About Us

The aim of our research is to uncover new links between long term conditions that could lead to improved interventions including drug treatments or other more focused treatments. These new links could include a better understanding of which cells in the body are most critical to the presence of two conditions in the same patient.

To achieve our aims, we have formed a partnership called the GEMINI collaborative. This team includes two people with multimorbidity, health care professionals including those in primary care and experts in statistics and genetics.

Our research team is made up of the following people:

University of Exeter

Professor Timothy Frayling, Professor of Human Genetics, Principal Investigator

Professor Sallie Lamb Associate Dean for Research & Mireille Gillings Professor of Health Innovation

Professor Louise Allan, Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Dr Joao Delgado, Research Fellow

Dr Luke Pilling, Research Fellow in Genomic Epidemiology

Professor Jose Valderas, Professor of Health Services and Policy Research

Professor Jack Bowden, Professor of Biomedical Data Science

Dr David William Strain, Senior Clinical Lecturer (E&R) (HEFCE-NHS CSLA)

Professor Chris Fox, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Professor David Melzer, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Dr Jane Masoli, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer & Acting Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Kate Boddy, Research Fellow

Bethany Voller, Graduate Research Assistant

Ninon Mounier, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Elsie Tata, Researcher

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC) Patient Involvement Group Members

Leon Farmer

Mary Mancini

University of East Anglia

Professor Lee Shepstone, University Institute for Primary Health Care Research Foundation


Dr Albert Roso-Llorach,  Institut Universitari d’Investigació en Atenció Primària (IDIAP Jordi Gol)

Dr Concepcio Violan Fors, Family Physician, PhD , Senior researcher, Research Support Unit (USR) Northern Metropolitan Primary Care, The Foundation University Institute for Primary Health Care Research Jordi Gol i Gurina (IDIAPJGol).Institut Universitari d’Investigació en Atenció Primària (IDIAP Jordi Gol)

Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra

University of Oxford

Dr Sara Khalid, Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Data Science and  Health Informatics, UKRI NERC Fellow in Digital Environment, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, NDORMS, University of Oxford