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Urgent Public Health group members



The Urgent Public Health Group is chaired by Prof Nick Lemoine, Medical Director of NIHR's Clinical Research Network. It has over 50 members, including patient representatives and healthcare professionals from across the four nations in the fields of Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Ageing, Children, Maternity and Childbirth, Rheumatology, Cardiovascular, Primary  Care and Public Health. The Group also includes diagnostics, methodology and statistics experts and is supported by research delivery specialists.

Subject matter experts are invited to join UPH Group meetings as required to provide expert opinions to aid the Group's decision-making. Methodology reviews are undertaken by a group of experienced methodologists and statisticians supported by Cancer Research UK and are led by UPH Group members Judith Bliss and Julia Brown.





Professor Nick Lemoine

Director CRUK Barts Centre, Medical Director NIHR Clinical Research Network, Queen Mary University of London


Deputy Chair


Deputy Chair


Professor Phil Evans

Associate Professor of General Practice and Primary Care, and GP, University of Exeter






Dr Joy Allen

NIHR MIC Senior Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist, Newcastle University

Professor Judith Bliss

Professor of Clinical Trials and Director of Cancer Research UK funded Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU), The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Dr Richard Body

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Professor Judy Bradley

Director of Wellcome Trust-Wolfson Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility, Queen’s University, Belfast

Professor Julia Brown

Professor of Clinical Trials Research and Director of the UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit Network, Leeds University

Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens

Clinical Reader of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Cardiff University

Professor Paul Dark

Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Research Professor of Humanitarian and Conflict Response. Honorary NHS Consultant, University of Manchester

Dr Angharad Davies

Clinical Associate Professor in Microbiology, Swansea University

Professor Paul Dimitri

Professor of Child Health, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Research & Innovation, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Ratko Djukanovic

Professor of Medicine, Director of the Southampton NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, Director of the NIHR Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Southampton

Ruth Dundas

Senior Research Fellow Social & Public Health Sciences, University of Glasgow

Professor Saul Faust

Professor of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases within Medicine, University of Southampton

Dr Simon Fletcher

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Stephen Gillespie

Professor of Microbiology and Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, University of St Andrews

Dr Mike Gillies

Honorary Clinical Reader, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and Associate Medical Director, University of Edinburgh

Professor Sion Glyn-Jones

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

Professor Anthony (Tony) Gordon

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Gail Hayward

Deputy Director NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Cooperative, University of Oxford

Professor Adam Hill

Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh

Dr Antonia Ho

Clinical Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Glasgow

Professor Ling Pei- Ho

Associate Professor Respiratory Immunology, University of Oxford

Prof William Hope

Dame Sally Davies Chair of AMR Research at the University of Liverpool

Dr Susan Hopkins

Healthcare Epidemiologist Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Public Health England

Dr John Hurst

Reader and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, The Royal Free NHS Trust

Professor Geraldine Macdonald

Professor of Social Work, University of Bristol

Dr Kirsten Mackay

Consultant Rheumatologist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Danny McAuley

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Queen's University of Belfast

Dr Peter McGuigan

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Dr Jane Minton

Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, St James's University Hospital and University of Leeds

Dr Matt Morgan

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Wales

Dr Katie Morris

Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Birmingham

Professor Gavin Perkins

Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Warwick

Malcolm Qualie

Pharmacy Lead, NHS England

Dr Najib Rahman

Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, University of Oxford

Dr Simon Royal

General Practitioner, The University of Nottingham Health Service

Dr Dinesh Saralaya

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Professor John Simpson

Director NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Honorary Consultant Chest Physician, Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals

Mr Nigel Simpson

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Professor Tony de Soyza

Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician, Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust

Dr Andy Ustianowski

Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, Principle Research Lead, Deputy Clinical Director & Infection Lead (GM CRN), NIHR Hon Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester and North Manchester General Hospital

Professor Tim Walsh

Professor of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and lead for the Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Jane West

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a registered practitioner with the UKPHR

Professor Miles Witham

Professor of Trials for Older People, Newcastle University