disability and rehabilitation0000-0003-4349-7195
Prof Johnathan MillProfessor of pathology of neurodevelopmental and neurodenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, autism and schizophrenia0000-0003-1115-3224
Prof Noel MorganProfessor of Endocrine Pharmacology; Director – Institute of Biomedical & Clinical (patho)physiology of the pancreatic beta-cell in the context of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes0000-0003-1537-8113
Dr Kash PatelWellcome Trust Fellow and Consultant in Diabetes & the genetics of diabetes with a focus on Monogenic and Type 1 diabetes0000-0002-9240-8104
Prof Rupert PayneProfessor of Primary Care and Clinical the safety and quality of medicines use in primary care0000-0002-5842-4645
Prof Soojin RyuMireille Gillings Professor of how prolonged or severe exposure to stress hormones lead to behavioral dysfunctions0000-0002-7059-0160
Prof Austin SmithDirector, Living Systems stem cell biology0000-0002-3029-4682
Prof Nick StoneProfessor of Biomedical Imaging and optical diagnostics within the clinical setting0000-0001-5603-3731
Prof Krasimira Tsaneva-AtanasovaProfessor of Mathematics for applications of mathematics for personalised prediction and decision in prevention, diagnosis or treatment of health related conditions0000-0002-6294-7051
Prof Adilia WarrisProfessor (Clinical) Deputy Centre Director MRC Centre for Medical infectious diseases with a specific interest in medical mycology.0000-0001-6586-3358

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