Meet the Team
Meet our team members
To see a diagram of everyone in the AIM-CISC project, please see the following pdf:
Click on the individual Objective page link below to see a mini-biography of each staff member
Bruce Guthrie is Professor of General Practice at the Usher Institute, in the Edinburgh Medical School. He is also the director of the Advanced Care Research Centre.
Bruce is a mixed methods health services researcher with an interest in the quality and safety of health and social care, particularly in relation to multimorbidity and polypharmacy. As well as research, he works clinically as a GP and works closely with the NHS and government to improve healthcare quality and safety. Find out more about Bruce at the link below:
Jacques Fleuriot is Personal Chair of Artificial Intelligence, and Director of the Artificial Intelligence and its Application in the School of Informatics. His research focuses on AI modelling, which spans areas such as formal verification, process modelling, and explainable AI in healthcare and other complex domains. Find out more about Jacques at the link below:
As our AI Coordinator Luna De Ferrari keeps track of all the research work and co-ordinates the efforts of the Objectives.
Luna received a MSc in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Milan Biocca and her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. She has held postdoctoral research positions at the University of St. Andrews, and at Edinburgh University in the MRC Human Genetics Unit and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.
Gregor Hall provides the administrative support for the AIM-CISC project. He has worked in three previous roles at the University; in Admissions for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, then supporting undergraduate students in the School of Informatics, and latterly supporting PhD students in an Informatics CDT programme. Find out more about Gregor at the link below:
Jenny Sharma is the PPIE Coordinator for AIM-CISC as part of her wider role as Coordinator for the Advanced Care Research Centre. Jenny previously managed the public involvement in research programme for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and developed an international public involvement group for a project focusing on patient reported outcomes in multiple sclerosis. Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant at King's College London, investigating the impact of cognitive behavioural therapy for people living with persistent physical symptoms. Jenny has a degree in Health Psychology. Find out more about Jenny at the link below:
Daria Ihnatenko is the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Co-ordinator, temporarily filling a maternity cover position. She is dedicated to fostering meaningful connections with the community and ensuring that public perspectives are integral to our research initiatives. Daria has a wealth of experience, having served as a Communications and Events Co-ordinator at the University of Oxford and in various communications roles at Ukrainian public authorities.
Janice Murray is the Partnerships and Communications Manager for ACRC. She comes to us from the School of Biological Sciences (SBS), The University of Edinburgh, where she was the Research Impact Manager and REF coordinator. Prior to that Janice was lab manager of the Parasite Immunoepidemiology Group in SBS and the manager for the Out of Africa fellows for TIBA (Tackling Infection to Benefit Africa).
Janice’s research career started in the field of stem cells and then moved quickly into molecular parasitology. She gained her MSc with distinction and PhD, whilst working in the lab of Professor Rick Maizels (The University of Edinburgh); studying the immunomodulatory effects of parasite secreted proteins.
More recently, Janice was one of the leads for the REF2021 submission for the School of Biological Sciences, and has been working hard to embed impact within the school research culture.
Read more about Janice at her Research Profile page:
Lucy McCloughan is the Programme Manager for ACRC having previously managed Health Data Research Scotland from 2018 and Farr Scotland from 2017. From 2012 she was eHealth Research Manager at the University of Edinburgh Medical School overseeing a programme of randomised controlled trials and qualitative studies investigating telemetric self-monitoring of long term health conditions along with a programme investigating ePrescribing systems in English hospitals. Prior to that she managed the Scottish Mental Health Research Network from 2007-2009 and the Scottish Primary Care Research Network from 2002-2007. Before moving into research management, she was on the “coal face” as a researcher working with people with visual disabilities, working at the Oxford Eye Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Eye Hospital in Edinburgh.
Lucy heads up the Programme Management Office:
Find out more about Lucy at her profile page: