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Professor Rashida Ferrand

MB BS FRCP MSc PhD DTM&H

Professor
International Health

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0) 207 927 2577

Fax.
+44 (20) 7612 7860

I obtained my primary medical degree from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and following postgraduate training in internal medicine and clinical specialist training in HIV Medicine and Sexual Health, I joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to undertake my doctoral training, funded through a Wellcome Trust clinical tropical training fellowship. I am a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science. 

I am based in Harare, Zimbabwe where I head a research group conducting clinical and epidemiological studies on sexual health and HIV in adolescents and young people. 

In Harare, I am hosted by the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI). I am an Honorary Consultant Physician in HIV Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust, London.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I am a tutor on the HIV module for the Distance-based Learning MSc. I currently supervise 4 PhD students as a primary supervisor and am an associate supervisor for a further 3 students. I supervise 2-3 MSc students at LSHTM per annum, as well as post-graduate and post-doctoral students from international academic institutions who are attached to my group through collaborations e.g. from the University of Oxford, University of Tromso, Duke University. 

I contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in public health and clinical medicine at the University of Zimbabwe and teach on research methods courses at the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Harare. I also support academic activities at the Dept of HIV Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust.

Research

My research focuses on investigating strategies to improve outcomes across the HIV care cascade.

I am currently leading a cluster randomised trial in Zimbabwe (CHIEDZA trial) of a community-based package of integrated HIV, sexual and reproductive health and general health services for youth aimed at improving HIV outcomes. We are also investigating novel approaches to HIV testing including targeted HIV testing strategies such as index-linked HIV testing, HIV self-testing in tertiary educational institutions and HIV testing of children by their caregivers.

My research group also conducts studies on chronic co-morbidities associated with HIV infection among children and adolescents, particularly HIV-associated lung, cardiac and musculoskeletal disease. I am leading a multi-country RCT of azithromycin for treatment of HIV-associated chronic lung disease. 

We collaborate with the University of Oxford, the Univerity of Cape Town and the University of Tromso, on studies to investigate the immunogenetic correlates of slow progression of HIV infection in children and the pathogenesis of HIV-associated chronic complications. 

Research Area
Child health
Clinical care
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Primary care
Public health
Adolescent health
Capacity strengthening
Evaluation
Global Health
Mobile technologies
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Respiratory disease
Country
Malawi
Zimbabwe
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Brief Report: Improving Early Infant Diagnosis Observations: Estimates of Timely HIV Testing and Mortality Among HIV-Exposed Infants.
Webb K; Chitiyo V; Mahachi N; Huruva Mukungunugwa S; Mushavi A; Zizhou S; Engelsmann B; Abbas Ferrand R; Neuman M; Hartogensis W
2020
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Chronic lung disease in children and adolescents with HIV: a case-control study.
McHugh G; Rehman AM; Simms V; Gonzalez-Martinez C; Bandason T; Dauya E; Moyo B; Mujuru H; Rylance J; Sovershaeva E
2020
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH
UPTAKE AND ACCURACY OF CAREGIVERS TESTING CHILDREN USING ORAL HIV TESTS IN ZIMBABWE
Chikwari DC; Bandason T; Simms V; Dringus S; McHugh G; Sibanda E; Chikodzore R; Mutseta M; Ncube G; Corbett EL
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
Composition of Gut Microbiota of Children and Adolescents With Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Taking Antiretroviral Therapy in Zimbabwe.
Flygel TT; Sovershaeva E; Claassen-Weitz S; Hjerde E; Mwaikono KS; Odland JØ; Ferrand RA; Mchugh G; Gutteberg TJ; Nicol MP
2019
Journal of Infectious Diseases
FIEBRE (FEBRILE ILLNESS EVALUATION IN A BROAD RANGE OF ENDEMICITIES): A MULTI-SITE PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF CAUSES OF FEVER IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Hopkins H; Bassat Q; Chandler CIR; Crump JA; Feasey NA; Ferrand RA; Lalloo DG; Mayxay M; Newton PN; Mabey DCW
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
DISRUPTING POWER DIFFERENTIALS: LEARNINGS FROM THE YOUTH RESEARCHERS ACADEMY
Mavodza C; Chikwari DC; Tembo M; McHugh G; Dauya E; Grundy C; Dringus S; Kranzer K; Ferrand RA
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
HIV infection predominantly affecting children in Sindh, Pakistan, 2019: a cross-sectional study of an outbreak.
Mir F; Mahmood F; Siddiqui AR; Baqi S; Abidi SH; Kazi AM; Nathwani AA; Ladhani A; Qamar FN; Soofi SB
2019
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Adolescent tuberculosis.
Snow KJ; Cruz AT; Seddon JA; Ferrand RA; Chiang SS; Hughes JA; Kampmann B; Graham SM; Dodd PJ; Houben RM
2019
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
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