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Pre-doctoral Fellowship Funding Committee


Published: 29 January 2024

Version: V1 - January 2024

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The remit of the NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship Funding Committee is to support the development of the scheme, assess applications and make funding recommendations based on quality.

The Applicant Guidance Notes for the Pre-doctoral Fellowship Scheme gives full details of the selection process.

The make-up of the Funding Committee is reviewed regularly and adjusted in response to need. If you would like to register your interest to join this committee, please complete the expression of interest form.

The review panel for the Pre-doctoral Fellowship scheme competition will be composed from the members listed below.

  • Professor Laura Gray (Chair), Professor of Medical Statistics at University of Leicester
  • Dr Jamie Sergeant (Deputy Chair), Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at University of Manchester
  • Professor Stephen Walters, Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials at University of Sheffield
  • Dr Catriona McDaid, Reader in Trials at University of York
  • Dr Céire Costelloe, Reader in Digital Health at Imperial College London
  • Dr Chao Huang, Senior Lecturer in Statistics at Hull York Medical School
  • Dr Theresa Munyombwe, Lecturer in Biostatistics at University of Leeds
  • Dr Lazaros Andronis, Reader in Health Economics at University of Warwick
  • Dr Zahid Asghar, Senior Lecturer in Statistics at University of Lincoln
  • Dr Sam Leary, Associate Professor in Applied Statistics at University of Bristol
  • Professor Mark Pearce, Professor of Applied Epidemiology at Newcastle University
  • Dr Harry Ahmed, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Epidemiology at Cardiff University
  • Dr Ka Keat Lim, Research Fellow in Health Economics at King's College London
  • Dr Catia Nicodemo, Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford
  • Professor Sylwia Bujkiewicz, Professor of Biostatistics at University of Leicester
  • Dr Maureen Twiddy, Senior Lecturer in Mixed Methods at University of Hull
  • Dr Marina Evangelou, Senior lecturer in Statistics at Imperial College London
  • Dr Laura Jones, Associate Professor of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Health Research at University of Birmingham
  • Ram Bajpai, Lecturer in Biostatistics at Keele University 
  • Laura Cornelsen, Associate Professor in Public Health Economics at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Paul McCrone, Professor in Health Economics at University of Greenwich