Dr Helen Kelly
Honorary Assistant Professor
My research aims to contribute to understanding on cervical cancer control and prevention efforts, including vaccination, screening and treatment approaches, primarily for women living in low and middle income settings and for women living with HIV. I am also interested in understanding the impact of effective antiretroviral therapy on HPV-associated precancers and cancers in women and men living with HIV. I am currently involved in a several multi-country research studies evaluating novel screening strategies for detection of cervical precancer in women with and without HIV in low- and middle-income settings. Since 2021, I am working with colleagues at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain as part of a review to identify national official recommendations and coverage data for cervical cancer screening of women living with HIV in the sub-Saharan Africa region.
I co-organise and teach on the module Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections and teach on the Vaccine Immunology module. I am a tutor on the module GCP, Ethics and Regulatory Affairs as part of the Distance Learning MSc in Clinical Trials.