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Haemophilia and thrombosis staff

Consultants

Dr Nicola Curry MA MD FRCP FRCPath

Dr Nicola Curry

Consultant Haematologist

Dr Nicola Curry is the Head of Department for the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, which specialises in the care of inherited and acquired bleeding and thrombotic disorders. She leads the Genetics Service for inherited bleeding disorders and the care of women with bleeding disorders. She is co-lead for the Thames Valley NIHR haematology research team and acts as Principle Investigator for many clinical trials at OHTC. Her main research interest is in the acquired coagulopathy of major haemorrhage.

Dr Susie Shapiro MA BM BCh MRCP FRCPath PhD

Dr Susie Shapiro

Consultant Haematologist

Dr Susie Shapiro is a Consultant Haematologist and works entirely in the field of haemostasis and thrombosis: haemophilia and other bleeding disorders, thrombosis and anticoagulation. As of August 2021 she is the Director of the Oxford Haemophilia Centre.

She has particular interest in improving patient safety, with projects to optimise anticoagulation and prevent venous thromboses winning national awards; and in improving knowledge of aging and comorbidities in people with bleeding disorders.

Her research interests complement her clinical work. She is the Principal Investigator at Oxford for several clinical trials, including gene therapy for haemophilia A and B, and she is an MRC clinical fellow investigating cancer associated thrombosis.

Clinical Specialist Nursing Team

Lucy Wood

Lucy Wood

Lead Nurse

Lucy Wood is the Lead Nurse for the thrombosis service, which comprises both an anticoagulation service providing remote management and advice for patients across Oxfordshire on vitamin K antagonist medication, and a DVT diagnostic service, which operates seven days a week and has clinics at both the Churchill and Horton General hospitals providing an award winning outpatient one-stop-shop diagnostic service for patients with suspected lower limb DVT.

Lucy has a management BA from the University of Sussex and a Nursing BSc from Oxford Brookes University, and has worked at OUH for over ten years. She joined the thrombosis team in 2012 and has a background in neurosurgical nursing.

Vicky Minty

Vicky Minty

Haemophilia Specialist Nurse

Vicky is a Haemophilia Specialist Nurse working with the Adult Service at the Haemophilia Centre, having joined in 2019. She qualified from Manchester University in 2009, and has worked within Oxford University Hospitals for over ten years as a Senior Staff Nurse with a background in surgical ward nursing and cancer care.

Research Team

Simon Fletcher

Simon Fletcher

Haemophilia Research Nurse

Simon is a Research Nurse at the Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre and has worked here since 2012. He has been nursing for over 30 years and has worked in intensive care and orthopaedic surgery.

He is passionate about clinical research and helping people with haemophilia access new and innovative treatments to reduce the impact of their condition on their lives. He is a member of the UK Haemophilia Nurses Association Committee and the European Association of Haemophilia and Allied Disorders Nurses Committee.

Physiotherapist

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor

Lead Specialist Adult Physiotherapist

Stephanie has been working at the Haemophilia Centre since 2009. She manages the Adult Physiotherapy Service. She has an interest in musculoskeletal problems associated with bleeding disorders. She has a Masters in clinical research and is interested in exercise and balance issues in haemophilia.

Administration Team

Michael Meyers

Michael Meyers

Haemophilia Centre Unit Manager

Michael is the Unit Manager of the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre and previously worked in the Leisure and Hospitality industries.

Sharon Osborne

Sharon Osborne

Admin and Clerical Team Lead

Sharon manages our large team and has worked at the Haemophilia Centre for over 30 years.

Karen Cairns

Karen Cairns

Data Manager

Karen is the Data Manager for the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, looking after our patient databases, which we use to help clinicians with patient care and research.