The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery


Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

To run research on a global scale requires the hard work and dedication of a truly global team – here’s the amazing team who make the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery and GlobalSurg projects a reality!

The NIHR Global Health Unit on Global Surgery

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery is a consortium between UK Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh & Warwick together with our international partners at hubs and centres around the world

Unit Directors

Professor Dion Morton

Professor Dion Morton OBE
Co-Director

Professor Stephen Tabiri

Professor Stephen Tabiri
Co-Director/ Hub Lead

University of Birmingham

GSU Bham Mr Aneel Bhangu

Mr Aneel Bhangu
NIHR Clinician Scientist

GSU Bham Dr Sohini Chakrabortee

Dr Sohini Chakrabortee
Programme Manager

GSU Bham Dr Audrey Nganwa

Dr Audrey Nganwa
Project Manager

Edward Bywater - Global Surgery Unit

Mr Edward Bywater
Project Officer

Ms Belinda San
Project Officer

GSU Bham Mr Brett Dawson

Mr Brett Dawson
Data Manager

Michael Bahrami-Hessari - GSU

Mr Michael Bahrami-Hessari
Patient, Public and Community Involvement and Engagement Manager

GSU Bham Dr Laura Magill

Dr Laura Magill
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials

Professor Thomas Pinkney
George Drexler & Royal College of Surgeons Chair of Surgical Trials

Ms Rachel Lillywhite
Team Leader – Global Surgery Trials

Ms Donna Smith
Senior Trial Manager

Mr James Keatley
Project Manager

Dr James Glaseby
Clinical PhD Fellow

Dr Joana Simoes
Clinical PhD Fellow

Dr Elizabeth Li Yan
Clinical PhD Fellow

Dr Harvinder Mann
Clinical PhD Fellow

Dr Sivesh Kathir Kamarajah
Clinical PhD Fellow

Professor Richard Lilford
Professor of Public Health

Dr Dimitri Nepogodiev
PhD Fellow

Professor Mark Monahan
Professor of Health Economics

Mr Mwayi Kachapila
Research Associate in Health Economics

Professor Tracey Roberts
Professor of Health Economic and Head of Health Economics Unit

Ms Felicity Brant
Senior Data Manager

Dr Omar Omar
Senior Statistician & Epidemiologist

Mr Bryar Kadir
Senior Statistician

University of Edinburgh

Professor Ewen Harrison

Professor Ewen Harrison
Professor of Surgery and Data Science

Dr Katie Shaw

Dr Katie Shaw
Programme Manager

Dr Riinu Ots

Dr Riinu Ots
Senior Data Manager

Dr Stephen Knight

Dr Stephen Knight
Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Lisa Norman

Dr Lisa Norman
Research Assistant

Dr Tom Drake

Dr Tom Drake
Clinical Research Fellow

NIHR Global Surgery Unit International Hubs & Centres