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Management group

Professor John Simpson

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John Simpson is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle University, an honorary consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle Hospitals, and an NIHR Senior Investigator. John has been Director of…

Dr Andrew Sims

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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…

Anna Halstead

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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…

Dr Stephen Lynn

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Stephen represents the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) at our fortnightly management meetings. The AHSN NENC is a key supporter of…

Dr Ashley Price

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Ashley Price is a consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine at Newcastle Hospitals and an honorary clinical lecturer at Newcastle University.

Since 2018 Ashley has led the infection…

Professor Nick Reynolds

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Nick Reynolds is Professor of Dermatology at Newcastle University and Lead for the Personalised and Stratified Medicine theme within the NIHR Newcastle MIC.

After qualifying in medicine from the University…

Professor Luke Vale

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Luke Vale is a Professor of Health Economics at Newcastle University. He has an international reputation built on over 25 years of health economics experience. He is author on…