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Brunel NIHR event 26 March 2015 - College of Health and Life Sciences research interests

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Brunel University London, College of Health and Life Sciences, Staff Research Interests. NIHR event 25th March 2015.

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Brunel NIHR event 26 March 2015 - College of Health and Life Sciences research interests

  1. 1. College of Health and Life Sciences Staff Research Interests February 2015
  2. 2. 1 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON College of Health and Life Sciences Director of Research Clinical Sciences Dr Cherry Kilbride Vice Dean Research Prof Christina Victor Research Manager Jac Aldous Director of Research Life Sciences Prof Bill Baltzopoulos Divisional Research Leads Social Work & Community/Public Health: Dr Emma Wainwright Physiotherapy: Dr Neil O’Connell Occupational Therapy: Dr Gail Eva Divisional Research Leads Biosciences: Dr Joanna Bridger Psychology: Dr Nick Pound Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences: tbc College Research Administrators Coral Hankins (First contact for Life Sciences) Pauline Galea (First contact for Clinical Sciences)
  3. 3. 2 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Department of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical Sciences Division of Occupational TherapyDivision of Occupational TherapyDivision of Occupational TherapyDivision of Occupational Therapy Dr Anita AtwalDr Anita AtwalDr Anita AtwalDr Anita Atwal Research interest: Interprofessional working and effectiveness of teams; Discharge planning and related interventions. Including development of 3D software, rehabilitation in acute care with older adults (including home visits, effectiveness of interventions, quality of life); research with persons with polio and post-polio syndrome; outcome measures; evidence based practice guidelines; research with persons with lower limb amputations; knowledge transfer. Mr Kevin CordingleyMr Kevin CordingleyMr Kevin CordingleyMr Kevin Cordingley Research interest: Knowledge and professional practice in the forensic setting. Dr Gail EvaDr Gail EvaDr Gail EvaDr Gail Eva Research interest: The social, psychological and occupational consequences of cancer-related disability, in particular vocational rehabilitation, goal-setting, rehabilitation outcome measures in cancer and palliative care, rehabilitation in neurological cancers, and non-pharmacological interventions for managing cancer-related fatigue. Methodological expertise in researching complex interventions, clinical trials, realist evaluation, grounded theory, and feasibility studies. Dr Priscilla HarriesDr Priscilla HarriesDr Priscilla HarriesDr Priscilla Harries Research interest: Judgement and decision making; computer decision support; expertise development; mental health, neurology, dyslexia, elder abuse, mixed methods. Ms Ayana IfekoyaMs Ayana IfekoyaMs Ayana IfekoyaMs Ayana Ifekoya Research interest: The study of how therapists and patients use intrinsic and extrinsic emotion regulation strategies to build the therapeutic relationship and how the use of these strategies change during the course of the relationship. Mr Kee Hean LimMr Kee Hean LimMr Kee Hean LimMr Kee Hean Lim Research interest: Examine the personal nature of mental health recovery; the utility of the KAWA model to explore personal recovery.
  4. 4. 3 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Jenny KingDr Jenny KingDr Jenny KingDr Jenny King Research interest: Exploring identity maintenance and the meaning of physical activity in the context of non-specific ill health, particularly low back pain; activity management; and topics associated with university admissions. DrDrDrDr Debbie KramerDebbie KramerDebbie KramerDebbie Kramer----RoyRoyRoyRoy Research interest: Ethnicity and disability, including cultural competence in health care. Religion and the social model of disability. Emancipatory approaches to research, e.g. participatory research and use of creative methods. Mrs LiMrs LiMrs LiMrs Linda Maskillnda Maskillnda Maskillnda Maskill Research interest: researching teaching and learning methods and their relationship to performance in assessment; Physiology of ageing, particularly the interactions between changes in physiological systems, health status, activity and frailty. Dr Anne McIntyreDr Anne McIntyreDr Anne McIntyreDr Anne McIntyre Research interest: Falls experience and management for older people and carers; ageing well; community rehabilitation; outcome measures; ICF (WHO 2001); use of 3D software in rehabilitation. I have an interest in qualitative methodology, especially IPA. Dr Elizabeth McKayDr Elizabeth McKayDr Elizabeth McKayDr Elizabeth McKay Research interests: Inter-professional education, professional practice, service users’/ stakeholders perspectives; Women and mental health issues. Exploring transition experiences of professionals with disabilities from university to work; developing well- being mapping. Dr Lindsey NichollsDr Lindsey NichollsDr Lindsey NichollsDr Lindsey Nicholls Research interest: psychoanalytic approaches in OT and my research has focussed on the emotional (relationship) work undertaken by OTs in acute hospital settings. Dr PanagiotaDr PanagiotaDr PanagiotaDr Panagiota NikopoulouNikopoulouNikopoulouNikopoulou----SmyrniSmyrniSmyrniSmyrni Research interest: Clinical reasoning; clinical decision support systems; assistive and ambient technologies; neurological rehabilitation and applied research.
  5. 5. 4 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Ms Anna PrattMs Anna PrattMs Anna PrattMs Anna Pratt Research interest: hand assessment /outcomes of hand therapy following reconstruction or traumatic injury; experiences of hand injury/hand disease; systematic reviews; reflective practice. Dr Mellissa PruntyDr Mellissa PruntyDr Mellissa PruntyDr Mellissa Prunty Research Interest: The assessment, intervention and evaluation of motor coordination difficulties in children, particularly those with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Particularly interested in skill acquisition in handwriting, ball skills and cycling. Dr Frances ReynoldsDr Frances ReynoldsDr Frances ReynoldsDr Frances Reynolds Research interest: Creative occupations, identity maintenance and positive well-being in long-term illness (such as stroke and cancer) and in later life. Dr Georgia SpiliotopoulouDr Georgia SpiliotopoulouDr Georgia SpiliotopoulouDr Georgia Spiliotopoulou Research interest: Development of and evaluation of assessment tools, evidence based practice guidelines, assistive technology and 3D software, knowledge transfer, post-polio syndrome, lower limb amputations, ADHD. Ms Maria SteinMs Maria SteinMs Maria SteinMs Maria Stein Research interest: Stroke, neuroscience and occupational therapy education and fitness to practice. Other interests – supportive psychological therapies, behaviour psychology and obsessive compulsive disorder. MsMsMsMs Lesley WilsonLesley WilsonLesley WilsonLesley Wilson Research interest: The relationship between mind and body, the spiritual dimension of what we do and how these relate to health and wellbeing therapeutically. Have also collaborated on a number of projects including arts and health, end of life issues, post- polio syndrome, older people and the use of 3D software. COMMUNITY NURSINGCOMMUNITY NURSINGCOMMUNITY NURSINGCOMMUNITY NURSING Dr Maggi BanningDr Maggi BanningDr Maggi BanningDr Maggi Banning Research interest: The lived experience of women being treated for hormone dependent cancers.
  6. 6. 5 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON MsMsMsMs Liz GriffithsLiz GriffithsLiz GriffithsLiz Griffiths Research interest: Workplace health and wellbeing, professional education. Ms Nessie ShiaMs Nessie ShiaMs Nessie ShiaMs Nessie Shia Research interest: Include mental health promotion and evaluation, inter-professional learning and education and exploration on Chinese women breast health. Department of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical Sciences Division of PhysiotherapyDivision of PhysiotherapyDivision of PhysiotherapyDivision of Physiotherapy Mr John CossarMr John CossarMr John CossarMr John Cossar Research interest: Rehabilitation, Behavioural Motor Control, Neurophysiology of Motor Control. ProfProfProfProf Lorraine De SouzaLorraine De SouzaLorraine De SouzaLorraine De Souza Research interest: In physical and complex disability, the management of long term neurological disablement, spinal pain and the use of electronic assistive health technology by people with severe disabilities. Dr Mandy JonesDr Mandy JonesDr Mandy JonesDr Mandy Jones Research interest: Respiratory physiology, physiotherapy management of respiratory disease and rehabilitation of the critically ill. Main area: sleep and breathing in congestive heart failure, dysfunctional breathing. Dr Cherry KilbrideDr Cherry KilbrideDr Cherry KilbrideDr Cherry Kilbride Research interest: Neurorehabilitation with special interests in stroke, physical activity, upper limb recovery, evaluating clinical practice. Research methods: Mixed methods, process evaluation and action research
  7. 7. 6 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Mr Arturo LawsonMr Arturo LawsonMr Arturo LawsonMr Arturo Lawson Research interest: Musculoskeletal with a special interest in anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation. Dr Sandra NaylorDr Sandra NaylorDr Sandra NaylorDr Sandra Naylor Research interest: Physiotherapy education, transition from University to working life, ataxia, amputee and user involvement. Dr Meriel NorrisDr Meriel NorrisDr Meriel NorrisDr Meriel Norris Research interest: Neurorehabilitation with special interest in stroke, cultural influences on health understanding and rehabilitation. Dr Alexander NowickyDr Alexander NowickyDr Alexander NowickyDr Alexander Nowicky Research interest: Neurorehabilitation research using noninvasive brain stimulation techniques to study motor learning, effort perception and fatigue in healthy and neurological populations Dr Neil O’ConnellDr Neil O’ConnellDr Neil O’ConnellDr Neil O’Connell Research interest: The treatment of chronic low back pain and chronic pain with a focus on novel interventions, evidence based practice and evidence synthesis. He has worked extensively with the Cochrane Collaboration. DrDrDrDr Jennifer RyanJennifer RyanJennifer RyanJennifer Ryan Research interest: Physical activity levels, physical fitness, and chronic disease risk among children and adults with cerebral palsy. Exercise interventions for people with cerebral palsy. Validation of measures of physical activity. Ms Alison SherwinMs Alison SherwinMs Alison SherwinMs Alison Sherwin Research interest: portfolio use in undergraduate education; personal continuing professional development; public health :exercise and activity participation Ms Pam ShiersMs Pam ShiersMs Pam ShiersMs Pam Shiers Research interest: Health promotion with special interest in prevention of cardiac pathology and maintenance of functional independence in the elderly.
