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Professor André Ng

André Ng, expert in the management of cardiac arrhythmias, has revolutionised the way heart treatments and procedures are done. He harnesses the power of AI and technology to drive advances in healthcare.

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Professor Natalie Armstrong

Natalie Armstrong, Professor of Healthcare Improvement Research, investigates the organisation and delivery of healthcare services.

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Professor Mike Barer

As Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Professor Barer's areas of expertise are Respiratory, Clinical Microbiology, Tuberculosis and COVID19.

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Professor Chris Brightling

Chris Brightling, Clinical Professor in Respiratory Medicine, is a world-renowned academic specialising in airway disease.

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Professor Nick Brindle

Nick Brindle is Professor of Cell Signalling in the departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Cardiovascular Sciences with expertise in how proteins interact with each other at the molecular level.

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Professor Nigel Brunskill

Leading Nephrologist Nigel Brunskill is exploring how kidney disease is related to outcomes in COVID-19.

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Professor Melanie Davies

Melanie Davies specialises in type 2 diabetes mellitus research and is investigating the impact of COVID-19 on patients with the condition.

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Dr Rachael Evans

Rachael Evans investigates how to improve the long-term health outcomes for COVID-19 survivors through exercise, training and rehabilitation.

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Dr Primrose Freestone

Primrose Freestone is an Associate Professor in Clinical Microbiology with an interest in public engagement.

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Professor Bibek Gooptu

Bibek Gooptu, Professor of Respiratory Biology and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, researches how SARS-CoV-2 leads to severe lung disease and mortality in COVID-19.

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Dr Neil Greening

Respiratory Physician Neil Greening is investigating the follow-up for COVID-19 patients and the impact of the disease on lung function testing.

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Dr Pranabashis Haldar

Pranabashis Haldar is a Consultant Respiratory Physician responsible for the management of COVID patients and author of University Hospitals Leicester COVID-19 management guidance document.

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Dr Sarah Inskip

Sarah Inskip is a Biological Anthropologist in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History. Her research focuses on revealing the impact of tobacco on the health of Western Europeans from 1600-1900.

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Professor Kamlesh Khunti

Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care, Diabetes and Vascular Medicine in the Diabetes Research Centre specialises in Diabetes, Public Health, Primary Care and Real World Evidence.

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Professor Gerry McCann

Gerry McCann is exploring the mechanisms of myocardial injury in COVID-19 patients through MRI scans and researching the long-term effects of the virus on patients.

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Dr Manish Pareek

Manish Pareek is Associate Clinical Professor in Infectious Diseases with expertise in migrant and ethnic minority health. He is researching COVID-19 risks in underserved populations.

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Professor Sir Nilesh Samani

Nilesh Samani’s research focuses on elucidating the inherited basis of common cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary artery disease and high blood pressure, and in understanding the role of biological aging in age-associated diseases. 

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Professor John Schwabe

John Schwabe is a Professor of Structural Biology and the founding Director of the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology. During the COVID-19 pandemic the Institute are using their structural biology expertise to investigate how the SARS-CoV-2 gains entry to cells.

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Professor Jacqui Shaw

Jacqui Shaw’s innovative cancer screening techniques can detect breast cancer recurrence up to two years earlier than traditional methods.

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Professor Salman Siddiqui

Salman Siddiqui develops precision medicine techniques to ensure that COVID-19 patients receive treatment tailored to their individual needs.

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Professor Sally Singh

Sally Singh is leading the development and delivery of rehabilitation for patients with chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease.

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Professor Paul Symonds

Paul Symonds specialises in the treatment and support of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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Dr Julian Tang

Dr Tang is Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Sciences Clinical Microbiology.

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Professor Louise Wain

Louise Wain, GSK/British Lung Foundation Chair in Respiratory Research, is exploring how genetic variation contributes to the long-term effects of COVID-19.

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Professor Tom Yates

Tom Yates, Professor of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health, explores how lifestyle behaviours act as a risk factor for COVID-19.

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