Usher Institute

Affiliate members

Individuals who work closely with the Usher Institute, but whose primary affiliation is elsewhere.

The Usher Institute is proud to have strong collaborations across the University of Edinburgh and beyond. Individuals who are not Usher Institute staff but have existing or planned collaborations and areas of mutual research interest can apply to become Affiliate Members of the Usher Institute. The aim of our Affiliate membership is to strengthen research ties and catalyse new initiatives with outstanding colleagues across the University and beyond.

Our Usher Institute Affiliates are:

Name Role Primary affiliation, outside of Usher

David Breen

Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic

Gareth Clegg

Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh. Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. Associate Medical Director, Scottish Ambulance Service.

Royal Infirmary Scottish Ambulance Service

Steve Cunningham

Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Child Life & Health/Centre Inflammation Research

Fiona Denison Professor of Translational Obstetrics / Honorary Consultant Obstetrician NHS Lothian

Fiona's profile on Centre for Reproductive Health

Marie T Fallon

St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Palliative and Supportive Care Group (IGMM)

Alasdair Gray Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian

NHS staff, Honorary University of Edinburgh

Alasdair's profile on Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences website

Shahid Hanif

Pharmaceutical Consultant on Health Data


Peter Hall Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cancer Informatics and Health Economics

Peter's University of Edinburgh profile

Peter's Research Group profile on Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, IGMM

Aisha Holloway Professor of Nursing Studies

Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science

Aisha's University of Edinburgh profile

Andrew Horne
Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences /
Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health

Andrew's MRC Centre for Reproductive Health profile

Barry J A Laird

St Columba’s Hospice Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine/

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, University of Glasgow/ Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, NHS Lothian.

Edinburgh Palliative and Supportive Care Group University of Glasgow NHS Lothian

Charlie Lees Consultant Gastroenterologist

NHS staff, Honorary University of Edinburgh

Charlie's profile on Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine website

Milly Lo

Consultant Paediatric Intensivist / Research Lead for Paediatric Critical Care Medicine / NRS Career Research Clinician / Hon. Reader

NHS staff, Honorary University of Edinburgh

Milly's profile on Child Life and Health website

Alasdair MacLullich Professor of Geriatric Medicine/ Honorary Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Alasdair's profile on Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology

David Porteous

Professorial Research Fellow

Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, IGMM

Matt Reed Consultant and NRS Fellow in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian/ Director of EMERGE/ Honorary Reader, University of Edinburgh/ Member Edinburgh Acute Care, Usher Institute

Matt's Edinburgh Research Explorer profile

Matt's profile on EMERGE

Jürgen Schwarze Edward Clark Chair of Child Life and Health/ Honorary consultant paediatrician with NHS Lothian Centre for Inflammation Research  and Section of Child Life and Health (in CRH)

Anoop Shah

Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology

Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences

Anoop's Edinburgh Research Explorer profile

Rustam Al-Shahi Salman Professor of Clinical Neurology / Honorary consultant neurologist, NHS Lothian

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Rustam's University of Edinburgh profile

Susan Shenkin Clinical Senior Lecturer Susan's University of Edinburgh Profile
Pam Smith Professorial Fellow

Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science

Pam's University of Edinburgh profile

Albert Tenesa Professor of Quantitative Genetics

Roslin Institute

Albert's University of Edinburgh profile

Tim Walsh Professor of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine  / Director of Research and Development for NHS Lothian

Tim's profile on Centre for Inflammation Research website

Tim's profile on Anaesthesia, Pain and Critical Care Medicine website

If you wish to enquire about becoming an Affiliate Member of the Usher Institute, please contact our Senior Research Strategy Manager, Alex Peden: