Helen Kelly BSc MSc
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Helen is the Study Coordinator for the HARP (HPV in Africa Research Partnership), which is a multicentre, multifunctional research project that aims to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of screening and treatment approaches for the prevention of cervical neoplasia in HIV positive women in Burkina Faso and South Africa (http://harp-fp7.org). Prior to this, she worked as Overseas Projects Scientific Coordinator at LSHTM coordinating a multi-partner research network in Asia, Africa and Latin America managing the technical aspects of a research programme on accessible, quality assured diagnostic tests for sexually transmitted infections, including rapid tests for syphilis and HIV. She studied Zoology at University College Dublin, specializing in Immunology. Prior to joining LSHTM in October 2009, she worked in the diagnostics industry as a research scientist developing immunodiagnostic assays for infectious diseases.
Helen assists in the organisation and teaching of the in-house module Control of Reproductive Tract Infections/Sexually Transmitted Infections and teaches on the module GCP, Ethics and Regulatory Affairs in Clinical Trials as part of the Distance Learning MSc in Clinical Trials.
- Clinical trials
- Implementation research
- Sexual health
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cervical cancer
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Sexually transmitted infection
- Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- Burkina Faso
- South Africa
Detection of four human polyomaviruses (MCPyV, HPyV6, HPyV7 and TSPyV) in cervical specimens from HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women.
Kolia-Diafouka, P.; Foulongne, V.; Boulle, N.; Ngou, J.; Kelly, H.; Sawadogo, B.; Delany-Moretlwe, S.; Mayaud, P.; Segondy, M.; HARP Study Group, .; COLLABORATORS;Chikandiwa, A. ; Omar, T. ; Michelow, P. ; Goumbri-Lompo, O. ; Meda, N. ; Gilham, C. ; Weiss, H. ; Doutre, S. ; Costes, V. ; Didelot, M.N. ; Nagot, N. ;
Sex Transm Infect, 2016;
Performance of careHPV for detecting high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia among women living with HIV-1 in Burkina Faso and South Africa: HARP study.
Segondy, M.; Kelly, H.; Magooa, M.P.; Djigma, F.; Ngou, J.; Gilham, C.; Omar, T.; Goumbri-Lompo, O.; Michelow, P.; Doutre, S.; Clavero, O.; Chikandiwa, A.; Sawadogo, B.; Didelot, M.N.; Costes, V.; Méda, N.; Delany-Moretlwe, S.; Mayaud, P.;
Br J Cancer, 2016; 115(4):425-30
Epidemiology of High-risk Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Lesions in African women living with HIV/AIDS: Effect of Anti-Retroviral Therapy.
Kelly, H.A. ; Sawadogo, B. ; Chikandiwa, A. ; Segondy, M. ; Gilham, C. ; Lompo, O. ; Omar, T. ; Didelot, M.N. ; Nagot, N. ; Meda, N. ; Weiss, H.A. ; Delany-Moretlwe, S. ; Mayaud, P. ; HARP Study Group, . ;
Comparison of Analytical and Clinical Performances of the Digene HC2 HPV DNA Assay and the INNO-LiPA HPV Genotyping Assay for Detecting High-Risk HPV Infection and Cervical Neoplasia Among HIV-Positive African Women.
Ngou, J. ; Gilham, C. ; Omar, T. ; Goumbri-Lompo, O. ; Doutre, S. ; Michelow, P. ; Kelly, H. ; Didelot, M.N. ; Chikandiwa, A. ; Sawadogo, B. ; Delany-Moretlwe, S. ; Meda, N. ; Costes, V. ; Mayaud, P. ; Segondy, M. ;
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2015; 68(2):162-8
The costs of accessible quality assured syphilis diagnostics: informing quality systems for rapid syphilis tests in a Tanzanian setting.
Sweeney, S.; Mosha, J.F.; Terris-Prestholt, F.; Sollis, K.A.; Kelly, H.; Changalucha, J.; Peeling, R.W.;
Health Policy Plan, 2014; 29(5):633-41
Comparison of CareHPV and Hybrid Capture 2 Assays for Detection of High-Risk HPV DNA in Cervical Samples from HIV-1-Infected African Women.
Ngou, J.; Magooa, M.P.; Gilham, C.; Djigma, F.; Didelot, M.N.; Kelly, H.; Yonli, A.; Sawadogo, B.; Lewis, D.A.; Delany-Moretlwe, S.; Mayaud, P.; Segondy, M.; HARP Study Group, .;
J Clin Microbiol, 2013; 51(12):4240-2
Point-of-Care Tests to Strengthen Health Systems and Save Newborn Lives: The Case of Syphilis.
Mabey, D.C. ; Sollis, K.A. ; Kelly, H.A. ; Benzaken, A.S. ; Bitarakwate, E. ; Changalucha, J. ; Chen, X.S. ; Yin, Y.P. ; Garcia, P.J. ; Strasser, S. ; Chintu, N. ; Pang, T. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Sweeney, S. ; Peeling, R.W. ;
PLoS Med, 2012; 9(6):e1001233
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