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  Dr Angie Page
Post(s): Reader in Exercise and Health Sciences, Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests focus on the behaviours linked to childhood obesity and the determinants of children’s physical activity...
Keywords: childhood obesity | obesity | physical activity | eating behaviour | mobility | children
 
  Dr Daniel Page
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science
Areas of expertise: I am interested mainly in practical aspects of cryptography; roughly speaking this covers implementation of cryptographic...
Keywords: cryptography | cryptographic primitives | physical security | novel processors | processors | compilers | programming languages
 
  Dr Jennifer Palmer
Post(s): Research Assistant, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I studied for a Degree in Biochemistry at Southampton University. Following my graduation in 2005, I moved to Bristol to...
Keywords: dementia | endothelin converting enzymes in Alzheimer’s disease
 
  Professor Rich Pancost
Post(s): Professor of Biogeochemistry and Director of the Cabot Institute, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: I am a member of the Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU), based in the School of Chemistry. My research interests include molecular...
Keywords: organic geochemistry | molecular proxies | isotopic proxies | biogeochemical processes | sediments | geomicrobiology
 
  Ms Christina Pantazis
Post(s): Reader in Zemiology (Studies in Social Harm), School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: My current work focuses on social harm and also gendered poverty.
Keywords: social harm | gender and poverty
 
  Professor Christos Paraskeva
Post(s): Professor of Experimental Oncology and Head of School, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: -Regulation of cell growth, differentiation and cell death; how this is deregulated during carcinogenesis; genes promoting...
Keywords: experimental oncology
 
  Professor In-Uck Park
Post(s): Leverhulme Professor of Industrial Organisation, Department of Economics
Areas of expertise: My main research interests are in the areas of contract theory; industrial organisation (theoretical approach); game theory...
Keywords: contract theory | industrial organisation | game theory | information | dynamic formation of networks | communication | corporate organisations
 
  Dr Justin Park
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: I am a social psychologist interested in how people think and feel about others, and how these processes are influenced by...
Keywords: evolutionary social psychology
 
  Dr Richard Parker
Post(s): Research Associate, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: I am a member of the Animal Welfare and Behaviour research group. I am interested in the welfare of working horses and donkeys...
Keywords: animal behaviour
 
  Professor John Parkin
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow in French, Department of French
Emeritus Professor, Department of French
Areas of expertise: I am a Professor of French Literary Studies. I lecture on various aspects of literature and culture especially, sixteenth-century...
Keywords: humour | aggressive humour | satiric incongruity | unreality | comradely glee | French literature
 
  Professor Mair Parry
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, Department of Italian
Senior Research Fellow in Italian, Department of Italian
Areas of expertise: The main focus of my research is on the syntax of the dialects of Italy, both early and modern, but I also publish on the...
Keywords: dialects | Italy | syntax of dialects | sociolinguistics | minority languages | linguistics
 
  Professor Julian Partridge
Post(s): Professor of Zoology, School of Biological Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research tackles aspects of animal vision ranging from photoreceptor physiology (particularly measurement of visual pigment...
Keywords: animal vision | ecology of vision
 
  Professor Julian Paton
Post(s): Professorial Research Fellow in Physiology, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: Using a multidisciplinary approach we are studying the central nervous system control of cardiovascular and respiratory systems....
Keywords: central nervous system | cardiovascular system | respiratory system | central nervous circuits | autonomic dysfunction | hypertension | sleep apnoea | neuronal mechanisms
 
  Dr Demi Patsios
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Health and Social Care. I have maintained a primary interest in the effects...
Keywords: health and social care | ageing population | policy development | health and social systems | older people | poorer pensioners
 
  Dr Liz Paul
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, Farm Animal Science
Areas of expertise: My research concerns the relationship between information processing and emotion in humans and animals, and the use that...
Keywords: cognition-emotion interactions in human and non-human animals. | the structure, functions and evolution of subjective emotion in human and non-human animals. | empathy with and attitudes towards the welfare of animals. | the psychology of human-animal interactions.
 
  Professor Martyn Pavier
Post(s): Professor in Mechanics of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Areas of expertise: Composite materials; fracture and fatigue; residual stress; the finite element method.
Keywords: composite materials | fracture & fatigue | residual stress | finite element method
 
  Professor Sarah Payne
Post(s): Professor in Health Policy and Gender, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: My main interests are sex and gender influences on the health of men and women, and gender equity in health policy and the...
Keywords: gender equity in health policy | women's health | men's health
 
  Professor Tony Payne
Post(s): Professor of Glaciology, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am interested in the flow and dynamics of ice sheets, in particular those of Antarctica and Greenland. My early work was...
Keywords: glaciology | Greenland | Antarctica | ice sheets | glaciers | numerical modelling | climate change | sea level rise
 
