Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement

  • The Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Committee will advise the Executive Management Team on the organisation and implementation of the actions gathered from patient public involvement and engagement events.

    Prof Mhairi Copland (Committee Chair)


    Mhairi Copland is Professor of Translational Haematology and Honorary Consultant in Haematology at the University of Glasgow. She currently splits her time between the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre, where she is Director, and the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow. She has clinical and research interests in chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute leukaemias. She is deputy chair for the NCRI Haemato-oncology Clinical Studies Group.

    Dr Felix Chan


    Dr Felix Chan is a Lecturer in Neuroscience at Aston University. He established the Chan Lab, which studies metabolism and mitochondrial biology in rare epilepsy. As a strong advocate for rare disease research, Dr Chan closely involves and works with epilepsy patient charities and advocacy groups; both in the UK and internationally.

    Michelle Carmichael


    Mrs Michelle Carmichael (University of Glasgow) is the Deputy Doctoral Training Hub Manager for the LifETIME CDT.

    Claire Carberry


    Claire is the Project Manager within the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment.

    Prof Matthew Dalby


    Prof Matt Dalby FRSE (University of Glasgow) is the director of the CDT. His research focusses on using materials to understand mesenchymal stem cell function in relation to bone, cartilage and the bone marrow niche.

    Dr Patricia Esteban


    Dr Patricia Esteban is an Assistant Professor in the Healthcare Technologies Institute at the University of Birmingham. Her research focus combines material science and bioprocessing to establish biologically relevant platforms where tailored cell-to-matrix interactions in vitro mimic physiological mechanisms or lead to the manipulation of cell fate on a dish.

    Dr Sarah Gundy


    Dr Sarah Gundy was a secondary science teacher in America before moving to Ireland. She took a break from teaching to complete her PhD in Medical Physics. Afterwards, Sarah was a lecturer and researcher in cardiovascular tissue engineering. Sarah is now part of CÚRAM’s Education and Public Engagement team and works mainly with primary and secondary educators and their students.

    Dr Steven Karlsson-Brown

    Blood Cancer UK

    Steven is a Psychologist, whose postdoctoral research with cancer patients inspired a move away from HE to the charity sector. He now works as Research Programme Manager at Blood Cancer UK, ensuring the voice of patients with blood cancer are embedded in all funded research projects.