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Strategic Leadership team

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre is led by a team of internationally-recognised clinicians and scientists, who provide overarching strategic direction for the BRC as well as specialist oversight for our 6 themes.

Professor Avan Sayer

Director and Ageing Syndromes Theme Lead

Professor Miles Witham

Ageing Syndromes Deputy Theme Lead

Professor David Burn

Dementia Theme Lead and Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University

Professor John-Paul Taylor

Dementia Deputy Theme Lead

Professor David Jones

Liver Disease Theme Lead

Professor Quentin M Anstee

Liver Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Professor John Isaacs

Musculoskeletal Disease Theme Lead

Professor Wan-Fai Ng

Musculoskeletal Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Professor Grainne Gorman

Neuromuscular Disease Theme Lead

Professor Volker Straub

Neuromuscular Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

Skin and Oral Disease Theme Lead

Professor Nick Reynolds

Skin and Oral Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Professor John Simpson

Scientific Director

Professor Lynne Corner

Patient and Public Involvement Director

Professor Andy Fisher

Academic Director for Training

Dr Chris Plummer

Informatics Lead

Dame Jackie Daniel

Chief Executive, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Chris Day

Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University

Martin Dixon

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Ellen Tullo

Academic Training Lead