Dr Victoria Simms BSc MSc PhD
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I joined the School in 2011. Before coming here I spent five years with the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London, where I did my PhD on patient-centred problems at HIV diagnosis. Before that I worked on trachoma surveys in The Gambia and Sudan. I completed the Public Health in Developing Countries MSc at the School in 2005.
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, Basic Epidemiology and data management.
I work on randomised controlled trials in the areas of HIV, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and mental health, including children and adolescents. Most of my research is based in Zimbabwe.
- Adolescent health
- Child health
- Complex interventions
- Health services research
- Health workers
- Implementation research
- Randomised controlled trials
Disease and Health Conditions
- Mental health
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Gambia, The
- Adolescent HIV
- Analysis Of Longitudinal Data
- Cryptococcal meningitis
- Low And Middle Income Countries
- Tropical Epidemiology Group
- palliative care
Cryptococcal meningitis screening and community-based early adherence support in people with advanced HIV infection starting antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania and Zambia: an open-label, randomised controlled trial.
Mfinanga, S.; Chanda, D.; Kivuyo, S.L.; Guinness, L.; Bottomley, C.; Simms, V.; Chijoka, C.; Masasi, A.; Kimaro, G.; Ngowi, B.; Kahwa, A.; Mwaba, P.; Harrison, T.S.; Egwaga, S.; Jaffar, S.; REMSTART trial team, .;
Lancet, 2015; 385(9983):2173-82
Clinical presentation, biochemical, and haematological parameters and their association with outcome in patients with Ebola virus disease: an observational cohort study.
Hunt, L.; Gupta-Wright, A.; Simms, V.; Tamba, F.; Knott, V.; Tamba, K.; Heisenberg-Mansaray, S.; Tamba, E.; Sheriff, A.; Conteh, S.; Smith, T.; Tobin, S.; Brooks, T.; Houlihan, C.; Cummings, R.; Fletcher, T.;
Lancet Infect Dis, 2015;
Nurse-led palliative care for HIV-positive patients taking antiretroviral therapy in Kenya: a randomised controlled trial.
Lowther, K. ; Selman, L. ; Simms, V. ; Gikaara, N. ; Ahmed, A. ; Ali, Z. ; Kariuki, H. ; Sherr, L. ; Higginson, I.J. ; Harding, R. ;
Lancet HIV, 2015; 2(8):e328-34
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
'My dreams are shuttered down and it hurts lots'--a qualitative study of palliative care needs and their management by HIV outpatient services in Kenya and Uganda.
Selman, L. ; Simms, V. ; Penfold, S. ; Powell, R.A. ; Mwangi-Powell, F. ; Downing, J. ; Gikaara, N. ; Munene, G. ; Higginson, I.J. ; Harding, R. ;
BMC Palliat Care, 2013; 12(1):35
Integrating public health research trials into health systems in Africa: individual or cluster randomisation?
Simms, V. ; Matiku, S. ; Ngowi, B. ; Chanda, D. ; Lesikari, S. ; Bottomley, C. ; Egwaga, S. ; Kahwa, A. ; Guinness, L. ; Mwaba, P. ; Mfinanga, S. ; Jaffar, S. ;
Trop Med Int Health, 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
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