Professor Subrata Ghosh, Director of the Institute of Translational Medicine
Subrata’s interest and vision are to enable and synergise scientific discoveries into rapid translation to patients for their benefit. An academic as well as a clinician, he is especially interested in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, but has led innovation in many areas.
After training in Bristol, Tokyo and Edinburgh, Subrata worked at the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and the University of Calgary, where he is proud of establishing and strengthening centres of excellence in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, benefiting thousands of patients. Subrata was the Chairman of the Academic and Clinical Department of Medicine at University of Calgary, Canada, where he was a major driver of the vision for precision medicine. Subrata has published over 400 manuscripts.
Dr Tom Clutton-Brock, Deputy Director of the Institute of Translational Medicine, Associate Medical Director at UHB, Chair of NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee
Since 2013 Tom has been the Clinical Director of the NIHR Trauma Management Health Technology Cooperative and from October 2014 to June 2016 the interim Director of the Institute of Translational Medicine in Birmingham.
Dr Claire Potter, Acting Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Claire has responsibility for delivering administrative support to the College’s broad portfolio of research and knowledge transfer activities. This activity spans from supporting the grant application and delivery process, to identifying new and emerging intellectual property to supporting the training and development of post-graduate researchers. Claire works closely with the Director of R&KT to contribute to the College’s strategic planning process, taking joint responsibility for the establishment, implementation and management of the College’s innovative research strategy. This involves careful management of the existing research portfolio and identifying key areas for growth and development so that the College can maintain its status as a key centre for biomedical research.
Joanna Gray, Clinical Manager NIHR/WT Birmingham CRF, UHB NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Lorraine Harper, Professor of Nephrology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
Lorraine qualified in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1990. She developed a clinical interest in inflammatory renal disease and was appointed as Professor of Nephrology in October 2010. Lorraine has been key to the successful increase in clinical academic training posts funded by the NIHR. She provides research training to both undergraduates in the BMedSci and MBChB programme and has extensive experience in the supervision of PhD students, both clinical and non-clinical.
Anne Simper, Business Engagement Partner, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Joining the University of Birmingham’s Business Engagement team in 2014 allowed Anne to combine her business and science background, to facilitate academic and industry collaborative research partnerships. She works in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and is also a member of the Birmingham Health Partners’ Business Engagement Team.
After studying microbiology and virology in the UK and Canada, Anne moved over to the management side of science after completing her MBA. Working first in the medical device sector for Davis and Geck, she moved to the medical diagnostic sector, working globally for the very successful University of Birmingham spin-out company The Binding Site as sales and marketing manager. Anne has also set up and successfully run three companies.
Carole Cole, Communications Manager UHB NHS Foundation Trust
Carole joined University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in 2009 following 25 years in the media, latterly as deputy editor of the Birmingham Mail. Her current role at the Trust involves reputational management, media handling and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to her post at the Birmingham Mail, she was deputy editor at the Birmingham Post; chief sub editor at The News, Portsmouth and had worked as a reporter and news editor on regional dailies.