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Dr Daniel Bailey Dr Daniel Bailey
Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Dr Daniel Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Physical Activity in Health and Disease after previously establishing and leading the Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease Research Group. Dr Bailey's research investigates the relationship between sedentary behaviour and chronic health conditions, with a particular focus on non-communicable disease. This research includes the epidemiology of sedentary behaviour and associations with non-communicable disease risks, controlled laboratory studies examining the acute effects of breaking up prolonged sitting on cardiometabolic biomarkers, and the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in a range of population groups at risk of adverse health such as people with Type 2 diabetes, office workers, individuals with a spinal cord injury, and older adults with frailty. Dr Bailey has been awarded multiple research grants from funding bodies and industry partners to support his research and has published a large number of research articles in his field of research. He has delivered multiple conference presentations and invited talks across the UK and Europe and was Technical Advisor for the Qatar National Physical Activity Guidelines 2nd edition, 2021. Dr Bailey is Deputy Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Physical Activity for Health Division and is a member of the BASES conference planning group. Dr Bailey was also a member of the scientific global leadershop committee for the 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress. Dr Bailey has a wealth of experience teaching physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level and uses innovative teaching approaches in his practice including research-informed teaching, bleneded and authentic learning, and flipped classrooms.

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Professor Louise Mansfield Professor Louise Mansfield
Vice Dean Research / Professor - Sport, Health and Social Sciences
Career History Louise Mansfield is Professor of Sport, Health and Social Sciences and Research Lead for Welfare, Health and Wellbeing in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies. Her research focuses on the relationship between sport, physical activity and public health and wellbeing. She is interested in partnership and community approaches in sport and physical activity and issues of health, wellbeing, inequality and diversity. She has led research projects for the Department of Health, Youth Sport Trust, sportscotland, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, Macmillan Cancer Support, Public Health England and Sport England. She sits on the editorial boards for Leisure Studies, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport and is Managing Editor of Annals of Leisure Research. Louise is known for is known for developing evidence to inform policy and practice. Community approaches to sport, public health and wellbeing Sociology of sport; gender and feminist theories, social inequalities, public health and wellbeing, coproduction and partnership Qualitative research methods and process evaluations Intervention and evaluation strategies in community sport research Evidence reviews for research, policy and practice including focus on qualitative synthesis Translation, dissemination and mobilisation of evidence strategies and practices for UK and international sport and culture sector audiences in policy and practice and both academic and non-academic organisations. I am a Fellow of the HE Academy. I embrace a research led teaching approach. My teaching skills have been established in both further and higher education and I hold postgraduate teaching qualifications. I advocate a teaching philosophy that embraces a mix of styles from the traditional large lecture to more interactive student-led approaches using new technology. I have designed and delivered a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level that draw from across theoretical and methodological perspectives in the social sciences to understand sport, physical activity, health and well-being and I continue to engage in on-going curriculum developments in those fields.
Dr Fotios Drenos Dr Fotios Drenos
Senior Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology
I am a genetic epidemiologist with an interest in computational medicine and the statistical genetics of common complex diseases. I have led and contributed to a number of research programmes examining the genetic basis of the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, integrating information from rare mutations and common genetic changes. My work focuses on identifying new genetic loci associated with these diseases, using genetic information for the early prediction of disease and using genetic methods for the assessment of risk factors. Understanding these risk factors of disease is critical for development of effective public health interventions. My current work focuses on integrating information from genetics, metabolomics and machine learning to inform drug development. I am a member of the UCLEB consortium and the International Consortium of Exome array studies (BP-ICE). I lead the postgraduate training of students in the area of bioinformatics and –omics analysis in Brunel University London and provide training on genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics to students from collaborating universities, including UCL and Imperial College.
Professor Cherry Kilbride Professor Cherry Kilbride
Professor / Programme Leader MSc Neurorehabilitation
Cherry is a Reader in Physiotherapy, and pathway lead for the ACP MSc Neurorehabilitation in the Department of Health Sciences. Cherry is an active proponent of developing capacity and capability for allied health professional clinical research. Cherry is the Director of Research for Brunel Partners Academic Centre for Health Sciences (BPACHS) and the Lead Allied Health Professional for Clinical Research at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, where she previously worked as a senior manager and specialist physiotherapist in neurology. Cherry is an active researcher in the field of neurological rehabilitation, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. Qualifications: PhD MSc FCSP PGCert (LTHE), FHEA Teaching Responsibilities: Research methods, neurology and rehabilitation
Dr Raha Pazoki Dr Raha Pazoki
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
Raha Pazoki is a Lecturer in Cardiovascular and Metabolic disorders and MRC Rutherford Fund Fellow at Brunel University and Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College, London. She obtained her PhD from University of Amsterdam in 2015 and spent 3 years as Research Associate and Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. She works in the field of health data research. Her research is focused on the large-scale identification of clinical and genetic determinants for complex diseases in relation to behaviour and circulating biomarkers with a focus on cardiovascular diseases. Dr Pazoki is in collaboration with scientists at Imperial College, London, Cambridge University, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Groningen University in the Netherlands, Million Veteran Programme in the US, and University of Bern in Switzerlands. PhD projects open to applicants: If you are a MSc graduates (with upper second class degree or higher) in the fields of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Data Science and are interested in a PhD project in cardiovascualr and metabolic research, please contact Dr Raha Pazoki (raha.pazoki@brunel.ac.uk). Examples of Dr Pazoki's avaialble projects: Genetic and non-genetic factors involved in risk of cardiovascular diseases Interplay between genetic and environmental factors and risk of cardiovascular disease Identification of determinants of sudden cardiac death using population studies Interplay between lifestyle factors and genetic factors modulating coagulation in risk of myocardial infarction Health data analysis to identify the role of gene and environment in risk of cardiovascular diseases Lifestyle factors, fibrinogen, genetics and risk of myocardial infarction If you have any queries regarding these projects or topics in health data research, please contact the primary PhD supervisor Dr Raha Pazoki. (Genetic) Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases Big Data Genome-wide Association Studies Genetic risk scores Mendelian Randomization Machine Learning
Dr Daniel Low Dr Daniel Low
Senior Lecturer in Sports, Health and Exercise Sciences
Daniel Low joined the Division of Sports, Health and Exercise Sciences at Brunel University London in 2019. He is a Brunel University graduate, completing the Sports Science degree in 2004. He then completed an MSc and PhD in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Exeter, whereby his Masters and Doctorate theses focused on the effect of different playing surfaces and footwear on lower extremity biomechanics of football (soccer) players. He has a continued research interest in the effects of sports playing surface and footwear on the body, as well as the biomechanical mechanisms behind balance and the effect that exercise, anxiety and ageing has on our ability to remain upright. During his time as a lecturer at Aberystwyth University, Daniel supervised many undergraduate and post-graduate students including those studying for a PhD; he has also externally and internally examined research students theses. He also regularly reviews for national and international academic journals. Daniel is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science for his pedagogical work; he has also developed a number of degree programmes relating to sport and exercise science and biology. Daniel is a member of staff in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences and a member of the Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation The impact of aging on human movement Factors impacting postural control Factors impacting lower extremity injury including footwear and playing surfaces
Dr Emma Norris Dr Emma Norris
Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Dr Emma Norris is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health, within the Department of Health Sciences and Co-Chair of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group. Dr Norris is a researcher in behaviour change and health psychology, exploring evidence synthesis of behaviour change interventions, as well as development and assessment of physical activity, smoking cessation and digital interventions. Before joining Brunel, Dr Norris was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London working on the Human Behaviour-Change Project: synthesising published literature on behaviour change using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Dr Norris' PhD tested Virtual Field Trips as physically active lesson interventions for primary-school children. Dr Norris is also an advocate for Open Science. She established and Chairs Brunel's Open Research Working Group and is Brunel's UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) Local Network Lead. She is also interested in designing behaviour change interventions to facilitate Open Science behaviours in researchers. Dr Norris is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is Co-Chair of the European Health Psychology Society’s Open Science Special Interest Group. Emma sits on the Editorial Board for BMC Public Health & Cogent Psychology. Follow Dr Norris' research and updates on Twitter: @EJ_Norris Behaviour change, Health psychology, Intervention development, Physical Activity, Evidence synthesis, Ontologies, Open Science, Meta-Science
Professor Amanda Harvey Professor Amanda Harvey
Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) / Professor - Biosciences
