Professor Richard Lilford

Richard Lilford is Professor of Public Health at the University of Warwick and holds the positions of Pro-Dean for Research, Director for Warwick Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery (W-CAHRD) and Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) West Midlands. Richard has […]

Dr Anita Slade

Anita Slade PhD is the ITM Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) research at the University of Birmingham. She is experienced in evaluating and developing patient reported outcome measures in a range of clinical settings. She is experienced in using Rasch analysis as a tool for evaluating health outcomes and educational assessments. […]

Dr Margaret O’Hara

As Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in Research Lead at UHB, Margaret supports staff to do high quality patient involvement in their research. Margaret also works closely with PPI leads within the local NIHR infrastructure at UHB, helping to raise awareness of national standards and best practice, and develop training for both researchers and […]

Dr Heather Duncan

Dr Heather Duncan completed undergraduate education in South Africa and qualified in Paediatrics and Paediatric Intensive Care in the UK, following a Fellowship in Critical Care at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 2003. She is a full-time Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant and Paediatric Intensive Care Associate Clinical Director (clinical lead) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital […]

Professor Deborah Falla

Deborah Falla received her PhD in Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland, Australia in 2003. In 2005 she was awarded Fellowships from the International Association for the Study of Pain and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia to undertake postdoctoral research at the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2007 […]

Colonel Mark Foster

Colonel Mark Foster spent 10 years in the British Army, including eight years in pathology before studying medicine at the University of Manchester. After graduating, he undertook the Army Entry Officers Course before completing his senior house officer training at hospitals in Surrey and Bristol. He then had trauma placements as a registrar in South […]

Professor Antonio Belli

Professor Tony Belli is a Professor of Trauma Neurosurgery and Director of the Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham ( The SRMRC is a leading centre for trauma research and was founded in 2011with £20M grant from Department of Health, Ministry of Defence, the University of Birmingham […]