  Dr Giles Pearson
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
Areas of expertise: I work on ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Aristotle), metaethics, ethics, and the philosophy of mind. My published...
Keywords: ancient philosophy | metaethics | philosophical psychology | Aristotle | ethics | aesthetics | metaphysics | desire
 
  Dr Matthew Peel
Post(s): Lecturer in Solid Mechanics/Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Areas of expertise: Metallurgy; thermo-mechanical processing; synchroton x-ray & neutron diffraction; residual stress.
Keywords: metallurgy | thermo-mechanical processing | synchroton x-ray and neutron diffraction | residual stress
 
  Dr Suman Peel
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Biochemistry
Areas of expertise: My research group's interests comprise the following: -Understanding the dynamics of ESCRT-III assembly on membranes using...
Keywords: Protein aided membrane remodeling and scission | cytosolic proteins, escrt-iii
 
  Dr Hugh Pemberton
Post(s): Reader in Contemporary British History, Department of History (Historical Studies)
Areas of expertise: I am interested in British political history since 1945. My work focuses on economic and social policy. I am currently researching...
Keywords: British political history | pensions | pensions crisis | contemporary British history | post-war economic policy | post-war social policy
 
  Professor Hua-Xin Peng
Post(s): Visiting Professor, Queen's School of Engineering
Areas of expertise: My research lies in the engineering of composite/multiphase materials by tailoring their structures at the nano-, micro-...
Keywords: multifunctional composite materials | aerospace materials and composites | magnetic microwire composites | nanocomposites coatings | microstructural design | metal-ceramic composites
 
  Professor Ian Penton-Voak
Post(s): Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: I study human behaviour in the context of our evolutionary history. My work has concentrates on perception of social properties...
Keywords: human behaviour | evolutionary history | social properties of faces | attractiveness | sexual selection | perception of emotion | social perception of personality
 
  Dr Columba Peoples
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My primary research interests are in Critical Security Studies, Critical Theory and International Relations. Within this...
Keywords: critical security studies | critical theory | technology and international relations | missile defence | space security | international relations | nuclear security
 
  Dr Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in European Politics, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My expertise focuses on the participation of civil society and interest groups in European Union politics to explain how...
Keywords: European Union | civil society | lobbying | EU enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe | transparency | Lisbon Treaty | Spain | democracy and democratization
 
  Dr Claire Perks
Post(s): Reader in Tumour Cell Biology, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Bristol IGF & Metabolic Endocrinology group based at Southmead...
Keywords: IGF axis | breast cancer | prostate cancer | cancer | epithelial cancers | western diet | cancer progression
 
  Dr Maud Perrier
Post(s): Lecturer, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My main research field is located in the Sociology of Gender and Families. My research interests also include feminist activism,...
Keywords: gender | families | feminist activism | motherhood | parenting
 
  Professor Tim Peters
Post(s): Professor of Primary Care Health Services Research and Head of School (SOCS), School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests involve applied health services research, principally in a primary care setting, over a variety of...
Keywords: healthcare | primary care | mental health | obstetrics | cardiovascular disease | urology | randomised trials
 
  Professor Richard Pettigrew
Post(s): Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
Areas of expertise: My background is in philosophy and mathematics. I studied both subjects both as an undergraduate and as a postgraduate....
Keywords: philosophy of mathematics | epistemology | Kant | logic | philosophy of science | set theory | category theory | arithmetic
 
  Professor Steven Phillipps
Post(s): Professor, School of Physics
Areas of expertise: My research is centred around large surveys, both of extra-galactic and of Galactic objects, carried out using large optical...
Keywords: Galactic objects | extra-galactic objects | optical telescopes | dwarf galaxies | stellar systems | Ultra-Compact Dwarfs | hydrogen alpha emission line
 
  Dr Jeremy Phillips
Post(s): Reader in Physical Volcanology, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research focuses on the fluid dynamics of volcanological processes and hazardous volcanic and natural flows. Using the...
Keywords: fluid dynamics of volcanological processes | hazardous volcanic and natural flows | dynamics of gravity currents | pyroclastic flows | dynamics of bubbly magmatic flows | magma chamber dynamics | shallow magmatic plumbing systems | conduit convection
 
  Dr Mary Phillips
Post(s): Reader in Organisation Studies, Department of Management
Areas of expertise: My current research interests are eclectic but fall into 3 main areas: • The application of critical and cultural theory...
Keywords: organisation | organisation studies | post-structural feminist theory | management history | women in organisation | entrepreneurs | social enterprise
 
  Dr Angela Piccini
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television
Areas of expertise: I am Lecturer in Screen Studies and Head of Education in Drama. I co-direct the MA in Archaeology for Screen Media. My work...
Keywords: archaeology and the media | television audiences and users | performativity, place, space | E-Science
 
