Dr Kerry Millington

Programme Manager

Kerry Millington is a Programme Manager at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). She is currently working as a Researcher on the Knowledge 4 Development (K4D) programme, a consortium of six core partners providing evidence and knowledge to support policy and programme work across all thirteen professional advisory groups of the UK Government's Department for International Development. This programme replaces and builds on the evidence and professional development services previously provided of which Kerry worked within the HEART consortium providing knowledge and consultancy services from the wide-ranging expertise of LSTM and its networks on health, nutrition and education.

Kerry joined LSTM in 2010 from Imperial College London where she worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate on a variety of projects including expanding the evidence-base of the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of new blood tests for diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. She completed her DPhil investigating T cell responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection at University of Oxford in 2006 and her BSc Hons in Biochemistry at University of Leeds in 2001. At LSTM Kerry has also project managed an FP7 EU funded 4-year programme of research to develop evidence-based strategies to increase equity, integration and effectiveness of reproductive health services for poor communities in Tanzania and Niger (IntHEC) and worked on other projects of applied health and research delivery.

Research Grants (current)

Knowledge & Evidence for Development K4D DFID 2016 to 2021
Award holder at LSTM: Kerry Millington, Tim Martineau, Bertie Squire and Sally Theobald

Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services: Health & Education Advice & Resource Team (HEART) DFID 2012 to 2016
Award holder at LSTM: Kerry Millington, Tim Martineau and Bertie Squire


Selected publications

  • Selected Publications

    Power L, Millington KA and Bengtsson S. (2015). Building Capacity in Higher Education: Topic Guide. HEART.

    Browne, E. & Millington, KA (2015). Social development and human development: Topic guide. GSDRC and HEART.

    Millington, KA and Bolton, L. (2015). Improving access to menstrual hygiene products (GSDRC Helpdesk Report 1280). Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham
    Prepared for the Australian Government DFAT.

    Millington KA, Khalaf N and Bolton L. Mental health of women and girls in developing countries. HEART Helpdesk Report. Oct 2014.
    Prepared for Meena Gandi, Health Adviser, Human Development Department, DFID

    Holley C and Millington KA. Health Systems Strengthening. HEART Helpdesk Report. April 2014.
    Prepared for Chris Lewis, Health Adviser, Human Development Department, DFID

    Langley I, Doulla B, Lin HH, Millington KA, Squire B. Modelling the impacts of new diagnostic tools for tuberculosis in developing countries to enhance policy decisions. Health Care Manag Sci. 2012 Sep;15(3):239-53. Epub 2012 Jun 7

    Squire, SB, Ramsay AR, van den Hof S, Millington KA, Langley I, Bello G, Kritski A, Detjen A, Thomson R, Cobelens F, Mann GH. Making innovations accessible to the poor through implementation research. International Journal Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2011 Jul; 15(7):862-70

    Priorities in Operational Research to Improve Tuberculosis Care and Control. Developed by WHO Stop TB Department, the Stop TB Partnership’s Research Movement and the GFATM. 29 August 2011.

    Mutsvangwa J*, Millington KA*, Chaka K, Mavhudz T, Cheung YB, Mason PR, Butterworth AE, Corbett EL, Lalvani A. Identifying recent M. tuberculosis transmission in the setting of high HIV and TB burden. Thorax 2010 Apr;65(4):315-20.

    Dodd PJ, Millington KA, Ghani AC, Mutsvangwa J, Butterworth AE, Lalvani A, Corbett EL. Interpreting tuberculin skin tests in a population with a high prevalence of HIV, TB, and nonspecific tuberculin sensitivity. American Journal of Epidemiology 2010 May 1;171(9):1037-45. Epub 2010 Apr 9.

    Bakir M*, Millington KA*, Soysal A, Deeks JJ, Efee S, Aslan Y, Dosanjh DPS Lalvani A. Prognostic Value of a T-Cell-Based Interferon-Gamma Biomarker in Child Tuberculosis Contacts. Annals of Internal Medicine 2008 December 2; 149:777-786. Epub 2008 Oct 20.

    Lalvani A and Millington KA. T cell-based diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis infection. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. 2007 Jun; 20(3):264-271.

    Soysal A*, Millington KA*, Bakir M, Dosanjh D, Aslan Y, Deeks JJ, Efe S, Staveley I, Ewer K, and Lalvani A. Effect of BCG vaccination on risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children with household tuberculosis contact: a prospective community-based study. Lancet. 2005 October 22-28; 366(9495):1443-51.

    *Joint first author