Steering group

Professor Jonathan Barry

Jonathan is a Professor of History and is Director of the Centre for Medical History. He is currently a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator in Medical Humanities, working on 'The Medical World of Early Modern England, Ireland and Wales' (2012-17), and is taking part in a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Leadership programme.

His role within the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis is to ensure the integration of bio-medical work with the medical humanities and to support the Engaged Research Fellow in embedding engaged research into all the activities supported by the Centre.

Professor Tim Frayling

Tim has been working as a molecular geneticist for seventeen years, the majority of that time working on common human traits and diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes and related conditions.

He obtained a personal chair as Professor of Human Genetics in 2007 and headed a team of 12 that has become internationally recognised as a world leader in the genetics of common traits and conditions.

His outstanding contributions include the first robustly associated loci that influence adiposity in the general population.

Professor Christian Soeller

Christian is Professor of Physical Cell Biology in the Biomedical Physics Group.

His research interests include development of novel fluorescent imaging methods, specifically super-resolution microscopy and their application to nano-scale cell signalling where his main focus is on cardiac calcium signalling. A common goal of these approaches is to develop efficient methods to construct spatially detailed mathematical models from high resolution imaging data.

His work supported by funding from The Human Frontier Science Program, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

Christian holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he works with a team of cardiac physiologists and clinicians on novel imaging applications.

Katrina Wyatt

Professor Katrina Wyatt

Katrina Wyatt is an Associate Professor of Health Research in the Institute for Health Research at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Her interests include developing and evaluating complex interventions to enable and support behaviour change, understanding how the nature and quality of relationships can produce emergent behaviours and in the co-creation of research with communities, service users and carers.

She is currently Principle Investigator on a £1.45 million trial funded by NIHR PHR to determine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a novel obesity prevention programme and is part of the RCUK funded Exeter Catalyst award. She has also received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Medical Research Council for work in this area.

Professor Ken Haynes

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Professor Ed Watkins

Ed Watkins is director of the Mood Disorders Centre and is Professor of Applied and Experimental Clinical Psychology.

His research interests focus upon the study of core cognitive-emotional processes in the maintenance of depression, focusing on negative repetitive thought, and translation of experimental understanding into improved psychological treatments for depression.

He has held funding from the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, and NIHR, and is currently supported by EC FP7 and NHS funding for large-scale clinical trials. He is a recipient of the prestigious BPS May Davidson Award.