Dr Achyuta Nori is a sexual health and HIV physician with an interest in host-microbiome interactions and the molecular epidemiology of sexually transmissible pathogens within sexual partnership networks.
He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on the function of the cervico-vaginal microbiome in health and disease. This study is part of the "The eSTI2 consortium: Investigating the polymicrobial nature of sexually transmitted infection syndromes" (PolySTI), which is a multi-site study recruiting from GUM clinics across England, that he coordinates.
He is a final year specialist trainee in GUM/HIV at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation trust.
Dr Sadiq, Principal Investigator for eSTI2, is Senior Lecturer in HIV and Sexual Health Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust. His research interests include polymicrobial interactions in disease syndromes, personalised medicine technologies and pharmacokinetics and genetics of HIV therapies.
Jason Hinds is a UK bacterial microarray lead with extensive technical expertise in design and utilisation in translational microbiology projects, managing over 80 worldwide collaborative research projects.
Sanjeev Krishna is Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine at St. George’s, University of London’s Centre for Infection. He read Natural Sciences at Cambridge and completed a medical degree at Oxford in 1982. He began clinical studies on malaria in the Wellcome Trust Unit in Thailand and completed a DPhil at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. He has held a Wellcome Clinical Fellowship at St. George’s and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Senior Lecturer Division of Clinical Sciences interests in development and application of "novel technologies" associated with functional genomics and diagnostics in the field of infection and immunity.
Pam Sonnenberg is Reader in Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Research Department of Infection and Population Health at UCL, and a Consultant in Public Health Medicine. Her current research covers sexual health, STIs, HIV and TB (both in the UK and South Africa). This includes leading the STI work package on the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal). Pam leads the Clinical, Public Health and Economic impacts work stream of the eSTI2 Consortium.
Dr Gkatzidou is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working on the user interface development and evaluation of the eSTI2 mobile and web system. Her interests include Human computer interaction (HCI), usability, accessibility, and mobile technologies.
Thomas Stead is a PhD student in the School of Information Systems and Computing. He has a background in Product Design and experience working in the telecoms and medical device sectors. His research interests include Human Factors for mobile health technology and User Centred Design.
Branavan graduated in Biotechnology from Monash University, Malaysia in 2008. He then worked as a trainee bioprocess engineer at BiOZEEN, Banglore Biotech labs Pvt. Ltd. India. He gained his MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems from Brunel University in 2011. In 2012, Branavan began his PhD at Brunel University under the supervision of Prof. Wamadeva Balachandran within a large interdisciplinary group as a part of the esti2 consortium. His research focuses on the development of an integrated paper-based molecular diagnostic device for sexually transmitted infections.
Research Interests: Low-cost paper based microfluidic devices, sample preparation and point-of-care diagnostic devices
Trial manager and researcher for eSTI work stream 4, is Programme Manager and Senior Researcher at QMUL, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her research interests include Health Services Research, STIs, Partner notification and Ethics.
Jo Gibbs is a PhD student who has completed her specialist training in GU medicine. Interested in all aspects of sexual health, she is currently focusing on the legal, regulatory & ethical issues surrounding eHealth STI care pathways and on the development and introduction of an online clinical care pathway for the management of sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis.
Ala Szczepura is Professor of Health Services Research in Warwick Medical School. Professor Szczepura has specific research interests in health technology assessment (HTA); new and emerging technologies; and service provision for older people and ethnic minority populations. Professor Szczepura was a founder member of the UK National Academic Forum for Health Informatics.
Sue has extensive experience in NHS management having worked in commissioning, contracting, service development and project management roles. Following completion of her MPH Sue has joined the project as a PhD student focusing on health technology assessment and economic evaluation.
Director of the Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Laboratory providing Reference Services for gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis; and national and European surveillance of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea.