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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Meet our team

Meet our team

 

GHI team 2017

Team directory A-Z

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Leena Al-Hassan 

Research Fellow In Global Health

Leena's main areas of research are the characterisation of antibiotic resistance of hospital-acquired infections; and the identification of epidemiological and generic characteristics among Gram-negative bacteria in low and middle-income countries.

L.Al-Hassan@bsms.ac.uk                                                                                                 

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Clare Callow
Global Health Research Unit Coordinator

Clare's work is to coordinate and manage a research programme of seven work packages on Neglected Tropical Diseases funded by the NIHR.

C.Callow@bsms.ac.uk                                                                                                      

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Daire Cantillon
Research Fellow

Daire’s work focuses on understanding how and why Mycobacterium tuberculosis grows in clumps and how this affects anti-microbial drug efficacy; and finding novel therapies for mycobacterial diseases.

D.Cantillon2@bsms.ac.uk 

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Gail Davey

Gail Davey
Professor Of Global Health Epidemiology

Gail is a medical epidemiologist specialising in non-communicable diseases in low-income country settings. Her current research focus is on providing the evidence base for global elimination of podoconiosis.

G.Davey@bsms.ac.uk 

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Bethany Davies

Bethany Davies
Senior Lecturer (Hon Cons) in Infection

Bethany is the Head of Education for the department. She specialises in Medical Education and making sure undergraduate and postgraduate students receive the best teaching experience on Global Health and Infection issues.

B.Davies@bsms.ac.uk 

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Kebede Deribe
Research Fellow

Kebede’s work focuses on the Global Mapping of Podoconiosis, spatial epidemiology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), neglected tropical diseases and modelling.

K.Deribe@bsms.ac.uk

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Chi Eziefula

Chi Eziefula
Senior Lecturer (Hon Cons) in Infection

Chi’s is a malaria researcher focusing on Malaria Epidemiology, Clinical Trials and interventions to block malaria transmission. Her wider interests include Migrant Health, Tropical Diseases and Women’s Global Health.

C.Eziefula@bsms.ac.uk 

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Abe Fekadu
Clinical Professor (Honorary Consultant) in Global Mental Health

Abe's research interests are in clinical trials, complex interventions, mood disorders and knowledge translation.

abe.wassie@kcl.ac.uk 

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Grit Gansch
Global Health Research Finance Administrator 

Grit provides financial support to the NIHR Unit on Neglected Tropical Diseases. She has a background in accounting with experience in both private and public sector.

G.Gansch@bsms.ac.uk 

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Esther Garibay

Esther Garibay
Project Officer and communications

Esther’s work focuses on coordinating the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health research activities, as well as helping with communication and public engagement for the department and the Footwork project. 

E.Garibay@bsms.ac.uk

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Anne Gataguta

Anne Gatuguta 
Teaching Fellow In Global Health

Anne is a mixed methods researcher whose work is largely focused on understanding barriers to healthcare access, adherence to treatment and uptake of preventive health interventions such as screening and interventions delivered by lay health workers. 

A.Gatuguta@bsms.ac.uk

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Natalia Hounsome
Senior Lecturer in Global Health Economics 

Natalia’s has an interest in research in the methodology of economic evaluation in clinical trials, including studies conducted in low-income settings. Her research covers all stages of planning and executing economic evaluations, such as undertaking systematic reviews of economic evidence, data collection, statistical data analyses and economic modelling. 

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Collins Iwuji
Senior Lecturer (Hon Cons) in HIV Medicine & Sexual Health

Collins’ broad research interest is on HIV treatment outcomes in resource-constrained settings and sexually transmitted infections. He is particularly interested in the use of ART for the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV having undertaken the first population-based clinical trial in the world evaluating the impact of ART on HIV incidence in rural South Africa. 

C.Iwuji@bsms.ac.uk 

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Martin Llewelyn
Professor of Infectious Diseases

Martin’s research is focused on the common, life-threatening infections which affect patients in the NHS, in particular on healthcare associated and antibiotic resistant pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile

M.J.Llewelyn@bsms.ac.uk 

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Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall
Teaching Fellow in Global Health

Sarah is course leader for the new and innovative MSc in Global Pharmacy. She also leads and teaches on the Global Burden and Management of Disease, Access to Medicines and Pharmacy and Global Health modules. 

S.Marshall@bsms.ac.uk 

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Debbie Miller
Divisional Assistant 

Debbie provides day-to-day support to all admin activities for the department as well as being a PA to Professors Melanie Newport and Gail Davey. She is the go to person for any practical advice. 

d.miller@bsms.ac.uk 

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Larissa Mulka

Larissa Mulka
Clinical Research Fellow in HIV Medicine

Larissa’s research focuses on phylogenetics in HIV; a novel approach to improving partner notification strategies.

L.Mulka@bsms.ac.uk  

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Leticia Muraro-Wildner
Research Fellow 

Leticia researches the mechanism of action of anti-microbial compounds isolated from Brazilian plants on Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She uses M.tb genome sequencing and transcriptional profiling alongside a range of in vitro and macrophage models to map drug efficacy across different M.tb phenotypes and to understand the mode of action of these novel compounds. 

L.MuraroWildner@bsms.ac.uk 

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Melanie Newport

Melanie Newport
Professor (Honorary Consultant) in Infectious Diseases & International Health

Melanie’s main area of research is genetic regulation of immune responses and susceptibility to infectious disease, infant immune responses to vaccination, mycobacterial infection and susceptibility to podoconiosis (endemic non-filarial elephantiasis).

M.J.Newport@bsms.ac.uk

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James Price

James Price
Lecturer in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

James’s research focuses on healthcare-associated S. aureus carriage and transmission. His recent work found that in the presence of robust infection prevention measures healthcare workers on a critical care unit infrequently transmit Staphylococcus aureus to patients in a non-outbreak setting, strongly supporting the use of current infection prevention measures.

J.Price2@bsms.ac.uk 

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Maya Semrau
Research Fellow in Implementation

Maya’s current work at BSMS is on an implementation research study to integrate and scale-up a holistic care package involving physical and psychosocial interventions for people with podoconiosis in Ethiopia. 

M.Semrau@bsms.ac.uk 

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Mei Trueba
Lecturer in Global Health

Mei’s research focus is in international development, labour relations and health; in particular occupational health and safety in low-and middle-income countries. Her research also focuses on understanding health risk behaviours and their determinants.

m.trueba@bsms.ac.uk

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Jaime Veras

Jaime Vera
Senior Lecturer (Hon Cons) in HIV Medicine

Jaime has a research interest in ageing and HIV focusing on the study of comorbidities affecting people with HIV, service development for older people with HIV, and interventional studies that aimed to improve quality of life, and well-being of patients with HIV in both low and high income settings.

j.vera@bsms.ac.uk

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Simon Waddell
Senior Lecturer in Microbial Pathogenesis

Simon’s research is on tuberculosis: TB pathogenesis, TB drug discovery, transcriptional profiling and host-pathogen interactions. He is also the head of Lab for the department.

S.Waddell@bsms.ac.uk

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Maho Yokoyama

Maho Yokoyama 
Research Fellow in Laboratory Microbiology

Maho's research aims to use genome sequencing to find out the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in the human gut microbiome. 

M.Yokoyama@bsms.ac.uk

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Shahaduz Zaman
Senior Lecturer in Global Health Social Science

Zaman is interested in ethnographic exploration of health and illness of marginalised, excluded and vulnerable populations. Other interest topics include hospital ethnography, socio-cultural aspects of communicable and non-communicable diseases, death dying and end of life, refugee health and the role of art in health interventions.

s.zaman@bsms.ac.uk 

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