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  Professor Jemma Wadham
Post(s): Professor in Glaciology, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Geochemistry & hydrology of Arctic & Alpine regions. Hydrochemistry of polythermal glaciers and chemical weathering mechanisms...
Keywords: geochemistry | hydrology | Arctic regions | alpine regions | glaciers | subglacial runoff
 
  Professor David Wagg
Post(s): Professor of Structural Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Areas of expertise: My expertise lies in the nonlinear vibration and control of mechanical engineering systems. My work has two main themes....
Keywords: nonlinear vibration | mechanical engineering | hardware-in-the-loop | substructuring | vibration | adaptive structures | active vibration control | smart structures
 
  Dr Glenn Wakley
Post(s): Senior Teaching Fellow, Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy
Areas of expertise: Currently involved in development and evaluation of potential novel therapies for osteoporosis (both post-menopausal and...
Keywords: osteopenia | bone metabolism | space flight
 
  Dr Andrew Walker
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am a research scientist working as part of the geophysics group in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol....
Keywords: computational mineral physics | materials chemistry | physical processes leading to the deformation of Earth's deep interior | defects and disorder in minerals | high performance/high throughput scientific computation
 
  Professor Richard Wall
Post(s): Professor of Zoology, School of Biological Sciences
Areas of expertise: My interests largely concern the ecology and control of economically important arthropods (flies, fleas, lice, mites and...
Keywords: flies | lice | mites | maggots | fleas | pests | ectoparasites | cow dung
 
  Dr Lynne Walling
Post(s): Reader in Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am a number theorist, working with quadratic forms and various types of automorphic forms. I use automorphic forms to get...
Keywords: number theory | quadratic forms | automorphic forms | modular forms
 
  Professor Michael Walter
Post(s): Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests are in high pressure-temperature experimental petrology, geochemistry, and mineral physics. Phase equilibrium,...
Keywords: petrology | experimental petrology | geochemistry | evolution | the Earth | planetary evolution | mantle | magma
 
  Dr Xiaojun Wang
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Management, Department of Management
Areas of expertise: My research interests include sustainable supply chain, innovations in operations management, risk assessment, e-business...
Keywords: Supply Chain Management | Operations Management | sustainable development | Eco-design | food traceability | risk assessment | Fuzzy Logic
 
  Dr Mohammed Wanous
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Engineering Management, Department of Civil Engineering
Areas of expertise: Research interests include applications of Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Neurofuzzy Logic on various decisions...
Keywords: artificial neural networks | Fuzzy Logic | Neurofuzzy Logic | value systems | sustainable development | competitive tendering practice in civil engineering
 
  Dr Clea Warburton
Post(s): Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of expertise: My research is currently focussed on the neural basis of recognition memory, our ability to recognise whether objects are...
Keywords: memory | recognition | recognition memory | episodic memory | objects | ability to learn | neurotransmitter systems
 
  Dr Bogdan Warinschi
Post(s): Lecturer in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science
Areas of expertise: I am interested in security and cryptography; more specifically, the connections between symbolic and computational security...
Keywords: security | cryptography
 
  Dr Paul Warr
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Areas of expertise: Paul's current research covers the front-end aspects of Software (Reconfigurable) Radio and diversity-exploiting communication...
Keywords: radio frequency | Software-defined radio | cognative radio | Linear amplification | radio receivers | analogue integrated circuits | Cellular Neural Networks | electronics
 
  Dr Ruth Warwick
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am a Consultant Specialist for NHS Blood and Transplant and I qualified in Medicine in 1973 from Bristol University and...
Keywords: haematology | haemopoietic stem cell and tissue donation
 
  Dr Liz Washbrook
Post(s): Lecturer in Quantitative Methods for Education, Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: My research interests cover a broad range of topics around the theme of children and families. I am currently working on...
Keywords: beliefs | behaviours and attitudes in educational attainment | children and families | fertility outcomes & housing transitions | children's cognitive & socio-emotional development | effects of policy environment & time periods on social mobility
 
  Professor Duncan Wass
Post(s): Professor of Catalysis, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Our research interests are in the area of homogeneous catalysis using organometallic and coordination compounds. Catalysis...
Keywords: homogeneous catalysis | organometallic compounds | coordination compounds | catalysis | molecules | catalytic activity | clean chemical activity
 
  Dr Debbie Watson
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: I am interested in conceptual constructions of social and emotional wellbeing for children and how adult models of wellbeing...
Keywords: Children's wellbeing | sociology of childhood | children | social and emotional wellbeing | performance methodologies | learning support | interprofessional working | creative research methods
 
  Dr Matthew Watson
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research involves inversion of remotely-sensed data to retrieve physical parameters of volcanic plumes and clouds over...
Keywords: volcanic plumes | volcanoes | volcanic clouds | volcanic ash | volcanic sulphur dioxide | volcanic aerosols | geoengineering
 
  Professor Paul Weaver
Post(s): Professor in Lightweight Structures, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Areas of expertise: My expertise lies in design and analysis of lightweight structures, particularly those constructed from composite materials....
Keywords: composite structures | bicycle frame design | Stiffness tailoring | buckling | lightweight structures | aircraft wing design | rotor blade design | Morphing composites
 
  Dr Claire Weeks
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow in Animal Welfare, Farm Animal Science
Areas of expertise: I have over 30 years experience of poultry welfare, which I evaluate by measuring their environment in house and during transport...
Keywords: poultry | animal welfare | animal behaviour | improving animal transport | husbandry systems | literature reviews
 
  Mr Ian Wei
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Medieval European History, Department of History (Historical Studies)
Areas of expertise: I work on intellectual culture and the social history of ideas in Western Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries....
Keywords: intellectual culture | social history | Western Europe | medieval society | theology | ideas
 
  Professor Philip Welch
Post(s): Professor of Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: Axiomatic Set Theory: strong axioms of infinity & large cardinals; interactions with the determinacy assumptions on infinite...
Keywords: axiomatic set theory | mathematical logic | set theory | mathematical philosophy | models of computation
 
  Professor Jutta Weldes
Post(s): Professor of International Relations, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My major areas of research are 1) international relations theory, particularly as applied to the critical analysis of cold...
Keywords: international politics | US foreign policy | popular culture and world politics | May 4th 1970 at Kent State
 
  Dr Caragh Wells
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Areas of expertise: My research interests include: The post-war Spanish novel; Contemporary Urban fiction in post-war Spain and Catalonia; Women’s...
Keywords: post-war Spanish novel | fiction in post-war Spain | women’s writing | narrative theory | European novel | digressive fiction | Catalan literary criticism
 
  Professor Celia Wells
Post(s): Professor of Criminal Law, University of Bristol Law School
Areas of expertise: I research and write mainly in criminal law with a particular specialism in corporate criminal liability. I am the author...
Keywords: criminal law | corporate criminal liability | organisational theory of corporate criminal liability | corporate criminal responsibility
 
  Dr Gavin Welsh
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am currently a Non Clinical Senior Lecturer in Renal Cell Biology in the Academic Renal Unit in Bristol. My research interests...
Keywords: renal cell biology | kidneys | renal cell signalling | disease | renal disease
 
  Dr Nicky Welton
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Community Medicine
Senior Lecturer in Health Technology Assessment, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: Research Interests: 1. Bayesian statistical methods for combining evidence from different sources, and assessing evidence...
Keywords: Bayesian statistics | toxoplasmosis | breast cancer screening | genetic testing | smoking | cluster randomised trial | mixed treatment comparison
 
  Dr Colin Western
Post(s): Reader in Chemistry, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: My research work concentrates on applying the very powerful techniques provided by laser spectroscopy to a variety of molecules,...
Keywords: laser spectroscopy | molecules | transient molecules | laser system | nuclei | hyperfine structure | spectroscopy
 
  Dr Yvonne Whelan
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: As a cultural and historical geographer I have spent much of the last ten years exploring the relationships between landscape,...
Keywords: cultural geography | historical geography | landscape, memory & identity in modern ireland | cultural heritage | irish studies | urban landscape
 
