• Members
    • St George's, University of London
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      • Dr Achyuta Nori
        • Dr Achyuta Nori

           


           

          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.

           

           

      • Marcus Pond
        • Marcus Pond

           


           

           Marcus is a clinical scientist and PhD student based at St George's University of London

           

           

      • Dr Tariq Sadiq
        • Dr Tariq Sadiq

           

          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.

           

           

      • Prof Philip Butcher
        • Professor Philip Butcher

           

           

          Philip Butcher is PI for a Wellcome Trust funded bacterial microarrays community resource, and has pioneered diagnostic microarray use for CNS viral infections and STIs.

           

           

      • Dr Jason Hinds
        • Dr Jason Hinds

           


           

          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.

           

           

      • Dr Timothy Planche
        • Dr Tim Planche

           


           

          Tim Planche has led on developing a national diagnostic strategy for Clostridium difficile

           

           

      • Dr Philip Hay
        • Dr Philip Hay

           


           

          Phillip Hay is an international authority on bacterial vaginosis.

           

           

      • Dr Pippa Oakeshott
        • Dr Pippa Oakeshott

           


           

          Pippa Oakeshott has conducted large community based Chlamydia screening trials with Phillip Hay.

           

           

      • Prof Sanjeev Krishna
        • Prof Sanjeev Krishna

           


           

          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.

           

           

      • Prof George Griffin
        • Professor George Griffin

           


           

          George Griffin has been instrumental to success of numerous research consortia at St George’s, University of London.

           

           

      • Dr Ken Laing
        • Dr Ken Laing

           


           

          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.

           

           

    • University College London
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      • Dr Pam Sonnenberg
        • Dr Pam Sonnenberg

           


           

          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.

           

           

      • Prof Graham J Hart
        • Prof Graham J Hart

           


           

          Graham Hart is Director of the UCL Division of Population Health. His research interests include sexual risk behaviour and the prevention of HIV and STIs.

           

           

      • Dr Catherine Mercer
        • Dr Catherine Mercer

           


           

          Cath is a statistician and has contributed to a number of sexual health studies from which she has published extensively and presented nationally and internationally.

           

           

      • Ms Catherine Aicken
        • Ms Catherine Aicken

           


           

          Catherine (MSc. Public Health) joined UCL in 2008 as study co-ordinator for the MRC-funded MSTIC study. She is now a PhD student on eSTI2.

           

           

    • Brunel University West London
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      • Prof Wamadeva Balachandran
        • Prof Wamadeva Balachandran

           


           

          Wamadeva Balachandran has led research in the field of microfluidics for more than 20 years.

           

           

      • Dr Kate Hone
        • Dr Kate Hone

           


           

          Dr Hone’s academic background is in psychology and cognitive ergonomics; she has more than 15 years experience working in the field of human-computer interaction.

           

           

      • Dr Voula Gkatzidou
        • Dr Voula Gkatzidou

           


           

          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
        • Thomas Stead

           


           

          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.

           

           

      • Ruth MacKay
        • Ruth MacKay

           


           

          Ruth is a Research Fellow with a background in MEMS.  Her main focus within eSTI2 is sample preparation and fabrication of microfluidic devices.

           

           

      • Branavan Nehru
        • Branavan Nehru

           


           

          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

           

           

    • Queen Mary University of London
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      • Dr Claudia Estcourt
        • Dr Claudia Estcourt

           


           

          Claudia Estcourt has extensive experience in interventions to reduce STI transmission including partner notification trials, health service and public health research.

           

           

      • Lorna Sutcliffe
        • Lorna Sutcliffe

           


           

          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
        • Jo Gibbs

           


           

          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.

           

           

    • Warwick University
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      • Prof Ala Szczepura
        • Prof Ala Szczepura

           


           

          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 Eaton
        • Sue Eaton

           


           

          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. 

           

           

    • Public Health England
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      • Dr Catherine Lowndes
        • Dr Catherine Lowndes

           


           

          Catherine Lowndes co-ordinates the sentinel network of PHE collaborating GUM clinics and laboratories.

           

           

      • Prof Catherine Ison
        • Prof Catherine Ison

           


           

          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.

           

           

      • Prof Noel Gill
        • Prof Noel Gill

           


           

          Noel Gill co-ordinates the range of HIV/STI prevention surveillance systems used to inform national policy and practice.

           

           

      • Dr Stephanie Chisholm
        • Dr Stephanie Chisholm

           


           

          Stephanie Chisholm coordinates GRASP microbiology and leads research on gonococcal resistance.

           

           

      • Dr Emma Harding-Esch
        • Dr Emma Harding-Esch

           


           

          Emma Harding-Esch is an epidemiologist with experience in infectious disease control and surveillance, evaluations of rapid point-of-care tests, and clinical trial coordination.

           

           

    • iXscient
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      • Mr Mike Jackson
        • Mr Mike Jackson

           


           

           Mike Jackson has a background in research and development and 25 years of experience in writing and project managing large scale research and development programmes.

           

           

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