Research and policy officers join GloPID-R’s Scientific Secretariat

GloPID-R recently welcomed three new research and policy officers who have joined our Scientific Secretariat based at the University of Oxford. They are working closely with Alice Norton, Scientific Manager, and Louise Sigfrid, Clinical Research Specialist.

Emilia Antonio

Research in LMICs working group and COVID-19 funding analyses

A medical doctor by training, Emilia Antonio holds degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. She previously worked as a freelance research and policy assistant with COVID CIRCLE, a partnership between GloPID-R and UKCDR. Her research focuses on exploring the use of systems approaches in the assessment of research funding processes during disease outbreaks. Emilia will be working with GloPID-R part-time whilst also studying for her doctorate in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Isabel Foster

Clinical Trial Networks & Funders working group

Prior to joining the GloPID-R Scientific Secretariat, Isabel worked as a research fellow at the International Development Research Centre where she supported coordinating One Health research funding in LMICs and the secretariat of the Government of Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Global Health. Isabel holds an MSc in Global Health from McMaster and Maastricht Universities. Her research interests lie in interventions to mitigate the stigmatization of infectious diseases to curb outbreaks.

Susan Khader

Data Sharing & Social Science Research working groups

A dentist by training, Susan has worked across a variety of health settings in Scotland within the UK’s National Health Service. Driven by a desire to understand and work toward improvements in global public health, particularly public health in more fragile settings, she obtained an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. Susan has worked for ISARIC identifying methods for expanding a capacity-strengthening training curriculum for clinical research teams to generate and disseminate research during outbreaks.

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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.