Staff by Role

Director Of Institute

Professor Catherine Exley
Professor of Qualitative Health Research and Acting Director of Institute

Deputy Director Of Institute

Professor Ashley Adamson
Prof of Public Health Nutrition and NIHR Research Professor

Institute Manager

Liz Huston
School Manager

Deputy Institute Manager

Samantha Lamb
Deputy Institute Manager

Academic Staff

Professor Ashley Adamson
Prof of Public Health Nutrition and NIHR Research Professor

Dr Vera Araujo-Soares
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology

Dr Ruth Bell
Senior Lecturer/Honorary NHS Consultant

Dr Lorraine Brennan
Senior Lecturer

Dr Katie Brittain
Lecturer in Social Gerontology

Dr Heather Brown
Lecturer (Health Economics)

Dr Rebecca Brown
Research Associate

Professor Allan Colver
Strategic Research Adviser

Dr Heather Dickinson

Dr Rachel Duncan
Clinical Senior Lecturer

Professor Martin Eccles
Professor of Clinical Effectiveness

Professor Catherine Exley
Professor of Qualitative Health Research and Acting Director of Institute

Dr Tracy Finch
Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Health Care

Dr Emma Foster
Lecturer

Dr Katie Haighton
Lecturer in Public Health Research (Evaluation of Complex Interventions)

Professor Barbara Hanratty
Prof of Primary Care & Public Health

Dr Nicola Heslehurst
Lecturer/NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Denise Howel
Senior Lecturer

Professor Carol Jagger
AXA Prof of Epidemiology of Ageing

Professor Eileen Kaner
Professor of Public Health & Primary Care Research

Professor Ann Le Couteur
Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr Raghu Lingam
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant

Professor Fiona Matthews
Professor of Epidemiology

Professor Elaine McColl
Professor of Health Service Research

Professor Helen McConachie
Strategic Research Adviser

Dr Jill McKay
Lecturer in Molecular Epidemiology

Dr Richard McNally
Reader in Epidemiology

Dr Suzanne Moffatt
Senior Lecturer in Social Gerontology

Professor Paula Moynihan
Prof of Nutrition & Oral Health

Dr Colin Muirhead
Lecturer in Medical Statistics

Professor Stuart Parker
Wm Leech Prof of Geriatric Medicine

Professor Mark Pearce
Professor of Applied Epidemiology

Dr Lindsay Pennington
Senior Lecturer

Professor Marion Petrie
Professor of Behavioural Ecology

Professor Judith Rankin
Prof Maternal & Perinatal Epidemiology

Dr Tim Rapley
Senior Lecturer

Professor Louise Robinson
Director, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and Professor of Primary Care and Ageing

Professor Thomas Scharf
Prof of Social Gerontology

Professor Linda Sharp
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology

Professor Falko Sniehotta
Prof Behaviour Medicine & Health Psychol

Dr Suzanne Spence
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Professor James Steele CBE
Head of School and Professor of Oral Health Services Research

Dr Blossom Stephan
Senior Lecturer

Dr Deborah Stocken
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials and Biostatistics

Dr Laura Ternent
Senior Lecturer

Professor Richard Thomson
Professor of Epidemiology & Public Hlth

Professor Luke Vale
Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics

Professor Janet Wilson
Prof of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surg

Research Staff

Dr Michelle Addison
Research Associate

Dr Holly Ainsworth
Research Associate

Dr Viviana Albani
Research Associate

Hayley Alderson
Temporary Assistant

Dr Bronia Arnott
Research Methodologist

Claire Bamford
Senior Research Associate

Alison Barnes
Research Associate (Dietitian)

Nermine Basta
Research Assistant

Dr Laura Basterfield
Newcastle Biomedicine Faculty Research Fellow

Dr Nicole Baur
Research Associate

Dr Frauke Becker
Research Associate

Dr Kate Best
Research Associate (Epidemiology/ Statistics)

Fiona Beyer
Research Associate

Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling
Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow

Nawaraj Bhattarai
Health Foundation Doctoral Fellow

Karen Blakey
Research Assistant

Jennifer Bradley
Research Assistant

Lindsay Bramwell
Research Associate

Dr Matthew Breckons
Research Associate

Morven Brown
Research Assistant

Andrew Bryant
Research Associate

Dr Thomas Chadwick
Clinical Trials Statistician

Alexandros Chrysos
Research Assistant (Health Economics)

Mike Cole
Statistician

Dawn Craig
Principal Scientist (Evidence Synthesis)

Dr Lisa Crowe
Research Associate

Laura Cutler
Research Assistant

Dr Elizabeth Evans
Research Associate (Psychology)

Dr Darren Flynn
Senior Research Associate

Melissa Girling
NIHR Research Fellow

Dr Svetlana Glinyanaya
Team Scientist

Louis Goffe
Research Associate

Jane Goodwin
Research Associate

Joel Halligan
Research Assistant

Dr David Hamilton

Dr Richard Harbron
Research Associate

Richard Hardy
Computing Officer

Dr Louise Hayes
Research Methodologist

Dr Ben Heaven
Visiting Researcher

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3808

Jenni Hislop
Research Associate

Tara Homer
Research Associate

Dr Susan Hrisos
Senior Research Associate

Katherine Jackson
NIHR Training Fellow

Dr Peter James
Research Associate

Dr Angela Jones
Research Associate

Andrew Kingston
Research Associate

Dr Niina Kolehmainen
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant AHP (Children)

Dr Kirsty Laing
Research Assistant

Dr Joanne Lally
Research Associate

Jan Lecouturier
Senior Research Associate and Deputy Director, NIHR, RDS NE

Dr Richard Lee
Senior Research Associate

Kai Wai Lee
Research Assistant

Jessica Lowry

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 3044

Joan Mackintosh
Research Associate

Valentina Mamasoula
Research Assistant

Kay Mann
Research Assistant/PhD student

David Mason
Research Assistant (Interviewer)

Dr Sara McCafferty
Research Associate

Dr Ruth McGovern
Senior Research Associate/NIHR Post Doctorate Fellow

Dr Peter McMeekin
Senior Research Associate (Health Economics)

Dr Lorraine McSweeney
Research Associate

Hannah Merrick
Research Assistant

Dr Susanna Mills
NIHR Doctor Research Fellow

Dr Heather Moore
Research Associate

Kellie Morrissey
Research Assistant

Dr James Newham
Research Associate

Brenda Nyakang'o
Research Assistant

Dr Nicola O'Brien
Research Methodologist

Joanne O'Connor
Research Associate

Dr Amy O'Donnell
Primary Care Research Fellow

Naomi Parker
Research Associate

Dr Kathryn Parkinson
Senior Research Associate

Dr Linda Penn
Research Associate

Dr Lindsay Pennington
Senior Lecturer

Marie Poole
Junior Research Associate

Sebastian Potthoff
Doctoral Fellow (Health Foundation)

Dr Tim Rapley
Senior Lecturer

Dr Judy Richards
Research Associate

Shannon Robalino
Information Specialist

Dr Nicolette Rousseau
Senior Research Associate & Deputy Director, NIHR RDS NE

Dr Sian Russell
Research Associate

Vicky Ryan
SRA (Statistician)

Dr Kirby Sainsbury
Research Associate

Dr Stephanie Scott
Research Associate

Dr Jing Shen
Senior Research Associate (Health Economics)

Dr Anna Sherrington
Research Associate

Emma Simpson
Research Assistant

Liam Spencer
Research Assistant

Elaine Stamp
Research Associate (Statistician)

Dr Holly Standing
Research Associate

Dr Lynne Stobbart
Senior Research Associate

Katy Stockwell
Research Assistant

Dr Anu Vaittinen
Research Associate

Rose Watson
Research Assistant

Dr Wendy Wrieden
Principal Research Associate

Technical Staff

Fraser Chalmers
Computing Technician

Mark Warwick
Senior IT Technician

Clerical Staff

Janice Armstrong
Secretary

Sue Bell
PA to Professor Ashley Adamson and Public Health Improvement Administrator

Sarah Beverley
Project Secretary

Margaret Brown
Secretary

Niesha Doyle
Research Support Officer

Alison Etherington
PA to Prof Richard Thomson, Drs Tracy Finch and Tim Rapley

Cristina Fernandez-Garcia
RDS & CTU Admin Co-ordinator & PhD Student in Bioethics

Janice Fuller
Postgraduate Support Officer

Emma Heenan
Institute Secretary & PA to the Management Team

Denise Heighton
Secretary

Liz Huston
School Manager

Mary Johnson
Co-ordinator (Daslne)

Katharine Kirton
Clerical Assistant

Janice Legge
Personal Assistant to Health Economics Research Group

Terry Lisle
Administrator

Nathan Maddison
Finance Assistant

Angela Mattison
Research Programme Administrator

Astrid McIntyre
Project Secretary

Audrey McIntyre
Personal Assistant

Lavinia Miceli
Project Secretary

Anosua Mitra
Committees Administrator

Alison Mulvenna
Project Secretary

Sarah Nolan
Implementation Manager

Heather Parker
Project Secretary

Karen Patterson
Project Secretary

Ann Payne
Project Secretary

Parveen Rasul
Clerical Assistant

Laura Ritson
Fuse Research Centre Manager

Alexandra Smith
Project Secretary

Zoe Strong
PA to IHS Management Team

Emma Thompson
Secretary Health Economics Group

Anita Tibbs
Administrative Secretary

Jane Tilbrook
Administrative Secretary

Clare Vint
Operational Buyer

Pauline Winship
Administrative Secretary

Cheryl Wiscombe
Administrative Secretary

Wayne Younger
Deputy Institute Manager (On Secondment in IGM)

Honorary And Associate Staff

Dr Iain McKinnon
Honorary Reader in Neonatal Medicine