Our people

Under the direction of Liz Walker, Academic Lead, the Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research draws together expert staff from the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School to carry out world-leading research and make a real difference to healthcare and wellbeing.

ICAHR Operational Group


Research Lead

Social and Psychological Aspects of Long Term Conditions; Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Centre, Hull York Medical School


Director of the Hull Health Trials Unit, Hull York Medical School

Myriam Dell'Olio
Myriam DellOlio

Research Assistant

Hull York Medical School


Research Fellow

Hull York Medical School. Career Development Research Fellow - Yorkshire Cancer Research Transform Project.

Colin Martin
Professor Colin Martin

Registered Nurse, Chartered Health Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist


Professor of Palliative Care

Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre and Professor of Palliative Care at Hull York Medical School. Honorary Consultant Palliative Physician to the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Thomas Phillips

Professor of Nursing (Addictions)

Academic Nurse, mental health and addiction Research Specialist.


Professor of Primary Care Research

Hull York Medical School. Academic GP and the Director of Research for the Academy of Primary Care.

Professor Lesley Smith

Professor of Women's Public Health

Hull York Medical School


Senior Lecturer in Mixed Methods

Hull York Medical School. ICAHR Methods Hub Lead collaborating closely with the Hull Health Trials Unit.

Research community


Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care

Dan Carradice

Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery

Ian Chetter

Professor of Vacular Surgery


Research Fellow in Palliative Care


Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine


Reader in Respiratory Medicine

Angela Hoye

Consultant Cardiologist


Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Jamilla Hussain

NIHR Clinical Fellow


Professor of Palliative Medicine

Paul Hagan
Professor Paul Hagan

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences


Professor and Honorary Consultant in Oncology


Dean, Hull York Medical School

Alyn Morice

Professor in Respiratory Medicine


Senior Lecturer in Implementation Science

Professor Alan Rigby

Professor of Statistics


Professor of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Dr Ireneous Soyiri

Lecturer in Epidemiology

George Smith

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Vascular Surgery

John Turgoose

Information Systems Manager

ICAHR Strategy Board

Professor Paul Hagan

Chair, Dean of Health Sciences

Professor Una Macleod

Deputy Chair, Dean of Hull York Medical School

Professor Liz Walker

ICAHR Academic Lead

Dr Gemma Bilsborough

Faculty Research Development Manager

John Busby

Chief Operating Officer, Hull York Medical School

Dr Judith Cohen

Director of the Hull Health Trials Unit

Professor Alan St Clair Gibson

Faculty Associate Dean Research

Dr Maggie McGowan

Director of Research & Innovation

Dr David Richards

PVC Research & Enterprise

Jeremy Hartley

Head of Finance

Lee Brown

Faculty Business Manager