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Global Health Research Groups - Call 3 Funding Committee


Published: 25 February 2021

Version: 1.0 February 2021

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Professor Jane Norman
Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Bristol University
Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health at Edinburgh

Deputy Chairs

Professor Nyovani Madise
Director of Research and Development Policy & Head of Malawi office,
African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)Former Professor of Demography and Social Statistics at the University of Southampton

Professor Stephen Tollman
Director, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt)
Research Professor and Head, Division of Health and Population , School of Public, Health
University of the Witwatersrand

Funding Committee

Dr Suraj Bhattarai
Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS), Kathmandu

Professor Moses Chimbari  
Professor of Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Professor Lisa Dikomitis
Professor of Medical Anthropology and Social Sciences, Kent and Medway Medical School

Professor Fadi El Jardali 
Professor of Health Policy and Systems, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Dr Evelyn Gitau
Director of Research Capacity Strengthening at APHRC, KEMRI Wellcome, Kenya

Professor Ewen Harrison
Professor of Surgery and Data Science and Honorary Consultant Surgeon
University of Edinburgh/Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon)

Dr Romaina Iqbal
Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Services, Aga Khan University

Dr Caroline Jones
Senior Social Scientist, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya

Professor Yuan Li
Head of Nutrition & Lifestyle Program, George Institute for Global Health

Dr Antonieta Medina-Lara
Associate Professor in Health Economics, University of Exeter

Professor Mayowa Owolabi
Professor of Neurology and pioneer Director, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine;
Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences,  University of Ibadan

Professor Dame Louise Robinson
Professor of Primary care and Ageing; Regius Professor of Ageing, Newcastle University

Dr Rodrick Sambakunsi (CEI)
Public Engagement Manager, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust

Professor Malabika Sarker
Associate Dean & Director CoE for Science of Implementation and Scale up
BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University

Professor Nelson Sewankambo
Professor of Internal Medicine at Makerere University

Professor Peter Smith
Professor of Tropical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Dr Bella Starling (CEI)
Co-Director of Public Programmes, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust