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

Richard Chin Professor of Paediatric Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology, honorary consultant paediatric neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) and Clinical Director of the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre Richard's profile on Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre  

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


Marie T Fallon

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

Edinburgh Palliative and Supportive Care Group (IGMM)

Julia Grahamslaw Lead Research Nurse Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE)
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, IGC

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

Allan MacRaild Lead Research Nurse - Stroke/EMERGE Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE)
Rachel O’Brien Lead Research Nurse Emergency Medicine Research Group of Edinburgh (EMERGE)
Miranda Odam Research Nurse Manager Emergency Medicine Research Group of Edinburgh (EMERGE)

David Porteous

Professorial Research Fellow

Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, IGC

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

Pam Smith Professorial Fellow

Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science

Pam's University of Edinburgh profile

Mark Strachan Consultant Physician in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Acute Medicine at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and an Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh

Mark's University of Edinburgh profile

Mark's Edinburgh Diabetes profile

Albert Tenesa Professor of Quantitative Genetics

Roslin Institute

Albert's University of Edinburgh profile

Albert's Research Group website

Catalina Vallejos Chancellor’s Fellow

MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGC

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Thomas Weiser Senior Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Stanford University and Consulting Medical Officer, Lifebox Foundation

Thomas' Stanford University profile

Thomas' Lifebox Foundation profile

William Whiteley  Reader in Neurology, Honorary Neurologist William's Research Explorer Profile
Rachael Wood Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Scotland and Honary Reader,  Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, the University of Edinburgh Rachael's University of Edinburgh Profile Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
Robert Young  Academic Track Lecturer  (Zhejiang) Robert's ZJU-UoE Institute profile

If you wish to enquire about becoming an Affiliate Member of the Usher Institute, please contact our Senior Research Strategy Manager, via the Usher Communications mailbox,