  8. 8. 7 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Ms Alyson WarlandMs Alyson WarlandMs Alyson WarlandMs Alyson Warland Research interest: Neurorehabilitation, with specific interest in upper limb recovery, the use of gaming technology in stroke rehabilitation, telerehabilitation and mental practice. Other interests include HIV and oncology related rehabilitation. Department of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical Sciences Division of Social Work and Public HealthDivision of Social Work and Public HealthDivision of Social Work and Public HealthDivision of Social Work and Public Health SOCIAL WORKSOCIAL WORKSOCIAL WORKSOCIAL WORK Dr Pam AlldredDr Pam AlldredDr Pam AlldredDr Pam Alldred Research interest: Social justice issues for children and young people: sexuality equalities work; gendered subjectivities and gender violence; sex and relationship education; teenage motherhood; normative discourses of family and marginalised parents. DDDDr Nicola Ansellr Nicola Ansellr Nicola Ansellr Nicola Ansell Research Interest: Focus on social and cultural change in the lives of young people in southern Africa. Specific interests are the effects of poverty, AIDS and schooling, and the policies and interventions intended to address these. Dr JoDr JoDr JoDr John Barkerhn Barkerhn Barkerhn Barker Research Interest: Research interest: Geographies of Children, Youth and Families; Care, play and education; Mobility and Transport Geography; applied research, methods and ethics Prof Peter Beresford:Prof Peter Beresford:Prof Peter Beresford:Prof Peter Beresford: Research interest: Participation and participatory or user controlled research approaches. Also interested in the development of social work research, welfare reform and disability research.
  9. 9. 8 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Prof Susan BuckinghamProf Susan BuckinghamProf Susan BuckinghamProf Susan Buckingham Research interest: Relationship between gender and the environment. Impacts of teaching yoga on women’s body image/awareness and issues of identity. Dr Jean ClarkeDr Jean ClarkeDr Jean ClarkeDr Jean Clarke Research interest: Repeat teenage pregnancies and the factors that contribute to positive outcomes for teenage mothers; Currently exploring ‘adolescents and young people’s experiences of living with HIV and its impact on the transition process between childhood and young adulthood’ Dr Yohai HakakDr Yohai HakakDr Yohai HakakDr Yohai Hakak Research interest: Applying qualitative methods including ethnography, in-depth interviews and visual methods and used thematic, narrative and discourse analysis. Areas of research are masculine identities, religious communities, parenting cultures and mental health. Dr Ben LiuDr Ben LiuDr Ben LiuDr Ben Liu Research interest: Are in the area of gerontology, quality of life of older adults, and social work with adults. His papers have been published in journals including Geriatrics & Gerontology International, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Aging & Mental Health, Educational Gerontology, and Journal of Social Work Prof Nicola MadgeProf Nicola MadgeProf Nicola MadgeProf Nicola Madge Research interest: Life-span development and identity; involving young people in research; children’s and young people’s issues including religion and faith, ethnicity, disability, disadvantage, self-harm and ‘risk’. Dr Sweta RajanDr Sweta RajanDr Sweta RajanDr Sweta Rajan----RankinRankinRankinRankin Research interest: Globalization and social policy in developing countries, ageing and ethnicity, diasporic imaginaries of ethnic minority elders, emotional resilience and social work education. Also interested in the intersections between global/ local work and a gendered and racialized understanding of immigrant and third world labour
  10. 10. 9 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Fiona SmithDr Fiona SmithDr Fiona SmithDr Fiona Smith Research interest: The impacts of social policy and welfare reform upon women and children; lone parent families; childcare provision; children’s geographies; gender and education; children’s emotional and social wellbeing. Dr Mary Pat SullivanDr Mary Pat SullivanDr Mary Pat SullivanDr Mary Pat Sullivan Research interest: Broadly in social gerontology and gerontological social work. Specifically, interested in the social worlds of older people including older people with complex co-morbidity and family care, risk and vulnerability in later life, geriatric mental health and dementia care. Dr Emma WainwrightDr Emma WainwrightDr Emma WainwrightDr Emma Wainwright Research interest: Social geographies of education, housing, welfare and training for work; Social policy, family and the geographies of care; Embodiment, body work and emotional labour PUBLIC HEALTHPUBLIC HEALTHPUBLIC HEALTHPUBLIC HEALTH Dr Geraldine BarrettDr Geraldine BarrettDr Geraldine BarrettDr Geraldine Barrett Research Interest: Pre-pregnancy health and health outcomes of women and children. Autism and neuro-developmental disorders in children and adults. Unplanned pregnancy and contraception. Development of outcome measures Prof. Mary GilhoolyProf. Mary GilhoolyProf. Mary GilhoolyProf. Mary Gilhooly Research interest: Financial elder abuse; incontinence; barriers to the use of public transport in older adults; mid-life risk factors for cognitive decline in old age; assistive technology and quality of life; life transitions and the maintenance of identity in old age; alcohol and ageing; legal and ethical issues at the end of life. Dr Pamela GriffithsDr Pamela GriffithsDr Pamela GriffithsDr Pamela Griffiths Research interest: Refugees and asylum seekers, Traumatic memory in the elderly, Well-being interventions including applications of mind-body practices. Qualitative research methods, Transpersonal dimensions of counselling and psychotherapy.
  11. 11. 10 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON DrDrDrDr Jitka PikhartovaJitka PikhartovaJitka PikhartovaJitka Pikhartova Research interest: Working on a project focussing on life-course determinants of loneliness in older age and relationship between loneliness and health outcomes. Continues to be part of that project alongside undertaking longitudinal analyses of dementia using the National Child Development Study (work-package within ESRC/Kings MODEM) at University of Southampton. Dr Wendy MartinDr Wendy MartinDr Wendy MartinDr Wendy Martin Research interest: Emotions and later life; ageing bodies; perspectives of health, ‘risk’ and ageing in everyday life; ethnicity, transnational identities and ageing; people’s experiences of dementia; visual images and risk; food, poverty and place; care and caring; and perceptions of safety and security. Dr Charles SimpsonDr Charles SimpsonDr Charles SimpsonDr Charles Simpson Research interest: how social exclusion /inclusion, social /human capital impact on active aging, ageing-in-place, and age-friendly cities; how these aspects influence older peoples’ participation in governance; and, inform social & health policy Prof Christina VictorProf Christina VictorProf Christina VictorProf Christina Victor Research interest: Are focused upon the experience of ageing and later with specific reference to: (a) loneliness and isolation; (b) dementia and health; (c) physical activity; (d) minority communities and (e) service evaluation.
  12. 12. 11 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Department of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences Division ofDivision ofDivision ofDivision of BiosciencesBiosciencesBiosciencesBiosciences Dr Rhona AndersonDr Rhona AndersonDr Rhona AndersonDr Rhona Anderson Research Interest: Explores cellular consequences of radiation-induced damage and includes understanding mechanisms of chromosome exchange formation, genomic instability and immune modulation. Applying this basic knowledge to assess the long- term health risks in exposed individuals. Dr Emma BourtonDr Emma BourtonDr Emma BourtonDr Emma Bourton Research Interest: DNA Repair; Radiation Biology (specifically radio-sensitivity and radio-resistance in cancer patients/tumours); Chemo-sensitivity and chemo-resistance in cancer patients/tumours. Dr Joanna BridgerDr Joanna BridgerDr Joanna BridgerDr Joanna Bridger Research Interest: The Bridger lab studies how the cell nuclear environment influences dynamic genome behaviour in development, differentiation, ageing and disease Dr Helen FosterDr Helen FosterDr Helen FosterDr Helen Foster Research Interest: Involved in numerous Biosciences research projects and have a wide range of research interests. Role is to provide technical expertise, data for publications and preliminary findings for grant applications. Dr Amanda HarveyDr Amanda HarveyDr Amanda HarveyDr Amanda Harvey Research interest: Cancer Cell Biology with special interests in breast cancer, drug resistance, novel therapies. ProfProfProfProf Paul HellewellPaul HellewellPaul HellewellPaul Hellewell My research investigates the fundamental pathways of leukocyte recruitment in inflammation, an essential prelude for new therapeutic agent development. Focus is on: adhesion molecules, chemoattractants, microvesicles, murine models of disease.
  13. 13. 12 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Thomas HoefkenDr Thomas HoefkenDr Thomas HoefkenDr Thomas Hoefken Research interest: The molecular mechanisms of the regulation of fundamental cell biological and biochemical processes using budding yeast as a model organism. These processes include metabolism, cell differentiation and gene expression. Dr SuDr SuDr SuDr Su----Ling LiLing LiLing LiLing Li Research Interest: To study the mechanism of how the immune system is optimally controlled; Development a novel vaccine strategy to prevent chronic infection diseases such as HIV/HBV and also cancer. Dr Chris ParrisDr Chris ParrisDr Chris ParrisDr Chris Parris Research Interest: Inactivation of tumour suppressor genes is central to human cancer development and the isolation and characterisation of these genes, alongside the study of DNA repair mechanisms, is fundamental to our understanding of carcinogenesis. Dr Mark PookDr Mark PookDr Mark PookDr Mark Pook Research Interest: Investigating molecular disease mechanisms and therapies for the inherited neurodegenerative disease Friedreich ataxia. DrDrDrDr Terry RobertsTerry RobertsTerry RobertsTerry Roberts Research Interest: Telomerase repression by human chromosomes and the effect chemotherapeutic drugs have on telomere biology. Anti-cancer drugs derived from the plant genera Annona and their mode of action. Dr Christian RudolphDr Christian RudolphDr Christian RudolphDr Christian Rudolph Research Interest: Focuses on DNA replication, cell cycle control and genomic stability. Currently investigating how termination of DNA replication affects genomic stability and cell cycle progression. Also how DNA damage influences DNA replication and cell cycle control in Escherichia coli. Prof Nigel SaundersProf Nigel SaundersProf Nigel SaundersProf Nigel Saunders Research Interest: Synthetic Biology, and Systems Biology and Functional Genomics required for synthetic systems design. Also, Evolutionary Biology of bacteria relevant to understanding and developing new systems and complex system behaviours. Objectives include: petrochemical replacements and biofuels, living fertilizers, bioremediation and detoxification of contaminants, generation of cheaper drugs and drug precursors.
  14. 14. 13 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Gudrun StenbeckDr Gudrun StenbeckDr Gudrun StenbeckDr Gudrun Stenbeck Research Interest: Characterisation of the signalling events relaying extracellular stimuli to the intracellular trafficking machinery to develop new strategies for the treatment of diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fibrotic diseases and cancer. Dr Sabrina TosiDr Sabrina TosiDr Sabrina TosiDr Sabrina Tosi Research Interest: Understanding the range of chromosomal abnormalities that occur in leukaemia may be of diagnostic and prognostic relevance, as it allows the classification of patients into high risk or low risk categories, and might subsequently impact on therapy choices. Dr David TreeDr David TreeDr David TreeDr David Tree Research Interest: We use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system to study the genetic, molecular and cell biological mechanisms controlling patterning during embryonic development and the homeostasis of adult tissues and organs. Dr AnthonyDr AnthonyDr AnthonyDr Anthony TsolakiTsolakiTsolakiTsolaki Research Interest: The pathogenesis of infectious diseases, mainly focusing on host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis, with the goal of developing new therapies and vaccines against the disease. Department of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences Division of PsychologyDivision of PsychologyDivision of PsychologyDivision of Psychology DrDrDrDr Survjit CheetaSurvjit CheetaSurvjit CheetaSurvjit Cheeta Research Interest: Cognitive and reward biases in depression and populations at risk of depression; exploring young people’s knowledge of the harms associated the use of legal and illegal drugs. Dr Bridget DibbDr Bridget DibbDr Bridget DibbDr Bridget Dibb Research interest: health psychology with a focus on weight loss in obese adults, health and illness beliefs, quality of life, adjustment to chronic illness, posttraumatic growth, and living with stigmatising illness.
  15. 15. 14 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr. Stanley O. Gaines, JrDr. Stanley O. Gaines, JrDr. Stanley O. Gaines, JrDr. Stanley O. Gaines, Jr. Research interest: A social/personality psychologist whose research interests include inner wellbeing, ethnic identity, and interdependence in close relationships. Dr Toshie ImadaDr Toshie ImadaDr Toshie ImadaDr Toshie Imada Research interest: Cross-cultural examination of cognitive processes/ behavioral reactions, including self-images, cultural values, choice justification, emotion, attention, social facilitation, executive function, prosocial attitudes, as well as cultural products such as children’s stories. Dr Tara MarshallDr Tara MarshallDr Tara MarshallDr Tara Marshall Research interest: Focuses on romantic relationships: how they are influenced by social media, how they vary across cultures, and how people react to breakups. Also the study of the personality traits that predict Facebook use. Prof Lynn B. MyersProf Lynn B. MyersProf Lynn B. MyersProf Lynn B. Myers Research interest: Many areas of health psychology including: adherence/compliance to treatment, inhibition of emotion and disease, risk perception, stress and health professionals, social cognition models and health-related behaviours. All aspects of the repressive coping style. Culture and health. Romantic adult attachment styles. Professor Dany NobusProfessor Dany NobusProfessor Dany NobusProfessor Dany Nobus Research Interest: History, Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Socio-cultural constructions of non-normative sexual behaviour; History of Psychiatry; Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Epistemology; Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film. Dr Guido OrgsDr Guido OrgsDr Guido OrgsDr Guido Orgs Research Interest: Visual and aesthetic perception of human movement. The study of how seeing movement alters the subjective experience of time and how skill acquisition in sports and the performing arts alters observing other people’s actions and using a wide range of methods including psychophysics, EEG, fMRI and TMS. Dr Nicholas PoundDr Nicholas PoundDr Nicholas PoundDr Nicholas Pound Research Interest: Male competitiveness, risk-sensitivity, impulsiveness and violence; Facial morphology, health and endocrine status; Perception of personality in faces ; Social and psychological influences on male reproductive physiology and sexual behaviour
  16. 16. 15 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr MichDr MichDr MichDr Michael E. Priceael E. Priceael E. Priceael E. Price Research Interest: Most research is on evolutionary social psychology (a synthesis of evolutionary biology and cognitive/social psychology). Especially interested in the origins of moral attitudes about egalitarianism, cooperation, leadership, and sexual behaviour. DrDrDrDr Noam SagivNoam SagivNoam SagivNoam Sagiv Research interest: The cognitive and neural basis of visual perception, multisensory interactions, and synaesthesia; neural correlates of consciousness; neuropsychology of perception; prosopagnosia and other disorders of face perception. Dr André J. SzameitatDr André J. SzameitatDr André J. SzameitatDr André J. Szameitat Research Interest: Work mainly falls into the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and Neuropsychology. Main interests lie in multitasking, working memory, executive control, and the functionality of the lateral prefrontal cortex, using behavioural measures as well as fMRI. Dr Adrian WilliamsDr Adrian WilliamsDr Adrian WilliamsDr Adrian Williams Research Interest: Broadly in the area of sensory perception, but with a focus on the visual system. Using neuroimaging techniques like fMRI, I investigate how the brain’s anatomy and function facilitates sensory processing. Department of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences Division of Sport, Health and Exercise SciencesDivision of Sport, Health and Exercise SciencesDivision of Sport, Health and Exercise SciencesDivision of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences Prof V. BaltzopoulosProf V. BaltzopoulosProf V. BaltzopoulosProf V. Baltzopoulos Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and basic mechanisms of in-vivo muscle-tendon and joint function across the life- span. Innovative imaging techniques are used for developing subject-specific biomechanical models aiming to improve performance and prevent injuries in athletes or falls in older people.
  17. 17. 16 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Daniel BishopDr Daniel BishopDr Daniel BishopDr Daniel Bishop Research interest: Focuses on the use of visual and auditory guidance to maximise people’s visual information pickup, to enhance their interaction with the environment during complex motor tasks. His research group is using eye tracking, neuroimaging and statistical modelling techniques accordingly. Dr Richard BlairDr Richard BlairDr Richard BlairDr Richard Blair Research interest: Understanding the cultural, social, ethical, pedagogical and methodological challenges for adults (teachers, coaches and volunteers) who work in Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport settings. How adults working in these settings support children to become physical literate and educated. Prof Susan CapelProf Susan CapelProf Susan CapelProf Susan Capel Research interest: the effective teaching of physical education; the development of student and newly qualified physical education teachers; the development of physical education teachers knowledge for teaching; mentoring of beginning physical education teachers. Dr AmandDr AmandDr AmandDr Amanda Crostona Crostona Crostona Croston Research interest: The experiences of young people in Health and Physical Education (HPE) and youth sport and the implications for lifelong physical activity and the social, political and educational agendas of equity, inclusion and social justice Dr Misia Gervis:Dr Misia Gervis:Dr Misia Gervis:Dr Misia Gervis: Research interest: Issues relating to child athlete welfare within sport, explicitly exploring emotional abuse and mental toughness; Understanding eating disorders and disordered eating in elite athletes; Implementation of positive psychological principles to enhance emotional resilience in young athletes Dr Vassil GirginovDr Vassil GirginovDr Vassil GirginovDr Vassil Girginov Research interest: Publications and industry experience are in the field of Olympic movement, sport development, knowledge creation and transfer, culture of sport management and policy analysis.
  18. 18. 17 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Prof José GonzálezProf José GonzálezProf José GonzálezProf José González----AlonsoAlonsoAlonsoAlonso Research interest: Understanding (1) the physiological limitations to athletic performance and exercise tolerance, particularly the functional capacities of human muscles, heart and brain, and (2) the regulation of tissue blood flow during exercise and environmental stress and the implications for human performance and the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Dr Laura HillsDr Laura HillsDr Laura HillsDr Laura Hills Research interest: Employs sociological theory to understanding young people, sport and social inclusion with a particular interest in gender and social disadvantage. In addition, she has an interest in media and qualitative research methods. Ms Sara HorneMs Sara HorneMs Sara HorneMs Sara Horne Research interest: Involve the analysis of movement to enhance performance and minimise injury in a team and individual sports. Specifically the use of both biomechanical measurement techniques to assess the effects of different footwear conditions in walking and running and performance analysis methods to assess technical and tactical performance. Dr Robin JacksonDr Robin JacksonDr Robin JacksonDr Robin Jackson Research interest: Research into attentional processes relating to sport expertise; especially in regard to anticipation skill, susceptibility to deception, explicit / implicit perceptual training protocols, 'choking' under pressure, and 'quiet eye'. DrDrDrDr Costas KarageorghisCostas KarageorghisCostas KarageorghisCostas Karageorghis Research Interest: Psychological, psychophysical and ergogenic effects of music in the domain of exercise and sport. Using a broad range of scientific approaches and methodologies. Development of conceptual frameworks and grounded theory, the production and validation of measurement tools, laboratory-based experimentation (e.g. psychometric, EEG, fMRI, respiratory), and in vivo studies. Professor Tess KayProfessor Tess KayProfessor Tess KayProfessor Tess Kay Research Interest: Conducts social science researching into sport, health and social justice. She works closely with policymakers and providers on research and evaluation studies of inequalities and diversity in sport and health in the UK and in international development contexts.
  19. 19. 18 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Pascale KippelenDr Pascale KippelenDr Pascale KippelenDr Pascale Kippelen Research Interest: Understanding of the pathophysiology of respiratory disorders in athletes, in particular asthma and exercise- induced bronchoconstriction. Wide expertise in pulmonary function testing, exercise testing and bronchial provocation challenges. Dr Thomas KorffDr Thomas KorffDr Thomas KorffDr Thomas Korff Research interest: Biomechanics of child development and the biomechanics of cycling. For the former, he has been investigating the effect of developmental changes in segmental growth and the mechanical structure of muscles and tendons on movement performance in children. For the latter, he has been investigating the mechanical determinants of cycling performance. Dr Nicholas LinthorneDr Nicholas LinthorneDr Nicholas LinthorneDr Nicholas Linthorne Research interest: application of physics and mathematics to the understanding of human movement. My main areas of research include running, jumping, throwing, and kicking. Dr Louise MansfieldDr Louise MansfieldDr Louise MansfieldDr Louise Mansfield Research interest: Focuses on social diversity, sport, health and wellbeing. Particular interest in gender inequalities and the contribution of sport to public health. A qualitative researcher with experience of working in mixed methods and multidisciplinary teams. Prof Alison McConnellProf Alison McConnellProf Alison McConnellProf Alison McConnell Research interest: Cardiovascular and respiratory interactions in health and disease; Respiratory muscle diagnostics and therapeutics; Respiratory muscle contribution to balance, falling and low back pain Dr Amir ADr Amir ADr Amir ADr Amir A MohagheghiMohagheghiMohagheghiMohagheghi Research interest: Motor impairments in Cerebral Palsy and Stroke. I investigate the association between mechanical properties of muscle-tendon units and function in these populations with the goal of developing new rehabilitation interventions for improving function. Dr Mark RakobowchukDr Mark RakobowchukDr Mark RakobowchukDr Mark Rakobowchuk Research interest: Endothelial cell and vascular endothelial function; microvesicles; endothelial progenitor cells; arterial stiffness and wave intensity analysis; intima-media movement dynamics. The impact of exercise induced microvesicles on endothelial function, and the structural (calibre and stiffness) and function of large arteries.
  20. 20. 19 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Daniel RhindDr Daniel RhindDr Daniel RhindDr Daniel Rhind Research interest: Safeguarding and integrity associated with sport. This includes safeguarding in sport (e.g., athletes), around sport (e.g., mega sports events) and through sport (e.g., developing life skills). Dr Lee RomerDr Lee RomerDr Lee RomerDr Lee Romer Research interest: cardiorespiratory responses, interactions and limitations to exercise in health, disease and disability. Department of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences Environmental ScienceEnvironmental ScienceEnvironmental ScienceEnvironmental Science Dr Alice BaynesDr Alice BaynesDr Alice BaynesDr Alice Baynes Research Interest: Sub-lethal effects (developmental, reproductive or immune) of environmental contaminants in aquatic species, developing gastropod molluscs as models in eco-toxicology and comparative biology, and efficacy testing of new wastewater treatment technologies to reduce aquatic pollution. Dr Abdul ChaudharyDr Abdul ChaudharyDr Abdul ChaudharyDr Abdul Chaudhary Research Interest: has extensive research experience on the development and optimisation of novel environmental clean-up and clean technologies for removal of both organic and inorganic pollutants from industrial waste streams. Dr Sibylle ErmlerDr Sibylle ErmlerDr Sibylle ErmlerDr Sibylle Ermler Research interest: Endocrine disruption, carcinogenesis, genotoxicity and DNA damage, mixture toxicology including effect directed analysis to detect toxicity in complex tissue samples, alternatives to animal testing including 3D cell culture models and PBPK modelling. Professor Rakesh KandaProfessor Rakesh KandaProfessor Rakesh KandaProfessor Rakesh Kanda Research Interest: Development & application of analytical techniques for the determination of environmental contaminants for assessing animal & human exposure to compounds in the environment. The determination of the occurrence & removal of priority pollutants & emerging hazardous substances in wastewater treatment plants using high resolution LC (or LC/LC) & MS & MS/MS based techniques.
  21. 21. 20 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr Stephen KershawDr Stephen KershawDr Stephen KershawDr Stephen Kershaw Research Interest: Geoscience research into modern and ancient Earth’s surface processes. Current topics include mass extinctions, ancient reefs, fossil calcified sponges and corals, travertine; and geohazards affecting resources and vulnerable populations. ProfProfProfProf Paul LeonarPaul LeonarPaul LeonarPaul Leonardddd Research Interest: Assisting colleagues in the IFE at Brunel with the transfer and fate of pollutants including exposure of the public. Prof Suzanne LeroyProf Suzanne LeroyProf Suzanne LeroyProf Suzanne Leroy Research Interest: Reconstruction of past vegetation, environment and climate using sedimentology and palynology in lakes and marine sediment. Interests in cyclicities, events and hazards. The aim is the understanding causes (natural and human) and impacts on environment and societies. Dr Anne LockyerDr Anne LockyerDr Anne LockyerDr Anne Lockyer Research Interest: Functional genomics of interactions of aquatic organisms (snails and fish) with environmental stressors (parasites and pollution), including differential gene expression analyses of developmental, immune and endocrine systems. Dr Andrew RussellDr Andrew RussellDr Andrew RussellDr Andrew Russell Research interest: severe storms in a changing climate; Antarctic weather and climate; climate change impacts on the aviation industry; and climate change and agriculture Dr Mark ScrimshawDr Mark ScrimshawDr Mark ScrimshawDr Mark Scrimshaw Research Interest: Chemicals in the water cycle, where they come from, and what happens to them when they get there. How understanding this can inform on health outcomes, regulation and control of chemicals. Prof John SumpterProf John SumpterProf John SumpterProf John Sumpter Research Interest: A very well-known ecotoxicologist. He studies the effects of chemicals present in the environment on freshwater fish. His current research focuses on the effects of human pharmaceuticals. Dr Ariana ZekaDr Ariana ZekaDr Ariana ZekaDr Ariana Zeka Research interest: Include: population health effects of environmental exposures; climate change and health; study of social and economic determinants of health; evaluation of effect of public policy on population health outcomes; economic, political and societal transitions and population health.
  22. 22. 21 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Department of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences Health EconomicsHealth EconomicsHealth EconomicsHealth Economics Dr Gemma. E DerrickDr Gemma. E DerrickDr Gemma. E DerrickDr Gemma. E Derrick Research interest: Research Evaluation, Evaluation processes, bibliometrics, Scientific and Societal impact, Evidence informed/based health policymaking, Research Policy, Public Health and Medical Sciences Dr Claire DonovanDr Claire DonovanDr Claire DonovanDr Claire Donovan Research Interest: Theoretical and empirical research on research evaluation and research policy, specifically: the governance of (social) science and humanities research; assessing research impact; higher education policy; evaluation and metrics as technologies of governance; gender and perceptions of academic excellence; assessing the value of culture. Professor Julia FoxProfessor Julia FoxProfessor Julia FoxProfessor Julia Fox----RushbyRushbyRushbyRushby Research Interest: economic evaluation of public health interventions (e.g. physical activity, breastfeeding), demand for healthier lifestyles, methods of valuing the benefits of health interventions. Ms Julie FrickeMs Julie FrickeMs Julie FrickeMs Julie Fricke Research interest: conducting systematic reviews and evidence synthesis, physical activity, mental health, and general wellbeing. Prof Steve HanneyProf Steve HanneyProf Steve HanneyProf Steve Hanney Research interest: Identifying and applying ways to extend the HERG Payback Framework for assessing health research impact; the role of health research systems in meeting the grand challenge of improving global health. Ms Teresa JonesMs Teresa JonesMs Teresa JonesMs Teresa Jones Research interest: Research evaluation, qualitative citation analysis, translation of health research, assessment of wider impacts of research.
  23. 23. 22 | P a g e BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Dr PuttarinDr PuttarinDr PuttarinDr Puttarin KulchaitanaroajKulchaitanaroajKulchaitanaroajKulchaitanaroaj Research interest: Health services research, health outcomes research, economic evaluation Dr Joanne LordDr Joanne LordDr Joanne LordDr Joanne Lord Research interest: Applied and methodological research on the cost-effectiveness of health care, including: pharmacological and lifestyle interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease; therapies for low back pain and rheumatoid arthritis; tests for tuberculosis; and management of obesity in patients with diabetes. Dr Subhash PokhrelDr Subhash PokhrelDr Subhash PokhrelDr Subhash Pokhrel Research interest: economic evaluation in public health to include cost and cost-effectiveness analyses; understanding health behaviour and evaluation of behaviour change agenda; household decision making; economics of tobacco control, breastfeeding and physical activity

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