Professor Jim Woodburn
Jim Woodburn is a Professor in Rehabilitation Studies based in HealthQWest. With a background in Podiatry, Jim joined us in November 2005 from the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds where his research work was funded by two prestigious Medical Research Council Fellowships. He has previously studied the biomechanics of the foot in rheumatoid arthritis and 3D imaging analysis to quantify foot joint structures, tendon disease and inflamed synovial. This work was partly conducted at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Pennsylvania. He is widely published in the leading academic rheumatology journals including Arthritis and Rheumatism.
Professor Woodburn has three main research interests which include:
His other works focuses on the identification of predictive and prognostic factors for foot disease in rheumatoid arthritis and the development of outcome measures based on the ICF model of function, disability and health. Professor Woodburn is collaborating with a number of internationally reputable research groups.
T: +44 (0)141 331 8483
Dr Jon Godwin
Reader in Statistics
Prior to joining the institutes, Jon worked in the School of Health at GCU. Previously he was based at the University of Oxford’s Clinical Trial Service and Epidemiological Studies Unit, where he worked mainly on meta-analysis of international overviews of randomised clinical trials in areas including breast cancer (EBCTCG), colorectal cancer and prostate cancer using innovative statistical methods. He has a background in astrophysics, mathematics and electronics.
T: +44(0)141 331 3482
Dr Christie Abraham
Research Fellow (Statistics)
Christie has a strong interest in the application and translation of basic biomedical research into public health and health care therapies. She completed her PhD at the University of Reading in 2007, focusing on coronary heart disease risk in women, with a major emphasis on genetic epidemiology and gene-environment interactions within the context of lipoprotein metabolism.
T: +44(0)141 331 3027
Senior Research Administrator
Linda has worked in research administration in the Higher Education sector since 2003. Previously she was a Chartered Chemist at Scottish Water where her last post was Research Manager. Prior to this she spent 13 years in the NHS as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer (biochemistry).
T: +44(0)141 331 3004
Tel: +44(0)141 331 3457
Tel: +44(0)141 331 3742