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NIHR Senior Investigators 2020


Published: 17 February 2020

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In February 2020, the NIHR announced the appointment of 45 NIHR Senior Investigators in the 13th round of awards.

28 new appointments

NameAffiliationPrimary field of research
Professor Alison Simmons Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Immunology
Professor Alun Davies Imperial College London Surgery
Professor Cathy Creswell University of Oxford Mental Health
Professor Colin Rees Newcastle University Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Professor Eileen Kaner Newcastle University Public Health
Professor Fliss E M Murtagh University of Hull Health Care Sciences & Services
Professor Gillian Haddock The University of Manchester Mental Health
Professor Hemant Pandit University of Leeds Orthopaedics
Professor James Larkin The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Oncology & Carcinogenesis
Professor Jane Davies Imperial College London Respiratory Diseases
Professor Jennifer Shaw  The University of Manchester Psychiatry
Professor John Simpson Newcastle University Respiratory Diseases
Professor John Wright Bradford Institute for Health Research Epidemiology
Professor Jonathan Grigg Queen Mary University of London Paediatrics
Professor Ken Stein University of Exeter Health Care Sciences & Services
Professor Lynn Rochester Newcastle University Neurosciences
Professor Maria Zambon Public Health England Infectious Diseases
Professor Marian Knight University of Oxford Public Health
Professor Mark Hull University of Leeds Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Professor Martin Tobin University of Leicester Genetics & Heredity
Professor Melanie Calvert University of Birmingham Other
Professor Michael Nicholson University of Cambridge Transplantation
Professor Peter Hutchinson University of Cambridge Neurosciences
Professor Rebecca Lawton University of Leeds Psychology
Professor Rupert Pearse Queen Mary University of London Intensive Care
Professor Saul Faust University of Southampton Paediatrics
Professor Stephen Peckham University of Kent Health Policy & Services
Professor Suzanne Mason University of Sheffield Emergency Medicine


17 reappointments

NameAffiliationPrimary field of research
Professor Carmine Pariante King's College London Psychiatry
Professor Christopher Salisbury University of Bristol Primary Health Care
Professor Dion G Morton University of Birmingham Surgery
Professor Gavin Perkins University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Intensive Care
Professor Gill Livingston University College London Psychiatry
Professor Gregory Lip University of Liverpool Cardiology & Cardiovascular Disease
Professor Jane Nixon University of Leeds Nursing
Professor Martin Birchall University College London Otorhinolaryngology
Professor Matt Sutton The University of Manchester Health Economics
Professor Nadine Foster Keele University Rehabilitation
Professor Peter Goadsby King's College London Neurology
Professor Peter JM Openshaw NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre Respiratory Diseases
Professor Richard G Watt  University College London Dentistry
Professor Robert MacLaren University of Oxford Ophthalmology & Optometry & Orthoptics
Professor Ruth Gilbert UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Epidemiology
Professor Stuart Taylor University College London Radiology Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Professor Thompson Robinson University of Leicester  Stroke Medicine


16 new Emeritus Senior Investigators

NameAffiliationPrimary field of research
Professor Andrew Hattersley University of Exeter Endocrinology
Professor Carlos Caldas Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Oncology & Carcinogenesis
Professor Carol Brayne University of Cambridge Public Health
Professor Caroline Watkins University of Central Lancashire Rehabilitation
Professor David Goldblatt Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust Immunology
Professor David Richards University of Exeter Nursing
Professor Deborah Lawlor University of Bristol Epidemiology
Professor Elaine Hay Keele University Primary Health Care
Professor Gina Brown The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Professor Glyn Lewis University College London Psychiatry
Professor John Duncan  University College London Neurology
Professor John Richard Geddes University of Oxford Psychiatry
Professor Jonathan Sterne University of Bristol Infectious Diseases
Professor Keith Channon NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Cardiology & Cardiovascular Disease 
Professor Kian Fan Chung Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Respiratory Diseases
Professor Philip Bath University of Nottingham Stroke Medicine