Our People

The CAER team is made up of researchers from universities and research institutions both in the UK and abroad, as well as relevant stakeholders from the Education and Health sectors.

Steering Group

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Ava Green

Bradford District Care Trust - Head of Autism

Dr. Daniel Birks

University of Leeds - Associate Professor of Quantitative Policing & Crime Data Analytics

Prof. John Wright

Bradford Institute for Health Research - Chief Investigator Born in Bradford

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Kathryn Loftus

Department for Education - Programme Director Bradford Opportunity Area

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Dr. Katy Shire

Bradford Institute for Health Research - Programme Manager - Age of Wonder

Lee Turner

Department for Education - Head of Delivery, Bradford Opportunity Area

Dr. Mat Mathai

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant Paediatrician

Research Team

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Andrea Layzell

50 Things To Do Before You're Five - Project Lead and Workforce Development Leader

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Dr. Chris Davey

University of Bradford - Assistant Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science

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Daniel Chapman

Department for Education - Project Manager and Policy Lead – Glasses in Classes

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Dave Lynch

Immersive Networks - Co-founder and Creative Director

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Diane Daley

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - General Manager Autism Service

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Dr. Eldad Avital

Queen Mary University of London - Reader in Computational (& Experimental) Fluids and Acoustics

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Hana Kesedzic

Bradford Birth to 19 - Marketing and Communications Officer

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Ian Holmes

University of Bradford - Creating Active Schools Manager

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Jo Atkinson

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Occupational Therapist

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Dr. Jonathan Darling

University of Leeds - Clinical Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health and Medical Education

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Julia Elliot

NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

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Kayle McCoy

OutLOUD - HCPC registered Dramatherapist and Mentor

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Kuldeep Sohal

Bradford Institute for Health Research - Programme Manager- Connected Bradford

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Leyla Woodroffe

Bradford Institute for Health Research - Research and Implementation Assistant

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Lisa Stead

Bradford District Care Trust - Clinical Lead Mental Health Support Team

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Dr. Megan Wood

Bradford Institute for Health Research - Research Data Quality Analyst

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Dr. Paula Clarke

University of Leeds - Associate Professor in Psychological Approaches to Childhood and Inclusive Education

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Dr. Peter Day

University of Leeds - Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

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Rebecca Heald

BHT Early Education and Training - Language Development Manager

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Rob Shore

City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council - Research Support

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Dr. Ruth Dennis

City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council - Principal Educational Psychologist

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Ruth Shaw

NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - Senior head of integration & change (Health & Care) – women and children

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Dr. Sally Barber

Bradford Institute for Health Research - Lead for Physical Activity Research

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Sam Relins

Bradford Institute for Health Research - Research Fellow

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Dr. Sharon Unsworth

Radboud University - Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Communication and the Department of Modern Languages