Our people

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. 

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

Bindi Brook’s research focuses 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. 

Vicky Booth
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Dr Vicky Booth is the lead for University of Nottingham NRC research workstream. Vicky 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 

Professor Praminda Caleb-Solly is the University of Nottingham joint lead for the NRC research theme Technology and Innovation. She holds a BEng in Electronic Systems Engineering, MSc in Biomedical Instrumentation Engineering and a PhD in Interactive Evolutionary Computation.

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 for 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

Professor Paul Greenhaff is the University of Nottingham lead for the NRC research theme Prevention and Prehabilitation. He 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.


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.   

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

Professor Ruth Goodridge is the University of Nottingham joint lead for the NRC research theme Technology and Innovation. She 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. 

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

Dr Michelle Hall is the University of Nottingham lead for the NRC research theme Acute Rehabilitation. She 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 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. 

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. 

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

Professor Catherine Sackley is the University of Nottingham lead for the NRC research theme Rehabilitation for Long Term Conditions. She 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. 


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

Dr Shirley Thomas is an Associate Professor in rehabililtation 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
Profesor of Health Services Management, Nottingham University Business School

Professor Stephen Timmons is the University of Nottingham lead for the NRC research theme Health Systems, Policy and Economic Impact. He 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

Dr Gary Winship is the academic lead for the University of Nottingham NRC Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Group. 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.


Emily Crowe
School of Psychology

Dr Emily Crowe is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology. Her research investigates how visual information is used to guide actions, using perturbation paradigms and motion capture to examine the mechanisms underlying these online corrections. With further interest in how the brain represents spatial visual information, assessments are made using the mappings between participant's own movements and that of a tool they are controlling to examine what spatial reference frames (i.e., egocentric or allocentric) are used to organise the incoming visual information. 

Michael Craven

Dr Michael Craven is Principal Research Fellow in the NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative, based in the Institute of Mental Health on Jubilee Campus, specialising in technology research, design and evaluation in healthcare, currently focussed on mental health and dementia and more generally with medical devices and digital healthcare. He has over 30 years of research experience spanning healthcare, electronic engineering, computer science, health economics and is involved with several aspects of teaching & learning (lecturing, postgraduate supervision, course development). 

Di Giura
School of Health Sciences

Di Giura is a Teaching Associate in the School of Health Science. With a background in physiotherapy and neurorehabilitation, Di has research experience in why patients were transferred from community hospitals to acute care. More recently her focus is on how Outcome Measures are used to establish the progress during the hospital admission from the acute care to discharge in community.


Richard Moss
School of Health Sciences

Dr Richard Moss is Assistant Professor within the Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Sciences. His subject specialism is injury rehabilitation. Richard has been a member of the Executive Committee of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT) since 2007, Accreditation Officer since 2010 and previously led the development of the BASRaT Certification Examination. Richard has also acted as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) as part of the International Arrangement (IA) for Athletic Training, Therapy and Sport Rehabilitation. 

Dominic O’Connor
School of Health Sciences

Dr Dominic O’Connor is Assistant Professor within the Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Sciences. His areas of expertise are Clinical exercise physiology, cancer rehabilitation, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). He is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified exercise physiologist and cancer and exercise rehabilitation specialist (CanRehab). His current research interests include designing and evaluating prehabilitation and rehabilitation interventions for individuals with chronic disease.

Jade Kettlewell
School of Medicine

Dr Jade Kettlewell is a Senior Research Fellow and NIHR Postdoctoral fellow within the Centre for Academic Primary Care. She has a broad range of expertise including major trauma rehabilitation, implementation of complex interventions, acquired brain injury, smart technologies and telerehabilitation. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and involved in several aspects of teaching within the Centre for Rehabilitation & Ageing Research, including postgraduate supervision and teaching. Her current research focuses on exploring communication across the major trauma rehabilitation pathway and has collaborated on different rehabilitation and service improvement projects in Australia and Brazil. 


Yasmin Nasir Ajanah
School of Medicine

Dr. Yasmin Nasir Ajanah, is an Assistant Professor in Sports and Exercise Medicine, in the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine at the School of Medicine. Her research areas of interest intersect a diverse range of sporting injuries, functional athletic demands and current trends in optimising recovery. Her current research activities involve developing and designing sports-specific injury prevention programs, alongside immersing deeper into the topic of Injury risk mitigation and prevention, mental health in sports and physical activity promotion in all settings.

Emad Al-Yahya
School of Health Sciences

Emad is the lead for the University of Nottingham NRC Education workstream. He is an Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Sciences.

Emad brings a wealth of experience to the role from developing the new MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation to developing and delivering rehabilitation teaching programmes across diverse regions, including Canada, Jordan, the UK, and the UAE. His exposure to different healthcare systems, cultural contexts, and educational practices has quipped him with insights into best practices and emerging trends in rehabilitation education worldwide.

Dr Matthew Attwood
School of Medicine

Dr Attwood is an Assistant Professor in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine within the School of Medicine. His research specialises in sports injury surveillance, injury risk factor identification and injury prevention. A specialist in strength and conditioning and Physiotherapy, Dr Attwood developed the Activate warm-up programme for adult rugby players which has been adopted by World Rugby and rolled out globally. His current research focuses on sports related concussion and preventative strategies.