Senior Supervisors List

The table below details the Senior Supervisors currently available to supervise projects on the GW4-CAT HP Programme. A printable version is available here

NamePositionemail addressResearch areaORCID ID
Dr Harry Ahmed
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Epidemiology. Director, Academic Fellows Schemeahmedh2@cardiff.ac.ukEpidemiology, linked healthcare records0000-0002-0634-8548
Prof John AtackDirector, Medicines Discovery Instituteatackj@cardiff.ac.ukDrug discovery0000-0002-3410-791X
Prof Duncan BairdChair, School of Medicine, Professor of Cancer and Geneticsbairddm@cardiff.ac.ukTelomere biology0000-0001-8408-5467
Prof Andrea BrancaleProfessor of Medicinal Chemistrybrancalea@cardiff.ac.ukComputer-aided design, synthesis and development0000-0002-9728-3419
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 Liam GrayProfessor of Functional Neurosurgery, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institutegraywp@cardiff.ac.ukIntracranial therapeutics0000-0001-7595-8887
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
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 Derek JonesProfessor, Director of CUBRICjonesd27@cardiff.ac.ukDevelopment of methods for diffusion magnetic resonance imaging and its application to healthy and diseased states0000-0003-4409-8049
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 Meng LiChair in Stem Cell Neurobiology, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institutelim26@cardiff.ac.ukThe molecular mechanisms underlining neural fate specifications and the differentiation of neuroectoderm cells onto defined neuronal subtypes0000-0002-4803-4643
Prof Kevin MurphyWellcome 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
Prof Neil RobertsonClinical Professor of Neurology, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciencesrobertsonnp@cardiff.ac.ukMultiple Sclerosis & Ataxia0000-0002-5409-4909
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 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
Prof Darren CoskerDepartment of Computer Science
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa)
D.P.Cosker@bath.ac.ukThe convergence of computer graphics, animation, computer vision and psychology0000-0001-5177-4741
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
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
Dr 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 Pharmacy & PharmacologyR.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 Abbie JordanDr Senior Lecturer in Health PsychologyA.L.Jordan@bath.ac.ukPaediatric chronic pain and its impact on young people and families0000-0003-1595-5574
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 Pharmacy & Pharmacology
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
Prof Harry RutterProfessor in Global Public HealthH.R.Rutter@bath.ac.ukPublic health, complex systems, obesity, physical activity, and disease prevention0000-0002-9322-0656
Dr Jenny ScottSenior Lecturer in Pharmacy PracticeJ.A.Scott@bath.ac.ukEvidence based intervetions for people with drug addictions0000-0002-4920-0914
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 Zafar BashirProfessor of Cellular NeuroscienceZ.I.Bashir@bristol.ac.ukUnderstanding how synaptic transmission occurs, can be regulated and modified; 0000-0003-3650-2136
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 Adam FinnProfessor of PaediatricsAdam.Finn@bristol.ac.ukInfection and immunity0000-0003-1756-5668
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
Dr David MatthewsReader in VirologyD.A.Matthews@bristol.ac.ukVirus host cell interactions with an emphasis on respiratory viruses0000-0003-4611-8795
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 Caroline ReltonProfessor of Epigenetic EpidemiologyCaroline.Relton@bristol.ac.ukImproving understanding of the role of epigenetic processes in disease and development using population-based approaches0000-0003-2052-4840
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 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.ukDefense strategies used by developing and repairing tissues to make them resilient to damage0000-0002-5383-6085
Prof Clive BallardProfessor of Age-related diseases, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive DeanC.Ballard@exeter.ac.ukDementia0000-0003-0022-5632
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
Prof Linda ClareProfessor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and DementiaL.Clare@exeter.ac.ukThe application of cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease0000-0003-3989-5318
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 Sian EllardProfessor of Genomic MedicineS.Ellard@exeter.ac.ukSequencing technology for disease gene discovery and diagnostic tests especially in Monogenic diabetes, congenital hyperinsulinism0000-0002-7620-5526
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 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
Prof Gaspar JekelyProfessor of NeuroscienceG.Jekely@exeter.ac.ukThe neural circuit bases of behaviour0000-0001-8496-9836
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

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