Our People

The study team is made up of experienced researchers and other academics who will work in close collaboration to deliver the optimal results

Click on the links below to find out more about our team.


Dr Lauren Walker -Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Internal Medicine, University of Liverpool

Professor Iain Buchan  - Chair in Public Health and Clinical Informatics, and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Innovation, University of Liverpool

Professor Mark Gabbay - Professor of Primary Care and Mental Health, University of Liverpool

Dr Eduard Shantsila -Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care & Mental Health, University of Liverpool

Gary Leeming - Director of the Liverpool City Region Civic Data Cooperative

Professor Danushka Bollegala- Professor in Natural Language Processing, University of Liverpool

Professor Simon Maskell- Professor of Autonomous Systems, University of Liverpool

Alan Griffiths - co-lead at the Person-Centred Complex Care theme at NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast

Samantha A Wilson - Research Assistant, University of Liverpool

Emma Lo - Project Manager, University of Liverpool

Victoria Winters - Finance and Research Administrator, University of Liverpool

Dr Micheal Abaho - Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool

Dr Pietà Schofield - Research Fellow (with lived experience), University of Liverpool


Professor Andrew Clegg - Chair of Geriatric Medicine, University of Leeds

Dr Samuel Relton - Senior Research Fellow in Health Data Analytic, University of Leeds

Professor Roy Ruddle - Chair of Computing, University of Leeds

Dr Aseel Abuzour - Senior Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Dr Layik Hama - Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Dr Asra Aslam - Research Fellow, University of Leeds


Professor Tjeerd Van Staa - Professor of Health e-Research, University of Manchester

Dr Matthew Sperrin - Senior Lecturer in Health Data Science, University of Manchester

Dr Maurice O'Connell - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistics, University of Manchester

Harriet Cant - Health Data Scientist, University of Manchester


Dr Olusegun Popoola - Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director, Mersey care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool


Professor Frances Mair - Chair of General Practice, University of Glasgow


Dr Alan Woodall - General Practitioner and Clinical Lead for Integrated Mental Health, Powys Teaching Health Board

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