2022-23 Potential Projects: Global Health

Supervisors Project Title Cross Institutional Supervision Theme/s Keywords
Kaja Abbas &
Kim Mulholland
Health and economic impact modelling of cervical cancer elimination strategies at the global and national levels No Global Health
Health Data Science
Infectious Disease
Human papillomavirus vaccine;
Cervical cancer elimination;
Infectious disease modelling;
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Amiya Bhatia &
Nambusi Kyegombe &
Karen Devries
Intersectionality and violence: How do age, gender, disability, poverty, and their intersections affect violence against young people? No Global Health Social epidemiology;
Violence against children;
Mixed methods research;
Mark Bodman-Smith &
Elisabetta Groppelli &
Dr Javier Salguero Bodes &
Dr Sally Sharpe
An ‘unconventional’ approach to the COVID 19 pandemic: the role of gamma delta T cells in virus recognition No Global Health
Infectious Disease
Non-conventional T cells;
Trained innate immunity;
in vitro investigation of ex vivo pathology
Amaya Bustinduy &
Sanjeev Krishna &
Bonnie Webster
Development, implementation and assessment of isothermal point-of-care molecular diagnostics for both Female Genital Schistosomiasis and Human Papillomavirus Yes Global Health
Translational Implementation Research
Infectious Disease
Enny Cruz &
Amber Raja &
Lizzy Brickley
Adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and child mortality in Brazil: A population linkage study among low-income families No Global Health
Health Data Science
Adverse birth outcomes;
Child mortality;
Sibling Comparison Studies;
Big Data;
Stefan Flasche &
Bhargavi Rao &
Kevin Van Zandvoort
Modelling the effectiveness of antibiotic mass administration in acute humanitarian crises No Global Health
Health Data Science
Infectious Disease
Humanitarian crises;
Antimicrobial resistance;
S pneumonia;
Sally Hargreaves &
Meghna Ranganathan &
Cathy Zimmerman
Estimating the global burden of labour exploitation and its impact on health of migrants: Improving health outcomes and health-system responses to labour exploitation Yes Global Health Labour exploitation;
Health inequalities;
Migrant labour
Rein Houben &
Nicky McCreesh
Impact of inter-community transmission on reductions in tuberculosis incidence achieved through interventions: mathematical modelling No Global Health
Infectious Disease
Social contact;
Mathematical modelling;
South Africa
Sanjay Kinra &
Salina Ahmed
Improving the effectiveness of diabetes self-management education and behavioural support in Thailand, India, and Uganda No Translational and Implementation Research
Health Data Science
Global Health
Diabetes self-management education;
Evaluation of complex interventions;
Behavioural interventions;
Data science;
Interdisciplinary research;
Global health
Kirsty Le Doare &
Janet Seeley
Improving informed consent for clinical vaccine trials in pregnant women in Uganda Yes Global Health
Translational and Implementation Research
Clinical trial
Jodi Lindsay &
Gwen Knight &
Kat Holt
Transfer and stability of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Yes Global Health
Translational and Implementation Research
Infectious Disease
Antimicrobial resistance;
Molecular biology;
Mathematical modelling
Poppy Mallinson &
Sanjay Kinra &
Alicja Rudnicka &
Chris Owen
Artificial Intelligence-enabled retinal imaging for improved understanding of cardiometabolic disease progression in south India Yes Global Health
Health Data Science
Retinal vasculature;
Artificial intelligence;
Disease mechanisms;
Cardiometabolic disease;
Nicky McCreesh & Richard White Improving model projections of intervention impact through investigating the effects of choices made in the design and analysis of social contact surveys No Global Health
Infectious Disease
Social contact; Mathematical modelling; COVID-19; Airborne transmission
Finn McQuaid &
Gwen Knight
Comparing drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment choices No Global Health
Infectious Disease
Health Economics;
Empiric antibiotic use
Debapriya Mondal & Phil Cooper & Natalia Romero-Sandoval Knowledge and risk perceptions of climate change induced chronic health effects in vulnerable populations of Ecuador No Global Health Climate change; KAP; NCDs; Risk perception
Julia Moreira Pescarini & Enny Cruz & Lizzy Brickley Targeting persistent health inequalities in infectious diseases in Brazil: An intersectional approach No Global Health
Health Data Science
Infectious Disease
Leprosy; Tuberculosis;
HIV; Intersectionality;
Health equity; Big data
Kath O’Reilly &
Henry Staines
Using Wastewater Based Epidemiology (WBE) to Support Public Health Yes Global Health
Health Data Science
Translational and Implementation Research
Infectious Disease
Data science;
Infectious diseases;
Lucy Pembrey &
Karin van Veldhoven & Neil Pearce
The role of the microbiome and epigenome in asthma phenotypes and asthma severity and control No Quantitative skills
Interdisciplinary skills
Global Health
Health Data Science
Big data;
Nuria Sanchez Clemente & Julia Moreira Pescarini & Sally Hargreaves Migrant health in children and young people in Europe: An analysis of Europe-wide routine datasets Yes Global Health
Health Data Science
Migrant; Children; Young people; Infectious diseases; Sexual health; Screening
Pauline Scheelbeek &
Rosemary Green &
Tony Carr
North South interactions in food system transformations and their relevance for sustainability, population health and resilience No Global Health Sustainable food systems;
International trade;
Climate change;
Water footprints;
“Just” transitions; Resilience
Anoop Shah &
Sreenivasa Rao Kondapally Seshasai &
Poppy Mallinson &
Sanjay Kinra
Can machine learning applied to cardiac imaging help to understand the pathology of premature heart disease in South Asian populations? Yes Global Health
Health Data Science
Cardiac pathology;
Machine learning;
Disease mechanisms;
Sarah Smith & Karen Devries & Godfrey Siu Development of a new measure of violence against children in Uganda No Global Health Psychometrics; Violence; Measurement; Abuse; Children
Cally Tann &
Kirsty Le Doare &
Eric Ohuma &
Joy Lawn
Intrapartum-related neonatal encephalopathy in Africa: Defining burden, risk and outcomes Yes Global Health
Health Data Science
Translational and Implementation Research
Infectious Disease
Neonatal encephalopathy;
Risk score;
Global estimates
Damien Tully &
Deogratius Ssemwanga &
Pontiano Kaleebu
Development of novel approaches for HIV drug resistance detection using nanopore sequencing technology No Global Health
Infectious Disease
Drug resistance;
Public Health;
Molecular epidemiology;
Richard White &
Christinah Mukandavire &
Chathika Weerasuriya
Creating evidence for novel Tuberculosis vaccine introduction and implementation decision making – using math modelling No Global Health
Infectious Diseases
Mathematical modelling;
Laith Yakob &
Timothy Planche
Modelling Clostridium difficile vaccination strategy for the UK Yes Global Health
Health Data Science
Translational and Implementation Research
Infectious Disease
Mathematical modelling;
Computational biology;
Infectious diseases;
C. difficile
Matthew Yeo & Susana Campino Unravelling the genetic basis of ageing and development of interventional approaches through CRISPR-CAS embryonic gene editing in a novel clonally reproducing insect model No Global Health Ageing; Gene editing;
CRISPR; Entomology;
Bioinformatics; Genomics

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