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Biography

For the past six years, I have worked as a research assistant in the Diabetes Research Team at King's College London on a number of different qualitative and mixed methods studies. I have particular experience in the use of social media as a means for recruitment, retention and dissemination and have also focused on patient and public involvement in research. I also have an extensive background working in University administration. I am currently working as Clinical Trials Manager on both the PETT study and REaCH trial with Professor Jackie Sturt.

The PETT Study (PTSD Experimental Treatment Trial) is a feasibility randomised controlled trial. We are comparing two experimental psychological therapies for military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, and the main outcome of this pilot trial is to determine the rates of participant recruitment, randomisation, treatment and research attrition and completeness of outcome data prior to establishing whether a fully-powered non-inferiority RCT is feasible.

The REaCH Trial (COVID-19: Determining trustworthiness and safety of REmote Consulting in primary Healthcare for chronic disease populations in Africa using a stepped wedge design) is a covid rapid-response NIHR funded trial looking at the safety and trustworthiness of remote consulting in lower to middle income countries. During this 18 month trial, we will evaluate two stepped-wedge cluster randomised trials running concurrently in Nigeria and Tanzania. We are working with healthcare workers and patients in urban and peri-urban middle income Nigeria and rural/remote lower income Tanzania. We are also helping to develop clinical trial capacity at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

I am also currently being sponsored by King’s Clinical Trials Unit to study for the PG Certificate in Clinical Trials at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Research interests

  • Digital communication in long-term health conditions
  • Remote consulting in LMIC
  • PTSD in military veterans
  • Diabetes