Research Design Service: East Midlands
National Institute for Health Research

Birmingham Hub Team

The Lead of the Birmingham Hub of the RDS WM is Dr Jonathan Mathers and the Hub Administrator is Karen Biddle.


Dr Jonathan Mathers

Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Health Research. He has broad based expertise in the application of qualitative and mixed methods research approaches in a range of applied health and policy contexts, and has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles. 
 
He is currently the qualitative research lead for several UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded clinical trials and trial feasibility studies.  This research includes qualitative work with patients, parents of paediatric patients and a range of clinical staff involved in the delivery of clinical care and related trials.

Jonathan has published in a number of policy-related areas including research focusing on the expansion of undergraduate medical education, widening access to medicine policy, the impact of and public involvement in regeneration policy, and healthcare professionals’ reactions to health policy interventions.


The Birmingham Advisory Team

Experienced researchers act as advisers in the Birmingham Hub. They are able to discuss your enquiry and provide initial advice to support your research proposal.
 

Ms Sue Bayliss

Information specialist

Dr Sarah Bowden

Cancer clinical trials research in Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

Prof Melanie Calvert

Patient reported outcomes and Director of Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR)

Prof Jon Deeks

Biostatistics, evidence synthesis and test evaluation and Deputy Director of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)

Ms Natalie Ives

Phase 3 randomised trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis in Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)

Dr Louise Jackson

Economic evaluations in the areas of sexual health and women's reproductive health

Dr Sian Lax

Clinical Trial Facilitator CRCTU

Dr James Martin

Research focus on the design and analysis of stepped wedge cluster randomised trials.

Dr Hugh McLeod

Health economics, policy analysis

Dr Christel McMullan

Qualitative research fellow

Mr Lee Middleton

Design and analysis of trials in Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)

Dr David Moore

Systematic reviewing

Dr Patrick Moore

Health Economics

Mr Raymond Oppong

Quality of life research and economic analysis alongside multinational, cluster and factorial trials

Dr Ruth Pritchett

Mixed methods research and systematic reviews

Prof Tracy Roberts

Model based economic evaluations

Prof Neil Thomas

Cardiometabolic disease epidemiology, prevention and control

Dr Dean Thompson

Mixed methods research and behavioural science

Dr Barbara Torlinska

Chronic disease epidemiology, Routinely Collected Data research


Administrator
Karen Biddle