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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

The Wolfson Fellowship

The Institute's Fellows come from a diverse range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds across Durham University and organisations with which we collaborate. To help you identify collaborators and experts relevant to your interests, you can search the Fellows database by using the search engine at the right of this page. For futher details of the support given to fellows please click the link here.

The purpose of Fellowship is to create a research community that subscribes to the Institute's aims and has the opportunity to share in its activities, resources, support and collective reputation. Criteria for Fellowship may be viewed here. as well as our online application. If you have an enquiry about Fellowship please contact the Institute Director.

The Institute now offers Postgraduate students the opportunity to become Postgraduate Associates of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing. For further details on this and how to apply please click here.



Ablett-Spence, Ingrid, Dr Cancer and public health
Adams, John, Dr Cognitive development and its relation to educational attainment
Ambler, Carrie, Dr Biomedical and Cell Science
Armstrong, Andrea, Dr community-based participatory research, urban transformations and community energy.
Astbury, Janice, Dr health and wellbeing in sustainability transition
Atkins, Peter, Professor Geographies of food and drink
Atkinson, Anthony, Dr Social cognitive neuroscience
Atkinson, Sarah, Professor Social science for medical humanities


Bailey, Kate, Mrs Teachers interpret assessment information for children from culturally and linguistically diverse background
Ball, Helen, Professor Behaviour and physiology of infant sleep
Banks, Sarah, Professor Professional ethics, community development
Barletti, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Dr wellbeing carried out in Ashaninka people an indigenous Amazonian Society
Bashir, Rumaisa, Dr Skeletal Muscle Biology
Beckmann Jens, Professor Cognitive Abilities
Beckmann, Nadin, Dr Educational Psychology
Bentley, Gillian, Professor Developmental Effects on Reproductive Function in Migrant Bangladeshi Women
Berry, David, Dr
Boliver, Vikki, Dr Educational inequalities, especially social class and ethnic inequalities of access to higher status universities, social stratification and mobility, quantitative research methods
Booth, Mark, Dr Epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases
Boothroyd, Lynda, Dr Evolutionary Social and Developmental Psychology
Breckon, Toby, Dr computer vision and image processing
Brown, Alistair, Dr M. tuberculosis via a variety of different avenues with specialities in biochemical and molecular characterisation of key metabolic pathways
Brown, Hannah, Dr zoonotic diseases. Care, nursing, HIV/AIDS, Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers, hospitals
Brown, Hanne, Dr,(nee Kinnunen) formulation and delivery of subcutaneous, inhaled and intravitreal drugs
Budgen, David, Professor Software service-based brokering technologies
Burges-Watson, Duika, Dr Absence of analysis of culture in public health discourse
Burt, Mike, Dr Perception of facial expressions
Byrne, David, Professor Case based methods, Complexity theory


Callard, Felicity, Dr <span >Mental health, history of psychiatry, medical humanities
Campbell, Anne, Professor Sex differences in aggression
Cann, Martin, Dr Cell biology of bicarbonate and carbon dioxide
Carro-Ripalda, Susana, Dr Children's experiences of parental migration
Casteau, Soazig, Dr visual attention and saccadic eye movements
Castelli, Michele, Dr Health care systems analysis and comparison
Cave, Emma Professor Medical law and ethics, human rights
Charnley, Helen Community Care policy and practice in the UK
Chazot, Paul, Dr Characterisation and validation of novel drug targets
Close, Helen, Dr Investigations in the areas of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and mental illness
Cobb, Steven, Dr Development of new peptide agents for the neglected tropical disease Leishmaniasis, development of new sanitation technologies
Cockerill, Stuart, Dr Designing small molecule inhibitors of Respiratory Syncytial virus and Dengue Virus - fragment based screening approaches
Collins, Peter J, Dr Aesthetics, Britain, Kenya, Hospitals
Connolly, Jason, Dr
Cook, Chris, Professor Spirituality and psychiatry
Coolen, Frank, Professor Statistics; decision support
Coolen-Maturi, Tahani, Dr Developing statistical methodology for practical problems
Cooper, Gillian, Dr Appetite and body weight regulation, hormone research
Copping, Lee, Dr sex differences in agression
Coulthard, Laura, Dr ADHD, Clinical impact of neurodevelopmental conditions
Cramb, Robert quantitative measurements of physical activity can be used to help underpin health based interventions
Cramman, Helen, Dr, Education evaluation, widening participation and access to STEM subjects including gender equality in STEM subjects
Curtis, Sarah, Professor Geographical dimensions of inequalities of health and health care
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Davies, Douglas, Professor Death, ritual and belief, Mormon religion
Denny, Paul, Dr The role of lipid biosynthesis and membrane trafficking in host-pathogen interactions
Dobson, Christina, Diabetes, Evolutionary Medicine, Health Interventions, Obesity and Reproductive Function and Infants
Dodd-Reynolds, Caroline, Dr energy regulation and weight management both physical activity and dietary perspectives
Dominelli, Lena, Professor Projects in social work, social policy and probation
Reducing the cost inquired to discover new antibiotics
Dunn, Chris, Dr Relationships between human disease and the physical and human-made environments
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Easton, Alex, Dr, Animal Models of Episodic Memory, Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning and Memory

Edkins (nee Fuke), Katharina, Dr Pharmaceuticals and solid-state of bioactive molecules
Ekers, David, Dr Mental Health Research
Ellison, Amanda, Dr Neuroscientific basis of vision; neuronal disruption in migraine headache; visuomotor systems
Erskine, Jonathan Health system planning; capital investment; European health systems; health facilities and assets

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Fernandes, Kiran, Professor Operations management, innovation diffusion, complex systems
Fernyhough, Charles, Professor Cognitive-developmental approaches to psychosis and other disorders
Flynn, Emma, Professor Processes and mechanisms of change within the individual or across individuals
Forrest, Simon, Dr The sexual attitudes and behaviour of young people, sexual health promotion and education, sexuality and gender, especially young masculinities, the social and cultural context of emotional experience
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Gallant, Andrew, Dr Micromachining, RF MEMS, THz technology, Wafer level packaging
Gan, Lian, Dr, Experimental fluid mechanics: turbulence & vortex dynamics; Particle Image Velocimetry: application & technique development
Gill, Jason, Dr Molecular therapeutics
Gorard, Stephen, Prof Education and social justice, Equity and effectiveness in lifelong education, Quality of education research
Gowland, Rebecca, Dr Health and demography in the Roman world, Skeletal ageing and age as an aspect of social identity,
Graham, Leslie, Dr Strategy, change management and leadership
Gray, Helen, practical science lessons in secondary schools
Girkin, John, Professor Advanced photonics and optical technology
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Hackett, Simon, Professor Interpersonal violence; child maltreatment and child welfare
Hadi, Manizha
Hall, Christopher, Dr Child welfare research
Hampshire, Kate, Dr Health, well-being and mobility
Hancock, Helen, Dr Inequalities and inequities of care in cardiovascular medicine
Hanley, Mary, Dr Social attention, cognition and neurodevelopmental disorders
Harburn, Jonathan, Dr Medical devices, Drug Design and Synthesis, Nanotheranostics
Hedger, Spencer, Mr Labour markets and the relationship between work, worklessness and health
Henderson, Peter, Mr Labour Markets and the relationships between work, worklessness and health
Heywood, Charles, Professor Cortical processes in colour vision
Higgins, Steve, Professor ICT and digital technologies in schools, educational philosophy of Pragmatism and the implications for teaching and learning.
Horwell, Claire, Dr Volcanic health hazards
Howse, Jennifer Dr Optometry and diabetes
Hudson, Bob, Professor Implementation theory and practice
Hudson, Ray, Professor Economic & social regeneration in 'old' industrial regions
Hungin, Pali, Professor Early disease markers, investigative services, gastrointestinal disorders
Hunter, David, Professor European health policy, Health care reform, UK and internationally
Husband, Andrew, Professor Medicines use optimisation and pharmacy education
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Inami, Fusako, Dr the body, senses, love and intimacy, affect, sleep and performative language


Jamie, Kimberly, Dr Patient beliefs about health and wellbeing and the impact of this on behaviours such as exercise and medicines use
Jehu,Llinos, Dr qualitative research methods which engage people who are under-represented or excluded from the research process
Jobe, Alison, Dr Adult Deafness, and Identity
Johnson, Karen, Dr Passive treatment of contaminated waters and soils
Johnston, Laura, Dr light, sensation and wellbeing (Artist in Residence, Wolfson Research Institute)
Jones, Karen, RCTs and Quantitative Research methods
Joyce-Gibbons, Andrew, Dr interaction between the teacher and the student during classroom activity

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Karakesisoglou, Iakowos Dr, Cytoskeleton Linker Proteins, Nuclear Envelope Structure and Function, Premature and Physiological Ageing, Laminopathies, Tissue and Animal Morphogenesis
Kasim, Adetayo, Dr Biostatistics and statistical bioinformatics
Kendal, Jeremy, Dr Cultural evolution, cultural niche construction
Kennaway, James, Dr History of medicine
Kentridge, Bob, Dr How objects and events are represented in the brain
Kidd, Ian James, Dr Ethics, epistemology, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science
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Lake, Amelia, Dr Food environment, the environments of young people, the workplace environment and knowledge exchange
Lane, Alison, Dr Neural mechanisms of visual attention and perception
Laws, Jennifer, Dr Notions of work, therapy and mental illness in a culture of back to work
Lawson, Jamie, Dr Human mating strategy and attractiveness
Lever, Colin, Dr Memory and anxiety in animals and humans in youth and age
Lewis, Sue, Dr Socio-cultural determinants of health and health inequalities
Lidstone, Jane, Dr, Cognitive development and mental health in autism spectrum disorder
Lindsey, Iain, Dr, Health, wellbeing and social change through engaging young people in sport and physical activity programme
Love, Gordon, Dr Optics and Photonics
Lowing, Karen, Dr sociolinguistic themes, identity and cultural studies and educational research methods
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Macnaughton, Jane, Professor Literature and medicine, philosophy and history of medicine
Maehle, Holger, Professor History of medicine and the life sciences
Magid, Kesson, Dr Cross cultural variations in social psychology
Maier, Rebecca
Mansley, Morag, Dr Molecular mechanisms in the kidney allowing hormonal control of blood pressure
Marks, Linda, Dr Public health policy and inequalities in health
Mawson, John, Professor Local and regional governance; The management of cities and regions
Maxwell, Sharyn, Dr Organisational theory, clinical management, role of service users
McClive, Cathy, Dr Early modern French social and cultural history
McCormack, Mark, Dr Understanding the effects of decreasing homophobia in Western cultures
McGough, Stephen, Dr data analystics, modelling and simulations and infrastructures to support and medical support
McGregor, Anthony, Dr Animal learning and cognition
McKie, Linda, Professor Work, wellbeing, care and families
McLaughlin, Danny, Professor Clinical reasoning amongs medical undergraduates, widening access to medicine/HE
McMurray, Robert, Dr Professions & professional identity, Inter-organisational collaboration & boundaries, health care organisation & management, nursing & medicine, qualitative methods
Medford, Wayne, Dr mixed methods research into access to, and usage of, pharmacies on Teesside
Menzies, Victoria, Mrs wellbeing related to education, research synthesis, evaluation of educational interventions and peer monitoring
Merli, Claudia, Dr Medical anthropology, reproductive health, gender, embodiment
Merrell, Christine, Dr Assessment, Evaluation and Effectivenes, Psychological Perspectives and Issues in Education
Milne, Eugene, Professor Public Health, biodemography, ageing and its associated diseases
Money, Victoria, Dr, X-ray crystallography, viral encoded proteins from highly infectious human and animal pathogens.
Moore, Helen, Dr, Development of the SNAPTM (Synchronised Nutrition & Activity Program)
Moreira, Tiago, Dr Formal and 'informal' processes of health technology
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Nazar, Hamde, Dr Inter and mulit-disciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration within research, specifically health-related to improve Public Health
Natasha Newell, Dr Health Research
Nunn, Caitlin, Dr refugee settlement in relation to youth, identity and belonging, cultural production and media representation
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Obara, Boguslaw Biolmage Informatics
O'brien, Kate, Dr inequalities and crime; health consequences of austerity policies on Britain's low income populations
Oliver, Emily, Dr Psychological factors involved in elite performance, and in the initiation and regulation of human behaviours with a focus on those that contribute to health and wellbeing
Oxley, Rebecca, Dr Anthropology of Health, Embodiment theory, feminist explorations of the body/biology
O'Malley, Claire Obesity
O'Neill, Maggie, Professor Critical and cultural criminology, sex work, social justice

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Pain, Rachel, Professor Social geography, informed by feminist and participatory theory and practice
Painter, Joe, Professor Prosaic geographies of the state
Pattinson, Shaun, Dr Medical law and ethics
Pohl, Emke, Dr Unraveling the three-dimensional structures of proteins associated with virulence and disease
Pollard, Tess, Dr Evolutionary perspectives on 'western' diseases
Pope, Stacey, Dr sport and physical activity - how social determinants such as gender and social class impact upon physical activity and health
Poulton, Emma, Dr antisemitism


Quinlan, Roy, Professor, Animal cell biology, cararact and amyloidosis, motor neurone disease, protein chaperones, the cytoskeleton and the eye lens and the aging process

