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  Dr Wael Kafienah
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: Controlled differentiation of adult and embryonic stem cells to generate new replacement tissues with focus on skeletal tissue...
Keywords: embryonic stem cells | adult stem cells | induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells | tissue engineering | cartilage repair | skeletal regeneration
  Dr Abderrahmane Kaidi
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: Study of nuclear structure and chromatin organisation in ageing and cancer. Maintenance of genome stability. Synthetic...
Keywords: genome organisation | nuclear structure | chromatin biology | ageing and cancer | cell mechano-biology | advanced high resolution microscope | data visualisation and infographics | genes in neurobiology
  Dr Dritan Kaleshi
Post(s): Visiting Fellow, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Areas of expertise: I have worked for the past 15 years in the area of distributed systems and algorithms with self-organising adaptive behaviour,...
Keywords: Communication networks and distributed systems performance; connectivity and performance optimisation in access and local networks. | ICT solutions for SmartGrids and distributed energy management. | Interoperability: standardisation and autonomic systems. | Self-organising algorithms, service discovery, with special interest in smart homes and related applications. | Specification of distributed systems; specification conformance testing. | Small-device networking, and in particular home networking systems.
  Professor Daniel Karlin
Post(s): Winterstoke Professor of English, Department of English
Areas of expertise: My primary field of research is Victorian poetry, especially the work of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Other strong...
Keywords: Victorian poetry | nineteenth-century American literature | Bob Dylan | Rudyard Kipling | Robert Browning | Elizabeth Barrett Browning | Victorian literature | Marcel proust
  Professor Sergey Kasparov
Post(s): Professor in Molecular Physiology, School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Areas of expertise: Physiological Genomics of Central Cardio-Vascular Control We focus on the central mechanisms which control arterial blood...
Keywords: physiological genomics | central cardio-vascular control | arterial blood pressure | hypertension | cells | vasculo-neuronal signalling | the brain | neurones
  Professor Risto Kauppinen
Post(s): Chair in Imaging, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: I am interested in the biophysical basis for nuclear magnetic resonance signals in living systems. NMR- based (or MR) imaging...
Keywords: nuclear magnetic resonance signals in living systems | NMR- based imaging techniques | MR imaging (MRI) | MR spectroscopy (MRS)
  Dr Nina Kazanina
Post(s): Research Fellow in Experimental Psychology, School of Experimental Psychology
Senior Lecturer, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: Language is constantly used by humans for sharing their needs and desires. People produce and comprehend linguistic utterances...
Keywords: first language acquisition | second or foreign language acquisition | speech perception | sentence processing | neurolinguistics | psycholinguistics
  Dr Stuart Kearns
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: Electron Microbeam analysis of geological materials, specialising in the exceptional preservation of fossils.
Keywords: Scanning Electron Microscopy | Electron Probe Microanalysis | Electron Microprobe Analysis | Earth Science materials
  Professor Patrick Kehoe
Post(s): Gestetner Professor of Translational Dementia Research, Bristol Medical School (THS)
Areas of expertise: 15 years of working in dementia. Discovered that angiotensin converting enzyme gene (ACE) variation was a risk factor for...
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease | genes | blood pressure and dementia | hypertension and dementia | cognitive decline | degrading enzymes | angiotensin
  Professor Eamonn Kelly
Post(s): Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Areas of expertise: There are more than 800 G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in the genome and they represent a major target for clinically-prescribed...
Keywords: G protein-coupled receptors | clinically-prescribed drugs | agonist drugs | desensitisation | effectiveness of drug therapy | molecular mechanisms of desensitisation | functional selectivity
  Professor Elaine Kempson
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I have 20 years' experience of research into financial services from a consumer standpoint. This includes major studies...
Keywords: personal financial services | banking | saving | credit | debt | money advice | insurance | financial exclusion
  Professor Michael Kendall
Post(s): Professor, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests cover global, exploration and theoretical seismology, with an emphasis on seismic anisotropy. Current...
