Joined LSTM on 1st July 2015. Previously Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Lived in The Gambia (3-years), Uganda (6 months), South Africa (12 months – on sabbatical) and Malawi (6 months).
- FRCP (2011, Edinburgh) (non-clinical fellow)
- PhD Epidemiology (2001, LSHTM),
- MSc Biometry (1990, Reading University).
Mostly global health trials of management strategies for HIV-infection and associated co-infections.
Co-PI on trial of home care versus facility care (Lancet 2009) and trial evaluating co-infection screening and adherence support among HIV-infected people with advanced disease (Lancet 2015).
Co-applicant on an MRC phase III trial of cryptococcal meningitis treatment strategies and on a Wellcome Trust funded strategic award on tackling the rising incidence of non-communicable diseases in Africa.
Wellcome Trust Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit: addressing public health research. priorities through partnership. £5,000,000. 2012 to 2016. Strategic Award (co-applicant).
EDCTP (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership). Approximately £3m. Reduction of early mortality among HIV-infected subjects starting antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania and Zambia: a randomised trial (The REMSTART trial). co-PI. 2011 – 2015
UK Medical Research Council. A phase III randomised controlled trial of oral fluconazole plus flucytosine versus amphotericin B-based therapy for one or two weeks for initial treatment of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis. Approx £3.0m. Role: co-applicant (PI Prof Tom Harrison, St Georges Medical School University of London). 2011-2017
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately £2.5m. Cluster -randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of home-based compared with facility-based delivery of antiretroviral therapy in Jinja, South-East Uganda. Role co-PI. 2004 - 2009
Other relevant expertise, professional memberships etc.:
Panel member, Global Health (UF-5), Swedish Research Council (2015 -
Chair, EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee (2008-2013).
Joint Editor, Tropical Medicine and International Health (2004 – 2015)