  Dr Fiona Whitaker
Post(s): Reader, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research focuses on carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, integrating field studies of modern environments with numerical...
Keywords: carbonate diagenesis | hydrogeology of islands | reactive transport modelling | dolomite | groundwater geochemistry
 
  Dr Kate White
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: I am currently working on an ESRC funded project, ‘Maintaining dignity in later life’, which is part of the New Dynamics...
Keywords: dignity in later life | ageing | women teachers | sexual health services | behavioural difficulties | children | young people | older people
 
  Professor Leroy White
Post(s): Professor, Department of Management
Areas of expertise: My main research interests are operational research, problem structuring methods, social network analysis, strategic partnerships,...
Keywords: operational research | problem structuring methods | social network analysis | strategic partnerships | large group decision-making | public sector | health service management
 
  Professor Martin White
Post(s): Professor of Theatre, Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television
Areas of expertise: Theatre history, particularly English of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Modern theatre. Theatre policy.
Keywords: theatre | drama | repertoire | theatre history | performance | theatre research | regional theatre | Shakespearean drama
 
  Dr Steve White
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: When a blockage builds up in an artery (atherosclerosis) the blood moves faster through the restricted portion of the artery....
Keywords: endothelial erosion | cardiovascular disease | Heart attack | vascular cells | atherosclerosis | Gene thransfer | Functional Genomics | endothelial response to shear stress
 
  Professor Andrew Whitelaw
Post(s): Emeritus Professor, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I have 30 years of clinical experience with sick newborn infants and have worked on the mechanisms and treatment of brain...
Keywords: newborn brain injury | newborn intensive care | experimental brain treatment | brain haemorrhage | hydrocephalus
 
  Dr Nick Whiteley
Post(s): Lecturer in Statistics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am interested in Monte Carlo methods, especially sequential methods and their application to a variety of dynamical inference...
Keywords: Monte Carlo computation | Bayesian modelling and analysis | statistical signal processing | time series
 
  Professor Mark Wickham-Jones
Post(s): Professor of Political Science, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: My expertise is based around Labour party politics over the last fifty or so years. My research concerns the party's economic...
Keywords: British politics | New Labour | economic policy | electoral politics | political party organisation | Labour party foreign policy | gender and public policy | women's representation in parliament
 
  Dr Karoline Wiesner
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Complexity Sciences, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I like to summarize my research as follows: Nature stores and processes information - it computes. Scientists have successfully...
Keywords: complex systems | quantum information
 
  Professor Stephen Wiggins
Post(s): Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: Mathematical methods for detecting and describing chaotic phenomena, local and global bifurcation theory, homoclinic and...
Keywords: chaos | nonlinearity | transport | mixing | dynamics | computation
 
  Mrs Dinithi Wijedasa
Post(s): Research Associate, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: I joined the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies in the School for Policy Studies in April 2007. Before...
Keywords: infants | pre-schoolers | screening test | primary health care | health care | pathways to permanence
 
  Dr Alastair Wilkins
Post(s): Reader in Neurology, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: My current projects are: • Role of the peroxisome in axonal degeneration and progressive MS • Degenerative ataxias...
Keywords: multiple sclerosis | axonal degeneration | degenerative ataxias | stem cell neuroprotection | progressive multiple sclerosis
 
  Mr Lindsay Wilkins
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Veterinary Sciences
Areas of expertise: For over fifteen years I have been responsible for initiating and managing research projects concerned with understanding...
Keywords: welfare of hens housed in non-cage systems | welfare of both poultry and red meat species during transport, stunning and slaughter | effect preslaughter management practices on subsequent carcase and meat quality | potential interactions between bird welfare, microbiological status and carcase hygiene
 
  Mr Alistair Williams
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I have worked in diabetes research since 1986, when I joined the group led by Professor Edwin Gale at St. Bartholomew’s hospital....
Keywords: diabetes | Insulin | insulin antibodies | childhood onset diabetes | autoantibody measurement | pancreatic imaging | pancreas size in diabetes
 
