Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group



The Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group undertake research in the following fields: immunology, pathology, haematology, biochemistry, regenerative medicine, microbiology, genomic, diagnostics

Our aim

Our Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group brings together our “Connected Pathology” network to establish the evidence-base for the adoption of innovative and emerging diagnostics, to develop the notion of diagnostic stewardship through investigation of requesting patterns, interpretation, and diagnostic error, and to support sustainable and resilient laboratory leadership as they face the challenges of increased service-demand.

Healthcare Scientists input into an estimated 80% of clinical diagnoses and, in turn, contribute to the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease across all clinical specialities and spanning all healthcare systems. This unique positioning has the potential to develop impact, both to individual patients and to wider diagnostic pathways and health economies.

Group leader

Dr Sarah Williams

Course Director

I joined the team here at Staffordshire University in May 2013 as a Lecturer in Biomedical Science. I'm a member of the British Society for Immunology and the Association for Clinical Biochemistry.

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Researchers within Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group

Ian Davies

Senior Lecturer

My expertise is within clinical pathology laboratories and the use of biomedical investigations in the diagnosis and investigation of disease. I'm Module Coordinator for Professional Practice for Biomedical Scientists and Cellular Pathology.

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Dr Arthur Hosie

Course Director

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Dr Angela Priestman

Head Of Department - Biological Sciences

Angela has a number of research specialisms, including Biochemistry of Haematophagous insect cuticular lipid, Semiochemicals in mating recognition and choice, and Mosquito biology with special interest in British mosquito ecology and behaviour.

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Dr Susan Bird

Senior Lecturer

I teach on the modules Molecular Aspects of Chronic Multifactorial Diseases, part of Principles of Molecular Biology, part of Human Molecular Genetics, part of Molecular Diagnostics and project supervision

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Dr Ahmad Haidery


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