Senior Clinical Research Fellow

University of Leicester

Contact:

Email address: mt350@le.ac.uk

Dr Mervyn Thomas

Community Member


Biography

I am Senior Clinical Research Fellow in ophthalmology and genomic medicine. I received my medical degree in 2013 and completed both an iBSc and PhD during medical school. I received the Wolfson prize (Royal College of Physicians), Alcon research prize and the PhD prize for the best thesis across the College of Life Sciences.

I have progressed successfully through the competitive integrated clinical academic training pathway initially as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and subsequently an NIHR Clinical Lecturer. Currently I lead a translational programme of research ranging from lab-based genetic and animal model work to patient-based deep phenotyping multi-centre studies and population based studies (for instance UK Biobank).

I am an associate member of the UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium and a Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) member. I supervise academic doctors, orthoptists, post-graduate and undergraduate students.

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Miss Jo Thompson

Principal Analyst
NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

Dr Ahmed Salih

Post-doc
University of Leicester

Mr Sheikh Momin

Neurosurgery Academic Clinical Fellow
University of Birmingham

Mrs Victoria Cooper

Quality and Governance Lead
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust