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Core team

Dr Kile Green

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Kile developed an interest in biomarker discovery and development through his BSc in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry at University of Nottingham.  He undertook an MSc in Medical Sciences at…

Dr Clare Lendrem

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Clare is a chartered statistician who joined the MIC in April 2018.  She has over 30 years of experience of programming in languages such as SAS, visual basic, and…

Dr Jana Suklan

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Jana joined the Newcastle MIC in 2018 as a clinical test evaluation methodologist focused on mixed methods. She was promoted to a senior methdologist position in 2022. She has…

Dr Rachel Dickinson

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Rachel is a geneticist with a passion for communicating scientific ideas.  She joined the MIC in 2018 and was appointed as our Communications and Engagement Manager in 2022. She…

Jay Hall

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Jay’s interest in neuroscience began during her Biomedical Sciences BSc at Newcastle University, which she graduated from in July 2021. To further this interest, she undertook an MRes in…

Anna Halstead

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Tim Hicks

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After studying Biomedical Sciences, Tim completed an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Newcastle University in 2016. In 2017, Tim was accepted onto the Scientist Training Programme in Clinical Engineering,…

Dr Nicola Howe

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Nicola joined the NIHR Newcastle MIC in April 2023. Prior to this Nicola worked as a database manager for the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit. Nicola has 10 years of…

Kasia Kurowska

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Kasia Kurowska has been the Involvement and Engagement Manager for the NIHR Newcastle MIC since 2019.   Kasia brings a wealth of experience in community engagement and partnership skills from…

Chiko Mutepfa

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Chiko joined the NIHR Newcastle MIC in April 2021.  She has an Masters in Science in Health Economics and Health Policy from University of Birmingham.  Previously she had obtained…

Dr Raasti Naseem

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Having a background in Biomedical Sciences and an interest in medical device development, Raasti undertook an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Newcastle University in 2013. She completed a PhD…

Dr Sara Pretorius

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Sara joined the NIHR Newcastle MIC in August 2022 after working as a clinical evidence specialist for the medical devices company Smith and Nephew. Previously, Sara had completed an…