Qualifications: PhD - Studies into the growth survival and cell death of cancer cell lines, University of Sheffield Medical School BSc (Hons) Biochemistry - University of Wales, College of Cardiff Professional development 2008: PGCert TLHE 2006: Enrolled PG Cert Brunel University London 2001: College Certificate in Teaching Skills for Higher Education, Royal Holloway University of London Teaching Responsibilities: Co-ordination Roles BB3733 Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology BB5500 MSc Dissertation Contribution to other modules BB3091 Final Year Project BB3704 Biology, Genetics and Treatment of Cancer BB2802 Primary Literature Interrogation and Synthesis (Assessment) BB2804 Data Analysis and Presentation (Assessment) BB5514 Cell Signalling and Cancer BB5506 Biology Genetics and Treatment of Cancer BB5501 Research Planning (Assessment) BB5500 MSc Research Dissertation Academic appointments 2015: Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Division of Biosciences, College of Health and Life Sciences 2006: Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Division of Biosciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Care 2000-2006: Post-doctoral researcher, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London 1998-2000: Post-doctoral researcher, Human metabolism and Clinical Biochemistry, University of Sheffield Medical School 1997-1998: Research Assistant, Clinical Sciences Centre, University of Sheffield 1993-1997: Robert-Boulcher PhD scholarship, Institute for Cancer Studies, University of Sheffield Medical School
Dr Emmanouil Karteris Dr Emmanouil Karteris
Reader in Biomedical Sciences
Dr Manos Karteris graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Surrey in 1995. He then was awarded an MSc with Distinction in Medical Genetics with Immunology from Brunel University London in 1996 and completed his PhD in Molecular Endocrinology from the University of Warwick in 2000. He then undertook post-doctoral appointments at the University of Warwick, including a prestigious VIP Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. He was appointed as Lecturer in Endocrinology at the University of Warwick from 2005-2006 and then he transferred to Brunel University London as a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences in June 2006. Currently he is a Reader in the Division of Biomedical Sciences. He is also the head of the Cancer Biomarkers and Cellular Endocrinology Laboratory (CBCEL). For more information please visit the lab webpage: www.cbcel.org Role of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the feto-placental unit Detection and characterisation of circulating tumour cells Use of liquid biopsies as cancer biomargers of diagnostic and prognostic value Development of fetal-placental 3D cultures as a screening platform for EDCs Teaching Responsibilities: Co-ordination Roles Study Block co-ordinator for BB3703 Medical Biochemistry Study Block co-ordinator for BB3714 Endocrine Disorders Module Leader for BB3804 Synoptic Examination Contribution to other modules BB3091 Final Year Project BB2802 Primary Literature Interrogation and Synthesis (Assessment) BB2804 Data Analysis and Presentation (Assessment) BB5514 Cell Signalling and Cancer BB5500 MSc Research Dissertation
Professor Danae Manika Professor Danae Manika
Associate Head (Teaching) / Professor - Marketing and Business Education
Danae Manika (PhD, University of Texas at Austin) is Professor of Marketing & Business Education and Associate Head of Brunel Business School. Before joining Brunel University London, she was Professor of Marketing at Newcastle University Business School, where she led its London Campus as Academic Group Head and held the Deputy Director of Research role at Newcastle University Business School. Danae in the past has also held academic positions at Queen Mary University of London, Durham University and the University of Texas at Austin; and is currently Visiting Professor at Newcastle University and Queen Mary University of London, while previously she held a Visiting Research Scholar position at the Centre of Risk Management and Insurance Research at McCombs Business School, University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her academic career, Danae worked as an Account Planning Intern in advertising agencies such as Latinworks in Austin, TX, and DDB in New York. She obtained a Ph.D and a M.A. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. Honours in Marketing from University of Stirling. Danae’s recent research has been published in journals such as: Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Psychology and Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research, European Management Review, and International Business Review, amongst others. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Danae’s research focuses on effective message construction for behaviour change within the contexts of health, well-being and the environment. She is involved in various consultancies (e.g., Harrow Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, RECOUP, Global Action Plan, Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition), and her research has been supported by £364,000+ of funding (e.g., CRUK, EPSRC/Innovate UK, NERC/NCAS, RED, and Arrow/ERDF). Danae is Associate Editor (AE) for Business and Society and the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, while in the past she was AE for the Journal of Marketing Management (2017-21). She is also currently on the Editorial Review Boards of: Journal of Business Ethics, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Journal of Marketing Management; with guest editor experience across multiple top journals. Danae also has experience as: funding reviewer for Cancer Research UK (2015-19); and track chair for the Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress Conference in 2023, the Transformative Consumer Research Conference in 2021, and the European Social Marketing Association Conference in 2016. Using an interdisciplinary approach, blending the lines between marketing, advertising and psychology her research aims to answer a fundamental marketing research question: How to diminish the knowledge-behaviour gap? Particularly, her research focuses on effective message construction for behaviour change. It takes an information processing approach, which identifies, classifies and examines cognitive (e.g., knowledge, confidence, trust, values) and affective (e.g., pride, fear, disgust) factors that influence individuals’/consumers’/employees’ decisions and choices after exposure to campaigns/messages/interventions, and translate knowledge acquisition to behaviour change/formation. Her research is theory-based but practically applicable research, and often uses health (e.g., weight control, alcohol consumption, vaccination), well-being and environmental (e.g. energy saving, recycling) social issues as the venue for understanding the knowledge-behaviour gap, with direct implications for persuasive communication and behavioural interventions that motivate health and environmental action. The campaigns/messages/interventions often examined involve digital components (e.g., websites, social media, mobile applications, online tracking tools) and technology adoption behaviours (e.g., adoption and usage of technology-based solutions). Other projects with information technology and effective message construction focus include: social media service failure apologies, online petitions, and online political engagement. Side projects include innovative research methodologies, female-disparaging adverts, and consumer animosity, amongst others. Danae’s recent research has been published in journals such as Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Psychology and Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research, European Management Review, International Business Review, Information Technology and People, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Marketing Management, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Marketing Communications, Health Marketing Quarterly, and Multivariate Behavioral Research, amongst others. She often engages in research projects that require collaborations with other disciplines such as medicine, engineering and geography; and her research has been supported by £364,000+ of funding (e.g., CRUK, EPSRC/Innovate UK, RED, and Arrow/ERDF). She also strongly believes in the interplay and interdependence of academia, government, business and society and hence she is often involved in various consultancies (e.g., Harrow Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, RECOUP, Global Action Plan, Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition), in line with her research (i.e., effective message construction for behaviour change). Danae is Associate Editor (AE) for Business and Society and the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, while in the past she was AE for the Journal of Marketing Management (2017-21). She is also currently on the Editorial Review Boards of: Journal of Business Ethics, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Journal of Marketing Management; with guest editor experience across multiple top journals. Danae also has experience as: funding reviewer for Cancer Research UK (2015-19); and track chair for the Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress Conference in 2023, the Transformative Consumer Research Conference in 2021, and the European Social Marketing Association Conference in 2016.
Dr Ben Jennings Dr Ben Jennings
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
My research is based in the field of human visual perception and predominately employs psychophysical and electrophysiological methods. A running theme in my research is the interaction of colour and luminance signals in the early visual system (for example, their influence on interocular suppression), through to high-level processing (for example, object recognition and visual working memory). In addition to basic research I am investigating the usefulness of traditional behavioral methods for monitoring the effectiveness of treatments in clinical populations with traumatic brain injuries and schizophrenia. I am also currently conducting a series of experiments that investigate emotion perception based on face stimuli, by employing both psychophysical and eye movement techniques. Module Leader: Quantitative Research Methods (Level 2, PY2605)
Dr Carolyn Dunford Dr Carolyn Dunford
Reader in Occupational Therapy
Carolyn has a long and varied occupational therapy career combining clinical leadership, and research roles as well as working as an academic in Higher Education. She has specialised in working with children and young people with disabilities and their families. Carolyn is passionate about children and young people's participation and delivering evidence based practice.
Dr Cristina Sisu Dr Cristina Sisu
Lecturer in Genomic Data Analytics
Dr Sisu joined Brunel University as Lecturer in Genomic Data Analytics in April 2017. Prior to that, she studied Chemical Engineering first at University “Politehnica” Bucharest and then at University “Politehnica” Timisoara in Romania, followed by an MSc in Molecular Sciences at Wagennigen University, The Netherlands and a PhD in Bioinformatics at University of Cambridge. Next, she moved to USA as a post-doc at Yale University in the lab of Mark Gerstein. Dr Sisu’s current research focuses on the study of pseudogenes from both an evolutionary perspective but also as key players in various disease. Dr Sisu is also the chair of the Early Career Lectures in Bioscience at HUBS (Royal Society of Biology). For a complete list of publications see I am the lead for the Introduction to data analysis HEFQ level 4 Biomedical Sciences (BB1719) and the lead for the Introduction to Bioinformatics HEFQ level 5 Life Sciences (LS2702 & LS2802). I am also teaching Transcriptomics and RNAseq analysis as part of the MSc module BB5707. Postdoctoral positions Applications for postdoctoral positions are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants should hold a PhD or be in their last six months of doctoral studies in Computer Science, Physics or Biology and should have a strong computational background. Currently there are no funded positions available. However, we are happy to support your application for an independent fellowship. If interested, please contact Dr Sisu directly sending as attachment a cover letter, CV and contact details of 3 references from supervisors or mentors familiar with your work. Ph.D. positions Funded positions will be advertised as they become available. Placement / Erasmus / Visiting students I am happy to host placement and visiting young scientists in my lab. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr Sisu directly.
