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  Professor Gavin D'Costa
Post(s): Professor in Catholic Theology, Department of Religion and Theology
Areas of expertise: Christian relations with other religions. Christianity and gender issues. Modern Roman Catholic theology and practice. Christianity...
Keywords: Christianity | modern period | religion | gender | psychoanalysis | Roman Catholicism
 
  Professor Roger Dale
Post(s): Professor, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: My research interests include; globalisation; Europeanisation and the governance of education; education policy; international...
Keywords: globalisation | Europeanisation and the governance of education | education policy | critical policy methodology | international organizations | education systems | role of regional organisations | EU and education policy
 
  Mr Colin Dalton
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
Areas of expertise: I am currently a Lecturer in the Computer Science department and teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in computer...
Keywords: graphics | interaction and graphics | visual information laboratory | brl bristol robotics library
 
  Professor Markus Damian
Post(s): Professor of Psychology of Language, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: My research is concerned with the cognitive processes of language, and specifically with those engaged when humans speak...
Keywords: language production | speaking | psycholinguistics | visual word recognition | computational models of language | unconscious processing | numerical cognition
 
  Dr Andrew Davidson
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Virology, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: Research work focusing on the development of vaccines and antiviral agents targeted against a)dengue virus and other flaviviruses...
Keywords: dengue | flavivirus | virology | SARS | coronavirus | RNA virus
 
  Dr Dawn Davies
Post(s): Teaching Fellow, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: Mammals are unique in their inability to regenerate the sensory hair cells of the inner ear. Therefore, loss of these cells,...
Keywords: sensory hair cells | inner ear | ear | balance deficit | hearing deficit | epithelial cells | cell fate | extracellular environment
 
  Dr Simon Davies
Post(s): Clinical Lecturer, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: My research interests include: § Clinical, epidemiological and biological aspects of anxiety and affective disorders,...
Keywords: anxiety | hypertension | cardiovascular disease | depression | drug side effects | toxicity
 
  Dr Steffan Davies
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in German, Department of German
Areas of expertise: My principal interests lie in German literature and history since 1750, and in the interplay of literature, historiography...
Keywords: Friedrich Schiller | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Alfred Dφblin | German literature | German history | historiography | exile
 
  Professor Anthony Davis
Post(s): Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Current research interests include; supramolecular Chemistry, carbohydrate recognition, anion recognition and transport;...
Keywords: Supramolecular Chemistry | carbohydrate recognition | anion recognition and transport | Crystal Engineering | Computer-Aided Molecular Design
 
  Dr Sean Davis
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: My group's research falls in two main areas. 'Templated assembly of nanoparticles' and 'spontaneous formation of macroporous...
Keywords: inorganic and materials chemistry | templated assembly of nanoparticles | spontaneous formation of macroporous ceramics
 
  Dr Lesel Dawson
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Areas of expertise: My research is in the field of early modern English literature and culture (with a particular emphasis on the drama of the...
Keywords: English literature | lovesickness | gender | literature and medicine | revenge tragedy | Shakespeare | Thomas Middleton | John Ford
 
  Dr Tijl De Bie
Post(s): Reader in Computational Pattern Analysis, Department of Engineering Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I have two main areas of expertise on which I am also actively doing research: - Music information retrieval, and in particular...
Keywords: data mining | knowledge discovery | machine learning | pattern analysis | music information retrieval
 
  Dr Leandro De Magalhaes
Post(s): Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics
Areas of expertise: My research includes papers on Brazilian politics, the relation between the tax level and party ideology in the US states,...
Keywords: public economics | applied econometrics | political economics
 
  Dr Ruth Deakin Crick
Post(s): Reader, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: Research Interests Transformative Learning, organisational learning, schools as complex adaptive systems, learning how...
Keywords: transformative learning | organisational learning | learning | schools | education | curriculum | competence | spirituality and learning
 
  Dr Zuzana Deans
Post(s): Teaching Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: My research interests lie mostly in the interaction between philosophy and empirical research, with particular focus on questions...
Keywords: professionalism | conscientious objections | pharmacy practice | ethics | pre-natal screening
 
  Dr Ros Death
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am funded under a Leverhulme Trust award to produce a quantitative estimate of the importance of icebergs in modifying...
Keywords: icebergs | co2 drawdown in the southern ocean
 
  Professor Rosemary Deem
Post(s): Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: The management, leadership and governance of educational institutions, especially universities; gender and management (is...
Keywords: management | gendered education | leisure | governance | education policy
 
  Dr Christopher Deeming
Post(s): ESRC Senior Research Fellow, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am a quantitative researcher with a background in Sociology and Social Policy. I am interested in people's incomes and...
Keywords: incomes & expenditures | consumption | living standards | lifestyles | welfare | wellbeing
 
  Dr David Demery
Post(s): Research Fellow in Economics, Department of Economics
Areas of expertise: My main research is in macroeconomics and my publications have covered consumer behaviour, rational expectations, new-Keynesian...
Keywords: macroeconomics | poverty | income inequality
 
  Dr Christopher Dempsey
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry
Areas of expertise: My main research interest is membrane insertion of proteins and antibiotic peptides: The insertion of polypeptides into...
Keywords: antimicrobial peptides | membrane biophysics | modelling membrane ion channel proteins | hERG voltage sensitive ion channel | biological spectroscopy | solute effects on protein stability | molecular interactions | peptide design
 
  Professor Mark Dennis
Post(s): Professor of Theoretical Physics, School of Physics
Areas of expertise: • Optical and wave physics, focused on the geometric and topological structures formed by interference, diffraction and polarization. •...
Keywords: light | theoretical physics | topological optics | singular optics | statistical geometry | topology | quantum chaos | mathematical physics
 
  Dr Esther Dermott
Post(s): University Research Fellow in Sociology, Politics and International Studies, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Reader in Sociology, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: How fathers combine paid employment and family life; expectations of work and fatherhood and the balancing of desires and...
Keywords: fathers | fatherhood | work/life balance | family | work/employment | gender | family friendly policies | intimacy
 
  Dr Mathieu Desroches
Post(s): Visiting Fellow, Department of Engineering Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am a Visiting Fellow in the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics (ANM) research group of the Department of Engineering Mathematics...
Keywords: applied nonlinear mathematics
 
  Professor Carl Dettmann
Post(s): Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: Nonlinear dynamics ("chaos theory"), which describes much of the complicated and unpredictable behaviour in the physical...
Keywords: chaos | fractals | mathematical billiards | relativity | statistical physics | wireless networks
 
  Dr John-David Dewsbury
Post(s): University Research Fellow in Geographical Sciences, School of Geographical Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My current research interests fall into three areas: performativity, the politics of the event, and belief. Cutting across...
Keywords: performativity | politics of the event | belief | materiality | performance art | knowledge | intuition
 
  Professor Mario Di Bernardo
Post(s): Professor of Nonlinear Systems and Control, Department of Engineering Mathematics
Areas of expertise: My expertise is in the broad area of mathematical modelling, nonlinear dynamics and chaos and control theory.
Keywords: nonlinear systems | control and optimization | bifurcations and chaos | networks
 
  Dr Dario Di Maio
Post(s): Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Areas of expertise: I completed a Mechanical Engineering PhD at Imperial College London with a project supported by the US Air Force. My thesis...
Keywords: development of tracking measurements of rotating bladed disc | continuous scanning ldv methods | caiser mymesis | vibration measurements of rotating bladed disc | blade tip timing system | scanning ldv system
 
  Dr Andrea Diambra
Post(s): Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering
Areas of expertise: As a geotechnical engineer I am interested in many problems related to the behaviour of soils both natural and artificially...
Keywords: geotechnical engineering | soil reinforcement | fibre reinforced soil | constitutive modelling for soils | soil liquefaction | pile-soil interaction | crushing of natural soil
 
  Professor Andrew Dick
Post(s): Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Immune mechanisms of autoimmune disorders of the eye. The ophthalmic-immunology group's work focuses on how the retina...
Keywords: autoimmunity | retinal neural progenitor cell research | graft rejection | macrophages | microglia | uveitis | Retinal disease
 
  Dr Sally Dickinson
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: -Identification of optimal sub-populations of adult bone marrow stem cells for cartilage tissue engineering. -Clinical application...
Keywords: cartilage tissue engineering | osteoarthritis | tracheal tissue engineering | stem cells
 
  Dr Vanessa Didelez
Post(s): Reader in Statistics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am interested in modelling of complex - high dimensional as well as dynamic - systems based on graphical models. Applications...
Keywords: graphical models | causality | causal inference
 
  Dr Luiza Dihoru
Post(s): Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering
Areas of expertise: 1995-2000 Experimental and theoretical studies in the area of particulate materials (University of Cluj-Napoca - Romania,...
Keywords: geomechanics | dynamics and control
 
  Dr Mark Dillingham
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Biochemistry
Areas of expertise: Helicases as modular components of DNA processing machines: Helicases are motor proteins that translocate along and unwind...
Keywords: helicases | proteins | motor proteins | duplex nucleic acids
 
  Dr Adam Dixon
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My current research is on Sovereign Wealth Funds: how they are governed; implications for geopolitics; implications for global...
Keywords: economic geography | institutional investors | sovereign wealth funds | pension funds | global finance | international political economy
 
  Professor Richard Dixon
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow in Chemistry, School of Chemistry
Emeritus Professor in Chemistry, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: My research involves the development and application of optical spectroscopy to Chemistry, and in particular the quantitative,...
Keywords: optical spectroscopy | complex molecular dynamics | laser based techniques | quantum chemistry | time-dependent quantum theory | photodissociation dynamics | polyatomic radicals | atmospheric/combustion chemistry
 
  Miss Samantha Dixon
Post(s): Research Assistant, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I have a broad clinical background working as a Physiotherapist and presently work as a Research Assistant for the University...
Keywords: physiotherapy | orthopaedic research | total knee replacement | patient-centred orthopaedic clinical care
 
