Professor Carl PhilpottProfessor of Rhinology and Olfactology
Professor Philpott leads the research group based at UEA with a team of academic trainees and collaborators as well as links to national and international colleagues and units. He leads the MACRO Programme Grant and is President of the British Otorhinolaryngology & Allied Sciences Research Society. A full biography is available on the UEA website. Research details can also be found on his ResearchGate profile, and he also has a UEA Experts profile page, and a profile page on Top Doctors
Miss Jane WoodsENT Research Nurse
Jane is an ENT Research Nurse at the James Paget University Hospital and is involved with research recruitment in the Rhinology and Smell & Taste Clinics.
Mr Peter PrinsleyENT Consultant
Mr Peter Prinsley is an Otologist who has worked as an ENT Consultant for 20 years and published articles and clinical reports about ear disorders and training in otological surgery.
He has an interest in Cholesteatoma Genetics and is registered as an MD Student at UEA
Dr Andreas EspehanaAcademic Foundation Doctor
Andreas is an Academic Foundation Doctor in Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital. He has recently graduated from King’s College London and has presented in multiple international conferences as a medical student. His current research focus is on ENT.
Miss Gabija KlyvyteIntercalating Undergraduate Medical Student
Gabija is an intercalating medical student in University of East Anglia, currently studying Masters in Clinical Research (MRes). Her current research focus is ENT, in particular genes involved in anosmia.
Dr Liam LeeAcademic Foundation Doctor
Liam is an Academic Foundation doctor at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh and completed an intercalated degree in Anatomy and Development (BSc) with focus in head and neck anatomy. He was involved in various research projects during medical school. His research interests are rhinology, regeneration and medtech.
Tabitha JamesPhD Student
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University and I am currently undertaking a master's degree in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Edinburgh whilst working as an olfactory-based research assistant. I am interested in the links between olfaction and memory and how this may be affected by olfactory loss, and I am looking forward to joining the rhinology and ENT research group to explore this further during my PhD.
Mehmet ErgisiAcademic Foundation Doctor
Mehmet is an Academic Foundation Doctor in Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital, having graduated from Imperial College London. He has an academic interest in otolaryngology, transplant surgery and global health. In his spare time he enjoys training in martial arts and playing tennis.
Sanjoli MathurResearch Associate
Sanjoli is a Research Associate on the Digital Smell Care project. She completed her MSc in Sustainable Heritage from University College London, where her dissertation investigated the impact that people’s cultural background has on their experience of smells.
Dr Baveena HeerAcademic Foundation Doctor
Baveena is an Academic Foundation doctor at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She has recently graduated from GKT School of Medical Education, King’s College London. To date, she has been involved in numerous research projects, particularly in ENT and Global Health.
Dr Lois CampAcademic Foundation Doctor
Lois is an Academic Foundation Doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She has recently graduated from the University of East Anglia and has a BSc in Biochemistry from King’s College London. She has been involved in a various research projects as an undergraduate with a focus now on ENT.
Dr Nesta BaxterAcademic Foundation Doctor
Dr Nesta Baxter, Academic Foundation Doctor. Nesta is an Academic Foundation Doctor in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She has recently graduated from Newcastle University Medical School during which time she was involved in multiple research projects leading to publications, presentations and prizes. Her current ENT interests are in Rhinology and Head and Neck Oncology.
Dr Amaya Sainz de la Maza MelonAcademic Foundation Doctor
Amaya Sainz de la Maza Melon is an academic foundation doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She has recently graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and has an iBSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Queen Mary University of London. She is interested in academic ENT with a special focus on taste and smell.
Jessica's work on the Feasibility Study for an RCT of Macrolides in Chronic Rhinosinusitis led to being awarded the Xomed-Treace Research Prize from the Otorhinolaryngological Research Society to attend the ENT American Academy Annual Meeting (AAO-HSNF).
Liam MastersonSpecialist Registrar in Otorhinolaryngology
Liam is Specialist Registrar in Otorhinolaryngology based on the clinical rotation in the Eastern Deanery. He is recently helped publish work on "quality of life outcomes following sinus surgery in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis versus non-fungal chronic rhinosinusitis".
