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Our Team

To run research on a global scale requires the hard work and dedication of a truly global team – here’s the amazing team who make the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery and GlobalSurg projects a reality!

The NIHR Global Health Unit on Global Surgery

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery is a consortium between UK Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh & Warwick together with our international partners at hubs and centres around the world

Unit Directors

Professor Dion Morton
Professor Dion MortonBarling Professor of Surgery
Professor Peter Brocklehurst
Professor Peter BrocklehurstDirector, Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

The University of Birmingham

Mr Aneel Bhangu
Mr Aneel Bhangu NIHR Clinician Scientist
Dr Sohini Chakrabortee
Dr Sohini Chakrabortee Programme Manager
Dr Laura Magill
Dr Laura Magill Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials
Dr Audrey NganwaProject Manager
Dr Polly HardySenior Trials Statistician
Dr Omar OmarSenior Statistician & Epidemiologist
Ms Rachel LillywhiteSenior Trial Manager (FALCON)
Ms Donna SmithSenior Trial Manager (CHEETAH)
Dr Karolin KroeseCommunity Engagement & Involvement Manager
Mr Mark MonahanResearch Fellow in Health Economics
Mr Mwayi KachapilaResearch Associate in Health Economics
Dr Dmitri NepogodievPhD Fellow
Dr James GlasbeyClinical PhD Fellow
Dr Joana SimoeClinical PhD Fellow
Professor Thomas PinkneyGeorge Drexler & Royal College of Surgeons Chair of Surgical Trials
Professor Sudha SundarProfessor of Gynaecological Cancer
Professor Tracy RobertsProfessor of Health Economics and Head of Health Economics Unit
Ms Belinda SanProject Officer
Ms Emily HeritageData Manager
Mr Brett DawsonData Manager

The University of Edinburgh

Professor Ewen Harrison
Professor Ewen Harrison Professor of Surgery and Data Science
Dr Katie Shaw
Dr Katie ShawProgramme Manager
Dr Riinu Ots
Dr Riinu OtsSenior Data Manager
Dr Stephen Knight
Dr Stephen Knight Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Lisa Norman
Dr Lisa NormanResearch Assistant
Dr Tom Drake
Dr Tom DrakeClinical Research Fellow

The University of Warwick

Professor Richard Lilford
Professor Richard LilfordProfessor of Public Health
Dr Darius ErlanggaResearch Fellow

NIHR Global Surgery Unit International Hubs

Ghana Hub

Prof Francis AbantangaDean and Head of Department
Professor Stephen TabiriVice Dean and Head of Dept. of Surgery (Hub Lead)
Dr Edwin Yenli Surgeon
Mr Bernard Ofori AppiahHub Manager
Mr Daniel AcquahFinance Officer
Dr Edwin Yenli Surgeon

India Hub

Dr Dhruva GhoshPediatric Urologist (Hub Lead)
Dr Parvez David Haque Associate professor and Head of Surgery Department
Mr Atul SuroyHub Manager

Mexico Hub

Dr Antonio Ramos-De la MedinaChief Medical Officer (Hub lead)
Dr Luis Hernandez MiguelenaSurgeon
Dr Irani Durán SánchezActing Hub Manager
Mrs Laura MartinezHub Manager
Ms Olga Vazquez De La MedinaFinance Manager
Mrs Alejandra Nayen Sainz de la Fuente Research Doctor
Ms Diana Samantha Gonzalez VazquezData Manager

Nigeria Hub

Dr Adesoji AdemuyiwaAssociate Professor (Hub Lead)
Dr Anthony AdenekanSenior Lecturer / Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Adewale Adisa Consultant Surgeon
Mr Emmanauel WilliamsHub Manager
Miss Ife Oluwa Jimoh Research Nurse
Mr David Akinboyewa Data Manager

Rwanda Hub

Dr Faustin NtirenganyaHead, Department of Surgery (Hub Lead)
Dr Jean De La Croix Allen IngabireConsultant surgeon
Ms Alphonsine Imanishimwe Research Nurse and Acting Hub Manager

South Africa Hub

Dr Rachel MooreHead, Acute Care Surgery (Hub Lead)
Professor Martin SmithChairman & Academic Head of the Department of Surgery
Mr Abdus-sami AdewunmiLecturer
Ms Ncamsile NhlabathiHub Manager
Professor Bruce BiccardProfessor and Consultant Anaesthetist (Cape Town)
Mr Ishaaq MahomedFinancial Administrator

NIHR Global Surgery Unit International Centres

Benin

Dr Ismail LawaniAssistant Professor (Lead)

Pakistan

Professor Syed Asghar NaqiProfessor of Surgery (Lead)
Dr Ahmad Uzair QureshiAssociate Professor

Philippines

Dr Carmela LapitanUrologist & Clinical Associate Professor (Lead)
Dr Dione Parreno-Sacdalan Attending Surgeon & Clinical Associate Professor

GlobalSurg National Leads

GlobalSurg projects are open to any hospital, anywhere in the world. Our team of National Leads co-ordinate GlobalSurg studies in their own countries.

Albania Arben Gjata
Algeria Ahlam Alghazali
Argentina Maria Marta Modolo
Australia (Victoria) Sebastian King
Australia (Queensland) Erick Chan
Azerbaijan Elgun Samedov
Bangladesh Sayeda Nazmum Nahar
Barbados Ade Waterman
Belgium Dominique Vervoort
Benin Lawani Ismaïl
Bhutan Sonam Kelzang
Botswana Alemayehu Ginbo Bedada
Brazil Bernardo Verdolin
Brazil Ana Gabriela Figueiredo
Bulgaria Manol Sokolov
Burundi Barendegere Venerand
Cameroon Gerald Gekwen
Canada Arnav Agarwal
Canada Anna Dare
Chad Cristian Gallardo
Chile Cristian Gallardo
China Qinyang Liu
Colombia Juan Camilo Correa
Croatia Jakov Mihanovic
Czech Republic Kamila Kuncarova
Czech Republic Julius Orlhami
Democratic Republic of the Congo Luc Malemo
Democratic Republic of the Congo Fadhili Jacques
Denmark Marianne Kristensen
Ecuador Andrés Delgad
Egypt Hosni Khairy Salem
Estonia Jüri Teras
Ethiopia Hailu Wondimu Gebresekkassie
Ethiopia Daniel Asheber
Finland Aristotelis Kechagias
France Alexis Arnaud
Germany Judith Lindert
Ghana Stephen Tabiri
Greece Vassilis Kalles
Guatemala Maria Lorena Aguilera
Guatemala Gustavo Recinos
Hungary Zolt Baranyai
Iceland Atli Steinn Valgarðsson
India Basant Kumar
India Sunil Kumar
India Ca Pramesh
India Phillip Alexander
India Sanoop Koshy Zachariah
India Harish Neelamraju Lakshmi
Indonesia Radhian Amandito
Ireland Christina Fleming
Israel Petachia Reissman
Italy Francesco Pata
Italy ItLuca Ansaloni
Italy Gianluca Pellino
Jordan Ahmed Altibi
Jordan Ibrahim Nour
Kenya Intisar Hisham
Latvia Kaspars Snippe
Lebanon Ali Hallal
Lithuania Donatas Venskutonis
Lithuania Tomas Poskus
Lithuania Justas Zilinskas
Libya Muhammed Elhadi
Libya Ali Ghellai
Madagascar John Whitaker
Malawi Precious Malemia
Malaysia Yong Yong Tew
Malta Elaine Borg
Malta Sarah Ellul
Morocco Fatim Zahra Wafqui
Mozambique Vanda Amado
Mexico Antonio Ramos
Namibia David Borowski
Netherlands Anne Van Dalen
New Zealand Cameron wells
Niger Adamou Harissou
Nigeria Adesoji O Ademuyiwa
Nigeria Wale Adisa
Norway Kjetil Søreide
Pakistan Ahmad Qureshi
Paraquay Helmut Alfredo Segovia Lohse
Palestine (West Bank) Ibrahim Al
Palestine (West Bank) Haya Tahboub
Palestine (Gaza) Osaid Alser
Palestine (Gaza) Saqqa
Peru Sebestian Shu
Philippines Mela Lapitan
Poland Piotr Major
Portugal Antonio Sampaio Soares
Portugal Joana Simoes
Romania Matei Bratu
Russia Andrey Litvin
Russia Armen Vardanyan
Rwanda JC Allen Ingabire
Rwanda Ainhoa Costas
Saint Kitts and Nevis Aliyu Ndajiwo
Saudi Arabia Ahmad Gudal
Saudi Arabia Naif Ali Albati
Serbia Jovan Juloski
Sierra Leone Sam Seisay
Singapore Bettina Lieske
Slovenia Miran Rems
Somalia Faisal Ebyachu
South Africa (Highveld) Rachel Moore
South Africa (Western/Eastern Cape) Kathryn Chu
South Africa (KZN/Mpumalanga/Eastern Cape) Yoshan Moodley
South Africa (Trainee Co-ordinator) Stephanie Van Straten
Spain Jaime Ruiz Tovar
Spain Irene Ortega
Sri Lanka Kithsiri J. Senanayake
Sri Lanka Sujeewa Thalgaspitiya
Sudan Omar Abdulbagi
Sudan Anmar Homeida
Sweden Yucel Cengiz
Switzerland Daniel Clerc
Syria Muhammad Alshaar
Taiwan Jim Ou
Togo Ayi Kossigan Amavi
Tanzania Godfrey Sama
Tunisia Hanen Bouaziz
Turkey Yuksel Altinel
Uganda Matthew Doe
UK, Northern Ireland Joshua Clements
UK, Scotland Stephen Knight
UK, England Ella Teasdale
UK, England Rakan Kabaritir
Ukraine Maryna Freigofer
United Arab Emirates Muhammad Umar Younis (Dubai)
United Arab Emirates Sami Salahie (Abu Dhabi)
USA Ijeoma Azodo
Uruguay Gabriela Wagner
Uruguay Ivan Trostchansky
Uzbekistan Saidrakhim Lukmonov
Uzbekistan Bobur Khoshimov
Wales Ahsan Ashfaq
Wales Nabeel Illahi
Zambia Mayaba Maimbo
Zambia David Linyama
Countries registered to take part in GlobalSurg II

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