ISARIC People

Prof Peter Horby

Prof Peter Horby

Job title - Executive Director

Peter has overall responsibility for delivery of the ISARIC workplan, monitoring progress of activities, reporting to the Board, representation of ISARIC, managing external stakeholder relationships and day to day management of the GSC.

peter.horby@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Dr Gail Carson

Dr Gail Carson

Job title - Director of Network Development

Gail is responsible for building research preparedness capacity through the development and implementation of training activities, membership engagement, managing the ISARIC Career Development Fellowships, and running study activation exercises. Gail was elected vice chair of GOARN in 2018 and is the Research working group lead. Gail is also the Scientific Manager for the Secretariat of the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R).

The GloPID-R Secretariat has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 643434.

gail.carson@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Prof Piero Olliaro

Prof Piero Olliaro

Job title - Director of Science

Piero is responsible for the implementation and support of ISARIC’s clinical research programme. This currently includes projects on Plague, Lassa fever, MERS-CoV and Nipah virus. Piero leads the clinical research team.

piero.olliaro@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Josephine Bourner

Josephine Bourner

Job title - Clinical Trial Manager

Josie is the responsible for the implementation and day-to-day management of the IMASOY trial, which aims to compare the non-inferiority of two treatment regimens for patients with bubonic plague in Madagascar.

josephine.bourner@ndm.ox.ac.uk

 

Barbara Citarella

Barbara Citarella

Job title - Clinical Data Manager

Barbara is the Clinical Data Manager for the ERGO/ISARIC Global Support Centre, currently focused on a global COVID-19 data research collaboration between ISARIC, University of Queensland and the COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium. The research collaboration focuses on COVID-19 patients undergoing ECMO (ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation). Barbara oversees the user management process, and the submission of quality clinical data from clinicians around the world participating in the collaboration.

barbara.citarella@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Philippe Guerin

Philippe Guerin

Job title - Director, Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)

Philippe has extensive experience working in the field for Médecins Sans Frontières and as a researcher for a Wellcome Trust Research Unit in many countries in Africa and Asia. Following three years as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Philippe joined Épicentre in Paris – a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in epidemiology and response to emerging diseases.

philippe.guerin@iddo.org

www.iddo.org

 

Nina Jamieson

Nina Jamieson

Job title - Senior Capacity Development Manager

Nina’s role covers designing, coordinating and evaluating research capacity development activities; running the ISARIC Career Development Fellowship scheme and designing and coordinating membership and public engagement activities.

nina.jamieson@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Marion Koopmans

Marion Koopmans

Job title - Coordinator of VEO, Co-coordinator of COMPARE

Marion’s work explores the potential uses of next generation sequencing techniques for outbreak detection and tracking, and co-PI in the FP7 funded PREPARE project aimed at building a pan-European operational network for rapid and large-scale European clinical research in response to Emerging Infectious Diseases with epidemic potential.

m.koopmans@erasmusmc.nl

Versatile Emerging infectious disease Observatory (VEO)

www.compare-europe.eu/VEO

Trudie Lang

Trudie Lang

Job title - Head of The Global Health Network, University of Oxford

Trudie has over 20 years’ experience in running clinical trials, including trials in the developing world, for the pharmaceutical industry, the World Health Organisation and in academia.

With her team and partners, she works to drive better health outcomes in vulnerable communities by enabling local leadership and ground-up implementation of high-quality health research studies.

Within the University of Oxford, she devised and leads The Global Health Network which is a major international collaborative enterprise that sets out to improve health by improving research.

trudie.lang@ndm.ox.ac.uk

www.tghn.org

James Lee

James Lee

Job title - Senior Clinical Trials & Project Manager

James is the project manager for SPRINT-SARI; an international, multi-centre, prospective, Short PeRiod IncideNce observational sTudy of patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection. James also manages the Multi-centre EuRopean study of Major Infectious Disease Syndromes (MERMAIDS), which is part of the PREPARE (Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics) project.

james.lee@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Romāns Matuļevičs

Romāns Matuļevičs

Job title - Administration and Finance Assistant

Romāns provides administrative expertise to assist the smooth operation of the GSC. He manages day-to-day administrative activities, including organising the arrangements for meetings and seminars, supporting the Board and Advisory Committee, and keeping membership details updated. His roles also covers budget monitoring and administrative support on financial matters such as tenders, purchasing and expenses.

romans.matulevics@ndm.ox.ac.uk

 

Laura Merson

Laura Merson

Job title - Head of Data

Laura oversees ISARIC’s strategy and operations related to the standardisation, collection, governance and analysis of data

Laura.Merson@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Job title - Programme Manager

Sarah’s role encompasses the monitoring of project execution, progress towards milestones and deliverables, and reporting; ensuring that projects are completed within budget, on schedule and according to contract specifications.

sarah.moore@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Giuseppe Paparella

Giuseppe Paparella

Job title - Communications and Operational Support Officer

Giuseppe manages communications for ZIKAlliance, a multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortium comprised of 54 partners worldwide.

ZIKAlliance is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No.734548.

giuseppe.paparella@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Daniel Plotkin

Daniel Plotkin

Job title - Clinical Data Manager

Daniel is the clinical data manager for the ISARIC Global Support Centre, focussed on UK and international COVID-19 research and response. Daniel has primary responsibility for REDCap database contributor management and experience, data submission to the COVID-19 ISARIC-WHO data platform, and the development and implementation of general data quality systems and practices.

daniel.plotkin@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Liliana Resende

Liliana Resende

Job title - Senior Communications Officer

Liliana is Senior Communications Officer at the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC).

Her role includes developing and implementing the communication strategy. She is developing new layouts for ISARIC’s new website and is responsible for their content, management and updates. She helps researchers to better disseminate their research using various social media outlets. She also designs some of the digital and printed assets.

liliana.resende@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Dr Louise Sigfrid

Dr Louise Sigfrid

Job title - Clinical Research Fellow

Louise’s focus is on developing harmonised clinical research tools to support the characterisation of emerging infections globally. She is co-leading the ISARIC Covid-19 follow up study. She also manages a team of researchers which is seeking to advance knowledge into the clinical management of high consequence infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

louise.sigfrid@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Job title - Clinical Data Manager

Sue is a member of the team responsible for Data Management on behalf of the COVID-19 global research collaboration; she is currently working on the setup and management of databases for the optional modules. Sue also works as a Data Manager on the IMASOY bubonic plague trial.

sue.smith@ndm.ox.ac.uk