Dentistry, Neuroscience, Psychology, Veterinary Science, & Population Health

Bristol Population Health Science Institute 

  • Role: Research Fellow. 

    Department: Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School. 

    Expertise: She is a social anthropologist working in health sciences with expertise in intervention development. She is currently working on a mixed methods systematic review of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions in retail pharmacies in LMIC, with a view to developing AMS interventions. In the past she has conducted research on waterborne disease in South Africa, and environmental research in Uganda & Niger.

    Email: christie.cabral@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @ChristieCabral    

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/christie-l-cabral

    Role: Consultant Senior Lecturer. 

    Department: Bristol Medical School, Bristol Population Health Science Institute. 

    Expertise: His research interests include the epidemiology of kidney disease, with a particular focus on equity of access to care and using efficient study designs (including trials using routine data and registries) to generate robust evidence to change clinical practice. Over recent years he has been collaborating with colleagues at Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town, alongside which he has been leading the International Society of Nephrology's registry initiative SharE-RR (www.theisn.org/advocacy/share-rr).

    Email: Fergus.Caskey@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @fjcaskey    

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/fergus-j-caskey

    Role: Honorary Senior Lecturer. 

    Department: Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School. 

    Expertise: Consultant rheumatologist and lead osteoporosis services at University Hospitals Bristol and Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Bristol (Medical Education). Experience in setting up fracture liaison and patient-centred osteoporosis services. Interest in supporting and collaborating with any clinical initiative, educational or research project promoting bone health and/or fracture prevention in Africa.

    Email: s.clarke@bristol.ac.uk

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    Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow. 

    Department: Bristol Medical School, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. 

    Expertise: Our project is investigating the relationship between DNAm and cardio-metabolic health in a black South African population. DNA methylation has been associated with numerous cardio-metabolic phenotypes. To manage health in urbanising LMIC populations, it is therefore essential to understand the role of DNA methylation in cardio-metabolic disease. However, a recognised limitation of current knowledge is that epigenetic data analysis is strongly biased towards populations of European ancestry with very little known about DNA methylation patterns in continental African populations.

    This work formed the basis of a PhD conducted by Héléne Toinét Cronjé. We are currently applying to extend this work using a Newton Fund Prize (application lead: Prof Marlien Pieters, North-West University, South Africa).

    Email: Hannah.Elliott@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @hannah_elliott     

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/hannah-r-elliott

    Role: Research Fellow in Infectious Disease Mathematical Modelling. 

    Department: Bristol Medical School, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Health Protection Research Unit. 

    Expertise: She is currently supervising a PhD student who is working on a thesis which is using modelling to improve the prevention response for HIV and hepatitis C virus among people who inject drugs in South Africa.

    Email: hannah.fraser@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @hannahfraser243     

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/hannah-fraser

    Role: Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Endocrinology. 

    Department: Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School. 

    Expertise: His main research interests encompass neonatal glucose metabolism, childhood obesity and its treatment, diabetes mellitus, the development of insulin resistance through childhood, palm oil in nutrition, and health and the environment from a sub-Saharan African setting. 

    Email: j.p.h.shield@bristol.ac.uk

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    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/julian-p-hamilton-shield

    Role: PhD research associate. 

    Department: Bristol Medical School, Bristol Doctoral College. 

    Expertise: His research in Africa is on modeling the impact of prevention interventions for HIV and HCV among people who inject drugs in South Africa. To guide future prevention planning for PWID in South Africa, his research proposes to use epidemiological, modeling and economic methods to give insights into how to improve the prevention response for tackling the HIV and HCV epidemics among PWID across South Africa.

    Email: kennedy.kipkoech@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @ArapMuttai    

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/kennedy-kipkoech-mutai

    Role: Clinical Research Fellow. 

    Department: Bristol Medical School, Bristol Doctoral College, Bristol Population Health Science Institute. 

    Expertise: He is a PhD student in the Centre for Ethics in Medicine investigating the ethical challenges faced by specialist palliative care practitioners in Uganda. He is interested in the intersection of palliative care provision, global health and bioethics.

    Email: guy.schofield@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @DrGuySchofield     

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/guy-schofield

    Role: Senior Research Associate in Mathematical Modelling and Health Economics. 

    Department: Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School, Health Economics at Bristol, Cabot Institute for the Environment. 

    Expertise: Her particular research interest is in the effectiveness of infectious disease control measures in low and middle income countries, whether in humans, wildlife, or domestic animals. She has previously worked in Kenya, Botswana, and South Africa.

    Email: josephine.walker@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @jogwalker10     

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/josephine-g-walker

Bristol Dental School 

  • Role: Senior Research Associate. 

    Department: Bristol Dental School, Cabot Institute for the Environment. 

    Expertise: Research collaboration with researchers and healthcare professionals in Cameroon; increasing access to diabetes support in black communities (e.g. Somalia). Most recently, she was co-PI on the Cabot Institute project: Palm Oil in Nutrition, health, and the environment: perceptions from the sub-Saharan setting.  

    Email: sarah.sauchellitoran@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @SarahSauchelli

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/sarah-sauchelli-toran

Institute of Clinical Neuroscience 

  • Role: Burden Professor and Director of the Bristol Institute of Clinical Neurosciences. 

    Department: Institute of Clinical Neurosciences. 

    Expertise: He has been visiting professor at Gulu University Faculty of Medicine in northern Uganda since 2017. He has been involved in developing joint clinical research programmes, in medical student teaching, and in postgraduate training, as well as helping deliver clinical services. His research has been in various areas, depending principally in the interests of the medics based there, and has included SGBV, local patterns of head injury, unusual endemic epileptic disorders, tetanus, and severe malaria-related anaemia. He has also been establishing a formal specialist training programme in Internal Medicine.

    Email: n.j.scolding@bristol.ac.uk

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School of Psychological Science  

  • Role: Post-Doctoral Research. 

    Department: Population Health & Psychology, Lagos State University, Nigeria. 

    Expertise: His research focuses on vulnerable populations including, not limited to, those who suffer mental health challenges, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, epilepsy and addictions. He has worked on grants funded by MRC, Grand Canada Challenges, and US State Department among which are to implement a Collaborative, Stepped Care Intervention based on the Mental Health GAP Intervention Guidelines for Non-Specialist Health Professional Management of Depression in Lagos, Nigeria.

    His current work, though not exclusive focus at the moment, is using intersectional lenses to examine how multiple identities of vulnerable populations impact on their health outcomes and using this to inform interventions.

    Email: bolanle.ola@lasucom.edu.ng

    Twitter: @wobola     

    PURE: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/363562/overview

    Role: Professor of Experimental Psychology. 

    Department: School of Psychological Science, Bristol Neuroscience. 

    Expertise: In collaboration with a cultural anthropologist, and a team in the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (School of Psychological Science), he has been conducting field research involving the Samburu – a population of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in a remote area of Kenya. His/their work aims to develop a richer understanding of human dietary behaviour by conducting fundamental research in a cross-cultural context.

    Email: jeff.brunstrom@bristol.ac.uk

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    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/jeffrey-michael-brunstrom

School of Veterinary Sciences 

  • Role: Senior Research Associate. 

    Department: Bristol Veterinary School. 

    Expertise: She was working with Maasai pastoralists in Kenya (2019), collaborating with the University of Nairobi and the International Research Livestock Institute – from which she has kept good relationships with those researches. She is very keen on collaborative research about zoonotic disease in those communities, and would be very happy to be involved in a network of people with similar interest.

    Email: cristina.ballesteros@bristol.ac.uk

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    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/cristina-ballesteros

    Role: Professor of Regenerative Medicine. 

    Department: Bristol Veterinary School, Animal Welfare and Behaviour, Infection and Immunity, Cabot Institute for the Environment. 

    Expertise: His interest is in sustainable livestock production in ODA and LMI countries, with previous projects in India and sub-Saharan Africa. He has current projects: Smallholder Dairy Cooperatives in Addressing Sustainable Development Goals in ODA countries and Digital Solutions for Rural Challenges in Africa.

    Email: John.tarlton@bristol.ac.uk

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    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/john-f-tarlton