  Professor John Pickard
Post(s): University Research Fellow in Music, Department of Music
Professor of Composition & Applied Musicology, Department of Music
Areas of expertise: Edward Elgar: I am the General Editor of the Elgar Complete Edition - the authoritative critical edition of the composer's...
Keywords: composition | Elgar | twentieth century music | British music | Havergal Brian
 
  Dr Tony Pickering
Post(s): Wellcome Trust Reader in Neuroscience, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: As an anaesthetist and pain clinician I am naturally interested in integrative sensory and autonomic neuroscience. The nervous...
Keywords: autonomic neuroscience | integrative neuroscience | sensory neuroscience | nervous system | interoceptive stimuli | exteroceptive stimuli | pathological conditions | neural dysfunctions
 
  Dr Robert Piechocki
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Areas of expertise: I conduct research in signal processing, coding, information and communication theory. I am also interested in reduced complexity...
Keywords: Wireless Communication Systems | Networking | Signal Processing and Coding
 
  Dr Helen Piper
Post(s): Lecturer in Television Studies, Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television
Areas of expertise: My current research interests include various aspects of British broadcasting and television drama, representations of class/gender,...
Keywords: British broadcasting | television drama | representations of gender | representations of class | dramatic performativity | factual television | indigenous content
 
  Professor Ralph Pite
Post(s): Director of Institute for Advanced Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies
Professor of English, Department of English
Areas of expertise: My research focuses on: the Romantic period (particularly on the impact of Dante’s writing at the time and on the lives and...
Keywords: Romantic period | Victorian literature | Dante | post-war British poetry | writing and the environment | the Simple Life
 
  Dr Daniela Plana
Post(s): Research Assistant, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: I work within the Bristol Electrochemistry Group, currently researching the generation of methanol from methane at liquid/liquid...
Keywords: electrochemistry | electrocatalysis | metal deposition | materials for energy | CO2 Reduction
 
  Dr Kit Pleydell-Pearce
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Experimental Psychology
Areas of expertise: My research is primarily concerned with neurophysiological correlates of human cognition, and issues associated with localisation...
Keywords: slow cortical potentials | cognitive workload | autobiographical memory | attention | consciousness | neurophysiological signals | human cognition
 
  Professor Andrew Pollard
Post(s): Chair in Education, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: I am an experienced researcher in Education. I directed UK-wide initiatives such as the Teaching and Learning Research Programme...
Keywords: teaching-learning processes | learner perspectives | evidence-based classroom practice | primary education | reflective teaching | national curriculum development | large-scale research programmes | research impact strategies
 
  Dr James Pomeroy
Post(s): Research Assistant, School of Physics
Areas of expertise: My main research interest is the application of optical spectroscopy to study the properties of III-nitride and boron-rich...
Keywords: optical spectroscopy | III-nitride & boron-rich semiconductors
 
  Mrs Laura Pool
Post(s): Clinical Trials Coordinator to the OSAC Trial, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: I am a co-ordinator on the Bristol Girls Dance Project.
Keywords: bristol girls dance project
 
  Professor Alastair Poole
Post(s): Research Fellow in Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biology, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: Platelets are the smallest cellular component of the blood and are an essential element in the primary haemostatic system....
Keywords: Platelets | primary haemostatic system | pathological development of thrombosis | cell biology of platelets | protein kinases | platelet function | thrombus formation
 
  Professor Geoff Poole
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, Department of Music
Areas of expertise: I compose contemporary classical music for live performance e.g. orchestra, voices, chamber music and solo. Experience and...
Keywords: musical composition | contemporary classical music | creativity | African music | Asian music | Postmodernism
 
  Dr Caroline Pope
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: Mucosal immunity to Streptococcus Pneumoniae. Mucosal immune responses to candidate pneumococcal vaccines in children. T...
Keywords: mucosal immunity | autoimmunity
 
  Professor Sandu Popescu
Post(s): Professor of Physics, School of Physics
Areas of expertise: My main research interest is in fundamental aspects of quantum physics; basically I am interested in getting a better understanding...
Keywords: quantum physics | quantum behaviour | quantum non-locality | quantum information | quantum theory
 
  Dr Richard Porter
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: Developing and implementing sophisticated analytic techniques for solving boundary-value problems arising from problems in...
Keywords: boundary-value problems | wave theory | acoustics | electromagnetics
 
  Dr John Potokar
Post(s): Consultant Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: Stress has been called the "common cold of the psyche". When excessive or overwhelming it can cause both physical and psychiatric...
Keywords: stress | psychiatric morbidity | neurobiology | anxiety disorders | serotonin | social phobia | depression
 
