Meet the team

Our Director

Phil Newsome

Professor Philip Newsome

Director of the NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre and Inflammatory Liver Disease Theme Lead

Professor Newsome, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the University’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences, has published over 150 major research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of stromal cell biology and liver disease.

Senior Management Team

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Dr Victoria Day

Head of Infrastructure

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Ms Pernille Woods

Deputy Head

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Mr Zohur Miah

Deputy Head
Programme Manager for NIHR NAFLD BioResource

Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement

Laura Chapman

Ms Laura Chapman

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager


Dr Steven Blackburn

Birmingham BRC Academic Lead for PPIE

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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Mr Byron Batten

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Theme Lead