Dr Saba Lambert
MBChB FRCGP(NZ) DTM&H PhD
I am a part-time Clinical Research Fellow (Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases), seconded to ALERT, in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia as leprosy specialist.
My duties include organizing and conducting clinical research especially in leprosy, cutaneous leishmania and other skin NTDs. I look after leprosy patients as their clinician at ALERT hospital. I am part of the Leprosy Expert Advisory Group which works with the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia.
My PhD at LSHTM, under Professor Diana Lockwood, was based on a clinical trial looking at treatments for leprosy reactions. I continue to work on this field by being part of the ENLIST group which specifically looks at Erythema Nodosum Leprosum.
A Diploma in Clinical Dermatology has opened further doors and I am now a co-PI on a new study on stigmatizing skin diseases funded by the UK NIHR RIGHT: Skin Health Africa Research Programme (SHARP) with Steve Walker as the pricipal investigator.
I am a member of the international techincal committee for ILEP and actively involved in the NNN Skin NTD cross-cutting group.
I am passionate about teaching and discovering new ways of targeted and effective training techniques.
I am a tutor on the East African Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene since 2012 and the LSHTM NTD module for Masters programe since 2021.
I supervise LSHTM Masters students during their summer projects in Ethiopia.
I regularly teach undergraduates, junior medical staff and nurses in the clinics as well as giving lectures in Leprosy and skin diseases to various clinical and non-clinical audiences.
Fields of research I am involved in include:
- Clinical Trials
- Health Related Quality of Life
- Leprosy mapping studies
- Prevention of Disability
- Skin NTDs
- I am an active member of the Erythema Nodosum Leprosum International STudy (ENLIST) Group, which aim at improving the understnading and management of ENL.
- I am a co-investigator on the NIHR RIGHT funded Skin Health Africa Research Programme (SHARP) with colleagues from LSHTM, Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Accra and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research In Tropical Medicine in Ghana.