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Meet the STRAVINSKY research team

STRAVINSKY brings together researchers from 12 UK universities and hospitals, all with expertise in treating patients with different conditions that affect how their immune systems function.

Lead researcher

  • Professor Alex Richter, Professor of Clinical Immunology, University of Birmingham

Co-lead researcher

  • Dr Sean Lim, Associate Professor in Haematological Oncology, University of Southampton

Work package leads

  • Dr Michelle Willicombe, Imperial College London
  • Professor Eleanor Barnes, University of Oxford


  • Dr Beth Stuart, Queen Mary University of London


  • Professor Miles Carroll, University of Oxford
  • Dr Matthew Ahearne, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Professor Thushan de Silva, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Susanna Dunachie, University of Oxford
  • Professor Christopher Fox, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Carl Goodyear, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Iain McInnes, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Tobias Menne, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Ann O'Callaghan, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Professor Stefan Siebert, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Lucy Jones, Cardiff University and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board; Public Health Wales 

Project management

  • Hollie Caulfield, Trial Manager, University of Birmingham

PPI and engagement support

  • Dr Jennie Evans, Director of External Affairs, British Society for Immunology
  • Hana Ayoob, Patient and Public Involvement Manager, British Society for Immunology   

    The research team also works with a Participant Involvement Panel who provide advice and guidance.