Professor Felicity Gavins Professor Felicity Gavins
Professor - Pharmacology
Felicity read Pharmacology at the University of Sunderland, where she also embarked on an industrial placement year at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in Slough. After completing her BSc (Hons), she moved to London to study for a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Queen Mary University London, supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Felicity was then awarded a BHF Junior Research Fellowship to undertake further research both in the UK and the USA. In 2007 Felicity joined Imperial College London to take up a Lectureship position in the Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology (CIMPP). This was shortly followed by a senior lectureship and the appointment to Deputy Head of The Centre of Neurodegeneration & Neuroinflammation. In 2013 she accepted an academic position in the USA at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) and was appointed Director of The Small Animal Imaging Facility. Felicity is a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society and of the Royal Society of Biology. She joined Brunel University London in August 2019 as Professor of Pharmacology and Royal Society Wolfson Fellow, and is the Director of The Centre for Inflammation Research and Translational Medicine (CIRTM). Throughout her academic career, Felicity has worked with and served on numerous national and international research councils, medical charities and learned societies. She has published widely in her field and received a number of awards and honours for her work. She has received funding for her research from a range of funders including: the Royal Society and the Wolfson Foundation (RSWF), the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI). Felicity continues to be actively involved in public and patient organizations which has been immensely instructive for her research. She is also dedicated to promoting mentoring and collaborative research, along with facilitating mentoring of post-doctoral fellows/early-career investigators. Inflammation Thrombosis (arterial and venous) Resolution of inflammation Immune mediated responses in normal and pathological conditions Neutrophil-Platelet interactions Ischaemia reperfusion injury (I/RI) Healthy ageing Formyl Peptide Receptors (FPRs) Annexin A1 Biology Sickle Cell Disease Inflammation in Cancer Pre-clinical imaging Drug discovery and resolution biologics Novel drug delivery systems e.g Nanocarriers Development of research students and post-doctoral fellows/early career researchers. Dedicated to promoting mentoring and ensuring equality and diversity. Teaching Responsibilities: BB3091 Final Year Project (Block lead) BB5604 MSc Dissertation Research Project BB3802 Problem Solving and Data Analysis BB3801 Scientific Communication BB2802 Primary literature interrogation & synthesis BB2803 Data Evaluation and Reporting BB2555 Work Placement BB1700 Tutoring BB2700 Tutoring BB3700 Tutoring
Professor Joy Conway Professor Joy Conway
Professor
Professor Joy Conway is the Professor of Respiratory Sciences, Centre for Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Brunel University London. Joy has extensive experience as a researcher and educator with over 25 years in UK Higher Education Institutions. Joy has a strong interest in lung disease, the care of those with lung disease, respiratory physiology and pathophysiology and lung imaging. Following qualification as a chartered physiotherapist and a Masters in Rehabilitation (University of Southampton) her PhD (University of Southampton) investigated the use of three-dimensional lung imaging techniques to quantify inhaled aerosol deposition in the lung and structural and functional changes that occur with disease. Joy then progressed through to a personal Chair at the University of Southampton in 2009. In 2019 Joy was appointed as Professor of Respiratory Sciences at Brunel University London. Joy is also the national research lead for advancing practice for Health Education England and maintains visiting Professor status with the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre for Respiratory and Critical Care Respiratory care; lung imaging; Single Photon Computed Tomography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Computed Tomography; lung ultrasound; pulmonary function testing; mixed-methods approach; clinical trials; machine learning and AI; smart technology and smart wearables; inhaled aerosols; inhaler design and inhaler use; smart inhalers; educational interventions to improve inhaler use.
Dr Kei Long Cheung Dr Kei Long Cheung
Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Kei Long is a Lecturer in Public Health; part of the Department of Clinical Sciences, within the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies. He attained his masters at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, in Health Psychology and Human Resource Management. Following that, Kei Long pursued a Ph.D. trajectory, where he gained experience in the European and multidisciplinary (award-winning) EU-funded EQUIPT project and was the daily manager of two work packages, resulting in stakeholder interviews and the usability evaluation of prototype interventions, in order to co-create a decision-support tool. He explored different methods to elicit preferences, e.g. Delphi approach, best-worst scaling, interviews, and social cognitive behaviour change studies. Kei Long was awarded the distinction cum laude for his dissertation. Before joining Brunel, Kei Long worked as a research fellow at Maastricht University, exploring tailored digital health interventions and their user-experience, for which he was awarded the Kootstra Talent Fellowship Grant. Kei Long is passionate about health promotion research and teaching, and has overlapping academic interest in health promotion, public health, tobacco control, preference research, and digital health. Health promotion; behaviour change; intervention mapping; tailoring; digital health; preference research
Dr Meriel Norris Dr Meriel Norris
Reader
I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1993 (Leeds) and worked in the NHS for several years specialising in neurology and specifically stroke rehabilitation. My last clinical post held was as a stroke clinical specialist at St Mary’s hospital, London. I have also worked for a number of years in India and Indonesia in both disaster and development projects related to disability and rehabilitation. My MSc in Medical Anthropology was completed in 2002 (London) and PhD in 2009. My PhD topic brought together the fields of stroke, rehabilitation and anthropology by exploring the experience and health seeking behaviour following stroke in Aceh, Indonesia.Qualifications:PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCert (LTHE) Teaching Responsibilities:BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Module Leader - Research Proposal, Rehabilitation II Teach – Anatomy, Rehabilitation II, Neurology, Research Methods, Research Proposal, Clinical preparation Supervisor Research Proposals Clinical link tutor Personal tutor MSc Neurorehabilitation Lecturer- Research Methods, Project proposal, Clinical Applications Supervisor MSc Dissertations Personal tutor Superivsor for MPhil and PhD studentsOther Teaching Responsibilities: Academic skills liaison Co-ordinator Centre for Research in Rehabilitation (CRR) Erasmus link tutor
Dr Richard Godfrey Dr Richard Godfrey
Senior Lecturer in Coaching and Performance
Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Human Performance but is a physiologist by background. He lectures at every level in physiology and at level 2, 3 and Masters in Sports Coaching. The bulk of Richard’s research is in the area of human growth hormone and specifically the exercise-induced growth hormone response. He completed his PhD on ‘The exercise-induced growth hormone response in humans and its association with lactate’ in 2003 with Cranfield University. He has published on the physiology of naturally occurring growth hormone and on the consequences of injecting growth hormone in athletes. His interests extend to sports performance and increasingly to health-related aspects of exercise. As a result he has published on a wide range of issues other than growth hormone; on heat, hydration and performance, jet lag, bone health, physiology of rowing, altitude, physiology of exercise training, physiology of triathlon, detraining, cancer and exercise, sleep, immune function and education. In 2003 Richard joined the teaching team in the School of Sport and Education (now College of Health and Life Sciences) following 12 years as a physiologist at the British Olympic Medical Centre (BOMC), the British Olympic Association’s Department of Science and Medicine. During the last 7 years with the BOA he was Chief Physiologist of the BOMC and was involved in organising physiology service provision to elite sport before the home-country sports institutes, including the English Institute of Sport, were operational. During his time with the BOA Richard staffed more than 100 training camps, many abroad and in extreme environments ranging from –30oC in the Canadian Rockies to 47oC in Seville and at altitudes up to 2800m on glaciers in France and Norway. This has provided him with a rich and unique catalogue of experiences which can perhaps best be illustrated in taking blood for lactate analysis. From blood sampling from rowers whilst hanging over the edge of a speedboat on the Thames or on a lake in Italy, to near blizzard conditions, in the dark, with cross-country skiers, on a mountain in Sweden. He has accompanied and supported various British sports teams at training camps and in their final preparations for European and World Championships as well as for Olympic Games. This, either as a scientist in isolation, or as part of a team of staff which may include a doctor, physiotherapist, nutritionist and psychologist. In 1996 he was the Physiologist to the British Olympic Team in Atlanta where heat and humidity were the greatest concerns. In 2002 he was Physiologist / Assistant Coach to the Biathlon Team that competed at the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, where cold and altitude posed a threat to well-being and to performance. Richard has appeared in the press, and on radio and TV, on more than 40 occasions and has more than 100 publications including peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and articles for the lay press. His interest in science has led to invited presentations at conferences for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the English Institute of Sport, the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Science Education. In 2000 he gave an invited talk at Oxford University for their part in Science, Engineering and Technology Week. Richard has been a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) since 2005 and was made a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) in September 2010.