Dr Ankur Gupta-Wright
BSc MBBS MRCP MSc DTM&H
I am a speciality registrar in Infectious Diseases and General (Internal) Medicine and clinical research fellow. My major research focus is the management of and reducing the high mortality associated with HIV-associated TB. Currently I am based full-time at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi. I work as the international trial coordinator for the Rapid Urine-Based Screening for Tuberculosis to Reduce AIDS-Related Mortality in Hospitalized Patients in Africa Trial (STAMP) trial and am undertaking a PhD investigating the high mortality risk in HIV-TB coinfected patients with positive urinary diagnostic assays, combining immunology and clinical epidemiology.
I teach on the HIV and TB modules at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and at the College of Medicine, Malawi. I have clinical experience in developed (UK, Singapore) and resource-limited settings (Uganda, Sierra Leone, Malawi, South Africa), and am currently working at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.
I teach on the following courses/modules:
- East African Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
- HIV distance learning module
- TB distance learning module
- Postgraduate Research Methods (College of Medicine, University of Malawi)
- Undergraduate MBBS (College of Medicine, University of Malawi)
My current research projects include:
- Mortality risk in hospitalised patients with HIV-associated TB diagnosed by rapid urine-based assays, funded by the Royal College of Physicians James Maxwell Grant Prophit Fellowship
- Rapid urine-based Screening for Tuberculosis to reduce AIDS-related Mortality in hospitalized Patients in Africa (STAMP) trial: a pragmatic multicountry RCT