  Dr Aidan Dodson
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Areas of expertise: Egyptian archaeology, with particular reference to tombs; ancient Egyptian history; history of Egyptian archaeology Royal...
Keywords: Egyptology | naval history | funerary archaeology | British royal tombs
 
  Dr Andrew Doherty
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Teaching Fellow, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: My research was in the pharmacology and trafficking of metabotropic glutamate receptors. Working with Profs Graham Collingridge...
Keywords: brain | neuroscience | synapses | glutamate | synaptic plasticity
 
  Dr Trish Dolan
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow in Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy
Areas of expertise: Our research uses in vitro testing procedures and in vivo electromyographic and kinematic assessments to investigate mechanisms...
Keywords: back pain | neck pain | mechanical loading | muscle function | tissue injury | Electromyographic assessments | kinematic assessments
 
  Dr Lucy Donaldson
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: My research interests centre on sensory physiology. In conjunction with colleagues in Psychopharmacology, I investigate the...
Keywords: sensory physiology | taste | psychophysics
 
  Professor Philip Donoghue
Post(s): University Research Fellow in Earth Sciences, School of Earth Sciences
Professor of Paleobiology, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research is focused on the relationship between evolution and embryology, integrating living and fossil organisms, developmental...
Keywords: evolution | embryology | fossils | living organisms | fossil organisms | ecdysozoans | vertebrates
 
  Professor Jenny Donovan
Post(s): Professor of Social Medicine, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: Professor of Social Medicine working in the multi- and inter-disciplinary area called Health Services Research (HSR). Within...
Keywords: prostate cancer | health services | arthritis | lay beliefs | qualitative research
 
  Mr Kevin Doogan
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in School for Policy Studies, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: I am the principal architect and the programme director of the Doctor of Social Science, and the MSc in European Policy Studies....
Keywords: institutional restructuring | labour market change | European labour markets | employee insecurity | labour market stability
 
  Dr Angela Doufexi
Post(s): Reader in Wireless Networks, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Areas of expertise: I have worked on a number of projects including the European IST projects SATURN, ROMANTIK and WCAM. My research interests...
Keywords: advanced wireless communications | wireless networks | WLANs | space-time coding | multimedia transmission | cross layer optimisation | opportunistic scheduling
 
  Mrs Jean Dourneen
Post(s): Senior Teaching Fellow (English), Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: Research Interests • Learning through talk • How post-16 students learn • reading multimodal texts • transforming...
Keywords: learning | learning through talk | multimodal texts | PGCE | video as a research tool | English | speaking | listening
 
  Professor William Doyle
Post(s): Emeritus Professor of History, Department of History (Historical Studies)
Senior Research Fellow in Historical Studies (History), Department of History (Historical Studies)
Areas of expertise: I have written extensively on French and European history from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Special areas...
Keywords: France | French history | European history | old regime | revolution | Napoleon | Enlightenment
 
  Mr Ed Drewitt
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My area of expertise is in the biology of peregrine falcons, in particular looking at what they eat, and colour-ringing chicks...
Keywords: peregrines | Bristol Dinosaur | bird ringing | birds | birdsong | bird song
 
  Professor Bruce Drinkwater
Post(s): Professor of Ultrasonics, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Areas of expertise: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Evaluation (NDE) using ultrasound (or ultrasonics). This includes crack detection, process...
Keywords: ultrasound | non-destructive testing | non-destructive evaluation | wave propagation | mechanical engineering | tribology | sensors | ultrasonics
 
  Dr Jonathan du Bois
Post(s): Research Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Areas of expertise: My research interests include: • Novel methods in parametric dynamic analyses • Experimental parameter identification...
Keywords: parametric dynamic analyses | experimental parameter identification | finite element model | eigenvalue curve veerin | model coupling | vibration control | structural health monitoring | substructuring control problems
 
  Dr Marieke Dubbelboer
Post(s): Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of French
Areas of expertise: My main area of expertise is French literature of the Belle Epoque (1880-1914). My research focuses on literature in its...
Keywords: Cultural History | French literature | History of Journalism in France | Belle Epoque | Avant-Garde | Alfred Jarry
 
  Dr Nigel Duck
Post(s): Honorary Reader, School of Economics, Finance and Management
Areas of expertise: My general areas of interest are macroeconomics and monetary economics. I have also recently completed, with other members...
Keywords: macroeconomics | monetary economics | ageing population | imperfect information
 
  Professor Mark Duffield
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My interests fall within 'catastrophe politics'. Past research focused on liberal interventionism, especially its humanitarian,...
Keywords: liberal interventionism | development and security | security | development | internal war | humanitarian crisis | Sudan
 
  Dr Stephen Dugdale
Post(s): Reader, School of Physics
Areas of expertise: It is the electrons in materials which govern many interesting and useful properties, from how metals conduct electricity...
Keywords: positron annihilation | momentum density | Fermi surface