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Dr Ana Barbosa

Assistant Professor in Dementia Studies

Expertise: Dementia

Alzheimer's, Dementia

Dr Catherine Quinn

Associate Professor in Dementia Studies

Expertise: Dementia

Alzheimer's, Dementia

Dr Danielle Jones

Associate Professor in Dementia Studies

Expertise: Dementia, conversation analysis

Alzheimer's, Dementia

Professor Declan McKeefry

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Expertise: Visual Neuroscience, colour perception, colour vision deficiencies (colour blindness)


Dr Andrew Daly-Smith

Reader in Healthy Children

Expertise: Childhood, physical activity, health in children


Dr Beth Fylan

Associate Professor in Patient Safety

Expertise: Patient Safety, medicines optimisation


Dr David Bryant

Head of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering

Expertise: Vehicle brakes, braking systems

Dr Eleanor Bryant

Associate Professor in Health and Eating Behaviour Psychology

Expertise: Diet and behaviour, appetite, psychology, obesity

Health, Psychology

Dr Gillian Westgate

Commercial manager, Faculty of Life Sciences

Expertise: Hair, skin

Hair, Skin

Dr Giorgia Previdoli

Honorary Visiting Researcher, Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research

Expertise: Medicines management for older people, intervention co-design, patient and public involvement in healthcare research


Dr Jacobo Elies Gomez

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology

Expertise: Pharmacology/Physiology, cardiovascular disease, skin diseases


Dr Jo Buckberry

Reader in Biological Anthropology

Expertise: Human osteology, paleopathology, trauma analysis, early medieval, medieval and post-medieval funerary archaeology

Anthropology, Archaeology

Dr Julia Beaumont

Lecturer in Biological Anthropology

Expertise: Teeth, dental development, isotopes, palaeodiet, forensic dentistry, collagen, neonatal, maternal health

Anthropology, Archaeology, Health

Dr Kamran Mahroof

Associate Professor in Supply Chain Analytics

Expertise: AI, data analytics, supply chain, business intelligence


Dr Kirsten Riches-Suman

Associate Professor Biomedical Science

Expertise: Cardiovascular health, Type 2 diabetes

Biomedical science

Dr Mahendra Patel OBE

Honorary Visiting Professor

Expertise: Pharmacy


Dr Mansour Youseffi

Lecturer in  Biomaterials, Department of Biomedical and Electronics Engineering

Expertise: Biomaterials, rehabilitation and prosthetics, medical electronic devices

Biomedical science

Dr Mark Goodall

Associate Professor in Film

Expertise: Film, cult film, occult music

Dr Mohammed Qasim

Visiting Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences

Expertise: Gang culture, race, identity, structural racism, inequality, deprivation, Bradford riots


Dr Simon Tweddell

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Expertise: Education research, Team-based learning


Dr Viktor Doychinov

Lecturer in Electronics and Software Engineering, Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI

Expertise: Wireless communications, wireless electronics, satellite communications, wearable and implantable tech

Artificial intelligence

Professor Paul Rogers

Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies

Expertise: Changing causes of international conflict, Terrorism and political violence, Environmental conflict, Middle East security, Arms control and disarmament, Middle East; Persian Gulf

Middle East, Politics, Security

Professor Fun Hu

Professor of Wireless Communications Engineering, and Founder and Director of the Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI at the University of Bradford

Expertise: Communications, space technology

Artificial intelligence

Mr Jamie Beck

Lecturer in School of Allied Health Professions and Sport

Expertise: Education, trauma, forensic science, sports medicine

Forensic science, Health, Sport

Professor Phil Coates

Professor of Polymer Engineering

Expertise: Advanced materials, polymers, healthcare technology

Biomedical science, Chemistry

Professor Amir Sharif

Dean of the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Circular Economy

Expertise: Food security, food-energy-water nexus, circular economy, humanitarian logistics, management programmes, supply chain management, operations management, project management, leadership causal mapping, systems thinking, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, leadership development, global education.

Artificial intelligence, Leadership, Organisation

Professor Andrew Wilson

Chair in Forensic & Archaeological Sciences

Expertise: Biological Anthropology, archaeological human remains, ancient keratin remains, Mummy Studies, mummified human/faunal remains

Anthropology, Archaeology

Professor Anne Graham

Head of School of Chemistry & Biosciences

Expertise: Inflammation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endothelial cells, cell signalling, MAP kinase, angiogenesis, microRNA

Biomedical science, Chemistry, Health

Professor Brendan Barrett

Professor of Visual Development

Expertise: Amblyopia, vision and sport, vision and reading

Health, Optometry, Vision

Professor Chris Gaffney

Pro Vice-Chancellor-Research/Innovation

Expertise: archaeology, 3D visualisation and spatial analysis of data,geophysics, remote sensing

Archaeology, Forensic science

Professor Christoph Bluth

Professor of International Relations and Security

Expertise: International security, nuclear weapons policies, weapons of mass destruction.

International relations, Middle East, Politics, Security

Professor Claudia Trillo

Professor of Architecture

Expertise: Architecture, sustainability, housing, heritage


Professor Colin Wright

Professor of Pharmacognosy

Expertise: Drugs from natural products


Professor Daniel Neagu

Professor of Computing

Expertise: Artificial intelligence, toxicology, software engineering, online social networks, data quality, big data, healthcare

Artificial intelligence, Computer science, Health

Professor David Elliott

Professor of Clinical Vision Science

Expertise: Clinical vision science


Professor David Wilson

Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film

Expertise: Film, UNESCO

Professor Diana Anderson

Professor of Biomedical Science and Established Chair

Expertise: cancer, oxygen radicals, human biomonitoring, unbalanced precursor pools, dietary imbalance, male-mediated developmental defects, nanotoxicology, general toxicology

Biomedical science, Cancer

Professor Edward Mallen

Head of Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science

Expertise: refractive error, accommodation control, neural adaptation to blur, adaptive optics

Health, Optometry, Vision

Professor Engobo Emeseh

Head of Law School

Expertise: Law, environmental law, corporate social responsibility


Professor Fiona Macaulay

Professor in Peace Studies and International Development

Expertise: Brazil, criminal justice systems, prisons, human rights, feminicide, police and politics, gender-based violence, police reform, police training, women in politics, Brazilian politics

Latin America, Politics

Professor Gregory Watts

Professor of Environmental Acoustics

Expertise: sustainable environments, environmental engineering, road traffic noise, traffic, urban and rural open spaces, tranquillity


Professor Hassan Ugail

Director of Centre for Visual Computing, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics

Expertise: Ageing facial images, computer-based physical analysis, facial recognition

Computer science

Professor Jan Oyebode

Professor of Dementia Care

Expertise: Dementia, end of life care, impact on families.

Alzheimer's, Dementia

Professor Klaus Pors

Professor of Chemical Biology

Expertise: Anti-cancer agents, cancer prodrugs, cancer research, drug discovery, stem cells, medicinal chemistry


Professor Liz Breen

Director of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone

Expertise: Supply chains, logistics and operational management (especially relating to Covid/Brexit), medicine optimisation, digital innovation, patient safety, process analysis and risk management.

Economics, Health

Professor Marcus Rattray

Professor of Pharmacology

Expertise: Neuroprotection, astrocytes, addiction, motor neurone disease, pharmacology

Health, Pharmacy

Professor Owen Greene

Professor of International Security and Development

Expertise: non-proliferation and disarmament, regional security, conflict prevention, climate change, ozone depletion, sea pollution, Europe, East Asia, West Africa, South Asia

Environment, International relations, Politics, Security

Professor Paul Loadman

Professor of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

Expertise: Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism in Cancer


Professor Prathivadi Anand

Head of Peace Studies and International Development

Expertise: environmental economics, sustainable human development, right to water, institutional economics, governance, accountability, China, India

Economics, Environment, Politics

Professor Peter Gardner

Professor of Healthcare, Quality and Security

Expertise: Healthcare safety, patient safety, E-health, health technology


Professor Peter Mitchell

Head of School for Social Sciences

Expertise: Psychology, person perception, developmental disorders, autism


Professor Rachel Pilling

Professor of Opthalmology

Expertise: Opthalmology, learning disability eyecare


Professor Robert James

Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences

Expertise: Physiology, muscle performance

Biomedical science

Professor Robert Falconer

Professor in Medicinal Chemistry

Expertise: Medicinal Chemistry in Cancer


Professor Sherif El-Khamisy

Director of Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, Associate Dean Research and Innovation

Expertise: Cancer, DNA healing, DNA ageing, chromosomal single strand break repair


Professor Stephen Rimmer

Head of School of Chemistry and Biosciences, and Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: Polymers, Biomaterials, Radical Polymerisation, Cationic Polymerisation, Polyurethanes, Emulsion Polymerisation, Smart Polymers, Anti-microbial agents, Tissue Engineering, Drug delivery

Chemistry, Health

Professor Udy Archibong

Pro Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Expertise: equality, inclusion, diversity

Health, Leadership

Professor Vincent Gaffney

Anniversary Chair in Landscape Archaeology

Expertise: Stonehenge, Durrington Walls, Doggerland, landscape archaeology, archaeological geographic information systems, prehistoric archaeology, Croatian archaeology, Roman archaeology, digital heritage


Professor Zahir Irani

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Innovation and Quality)

Expertise: Management Decision Making, Leadership, Food Security and electronic Government, student engagement, employability, enhancement


Professor Siobhan Reilly

Director, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies

Expertise: Dementia, health and social care

Alzheimer's, Dementia