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School of Health & Life Sciences

Honorary Board

A key strength of the School of Health & Life Sciences is the depth of our partnerships and collaborations. The School sits firmly in the regional healthcare-biosciences ecosystem, and we like to work collaboratively with other fundamental components of these sectors.

Our Honorary and Visiting academic staff are an important aspect of our partnerships and are a key part of the School. They contribute expertise and knowledge to all of our activities across course development and delivery, research, and practice improvement.

Honorary/Visiting Professors


Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of California at Santa Barbara

Prof David Croisdale-Appleby OBE

Prof David Croisdale-Appleby OBE

Chair of the Royal College of Physicians, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, Social Care Advisory Board, National Institute of Health and Care ExcellenceRoyal College of Physicians

Anjan Dhar

Anjan Dhar

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Clinical Lead for UGI Cancers and Deputy Chair of Education (British Society of Gastroenterology)County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Sam Eldabe

Sam Eldabe

Consultant in Pain ManagementSouth Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Graham Evans

Professor Graham Evans

Executive Chief Digital and Information Officer/SIRONHS North East and North Cumbria - Integrated Care Board

Professor Peter J Kelly

Professor Peter J Kelly

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities Regional Director and NHS Director of Public Health (North-East & Yorkshire)

Nicholas Linker

Nicholas Linker

National Clinical Director for Heart DiseaseNHS England and NHS Improvement

Professor W Andrew Owens

Professor W Andrew Owens

Consultant Cardiac SurgeonSouth Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Margaret Stark

Margaret Stark

Forensic Physician & Immediate Past PresidentFaculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine

Y K S Viswanath

Y K S Viswanath

Professor of Surgery, Consultant Surgeon (Upper GI and Laparoscopic), and MCh Programme DirectorSouth Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Yan Yiannakow

Yan Yiannakow

Clinical Director NIHR National Patient Recruitment Centre (Newcastle), and Consultant in GastroenterologyCounty Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Staff


Dr Chireka Brighton

Dr Chireka Brighton

GP for Safeguarding Children and AdultsNHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group

Ellen Dyne

Ellen Dyne

Member of SHLS Service User/carer group, Member of Teesside University Alumni, Expert Patient volunteer, Q Initiative, AHSN-NENC

William Eardley

William Eardley

Consultant Orthopedic Trauma and Limb Reconstruction SurgeonUniversity of York Clinical Trials Unit
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

David Ferguson

David Ferguson

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic SurgeonSouth Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Maria Angeles Juanes Ortiz

Maria Angeles Juanes Ortiz

Principal Investigator, Group Leader of the Lab I-77: Cytoskeletal dynamics in cell migration and invasion. Molecular Basis of Human Diseases at 'Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe' in Valencia (Spain)

Michael Kinge

Michael Kinge

Emergency Planning ManagerCoal Authority

Dr Mona-Lisa Kwentoh

Dr Mona-Lisa Kwentoh

Consultant Psychiatrist Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Iain Loughran

Dr Iain Loughran

Senior Research ManagerNHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit

Rajesh Nanda

Rajesh Nanda

Consultant Orthopaedic SurgeonNorth Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Alexander Nicholson

Alexander Nicholson

Consultant in Palliative MedicineCounty Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Venkatesh Shanmugam

Venkatesh Shanmugam

Senior Staff Specialist - General SurgeryNorth Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Heather Williams

Heather Williams

Nurse Consultant and Honorary Lecturer Chronic Pain and NeuromodulationRoyal Victoria Infirmary, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jennie Winnard

Jennie Winnard

Director of EducationSouth Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust