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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 the Director of the Oxford Haemophilia Centre, and is also the Hospital Lead for Anticoagulation. She works entirely in the field of haemostasis and thrombosis: haemophilia and other bleeding disorders, thrombosis and anticoagulation. Her PhD at Imperial College London focused on the structure and function of von Willebrand factor. Her current research interests include the comorbidities of aging with inherited bleeding disorders, and optimising patient safety and anticoagulation. She is the Principal Investigator at Oxford for several clinical trials, including gene therapy.

Dr Michael Desborough BMedSci(Hons) MB ChB MRCP FRCPath DPhil

Dr Michael Desborough

Consultant Haematologist

Dr Michael Desborough is a Locum Consultant Haematologist and acting Lead Clinician for venous thromboembolism prevention and the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre laboratory. He qualified from Sheffield Medical School and completed haematology training in Oxford. His DPhil at the University of Oxford focused on using desmopressin (DDAVP) to treat acquired thrombocytopenia and platelet dysfunction. He joined the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre as a locum consultant in 2019.

Clinical Specialist Nursing Team

Sayma Raza-Burton

Sayma Raza-Burton

Lead Haemophilia Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Sayma is the lead and senior Haemophilia Specialist Nurse for adults with inherited or acquired bleeding disorders and joined the Centre in 2015. She previously worked at the Adult Haemophilia Centre in Manchester Royal Infirmary. Her background is emergency and elderly care. She moved into Haemophilia in 2012 with a keen interest in bleeding disorders and long-term conditions.

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.

Karena Carter

Karena Carter

Nursing Assistant

Karena is a Nursing Assistant who has been working at the Haemophilia Centre for over 18 years. She ensures the smooth running of outpatient clinics in both Haemophilia and Thrombosis as well as taking blood tests. She is fundamental in liaising with Healthcare at Home Services to ensure those patients who are on factor treatment at home receive their prescriptions in a timely manner.

Research Team

Simon Fletcher

Simon Fletcher

Lead Haemophilia Research Nurse

Simon is the Lead 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.

Christopher Springett-Deane

Christopher Springett-Deane

Lead Thrombosis Research Nurse

Chris is a Research Nurse specialising in thrombosis, anticoagulation and thrombocytopenia (low platelets). He has worked in the Haemophilia Centre since 2015. His nursing background is largely in kidney disease and he has interests in diabetes and the Electronic Patient Record.

Agnes Eordogh

Agnes Eordogh

Research Data Manager

Agi is the Data Manager for the Research Team. She has worked in the Haemophilia Centre since 2013.

Anna Sanigorska

Anna Sanigorska

Research Nurse

Anna trained in Worcester and came to work in the Haemophilia Centre research team in 2019.

Kristine Santos

Kristine Santos

Research Assistant

Kristine's interest in research began after completing her degree in Medical Sciences. She works with Simon and Chris conducting research studies and clinical trials.

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

Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke

Haemophilia Centre Unit Manager

Kevin has been the Unit Manager of the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre since 2003 as a Biomedical Scientist carrying out prenatal and carrier detection on Haemophilia patients and previously worked as a Biomedical Scientist in Haematology at the Hammersmith and Kings College Hospitals.

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.