People at MFIR

Our staff, researchers and visiting scholars.


  • Professor Marlene Sinclair -Centre Head and Professor of Midwifery Research
  • Professor Helen Dolk -Professor of Epidemiology & Health Services Research
  • Dr Patricia Gillen -Associate PG Tutor/Reader/ Head of Research and Development for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs (SHSCT)
  • Dr Maria Loane -Senior Research Fellow
  • Dr Karen Casson -Lecturer
  • Dr Lesley Dornan –Lecturer
  • Dr Diane Liddle –Lecturer
  • Toni McNaughton -Lecturer
  • Dr Bernadette Reid -Lecturer
  • Dr Joanne Given -Research Fellow
  • Dr Leke Aminkeng -Research Associate
  • Dr Julie McCullough -Research Associate
  • Katy Karnell -Research Assistant

PhD Researchers

  • Rachel Black
  • Nikki Daniels
  • Judith Elwood
  • Sharon Guille
  • Medbh Hillyard
  • Laura Hutchinson
  • Seana Kerr
  • Paula Miller
  • Victor Robinson

Visiting Professors

  • Professor Frank Casey (Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist Belfast Trust)
  • Professor Soo Downe (UCLAN) Professor Dame Tina Lavender (Manchester)
  • Professor Paul Miller (Consultant Psychiatrist and EMDR President and EMDR Trainer Mirabilis Health)