Dr Victoria Simms BSc MSc PhD
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After finishing my degree at Durham University I worked on trachoma and sanitation in The Gambia, and came to LSHTM for the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries (PHDC) in 2004/5. I worked on surveys of disability in Rwanda and trachoma in Sudan, and then moved to the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London, where I spent five years on patient-centred outcomes in HIV and a PhD on multidimensional patient-reported problems at HIV diagnosis. I have been employed at LSHTM since 2011.
I am a module co-ordinator for Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES), with Christian Bottomley. I also teach on Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (ECCD).
I am a member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group.
I am the epidemiologist on REMSTART, a randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to reduce mortality for adults beginning ART with a low CD4 count in Dar es Salaam and Lusaka. The intervention includes lay worker home visits to support adherence, and testing and treatment for cryptococcal meningitis.
- Complex interventions
- Health services research
- Implementation research
- Randomised controlled trials
Disease and Health Conditions
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Gambia, The
Multidimensional Patient-Reported Problems within Two Weeks of HIV Diagnosis in East Africa: A Multicentre Observational Study.
Simms, V. ; Gikaara, N. ; Munene, G. ; Atieno, M. ; Kataike, J. ; Nsubuga, C. ; Banga, G. ; Namisango, E. ; Penfold, S. ; Fayers, P. ; Powell, R.A. ; Higginson, I.J. ; Harding, R. ;
PLoS One, 2013; 8(2):e57203
If you had less than a year to live, would you want to know? A seven-country European population survey of public preferences for disclosure of poor prognosis.
Harding, R.; Simms, V.; Calanzani, N.; Higginson, I.J.; Hall, S.; Gysels, M.; Meñaca, A.; Bausewein, C.; Deliens, L.; Ferreira, P.; Toscani, F.; Daveson, B.A.; Ceulemans, L.; Gomes, B.; on behalf of PRISMA, .;
Availability of essential drugs for managing HIV-related pain and symptoms within 120 PEPFAR-funded health facilities in East Africa: A cross-sectional survey with onsite verification.
Harding, R. ; Simms, V. ; Penfold, S. ; Downing, J. ; Powell, R.A. ; Mwangi-Powell, F. ; Namisango, E. ; Moreland, S. ; Gikaara, N. ; Atieno, M. ; Kataike, J. ; Nsubuga, C. ; Munene, G. ; Banga, G. ; Higginson, I.J. ;
Palliat Med, 2013;
Integration of palliative care throughout HIV disease.
Simms, V. ; Higginson, I.J. ; Harding, R. ;
Lancet Infect Dis, 2012;
What palliative care-related problems do patients experience at HIV diagnosis? A systematic review of the evidence.
Simms, V.M. ; Higginson, I.J. ; Harding, R. ;
J Pain Symptom Manage, 2011; 42(5):734-53
Prevalence of epilepsy in Rwanda: a national cross-sectional survey
Simms, V.; Atijosan, O.; Kuper, H.; Nuhu, A.; Rischewski, D.; Lavy, C.
Tropical Medicine & International Health, 2008; 13(8):1047-1053
A national survey of musculoskeletal impairment in Rwanda: prevalence, causes and service implications.
Atijosan, O.; Rischewski, D.; Simms, V.; Kuper, H.; Linganwa, B.; Nuhi, A.; Foster, A.; Lavy, C.;
PLoS ONE, 2008; 3(7):e2851
Sustainability and acceptability of latrine provision in The Gambia
Simms, V. M.; Makalo, P.; Bailey, R. L.; Emerson, P. M.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2005; 99(8):631
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