Prof Gail Davey
MRCP,MRCGP, MSc, MD
Professor of Global Health Epidemiology
Area of Expertise:
Non-communicable diseases of low-income countries, in particular, podoconiosis (endemic non-filarial elephantiasis) and asthma
Executive Director, Footwork: the International Podoconiosis Initiative
+44 (0)1273 872528
Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Rm 2.16, BN1 9PX
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, 2006-2010.
Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, 2007-2010.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, 2003-date.
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, 2001-2006.
Clinical Lecturer in Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, 1999-2001.
GP Registrar, Canbury Medical Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1998.
Clinical Research Fellow, Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 1994-1998.
House Officer (medicine and surgery) and Senior House Officer (internal medicine, O&G, A&E) posts in London and Sheffield, 1990-1994
MBBChir, Cambridge, 1990
MRCP, UK, 1993
MSc (Epidemiology), London, 1997
MD, Cambridge, 1998
MRCGP, UK, 1999
Since 2005, my main areas of research have been podoconiosis (endemic non-filarial elephantiasis) and asthma aetiology. I have developed, secured funding for, and led, a multidisciplinary program of research into podoconiosis which covers aetiology (genetic, mineral and biochemical), consequences (economic and social) and management of disease. Alongside this research, I have assisted a local NGO in developing a primary care strategy to provide prevention, treatment and rehabilitation to an area of 1.5m residents. Parallel with my clinical and research work in this area I have also raised the local and international profile of the disease using a range of advocacy tools.
- Nationwide integrated mapping of lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis (Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
- Reasons for loss to follow up of patients with podoconiosis in Debre Markos (Debre Markos University,Ethiopia, IOCC Podoconiosis Project, Debre Markos, Ethiopia, and Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK)
- Co-morbidity of Podoconiosis and Common Mental Health Disorders and its effect on Quality of Life in Ethiopia (IOCC Podoconiosis Project, Debre Markos, Ethiopia and Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK)
- Willingness to pay for podoconiosis treatment (IOCC Podoconiosis Project, Debre Markos, Ethiopia and Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK)
- GoLBeT [Gojjam Lymphoedema Best practice Trial]: A study of the effectiveness of treatment for podoconiosis, Randomised controlled trial of podoconiosis treatment in northern Ethiopia
- Haematological and immunological status in podoconiosis patients vs controls (School of Medical & Laboratory Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
- Comparative study to identify the environmental trigger of podoconiosis in Ethiopia (School of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK)
- Replication of locus conferring susceptibility to podoconiosis in a Cameroonian population (Research Foundation for Tropical Disease and the Environment, Buea, Cameroon)
- Promoting consistent shoe use among children at high risk of podoconiosis, Phase 2. (IOCC Podoconiosis Research and National Institutes of Health, USA)