Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

People within the NRC


Professor Pip Logan, Academic Lead

Professor Pip Logan is the University of Nottingham academic lead for the NRC. She is Professor of Rehabilitation Research, an Occupational Therapist and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. Pip’s research is mainly concerned with rehabilitation within health services, with particular emphasis on the community. She is also Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University’s School of Medicine.

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Harriet Allen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science  

Harriet Allen holds a PhD in low level motion perception. Harriet is investigating the interaction of attention with perception, for example what happens when we ignore things or are distracted. She studies this across the lifespan, including in ageing, in developmental differences such as autism, or ADHD and applies this to activities such as driving or vehicle design.

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Bindi Brook, Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science 

Bindi Brook’s research focusses on the application of mathematics to medicine in close collaboration with clinicians and experimental biologist, in particular, to provide insight into inflammation and asthma, using multi-scale mathematical and computational models. 


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Vicky Booth, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences 

Dr Vicky Booth is a Clinical-Academic Neurological Physiotherapist, a NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer (2020/23), Associate Chief Allied Health Professional for Research and Innovation at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Assistant Professor with the School of Medicine. Vicky qualified as a physiotherapist in 2005 and specialises in Neurology. 



Praminda Caleb-Solly, Professor of Embodied Intelligence, Faculty of Science 

Praminda Caleb-Solly is Professor of Embodied Intelligence in the School of Computer Science. She holds a BEng in Electronic Systems Engineering, MSc in Biomedical Instrumentation Engineering and a PhD in Interactive Evolutionary Computation. 




Professor Roshan das Nair

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences 

Roshan das Nair is Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology. He is a British Psychological Society Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a Health and Care Professions Council Registered Practitioner Psychologist.  

Prof das Nair's research focuses applying psychological and neuropsychological theories to better understand and treat psychological issues stemming from neurological conditions. He has expertise in developing and evaluating complex interventions in healthcare settings. 



Rachel Fyson, Sociology and Social Policy

Head of School and Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science 

Professor Rachel Fyson is currently head of the school of Sociology and Social Policy, having joined as a lecturer in 2005.  Her research interests lie primarily in matters relating to adult social care services, including: the tension between promoting individual choice and seeking to safeguard against avoidable abuse. 




Paul Greenhaff, Professor of Muscle Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Paul Greenhaff is a member of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Nottingham NIHR BRC at the University of Nottingham. His research interests centre around changes in body composition and the dysregulation of muscle fuel and protein metabolism in ageing, immobilisation, acute trauma and chronic disease. This research also has a focus on strategies (including exercise, nutritional and pharmacological interventions) to offset these negative and pathophysiological effects. Paul’s research is primarily focused on the field of human integrative physiology/experimental medicine. 

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Sarah Goldberg, Professor of Older People's Care, Director of Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences  

Sarah Goldberg is Professor of Older Persons Care and Director of Research at the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. Her research aims to improve the healthcare of people living with dementia and to provide healthcare professionals with the high level of knowledge and skills they need to effectively deliver this complex healthcare provision.   

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Ruth Goodridge, Professor in Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Faculty of Engineering 

Ruth Goodridge holds a BMedSc(Hons) degree in Biomaterials and PhD in laser sintering of bioceramics. Ruth is currently on secondment to the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, exploring clinical need for Additive Manufacturing (inc.3D-Printing) and looking at ways to bridge the gap between current technical capabilities and use in clinical practice. 

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Dr Michelle Hall, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences 

Michelle is a Physiotherapist by background and leads on a number of undergraduate courses. Her research focuses on the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions including Osteoarthritis and following orthopaedic surgery. She is currently leading an NIHR funded study looking at arthrofibrosis following total knee replacement. Michelle collaborates closely with the Division Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology and the Versus Arthritis Pain Centre on a number of research projects and supervises PhD students




Roger Knaggs Associate Professor, Faculty of Science 

Roger is a clinical academic pharmacist with a long-standing special interest in pain management. Prior to his appointment at the University of Nottingham, Roger was an anaesthesia and pain management directorate pharmacist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. His research focuses on analgesic use and clinical outcomes. He was the inaugural Chair of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association pain management group and is Vice President of the British Pain Society. 


Professor Donal McNally, Education and Training Lead for the Centre for Healthcare Technologies. 

Donal specialises in injury and disease, the biomechanics of soft tissues including the spine and musculoskeletal soft tissues, the brain and cardiovascular system.  His work spans in vivo and in vitro assessment of mechanical performance as well as computational and analytical modelling.  He has applied the knowledge gained to the development and clinical delivery of medical devices including a total intervertebral disc replacement. 


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Fiona Moffatt, Associate Professor, Medicine and Health Sciences

Fiona Moffatt is a physiotherapist with clinical and research interests in rehabilitation. ​Her PhD focused on implementation science and service delivery. Fiona is currently the Director of Postgraduate Research for the School of Health Sciences. 


Steve Morgan, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

Stephen Morgan is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. His research involves the development of smart medical devices incorporating optical fibre sensors, such as smart endotracheal tubes and wound dressings.  

Steve is a Royal Society Industry Fellow, and Director of the Centre for Healthcare Technologies, which brings together key stakeholders, capabilities and expertise to support the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into healthcare adoption. 

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Kate Radford, Professor of Rehabilitation Research, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences 

 Professor Kate Radford is an occupational therapist with an interest in vocational rehabilitation (VR). Her current research involves trials to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of VR interventions for people surviving stroke, major trauma and with inflammatory arthritis, studies to develop and evaluate VR interventions for MS, and post Covid and interventions to promote self-management and participation following brain injury. 

 Kate leads the NIHR/Health Education England Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme and is current lead for the Centre for Rehabilitation and Ageing Research and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research in the School of Medicine. 


Catherine Sackley, Professor of Physiotherapy Research for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Cath Sackley is a qualified physiotherapist and NIHR senior investigator. Her methodological expertise is in the evaluation of complex rehabilitation interventions using mixed methods. She has worked with people with acquired brain injury, long term neurological disease and musculoskeletal problems living in their own homes and care homes. 

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Dr Shirley Thomas, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Shirley Thomas is an Associate Professor in rehabilitation psychology at the University of Nottingham and course director of the MSc Rehabilitation Psychology. She is a HCPC Registered Health Psychologist. Dr Thomas holds a PhD in Psychology and her research interests include psychological impacts of neurological conditions including stroke. 


Professor Stephen Timmons

Professor Stephen Timmons holds expertise in health services management and organisation, health service reform, implementation science, health care workforce and migrant health care workers. 



Gary Winship, Associate Professor in the School of Education

Course Leader for the MA Trauma Informed Practice, Gary has over 30 years’ experience in clinical roles for the NHS. These include; consultant psychotherapist at Broadmoor and as a clinical governance reviewer for the Commission for Health Audit & Improvement (CHAIA). Gary has a long-standing interest in psychological trauma and trauma education and is currently convening the University Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA) research group. He is also a local representative for the NHS England Midlands Network of Access to Psychological Therapies. 




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