People

Network of people

Our members include internationally respected clinicians and academics from all four UK nations, our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) leads, our PhD students and our administrative staff.

We have teams working on our five strategic platforms - transforming the way asthma research is conducted - and a core administration team that offers advice and support with grant applications, staff and student recruitment, dissemination and communications, impact and liaison with stakeholders.

We list here our directors, grantholders and other staff who are involved directly with shaping the work of the Centre, and/or leading research studies. Many more researchers and other staff are involved in Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research studies across the UK.

Directors

Directors

The Centre is led by two directors, Professor Aziz Sheikh from the University of Edinburgh and Professor Chris Griffiths from Queen Mary University of London.

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Aziz Sheikh
Centre Director, Lead: Asthma Observatory, Co-lead: Database of Research Volunteers
Chris
Chris Griffiths
Centre Director

Leads

Programme and Platform Lead Investigators and Knowledge Exchange Lead

Each of the three core research programmes, and five capacity-building strategic platforms have lead academics. Their role is to ensure each programme and platform is meeting its objectives, and to facilitate the various studies and grants that sit within each programme. Some academics have more than one lead role.

We also have Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) leads - volunteers who sit on the Centre Management Committee and help shape the work of the Centre to ensure that people affected by asthma stay firmly at our core.

You can find out more about getting involved with our Patient and Public Involvement groups on our 'Public Involvement' pages.

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Michael Bang
PPI Lead
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Andy Bush
Co-Lead: Maximise Treatment Benefits
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Leo Campbell
PPI Lead
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Ann Caress Headshot
Ann Caress
Co-Lead: Patient and Public Involvement Forum
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Gwyn Davies
Lead: Postgraduate Training, Co-Lead: Reduce Exacerbations
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Elisabeth Ehrlich
PPI Lead
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Sandra Eldridge
Lead: Methodology in Asthma Trials
Lead: Knowledge Exchange
Monica Fletcher
Lead: Knowledge Exchange
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Olivia Fulton
PPI Lead
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Rob Horne
Lead: Maximise Treatment Benefits
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Steff Lewis
Co-Lead: Methodology in Asthma Trials
Hilary Pinnock Headshot
Hilary Pinnock
Network Coordinator, Lead: Encourage good asthma control, Co-Lead: Postgraduate Training
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Aziz Sheikh
Centre Director, Lead: Asthma Observatory, Co-lead: Database of Research Volunteers
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Colin Simpson
Lead: Database of Research Volunteers
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David Strachan
Co-Lead: UK Observatory
Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie Taylor
Co-Lead: Encourage good asthma control
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Andrew Wilson
Lead: Reduce Exacerbations
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Allison Worth
Lead: Patient and Public Involvement Forum

Grantholders

Other Grantholders

In addition to the individuals who have roles as programme and platform leads, many others are named on the Centre grant either as co-applicants or collaborators. They play a role in shaping the work of the Centre. Many are also involved directly in the work of the programmes and platforms.

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Christopher Butler
Co-applicant
Steve Cunningham Headshot
Steve Cunningham
Co-applicant
Adnan Custovic Headshot
Adnan Custovic
Co-applicant
Graham Devereux
Co-applicant
Steve Goodacre
Co-applicant
Trisha Greenhalgh
Co-applicant
Jonathan Grigg
MRC-AUK Centre Liaison, Co-applicant
Catherine Hawrylowicz
Co-applicant
Alistair Hay
Co-applicant
John Henderson
Co-applicant
Sebastian Johnston
Co-applicant
Brendan Delaney
Julia Hippisley-Cox
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Ann McMurray
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Chris O’Callaghan
Sarah Rodgers
Paul Stephenson
Gareth Stratton

Member Researchers

Associate Member Researchers

Individuals from Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research partner organisations, working on Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research-badged studies.

Melissa
Melissa Goodbourn
Research Fellow, PPI Platform
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Chris Newby
Lecturer, Methodology Platform
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Bright Nwaru
Honorary Research Fellow, Observatory and Database of Research Volunteers
Rebecca Pillinger Headshot
Rebecca Pillinger
Statistician
Ireneous Soyiri Headshot
Ireneous Soyiri
Statistician and Research Fellow
Chris Tuck
Chris Tuck
Research Fellow
Neil Wright
Neil Wright
Research Fellow
Audrey Buelo
Audrey Buelo
PhD Student
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Amy Chan
Research Associate
Anna De Simoni
Anna De Simoni
NIHR Academic Lecturer in Primary Care
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Louise Fleming
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Natalia Hounsome
Natalia Hounsome
Lecturer in Health Economics
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Catriona Keerie
Senior Statistician
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Abby King
Project Coordinator / Data Manager
Monica Lakhanpaul
Monica Lakhanpaul
Professor of Integrated Community Child Health
UCL
Nicola McCleary
Nicola McCleary
Systematic Reviewer/Research Fellow
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Susannah McLean
GP/Researcher
Mome Mukherjee
Mome Mukherjee
Senior Data Analyst
Stan Musgrave
Stan Musgrave
Research Fellow
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Nikos Papadopoulos
Professor of Allergy & Paediatric Allergy
Anita Patel
Anita Patel
Professor of Health Economics
Estelle Payerne
Estelle Payerne
CTU Clinic Trial Assistant
Katy Pike
Katy Pike
Clinical Reader/Clinical Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Paediatrics
Sejal Saglani
Sejal Saglani
Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Liz Steed
Liz Steed
Lecturer in Health Psychology
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Andy Stoddart
Health Economist
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Stephen Turner
Senior Lecturer (Clinical)
Li Wei
Li Wei
Senior Lecturer of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics
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Christopher Weir
Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

Affiliate Researchers

Affiliate Researchers

Individuals who collaborate with Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research members on a number of Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research badged-studies, whose research aligns with the aims of the Centre but who are not employed by one of our partner organisations can apply to the Centre Management Committee to become Affiliate Researchers.  We are delighted to list successful applicants below.

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Alistair Duff
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
Linda Milnes
Linda Milnes
Associate Professor
Ian Pavord
Ian Pavord
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Jane Smith
Jane Smith
Senior Lecturer in Primary Care
Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas
Professor of Primary Care Research
Kay Wang
Kay Wang
NIHR Postdoctoral Fellow

Collaborator Researchers

Researchers who work on Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research-badged studies who are not from partner organisations, but who wish to be recognised as collaborating with the Centre.

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Gaylor Hoskins
Clinical Academic Research Fellow
Nicola Ring
Nicola Ring
Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling & Visiting Academic, University of Edinburgh

PhD Students

PhD Students

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Salina Ahmed
PhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
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Mohammad Al Sallakh
Mohammad Al Sallakh
PhD Student
Swansea University
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Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes
Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes
Affiliated PhD Student
University of East Anglia
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Karim el Ferkh
Karim el Ferkh
PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
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Elsie Horne, PhD student
Elsie Horne
PhD student
University of Edinburgh
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Io Hui
Io Chi-Yan Hui
PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
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Tracy Jackson
Tracy Jackson
PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
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Caroline Katzer
Affiliated PhD Student
University College London
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Lee Koh
PhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
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Shauna McKibben
Shauna McKibben
PhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
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Ann McMurray
PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
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Marissa Mes
Affiliated PhD Student
University College London
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Christina Pearce
Christina Pearce
PhD Student
University College London
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Adam Peel
Adam Peel
PhD Student
University of East Anglia
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Aryelly Rodriguez
Aryelly Rodriguez
PhD student
University of Edinburgh
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Mohammad Romel Bhuia
Affiliated PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
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Christos Stefanidis
Christos Stefanidis
PhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
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Eleftheria Vasileiou
Eleftheria Vasileiou
PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
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Charles Winn
Charles Winn
PhD Student
Swansea University
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Admin

Centre Administrative Team

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Lynn Morrice
Centre Manager
Susan B Headshot
Susan Buckingham
Dissemination Officer
Rebecca C Headshot
Rebecca Campbell
Centre Administrator
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Laura Gonzalez Rienda
Centre Administrator
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Maria Moller
Postgraduate Training Coordinator
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Glenn Poon
Administrator (Methodology Platform)
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