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

Abi Beane

Reader in Critical Care Medicine and Health systems development, CIR, University of Edinburgh Abi'e profile on the Centre for Inflammation Research website

David Breen

Senior Clinical Research Fellow / Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic

Sara Brown Professor of Dermatology & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow Sara's research group page on the Centre for Genomic Medicine website
Clara Calia Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Health in Social Science

Clara's University of Edinburgh profile

Sharon Cameron Consultant in Gynaecology and Sexual & Reproductive Health / Honorary Professor Sharon's profile on the Centre for Reproductive Health website
Richard Chin Professor of Paediatric Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology / Honorary consultant paediatric neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) / Clinical Director of the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre Richard's profile on Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre webite 

Steve Cunningham

Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Child Life & Health

Steve's profile on the Centre for Inflammation Research website

James Dear Professor of Clinical Pharmacology

Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences

James' profile on Research Explorer

Marie T Fallon

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

Edinburgh Palliative and Supportive Care Group (IGC)

Julia Grahamslaw Lead Research Nurse - EMERGE Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE)
Alasdair Gray Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian / Honorary University of Edinburgh

NHS Lothian

Alasdair's profile on Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences website

Shahid Hanif

Managing Director, GetReal Institute, Senior Research Fellow, RAND Europe, Founder & Director, Avenzoar Consulting Ltd

Rashan Haniffa
Professor of critical care and health systems research Rashan's profile on the Centre for Inflammation Research website
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

Alixe Kilgour Medicine of the Elderly Consultant in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh / Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh Alixe's University of Edinburgh 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 (IGC)

Charlie Lees Consultant Gastroenterologist, 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 / Honorary Reader, The 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)
Alpana Mair

Head of Effective Prescribing and Therapeutics Division, Scottish Government / Scottish Quality, Safety & Improvement Fellow / EU Project coordinator for SIMPATHY & iSIMPATHY and EIP AHA A1: Prescribing / Honorary Fellow, The University of Edinburgh

Catherine Maternowska Professor of Violence Prevention for Young People

Catherine's University of Edinburgh Profile

Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology

Chelsea Morroni

Chancellor's Fellow in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, The University of Edinburgh / Co-Director, UK Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Clinical Effectiveness Unit / Director, Botswana Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Initiative / Senior Research Associate, Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership

Chelsea's Research Explorer profile
Rachel O’Brien Lead Research Nurse - EMERGE 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

Corinne Reid Consultant Corinne Reid Consulting - LinkedIn
Jürgen Schwarze Edward Clark Chair of Child Life and Health/ Honorary consultant paediatrician with NHS Lothian

Child Life and Health

Centre for Inflammation Research

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

Manu Shankar-Hari Professor of Translational Critical Care Medicine Manu's profile on Centre for Inflammation Resarch website
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 / Honorary Professor, The University of Edinburgh

Mark's University of Edinburgh profile

Mark's Edinburgh Diabetes profile

Olivia Swann Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Disease Olivia's Research Explorer 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

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 /Honorary Reader,  Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, The University of Edinburgh

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Rachael's University of Edinburgh Profile

Robert Young  Academic Track Lecturer  (Zhejiang) Robert's ZJU-UoE Institute profile
Steven Yule

Professor of Behavioural Sciences, Clinical Surgery, The University of Edinburgh

Director, Edinburgh Surgical Sabermetrics Group

Steven's Clinical Surgery 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,