Keywords: earthquake seismology | imaging the Earth's interior | plate tectonics | seismic monitoring | waveform modelling | microseismicity | rock-fracture characterization
  Professor Duncan Kennedy
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics & Ancient History
Areas of expertise: My primary interests are Latin literature and its reception, literary theory and science studies. As well as books which...
Keywords: Latin literature | literary theory | Roman love elegy | Latin poetry | poetry | Lucretius
  Dr Helen Kennedy
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Physiology, School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Areas of expertise: Auditory hair cells are responsible for our ability to hear, and irreversible damage of these delicate sensory cells is the...
Keywords: auditory hair cells | hair | cells | hearing | deafness | intracellular calcium | mammalian hair cells | hair cells
  Professor Patricia Kennett
Post(s): Professor of International and Comparative Public Policy, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: Since joining Bristol University in 1993 I have undertaken research, both nationally and internationally, on issues relating...
Keywords: Governance and public policy | welfare state citizenship | homelessness | social exclusion | home ownership | negative equity | economic insecurity
  Dr Chris Kent
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: My general research interest is in perceptual cognition, with a special interest in the time course of cognition. More specifically,...
Keywords: mathematical modelling | categorisation | time course of cognition | memory | object recognition | absolute identification | inverse base-rate effect | encoding-retrieval interaction
  Professor Richard Kerswell
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: -Fluid mechanics, especially stability theory, transition to turbulence and turbulence itself. -Rotating fluids and applications...
Keywords: stability theory | geophysical and astrophysical fluid mechanics | granular media | complex fluids
  Dr Tarnjit Khera
Post(s): ProtecT Study Senior Research Associate, Bristol Medical School (PHS)
Areas of expertise: TNF alpha regulation during ocular inflammatory disease. -Effects of TNF alpha blockade on macrophage trafficking during...
Keywords: TNF alpha regulation during ocular inflammatory disease
  Professor Pamela King
Post(s): Research Fellow in Arts Faculty Office, Arts Faculty Office
Areas of expertise: My interests are interdisciplinary and focus chiefly on late medieval English culture, particularly theatre and drama. I...
Keywords: medieval theatre/drama | processions | medieval English literature | mystery plays | medieval manuscripts | civic festivals | medieval culture | medieval religious art
  Professor Ursula King
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow in Institute for Advanced Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies
Emeritus Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Department of Religion and Theology
Areas of expertise: gender issues in religions; method and theory; modern Hinduism; interfaith dialogue; spirituality; and on the French thinker;...
Keywords: theology | religious studies | gender in religion | modern hinduism | interfaith dialogue | spirituality
  Dr Winnie King
Post(s): Teaching Fellow, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My principles area of research is in regional and economic cooperation and development in East Asia and Greater China. My...
Keywords: regional and economic cooperation | Greater China | East Asia | political and economic development | policy-making | non-state actor | transnational resources
  Professor John Kirwan
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, Bristol Medical School (THS)
Areas of expertise: Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and polymyalgia rheumatica, particularly in relation to the use of glucocorticoids. Evidence...
Keywords: glucocorticoids | rheumatoid arthritis | polymyalgia rheumatica | public participation | OMERACT
  Dr Sally-Ann Kitts
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Areas of expertise: My research interests lie in the field of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Spanish literature and intellectual history...
Keywords: Spanish literature (1700-1844) | Spanish intellectual history (1700-1844) | Leandro Fernández de Moratín | Lady Elizabeth Holland | Caminos a la expresividad
  Dr Maciej Klemm
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Areas of expertise: I am currently a Research Associate in Microwave Imaging. I received an M.Sc. in Microwave Engineering from Gdansk University...
Keywords: microwave imaging | antennas for medical applications | radar beamforming algorithms | textile and body-worn antennas | plasmonic nano-antennas | computational electromagnetic methods
  Dr Silke Knippschild
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics & Ancient History
Areas of expertise: My main research interests lie in the field of intercultural relations and cross—cultural influences between Ancient Western...
Keywords: intercultural relations | culture | cross—cultural influences | art | ancient art
  Mrs Helen Knowler
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Education, School of Education
Areas of expertise: Research Interests The inclusion of children and young people who experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties...
Keywords: social, emotional and behavioural difficulties | educational settings | teaching | learning | school | social and emotional aspects of learning | writing as a method of inquiry | Special and Inclusive Education
  Professor Toby Knowles
Post(s): Professor of Farming and Food Science, Bristol Veterinary School
Areas of expertise: My background is in agriculture and my main research interests are in animal welfare. I specialise in farm animal welfare,...
Keywords: | animal welfare | animals | farm animals | fish | horse | pony
  Professor Simon Kohn
Post(s): Professor of Mineral Sciences, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests are in the physical and chemical properties of materials (minerals, melts and fluids) that control...
Keywords: minerals | melts | fluids | the Earth | magma | volcanology
  Dr Adriana Korczak
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Department of Accounting and Finance
Areas of expertise: My research interests include corporate governance, market based accounting research and corporate finance. My current research...
Keywords: corporate governance | accounting | Corporate Finance | directors' trades | news announcements | foreign listing | ownership stricture
  Dr Piotr Korczak
Post(s): Reader in Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance
Areas of expertise: My research interests include corporate governance mechanisms, as well as corporate finance and investment implications of...
Keywords: corporate governance | Corporate Finance | international cross-listing | insider trading
  Dr Daphne-Zacharenia Kounali
Post(s): Research Fellow in Statistical Modelling, Bristol Medical School (PHS)
Areas of expertise: -Development of prognostic models, validation and updating and promote the standardization of advanced and complex analytical...
Keywords: coping with multilevel/complex structures in outcomes with respect to clustering | multiple & composite discrete endpoints | modelling longitudinal bio markers measured with error and/or are missing
  Dr Arne Kovac
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am interested in many kinds of nonparametric problems like regression, density estimation and image analysis. My main...
Keywords: regression | density estimation | image analysis | multiresolution analyses of residuals | taut string method | nonparametric problems
  Dr Tim Kovacs
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering
Areas of expertise: Artificial Intelligence. I'm interested in ways machines can learn without a teacher, so they can do things which I can't,...
Keywords: bio-inspired computing | artificial intelligence
  Dr Katja Krebs
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Performance and Theatre Studies, Department of Theatre
Areas of expertise: My research interests are mainly in areas related to translation studies, theatre history and historiography, and adaptations...
Keywords: translation studies | theatre history | adaptations for performance | dramatic tradition | translation and performative practice | twentieth-century European avant-garde
  Dr Madhu Krishnan
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Writing, Department of English
Areas of expertise: My expertise is in contemporary African literature and culture, with a significant interest in political and social formations....
Keywords: African literature | postcolonialism | race | book history | world literature | contemporary literature | prize culture | African cinema
  Professor Martin Kuball
Post(s): Professor of Physics (Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder), School of Physics
Areas of expertise: Optical spectroscopy (Raman, photoluminescence, ellipsometry); thermography (temperature measurement) of device technology...
Keywords: Raman | photoluminescence | thermography | temperature | stress | reliability | failure | semiconductor
  Professor Patricia Kuwabara
Post(s): William P. Coldrick Chair in Genomics, School of Biochemistry
Areas of expertise: Our research group is taking advantage of the genetic tractability and the availability of the entire genome sequence of...
Keywords: genetic tractability | C. elegans | organismal development | physiology | RNA mediated interference | fluorescent reporters | protein chemistry
  Professor Jim Kyle
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences and Law Faculty Office
Areas of expertise: Have worked with Deaf people since 1974. Experience of research projects, locally, nationally and internationally. Particular...
Keywords: Deaf Community | British Sign Language | sign bilingualism | Deaf Learning | technology for Deaf access | legal matters in regard to Deaf people