Institute for Precision Health


Our members make up an interdisciplinary team of leading scientists. Here, you can learn more about our leadership team and executive committee.

Chris BrightlingCo-director

Professor Chris Brightling 

  • NIHR Senior Investigator and Clinical Professor in Respiratory Medicine
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and NIHR Senior Investigator
  • Respiratory Theme Lead for Leicester NIHR-Biomedical Research Centre co-ordinates the MRC Molecular Pathology Node EMBER and is the Respiratory lead for the IMI 3TR.
  • National lead for the post-COVID consortium PHOSP-COVID and local research lead for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about Professor Brightling

Don JonesCo-director

Professor Don J.L. Jones 

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Jacqui ShawCo-director

Professor Jacqui Shaw

  • Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics
  • Leads on an integrated programme of clinical and translational research between the two universities funded by a Programme award from Cancer Research UK
  • Leads the cfDNA advisory group for the 100,000 Genomes project led by Genomics England

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Lynne HowellsOperations Manager

Dr Lynne Howells

  • Extensive experience of in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo translational cancer research with a focus on therapeutic cancer prevention
  • Delivery of bench-to-bedside cancer research programmes as part of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre Network

IPH commercial manager

Dr Carl Edwards

  • Extensive experience in managing development of commercial portfolios
  • Facilitates industry-led research collaborations in precision health

Ms Louise Fairgrieve provides communications expertise to enhance visibility of our portfolio both internally and externally.

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