A medical student at Norwich Medical School, Rupert has been involved with the group since 2014. He is currently undertaking an intercalated Master of Research degree with the group, his primary project being the Socioeconomic Cost of Chronic Rhinosinusitis study.
Miss Sally Erskine
Sally is Specialist Registrar in Otorhinolaryngology based on the clinical rotation in the Eastern Deanery. She is currently undertaking her academic work at the UEA focussing on the epidemiology and psychosocial sequalae of chronic rhinosinusitis.
Ms Teresa FerreiraMulti-speciality Clinical Research Nurse
Multi-speciality Clinical Research Nurse at the James Paget University Hospital and is involved with research recruitment in the Rhinology and Smell & Taste Clinics.
A.Catarina PratasPhD Student
Former hospital biomedical engineer, Ana was working on the immunological profiles of idiopathic uveitis in a hospital centre in Paris.
She is currently a PhD student at Norwich Medical School, seeking to explore the endotypes in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with the group.
Miss Kala KumaresanClinical Research Fellow
Kala Kumaresan is a Clinical Research Fellow at James Paget University Hospital. She is an aspiring junior ENT surgeon with a passion for treating smell and taste disorders.
Dr Tanya TaAcademic Foundation Doctor
Tanya Ta is an Academic Foundation Doctor in Norwich, East Anglia region and honorary tutor at Norwich Medical School. She was awarded a distinction for her Masters in Clinical Research degree (MRes) in ENT. Tanya has been an active member of the group since 2015. She has secured the national prestigious including the ENT UK SFO UK Innovative Education Prize, the Wolfson Foundation intercalated degree award, the Royal College of Surgeons Intercalated Bachelor of Science Degree in Surgery Award, runner-up award for the Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education 2017, the Ed and Ravenscroft Academic Award for Excellence 2019 and multiple presentation prizes. Her research focuses on ENT, especially in Chronic Rhinosinusitis and outcome measures and medical education.
Dr Mairenn Garden
During her time working with us, Mairenn was an Academic Foundation doctor at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, having recently graduated from the University of Birmingham. To date, she has been involved in a variety of research projects and has presented at multiple conferences. Her current research focus is on Otolaryngology, in particular anosmia.
Dr Shyam Gokani
During his time with us, Shyam was working as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Otolaryngology, combining clinical training with rhinology research. He graduated from Imperial College London in 2018 and completed the Academic Foundation Programme at UCL prior to this. His previous research focussed on health economics and digital health.
Mr Louis LukeENT Clinical Research Fellow 2022-2023
During his time with us, Louis was an ENT clinical research fellow working in the UEA rhinology and ENT research group. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2017. His research interest is in smell and taste disorders, chronic rhinosinusitis and ENT.
Dr. Rashed Sobhan
Rashed was involved in the co-ordination, MR-data acquisition and data analysis of APOLLO trial. Rashed was responisble for processing the MR data for extracting the olfactory bulb volume-the primary outcome of APOLLO trial.
The APOLLO trial involves collecting brain Magnetic Resonance Images using multi-modal MR techniques: task and resting state fMRI, and diffusion MRI to observe changes in brain's olfactory regions, their activation and connectivity for post-viral (COVID, flu, etc.) olfactory loss subjects.
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UEA Wider Research Team
Collaborators outside of the core research team
- Prof Ann Marie Swart – CTU Director
- Prof Lee Shepstone – Medical Statistics
- Prof Andrew Wilson – Respiratory Medicine
- Dr Allan Clark – Medical Statistics
- Dr Barbara Jennings – Clinical Genetics
- Prof Marcus Flather – Clinical Trials
- Dr Caitlin Notley – Qualitative Research
- Dr Dan Brewer
- Dr Ryan Cardenas
- Dr Jane Skinner
- Dr Sara Bengtsson
- Dr Saber Sami
- Dr Tom Wileman
- Dr Jelena Gavrilovic