Our Researchers

As part of our world class ambitions, we are committed to supporting our staff to become the best researchers, enabling them to develop their careers and conduct research that will improve the lives of our patients. Read about of the research pathways some our Nurses, Midwives, Allied Healthcare Professionals (NMAHPs) and Clinicians have shared with us below.


Nurses, Midwives, Allied Healthcare Professionals (NMAHPs) Researchers

Abeesh Panicker - Cardiology Research Nurse

Adam Ryder - Radiographer/ Masters by Research Student

Angela Polanco - Midwife/ PhD student

Beverley Beynon-Cobb - Renal Dietician/ MRes Student

Claire Badger - Consultant Nurse Lead Pre-Operative Assessment Service

David McWilliams – Physiotherapist/Associate Professor for Research, Centre for Care Excellence

Debra Bick - Midwife/ Professor of Clinical Trials in Maternal Health

Deepa Muthu Krishnan - Macmillan Haematology Dietitian/Pre-Doctoral student

Elizabeth Bailey - Midwife/ Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/ NIHR 70@70 Research Leader

Emma Braybrook - Biomedical Scientist/ PhD Student

Gordon McGregor - Clinical Exercise Physiologist/ Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Helen Eftekhari - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Jane Coad - Nurse/Clinical Professor in Nursing/Director of i-CAhRE/Strategy and Research Director, Centre for Care Excellence

Jenny Abraham - Nurse/ Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Jenny Gamble – Midwife/Professor of Midwifery, Centre for Care Excellence

Kamaljit Kaur Chatha – Clinical Scientist/Consultant Clinical Biochemist

Liz Lees Deutsch - Nurse/Associate Professor for Nursing, Centre for Care Excellence

Michelle Hartanto – Nurse/ Resuscitation Practitioner/NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Nicky Wyer – Dietician/ Dietetic Clinical Lead/Research Lead for Dietetics & Speech and Language Therapy

Nicolas Aldridge - Lead Research Nurse/ NIHR 70@70 Research Leader

Nina Morgan – Nurse/Professor/Chief Nursing Officer

Rebecca Kearney - Physiotherapist/ Associate Professor

Rebecca McKeown - Physiotherapist/ PhD Student

Samantha Nightingale - Midwife/ Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme Student

Shea Palmer – Physiotherapist/Professor of Allied Health, Centre for Care Excellence

ZiHeng Liew - Physiotherapist/ Research Fellow

Zoe Connor – Dietician/Paediatric Dietitian/NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellow


Medical Researchers

Alexia Farrugia - Clinical Fellow in Specialist Surgery

Andy Metcalfe - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon /Associate Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Ayman Bannaga - Research Fellow in GI and Liver Medicine

Caroline Leech - Consultant Emergency Medicine, Major Trauma & Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Cyprian Mendonca - Professor/Consultant Anaesthesia

Faizel Osman - Professor Cardiologist

Martin Underwood - Professor

Petra Hanson - Academic and Clinical Fellow in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Ramesh Arasaradnam - Professor in Gastroenterology

Tarv Dhanjal - Associate Professor/Consultant Cardiologist

Tim Robbins - NIHR Clinical Lecturer

Tom Barber - Associate Professor/Consultant Endocrinologist

Ven Gee Lim - Senior Electrophysiology and Devices fellow