  Professor Ann Williams
Post(s): Professor of Experimental Oncology, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: -Dynamism in transcription factor function in response to microenvironmental stress provides new avenues for selective targeting...
Keywords: key events in early colorectal carcinogenesis | tumour microenvironment for gene expression & function | chemoprevention | Regulation of apoptosis. | NF-kappaB/Bcl-3 regulation in colorectal carcinogenesis, | Bag-1
 
  Dr Caroline Williams
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Areas of expertise: I am a historian of colonial Spanish America, and I have a particular interest in the colonization of indigenous groups on...
Keywords: colonial Spanish America | colonization of indigenous groups | Atlantic World | Portuguese America | indigenous peoples | Spanish colonization | Miskito Coast
 
  Dr Jonny Williams
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Geographical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Palæoclimate modelling of the Late Jurassic using the FAMOUS general circulation climate model. Immediately prior to joining...
Keywords: paleoclimate modelling | climate model development & evaluation | cloud physics | global hydrological cycle
 
  Professor Neil Williams
Post(s): Professor of Immunology, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Areas of expertise: I am an immunologist with special interest in the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of autoimmune (arthritis,...
Keywords: immunology | vaccination | autoimmune disease | novel therapies for inflammatory diseases | commercialisation of academic research | herpes simplex virus | bacterial toxins | business development
 
  Professor Paul Williams
Post(s): Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy, Department of Religion and Theology
Areas of expertise: Most of my work has been on Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy, a school of Buddhism which developed in India probably initially...
Keywords: Buddhism | Tibet | Buddhist philosophy | Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy | Prasangika Madhyamaka
 
  Dr Val Williams
Post(s): Reader in Disability, Policy and Practice, Norah Fry Research Centre
Areas of expertise: Two central themes have dominated my research. These are: a) inclusive research: including disabled people as active researchers; b)...
Keywords: inclusive research | disabled people | disability | communication | learning difficulties | research | discourse analysis | conversation analysis
 
  Dr Beth Williamson
Post(s): Reader in History of Art, Department of History of Art (Historical Studies)
Areas of expertise: I have published on Italian painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth-centuries, and on Netherlandish painting of the fifteenth-century,...
Keywords: Medieval art | Medieval architecture | Virgin Mary | iconography | Marian liturgy | saints | sanctity | devotional imagery
 
  Dr Emma Williamson
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: I have worked on a range of projects relating to gender and violence over the past 15 years, most notably in relation to...
Keywords: Domestic Abuse Perpetrators | domestic violence | sexual violence | support needs | violence against women | gender inequality | state responses to gendered violence | research ethics
 
  Professor Chris Willis
Post(s): Professor of Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Natural products isolated from bacteria, fungi and plants from both marine and terrestrial environments are a rich source...
Keywords: natural products | bacteria | fungi | plants | compounds | biosynthetic pathways | enzyme mechanisms | amino acids
 
  Ms Chris Willmore
Post(s): Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies, Academic Registrar's Office
Reader in Sustainability and Law, University of Bristol Law School
Areas of expertise: Carried out research for the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice looking at the use of expert, notably forensic science,...
Keywords: rights of way | countryside law | common land | environmental law | law and science interface | expert evidence | forensic science evidence
 
  Dr Deborah Wilson
Post(s): Reader in Public Policy, Department of Management
Reader in Public Policy, School for Policy Studies
Areas of expertise: I do research within an economics framework on incentives, competition and performance management in the public sector, primarily...
Keywords: performance management | public sector incentives | education outcomes
 
  Professor Frank Windmeijer
Post(s): Head of Department of Economics and Professor of Econometrics, Department of Economics
Areas of expertise: My main research interests are microeconometrics, panel data econometrics and economics of health care. Current research...
Keywords: microeconometrics | panel data econometrics | economics of health care | likelihood estimators | health care productivity | technology diffusion
 
  Professor Andreas Winter
Post(s): Visiting Fellow, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am interested in all aspects of quantum information theory, including entanglement, non-locality and computation. My main...
Keywords: quantum information theory | quantum computation | discrete mathematics
 
  Mr David Winter
Post(s): Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics
Areas of expertise: The UK housing market, in particular the market for owner occupied dwellings.
Keywords: housing market
 
  Dr Jocelyn Wishart
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Education (Science), Graduate School of Education
Areas of expertise: I research the use of information technology in teaching and learning. My recent studies focus on the potential of handheld...
Keywords: ICT and learning | e-learning | mobile computers | online learning | handheld computers | PDAs | science education | teaching
 
  Professor Michael Wisnom
Post(s): Professor of Aerospace Structures, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Areas of expertise: I am the Director of the ACCIS research centre. My interests are mainly concerned with failure of composites and the application...
Keywords: failure of composites | composites | finite element analysis | failure mechanisms | fatigue | failure mechanisms | progressive damage modelling | failure criteria
 
  Dr James Wookey
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research is in theoretical and observational seismology with an emphasis on seismic anisotropy. This property - the variation...
Keywords: seismology | seismic anisotropy | mantle | the Earth | mantle
 
  Professor Trevor Wooley
Post(s): Professor of Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: My research is centred on the Hardy-Littlewood (circle) method, a method based on the use of Fourier series that delivers...
Keywords: Hardy-Littlewood method | Diophantine equations | arithmetic geometry | arithmetic harmonic analysis | exponential sums | Waring's problem | analytic number theory
 
  Professor Dek Woolfson
Post(s): Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: The primary basic research interest of the group is the informational aspect of the protein-folding problem; that is, how...
Keywords: bionanotechnology | protein design | protein-folding problem | protein | bioinformatics | protein sequence | protein design
 
  Professor Diana Worrall
Post(s): Professor, School of Physics
Areas of expertise: I carry out research in astrophysics and lecture in physics and astronomy. My primary research interests are in extragalactic...
Keywords: extragalactic astrophysics | x-ray astronomy
 
  Dr Yvonne Wren
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Oral & Dental Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am a research speech and language therapist with a special interest in how children develop their speech skills and what...
Keywords: speech development | language development | speech disorder | language disorder | communication needs
 
  Dr Jane Wright
Post(s): Lecturer in English Literature, Department of English
Areas of expertise: My research interests span the nineteenth century but focus on Victorian literature, and especially poetry. I am currently...
Keywords: Victorian literature | Victorian poetry | literary afterlives | representation of gender | representation of sexuality | literature and visual culture
 
  Dr Rafal Wrobel
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Areas of expertise: My research interests include the design and optimisation of electrical machines in application to 'More Electric Aircraft’...
Keywords: design | electrical machines | aircraft
 
  Dr Andrew Wyatt
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Areas of expertise: I have researched and written about the resurgence of identity politics in India in the last two decades. The intersection...
Keywords: Indian politics | economic reform | economic globalisation | India elections | caste and politics | BJP
 
  Professor Paul Wyatt
Post(s): Professorial Teaching Fellow, School of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Asymmetric Synthetic Methods We look at novel ways to prepare single enantiomers. Although the compounds themselves may...
Keywords: asymmetric synthesis | single enantiomers | compounds | symmetry elements | properties of molecules | more exotic symmetry elements | Photoactive Surface Science | detergents
 
  Dr Lesley Wye
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: My research interests are; integration of complementary therapies into NHS primary care; and quality indicators for community...
Keywords: complementary therapies | complementary medicine | NHS | primary care | community services | district nursing
 
  Dr Vikki Wylde
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: I am currently a Research Associate working on the 5-year NIHR-funded RESTORE programme, which aims to improve patient’s...
Keywords: patient's experience | health care | joint replacement | post-surgical pain | chronic pain | quantitative sensory testing
 
  Professor David Wynick
Post(s): Professor of Molecular Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences
Areas of expertise: Peripheral sensory neuropathy and neuropathic pain
Keywords: galanin | nerve injury | neuropathic pain | neuropeptide | NeuroTargets | pain