Lead Clinician

Professor Holm Uhlig is a paediatric gastroenterologist in Oxford, leading the NIHR Paediatric IBD BioResource. His research interests are IBD pathogenesis, particularly genetics and immunology of intestinal inflammation. He has a special interest in monogenic disorders that cause immunodeficiency and mucosal barrier function. The key aim of his work is the translation of genetic findings from research into clinical practice. 

Study Coordinator

Sarah Hearn is the PIBD Study Coordinator. She joined the IBD BioResource team in April 2021 to help set up the paediatric arm of the IBD BioResource. Prior to this role she worked in children’s medicine for ten years on other NIHR-supported studies. She is especially interested in the long-term outcomes of patient care and quality of life, and recognises the importance of involving patients at all stages of research.

Study Assistant

Hazel Johnson is the PIBD Study Assistant. She joined the IBD BioResource team in August 2023. Before this role she worked at Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

PIBD BioResource Investigator team

Investigator(s) Site
Professor Holm UhligUniversity of Oxford
Professor David Wilson and Professor Richard Russell University of Edinburgh
Dr Jochen Kammermeier Evelina Hospital, London
Dr Rafeeq Muhammed Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr Miles Parkes, Dr Matthias Zilbauer and Dr Rob Heuschkel Addenbrooke’s Hospital & University, Cambridge
Professor Nick Croft Centre for Immunobiology, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London
Dr Richard Hansen NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow University
Dr Fevronia Kiparissi and Dr Kelsey Jones Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Dr Elizabeth Renji and Dr Marcus Auth Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool
Dr Marco Gasparetto Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, Norwich
Dr James Ashton Southampton Children’s Hospital, Southampton
Dr Akshay Kapoor Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield
Dr Kwang Yang Lee Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol