Institute of Genetic Medicine

Our Staff

Staff

Here you will find an alphabetical list of all the staff working within the Institute.

Kathleen Allinson
Research Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8671

Dr David Almarza Gomez
Research Associate

Dr George Anyfantis
Research Technician


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8833

Professor Lyle Armstrong
Professor of Cellular Reprogramming

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8695

Professor Helen Arthur
Professor of Cardiovascular Biology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8648

Magomet Aushev
Research Associate (Scientific Officer)

Dr Dorota Badowska
RD-Connect Science Comm & Impact Coord

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8624

Kate Bailey
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8653

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8764

Dr Rita Barresi
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 0842

Dr Matthew Barter
Research Associate - Molecular Rheumatol

Dr Karim Bennaceur
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8612

Adrian Blackburn
Biobank Technician


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4825

Dr Alison Blain
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8833

Dr Veronika Boczonadi
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8818

Dr Sanja Bojic
Research Associate

Dr Gillian Borthwick
National Research Coordinator, NIHR Genetics Specialty Group & Collaborative Group for Genetics in Healthcare

Email:
Telephone: 22-8613 (0191 241 8613)

Professor Michael Briggs
Professor of Skeletal Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8820

Joanne Bullivant
Myotubular Myopathy Patient Registry Project Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8640

Dr Umar Burki
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8636

Professor Sir John Burn
Professor of Clinical Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8734

David Burns
Research Associate

Dr Florence Burte
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: 01912418818

Professor Katherine Bushby
Act. Res.Chair of Neuromuscular Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8757

Paul Cairns
Manager of Functional Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8641

Dr Shona Cameron
Clinical Research Associate

Phillip Cammish
GNEM-DMP Registry Project Manager & Curator

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8905

Dr Bill Chaudhry
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8681

Dr Timothy Cheetham
Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 9562

Dr YuZhu Cheng
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8646

Dr Svetlana Cherlin
Research Associate

Dr Valeria Chichagova
Research Associate

Dr Louise Coats
Clinical Intermediate Fellow/Hon Consult

Dr Joseph Collin
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8857

Professor Che Connon
Professor of Tissue Engineering

Email:
Telephone: T: 0191 241 8623 M: 0793 1093 063

Dr Andrei Constantinescu
RSE/BBSRC Enterprise Fellow

Professor Heather Cordell
Professor of Statistical Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8669

Daniel Cox
Senior Biobank & Research Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8834

Moira Crosier
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8690

Dr Ann Curtis
Honorary Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8772

Caroline Dalgliesh
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8653

Dr Rebecca Darlay
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8692

Rebecca Davis
Clinical Research Project Manager

John Dawson
Communication + Data Helpdesk Coord

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8624

Jacqui Dobor
Research Secretary

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2418639

Nathalie Doorenweerd
Research Assistant

Dr Jennifer Duff
Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8818

Trish Dunham
PA to Professor Joris Veltman

Email:
Telephone: 44 (0)191 241 8611

Dr Ingrid Ehrmann
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8685

Dr Lorraine Eley
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8653

Professor David Elliott
Professor of Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8694

Email:
Telephone: +44 191 241 8630

Dr Monica Ensini
Senior Research Associate

Dr Teresinha Evangelista
Clinical Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8617

Dr Adrian Falconer
Research Associate

Roberto Fernandez Torron
Clinical Research Associate

Professor Francisco Figueiredo
Honorary Clinical Professor

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 5582

Katherine Frith
Clinical Research Administrator

Katja Gassner
Research Technician

Beth Gibson
Research Assistant

Dr Michele Giunta
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8817

Professor Tim Goodship
Strategic Research Adviser


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8632

Jodie Graham
NCC Project Co-ordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8651

Liz Greally
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8833

Dr Helen Griffin
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8692

Dr Michela Guglieri
Research Fellow/Honorary Consultant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8606

Michael Hails
Web Development Officer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8659

Dr Darroch Hall
Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8653

Dr Lynsey Hall
Research Associate

Dr Dean Hallam
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8817

Dr Lizzie Harris
MDC Clinical Training & Research Fellow

Anne Haselhurst
Accountancy Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8642

Christine Hayes
Research Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8876

Victoria Hedley
RD-ACTION Thematic Coordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8624 (Direct)

Professor Deborah Henderson
Professor of Cardiac Development

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8644

Professor Mary Herbert
Professor of Reproductive Biology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 213 8213

Emma Heslop
DMD Clinical Research Hub Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8621

Birthe Hilgen
Research Associate

Heather Hilsden
Project Manager Jain Foundation Natural History Study

Email:
Telephone: 241 8941

Lisa Hodgson
Senior Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8673

Timothy Hood
International Liaison & Comms Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8839

Professor Rita Horvath
Professor of Neurogenetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8855

Rachel Howarth
Research Technician

Dr Richard Howey
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8692

Dr Gavin Hudson
Research Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8650

Raf Hussain
Research Technician


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8653

Lucy Imber
Clerical Assistant to Prof Hanns Lochmüller

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8617

Dr Avais Jabbar
Clinical Research Associate

Dr Michael Jackson
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8677

Robert Jackson
Research Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8678

Donna Job
Project Administrator

Email:
Telephone: +44(0) 191 241 8607

Dr Katherine Johnson
Research Associate

Debra Jones
Technical Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2418620

Professor David Kavanagh
Professor of Complement Therapeutics / Honorary Consultant Nephrologist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8634


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8615

Dr Janet Kerwin
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)191 241 8646

Professor Majlinda Lako
Prof of Stem Cell Science

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8688

Mahdi Lamb
Research Assistant

Theodoros Latsis
Research Assistant

Elizabeth Law
Research Assistant

Becca Leary
TREAT-NMD Programme Co-ordinator

Email:
Telephone: 8839

Professor Susan Lindsay
Prof of Human Dev Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8656

Dr Steven Lisgo
HDBR Resource Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8646

Dr Lisa Lister
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 213 8219

Dr David Llobet-Navas
Newcastle University Research Fellow

Email:
Telephone: : +44(0) 191 241 8631

Professor Hanns Lochmuller
Professor of Experimental Myology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8602

Lynne Longstaff
NIHR Communications Administrator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8824

Professor John Loughlin
Prof of Musculoskeletal Research

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8988

Dr Guy MacGowan
Hon Clin Reader in Heart Failure

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 223 1546

Dr John Mansfield
Senior Lecturer/Consultant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 0135

Dr Ruairidh Martin
Clinical Research Associate

Dr Ricardo Martins Gouveia
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +441912418852

Dr Silvia Mazzotta
Research Associate

Amy McAllister
PA to Professor Sir John Burn

Email:
Telephone: 01912418794

Dr Grace McMacken
Clinical Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: 01912418653

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8856

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8817

Dr Colin Miles
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8699

Jill Moffat
PA to Volker Straub

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2418617

Dr Elisa Molinari
Research Associate

Leanne Morrison
Deputy Institute Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8696

Dr Juliane Mueller
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8818

Dr Jennifer Munkley
Faculty Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8685

Benjamin Munro
Research Technician

Professor Alison Murdoch
Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Head of Department

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 213 8213

Dr Alexander Murphy
Clinical Research Associate

Dr Lindsay Murphy
Research Assistant

Hannah Murray
International Liaison & Comms Assistant

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8839

Michelle Murray
Technician

Dr Irina Neganova
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8817

Dr Irina Neganova
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8817

Lorna Nelson
School Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8341

Dr Nikoletta Nikolenko
Clinical Research Associate

Nicole O'Connor
GNE Project Assistant

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8858

Lynne Overman
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8685

Dr Andrew Owens
Reader in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8859

Dr Anne Oyewole
Post-marketing Registry Coordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8839

Avril Palmeri
RD-Connect Project Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8659

Ioanna Pangou
Research Technician

Email:

Dr Brendan Payne
Clinical Intermediate Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8630

Professor Simon Pearce
Prof of Endocrinology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8674

Anna Peel
Clinical Trials Co-ordinator

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8649

Dr Petros Perros
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 202 090

Dr Heiko Peters
Reader in Mammalian Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8622

Dr Helen Phillips
BHF Intermediate Research Fellowship

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8698

Lauren Phillips
Biobank Technician

Dr Katarzyna Pirog
Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44(0) 191 241 8816

Dr Oksana Pogoryelova
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8640

Dr Paola Porcari
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1159

Dr Angela Pyle
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8818

Dr Rachel Queen
Experimental Scientific Officer

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8692

Dr Richard Quinton
Consultant/Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 4635

Dr Neil Rajan
Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8813

Dr Simon Ramsbottom
Kidney Research UK Post-doctoral Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8612

Lynn Reed
Study Coordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8874

Dr Mojgan Reza
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8834

Dr Sarah Rice
Research Associate

Dr Gavin Richardson
Newcastle Uni Research Fellow (Cardio)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8615

Dr Jessica Richardson
Research Associate

Dr Rachel Richardson
Research Associate

Email:

Anthony Riley
Support Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8665

Dr Amanda Robe-Bolam
Project Manager

Email:
Telephone: 0191 241 8858

Agata Robertson
Registry Project Manager and Curator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8605

Dr Ruth Rodriguez Barrueco
Marie Curie Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44(0) 191 241 8631

Dr Andreas Roos
Scientific Officer (Neuromuscular Group)

Professor Drew Rowan
Professor of Molecular Rheumatology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 8821/7541

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8693

Dr Adrian Santos
Research Associate

Professor John Sayer
Clin Prof of Renal Medicine

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8608

Trish Sewell
Finance & Research Support Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8691

Dr Harsh Sheth
Research Associate

Email:

Paul Sidney
Institute Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8678

Esha Singh
Research Assistant

Linda Sneddon
Genetic Research Nurse

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 223 1522

Dr Sally Spendiff
Research Associate

Professor Ioakim Spyridopoulos
Prof of Cardiovascular Gerontology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8675

David Steel
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 5699065

Dr Hannah Steele
Clinical Research Associate

Email:

Dr Julia Stickland
Project Manager GNE Clinical Research

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2418858

Dr Katja Storch
Clinical Research Associate

Professor Volker Straub
Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8655

Helen Sutherland
Data Manager

Dr Stephen Swioklo
Research Associate

Email:

Julie Taggart
Research Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2418720

Professor Michael Taggart
Chair of Reproductive Sciences

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0191) 208 6988

Dr Yuko Takeda
Research Associate

Rachel Thompson
RD-Connect Data and Communications Platform Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 191 241 8621

Dr Winnie Tong
Associate Researcher

Dr Ana Topf
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8653

Maria Tselepi
Research Technician

Dimitra Tsompani
Research Assistant

Dr Simon Tual-Chalot
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8690

Catherine Turner
DMD Programme Coordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8659

Sarah Urquhart
Vision-DMD Project Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 86 49

Dr Henriette van Ruiten
Clinical Research Associate

Olav Veldhuizen
Project Manager (SCOPE - DMD, BIOIMAGE - NMD, COST Action BM1304)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8640

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2418611

Dr Ingrid Verhaart
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 241 8605

Professor Josef Vormoor
Sir James Spence Prof of Child Health

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1357

Dr Anna Walaszczyk
Research Associate

Rachael Watson
Technician

Email:

Dr David Wilkinson
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8689

Libby Wood
RD-Connect Project Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8659

Dr Michael Wright
Associate Clinical Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8738

Dr Laura Yates
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4917

Professor David Young
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8831

Wayne Younger
Institute Administrator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8868

Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man
MRC Clinician Scientist / Clinical Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8854

Dr Min Yu
Research Associate

Dr Darin Zerti
Research Associate