  Professor Kevin Potter
Post(s): Professor in Composites Manufacture, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Areas of expertise: Since joining the University of Bristol I have been responsible for developing and running a number of research programmes...
Keywords: advanced materials | composites | product design | manufacturing | enterprise
 
  Dr Simon Potter
Post(s): Reader in Modern History, Department of History (Historical Studies)
Areas of expertise: I have written extensively on the history of the mass media in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa....
Keywords: modern British history | British empire | media history | twentieth century Britain | nineteenth century Britain | Canada | Australia | New Zealand
 
  Professor Dhiraj Pradhan
Post(s): Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science
Areas of expertise: I am an expert in trends in the micro chip industry. I have contributed to Very Large Scale Integrated Computer-Aided design...
Keywords: micro-chip industry | computer architecture | fault-tolerant computing
 
  Professor Alan Preece
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Experimental studies on EM fields radiofrequency and microwave and health interactions with humans
Keywords: mobile phones and health | electromagnetic fields and health | power-lines
 
  Dr Chris Preist
Post(s): Reader in Sustainability and Computer Systems, Department of Computer Science
Areas of expertise: I'm working on four main research projects: -An economic and environmental assessment of the potential of print on demand...
Keywords: integration of life cycle analysis and carbon footprinting techniques into broader systemic models of sustainability impact. | the role of computer technology within the wider socio-technical systems emerging to address climate change and other sustainability issues. | the interplay between technology innovation, business models and sustainability impacts, particularly in the commercial publishing industry.
 
  Dr Dorothy Price
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Art (Historical Studies)
Areas of expertise: I have expertise in the areas of German art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly German Expressionism...
Keywords: German expressionism | Weimar Culture | Realism, Magic Realism and New Objectivity in Painting | Women Artists | Race and Ethnicity in Art | Sexuality and Gender in Art | Contemporary Art in Britain | Photography in 1920s and 1930s Germany
 
  Professor Paul Pringle
Post(s): Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Catalysis offers the prospect of low energy, low waste synthetic routes to chemical products, i.e. clean chemical technology....
Keywords: catalysis | energy | waste | chemical products | clean chemical technology | homogeneous catalysis | transition metal chemistry
 
  Dr Stuart Prior
Post(s): Senior Teaching Fellow in Archaelogical Practice, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Areas of expertise: I am an Archaeologist, with specialisms in Landscape Archaeology; Early Medieval (i.e. Saxon, Viking & Norman)(AD410-1066)...
Keywords: archaeology and heritage | landscape archaeology | medieval archaeology | warfare & weaponry | castles | The Anarchy | Saxon, Viking & Norman archaeology | ancient technology & experimental archaeology
 
  Professor Carol Propper
Post(s): Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
Areas of expertise: My research interests cover public economics and the economics of health care. Current research projects include the impact...
Keywords: public economics | economics of health care
 
  Professor Tony Prosser
Post(s): Professor of Public Law, University of Bristol Law School
Areas of expertise: My main research interests are in Public Law relating to privatisation and regulation, especially regulation of public utilities...
Keywords: public law | privatisation | regulation | public utilities | broadcasting | competition law | reflexive governance
 
  Dr Jon Pugh
Post(s): Research Assistant, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Areas of expertise: My work is focused on electromagnetic modelling and focused ion beam fabrication of nano-scale photonic crystal devices emitting...
Keywords: electromagnetic modelling | nano-scale photonic crystal devices | indium phosphide | indium antimonide
 
  Professor David Punter
Post(s): Professor of English, Department of English
Areas of expertise: I have research interests in modern and contemporary writing; in romantic and Gothic writing; in literary theory and psychoanalysis;...
Keywords: contemporary literature | ghost stories | literature and psychology | the uncanny | Postcolonialism | higher education and the arts | horror stories
 
  Professor Sarah Purdy
Post(s): Professor of Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: I am currently working on a research programme exploring predictors of primary care sensitive hospital admissions, which...
Keywords: predictors of primary care sensitive hospital admissions | primary care | unplanned hospital admission | management of shoulder pain | management of acne | sensitive hospital admissions
 
  Professor Ad Putter
Post(s): Professor of Medieval English Literature, Department of English
Areas of expertise: Areas of research expertise include Arthurian literature and legend, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Middle English Language,...
Keywords: middle english language | medieval romance | Arthurian legend | medieval literature | Sir Gawain and the Green Knight | editing
 
  Dr Andrew Pyle
Post(s): Reader in Early Modern Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
Areas of expertise: I have a very wide range of philosophical interests, but my research is concentrated in two central areas. One is the History...
Keywords: philosophy of science | scientific revolutions | metaphysics | epistemology | Malebranche