Research Design Service: West Midlands

Warwick Hub Team

The Lead of the Warwick Hub of the RDS WM is Dr Karen Rees and the Hub Administrator is Stephanie Smart.

Dr Karen Rees

Karen is an Associate Professor in Health Sciences with particular expertise in evidence synthesis. She has led large programmes of work including NIHR funded Cochrane reviews in cardiovascular disease prevention, and the synthesis of evidence in relation to provision, uptake and access to health care. She has a broad knowledge base in research methods, having worked in health sciences since obtaining her PhD in 1995, and obtaining a Wellcome Fellowship in Health Services Research and subsequent post graduate training in Epidemiology. Karen has extensive experience of advisory work and coaching and mentoring inside and outside of academia. 

The Warwick Advisory Team

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

James Griffin


Prof Frances Griffiths

Qualitative research methods, mixed methods, PPI

Dr Jenny Harlock

Qualitative research methods, mixed methods, PPI

Aminul Haque


Dr Rebecca Kandiyali

Health Economics

Professor James Mason

Professor of Health Economics

Dr Hema Mistry

Health Economics

Dr Veronica Nanton

Qualitative research methods

Dr Angela Noufaily


Dr Raquel Nunes

Epidemiology, survey research methods, case studies and mixed methods

Dr Nick Parsons

Statistical design and analysis of clinical trials

Dr Karen Rees

Evidence synthesis, epidemiology, Health Services Research

Prof Kate Seers

Health Services Research

Prof Nigel Stallard

Statistics, clinical trials