People

Professor John Wright

Wolfson CAHR Director

John Wright is a doctor and epidemiologist with a background in hospital medicine and public health in the UK and in Africa. He established and leads the Bradford Institute for Health Research and Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, working to speed up translation of medical research into practice and policy.

Ruby Bhatti, OBE

Chair, Wolfson CAHR Board

Ruby Bhatti is a highly successful Solicitor with over 27 years’ experience in the legal field, and over 21 years’ experience of various Non-Executive Directorships. Her other Non-Executive roles include a social enterprise company, Carlisle Business Centre (CBC) and its charity arm ACL Ltd. She is also a Director of Yorkshire Arise Ltd, a unique company that has four social enterprise companies working together in Bradford on key projects.

Professor Marina Bloj

Bradford Lead, Wolfson CAHR

Marina is the University of Bradford lead for the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research and Professor of Visual Perception.

Dr Andrew Daly-Smith

Healthy Childhood

Dr Andy Daly-Smith is a reader in physical activity and healthy childhood. He leads the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research healthy Childhood theme.

His research focuses on the design, development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions for physical activity and health in children.  Born in Bradford as a Research Director on the Sport England funded Join Us: Move Play programme.

Professor Mark Mon-Williams

Healthy Childhood

Professor Mark Mon-Williams holds a Chair in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Leeds, and is Professor of Psychology at the Bradford Institute of Health Research, and Professor of Paediatric Vision at The Norwegian Centre for Vision. He is also a Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute (the UK’s national data analytics centre).

Dr Rosie McEachan

Healthy Childhood

Rosie is the Director of the Born in Bradford Research programme. She is an experienced behavioural scientist with particular expertise in the development and evaluation of complex interventions.

Professor Neil Small

Healthy Childhood

Professor Neil Small is a Professor of Health Research at the University of Bradford, Member of the Born in Bradford Executive.

Professor Siobhan Reilly

Healthy Ageing

Siobhan’s background is in applied health and social care research. Her research is primarily concerned with improving the evidence base for the delivery of health and social care services for people with people with dementia and older people with long term conditions and people with severe mental illness.

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Dr Sahdia Parveen

Healthy Ageing

Dr Sahdia Parveen is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford. Sahdia is a health psychologist by background and joined the Centre in 2013.

Dr Ana Barbosa

Healthy Ageing

Dr Ana Barbosa is a Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford where she also teaches for the MSc Advanced Dementia Studies.

Professor Peter Gardner

High Quality and Safe Care

I am a psychologist by background with particular interests in human factors and human interaction with organisational systems and technology. I joined the University of Bradford in February 2020. My role is to work collaboratively with colleagues in this University and in the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR), in the area of Healthcare Quality and Safety. The Wolfson CAHR is a unique collaboration between the Universities of Leeds and Bradford and the Bradford Institute of Health Research.

Dr Jane O’Hara

High Quality and Safe Care

Dr Jane O’Hara is Associate Professor based in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leeds and the Quality and Safety Research team at Bradford Institute for Health Research.

Dr Binish Khatoon

High Quality and Safe Care

Dr Binish Khatoon is a research fellow on the workforce engagement and wellbeing theme within the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.