People at IHR

Meet the people behind the Institute

The Institute for Health Research supports a culture of research and the building of capacity so membership is inclusive and open to all members of staff and students engaged in, or with an interest in health research in the broadest sense. Accessibility to all events, interest group meetings and website content is not restricted and will be open to all LJMU staff and postgraduate students, and potentially external colleagues.

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Membership of the IHR Executive Board

Dr Cathy Montgomery
Head of IHR

Professor Keith George
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Professor Raphaela Kane
Pro Vice Chancellor (Faculty of Health)

Professor Laura Bishop
Pro Vice Chancellor (Faculty of Science)

Professor Nduka Ekere
Pro Vice Chancellor (Faculty of Engineering and Technology)

Professor Joe Yates
Pro Vice Chancellor (Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies)

Tim Nichol
Pro Vice Chancellor (Faculty of Business and Law)

Membership of the IHR Operations Board

Dr Cathy Montgomery
Head of Institute for Health Research

Professor Marie-Claire Van Hout
Associate Dean for Research (Faculty of Health)

Professor Bill Baltzopoulos
Associate Dean for Research (Faculty of Science)

Professor Jin Wang
Associate Dean for Research (Faculty of Engineering and Technology)

Professor Catherine Cole
Associate Dean for Research (Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies)

Professor Claire Hannibal
Associate Dean for Research (Faculty of Business and Law)

Mike Hession
Representative (Research Innovation Services)

Special Interest Group representatives

Children, Young People and Families
Dr Lawrence Foweather and Dr Emma Ashworth

Cardiovascular Health and Care
Professor Ian Jones and Dr Ellen Dawson

Green Spaces
Professor Laura Bishop

Mental Wellbeing
Dr Caroline Brett and Dr Grahame Smith

Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Dr Kehinde Ross and Dr Alistair Fielding

Living with Cancer
Professor Helen Poole

Substance and Alcohol Use
Dr Cathy Montgomery and Professor Harry Sumnall

Crisis and Resilience Expertise
Dr Mark Forshaw

Suicide and Self-Harm
Dr Pooja Saini

Social Innovation
Dr Hannah Timpson and Dr Kerry Wilson

Systematic Reviews
Dr Lisa Jones

Workforce Development
Professor Gillian Hutcheon

Global Health
Professor Marie-Claire Van Hout

Digital Health and Technology
Dr Ian Jarman

IHR members