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Reilly, Joe, Professor Physical health of people with severe mental illness
Reissland, Nadja, Dr Early mother-infant interaction
Riby, Deborah, Dr Social perception, social cognition in neurodevelopmental disorders
Rickard, Ian, Dr Intersection evolutionary theory and individual variation in health and disease propensity
Ridgway, Rosie, Miss Special educational needs and learning difficulties, particularly profound and multiple learning disabilities
Roberts, Charlotte Bioarchaeological approaches to the history of disease and medicine
Robertson, Steve, Dr Soil chemistry and the interactions between soil organic matter, contaminants, soil biota
Robinson, Lyn, Dr Impact of environments, behaviours and practices on child education, health and wellbeing
Roderick, Martin, Dr Risk, pain and injury in physical activity
Rosenthal, Harriet, Dr Adult attachment, social support and depressive symptoms
Rothwell, Charlotte, Mrs Medical Education Research Group
Rubin, Greg, Professor Early diagnosis and management of serious disorders
Rudzik, Alanna Dr Medical Anthropology, Women's and Infant's Health
Russell, Andrew, Dr Applied anthropology and development
Russell, Charlotte, Dr Medical Anthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology
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Sanderson, David, Dr psychological basis of learning and memory and how these processes are achieved in the brain
Sauerteig, Lutz, Dr History of Bodies and Sexuality, History of Public Health in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Saunders, Corinne, Professor History of ideas; History of women and women's writing
See, Beng Huat, Dr critical thinking skills, parental involvement, teacher demand and supply
Short, Valentina, team formulation in adult mental health teams
Schrecker, Ted, Professor Global health, international political economy
Sharples, Gary, Dr Molecular mechanisms of genetic recombination
Siddiqui, Nadia, Dr explore educational programmes that can break the cycle of poverty and its impact on young people’s lives
Simpson, Bob, Professor Comparative bioethics
Slight, Sarah, Dr clinicial decision-making, improving the quality and safety of patient care, medication errors,
Smith, Dan, Dr Understanding the mechanisms which determine which sensations enter our awareness
Smith, Benedict, Dr Moral theory and topics in philosophy of mind and epistemology
Smith, Roger, Professor Childhood, youth justice, participatory methods, social work and power
Steed, Jonathan, Professor Anion binding and sensing, supramolecular gels and crystalline solids including pharmaceuticals and hydrates
Steel, Patrick, Dr Development and applications of new methods for organic synthesis, design and synthesis of small molecule probes and modulators of biological processes, applications in applied synthetic biology
Summerbell, Carolyn, Professor Prevention of obesity in children and adults
Sutherland, Sinclair, Mr, Labour markets and the relationships between work, worklessness and health
Swamy, Meenakshi, Dr Exploring and evaluating innovative methods of anatomy teaching and use of simulators for teaching undergraduate medical students in Phase 1 Medicine.
Swift, Peter, Dr, Terahertz radiation application to engineering and biological applications

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Tariq, Anisah, Dr, qualitative and quanitative research for cancer or diabetes trials/studies

Taylor, Catherine, Dr, medical anthropology

Tehrani, Jamie, Dr Cultural evolution, phylogenetic analysis of culture

Thaler, Lore Dr Human echolocation, visual perception, auditory perception, blindness, planning and control of movements, psychophysics, kinematics, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Tidmarsh, Jill, Dr Interdisciplinary and interprofessional working and learning in social care - children and families
Tiffin, Paul, Dr Mental illness, family assessment and risk evaluation in adolescence.
Todd, Adam , Dr Pharmacy Practice
Torgerson, Carole, Professor, Experimental Design, Research Synthesis
Towl, Graham, Professor Children and young people and crime
Tummons, Jonathan, Dr medical education
Tymms, Peter, Professor Monitoring, assessment, performance indicators, ADHD, reading and research methodology in Education
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Visram, Shelina, Dr Health Inequalities, health-related behaviour change, community-based lifestyle interventions
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Wadman, Ruth, Dr, Mental Health - adolescence; self-harm; neurodevelopmental disorders
Wall, David, Professor, Access to Criminal Justice, Cybercrime, Intellectual Property Crime, Law and Popular Culture, Policing
Weis, Susanne, Dr Cognitive neuroscience
Westmarland, Nicole, Dr Gender and crime, particularly: rape and sexual abuse
Widger, Tom, Dr, anthropology of suicide and self-harm, medical philanthropy and pesticides and global health
Wilson, Douglas Community health, endocrinology and chronobiology
Wistow, Gerald, Professor
Wistow, Jonathan, Dr Health inequalities, public health, governance, local government
Whittlesea, Cate, Professor, alcohol screening, community pharmacy and public health
Woods, Angela, Dr
Wu, Jun Jie, Dr numerical modelling of natural and synthetic polymers, biomaterials for prostheses bearing surfaces, and functional tissue engineering
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Xiao, ZhiMin, Dr educational programmes

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Yang, Keming, Dr Economic sociology and entrepreneurship, China, statistical methods in social research, social gerontology, social mechanisms and dynamics
Yeo, Paul, Dr Cell Biology, Membrane:Protein interactions

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