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Dr Hazel Mccullough

MA (Ed), PhD

Honorary Research Fellow

Room
TP 104

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I have diverse experience of working in health and higher education in the UK and Africa; and I am a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Following a long career in nursing in the NHS, and an academic career as a senior lecturer in health and higher education, I completed a PhD in using Personal Development Planning (PDP) to support African doctoral and postdoctoral malaria researchers with their career development. I have subsequently spent the past fourteen years working with African researchers, universities and institutions to build and strengthen sustainable context and needs-specific research capacity within their institutions. 

I currently support the Capacity Building components on the GCRF RECAP programme. Previous posts held were with the DELTAS funded Malaria Research Capacity Development (MARCAD) programme and with the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) – where a key element of capacity strengthening involved working with the MCDC African partner institutions to embed sustainable career development support, training and mentorship for researchers and faculty staff within their institutional policies and practices.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Malaria Centre

Teaching

I have experience of teaching, learning, assessment, curriculum development and programme management in Higher Education. I currently run workshops and seminars for consortium partner universities in Research Career Management, Personal Development Planning, Mentorship, and Becoming an Effective Researcher – and work with African partner universities to strengthen systems and processes to enhance their educational and research programmes. 

In addition, I work on the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) programme - a charity based in The Gambia and the UK, that works with African researchers to support their research career development. I co-facilitate on the annual “Essential Skills for Grant Writing" workshop, and lead the themes on: The Effective Researcher and Organisational Engagement for the AREF Excell Health Researcher Excellence and Leadership programme

Research

My research interests are in education and educational research methods - including action research, change theory and management, research capacity development in LIMCs, and using developmental strategies such as Personal Development Planning (PDP), mentoring and reflective practice, to support individual learning and personal and professional development.

Research Area
Capacity strengthening
Evaluation
Qualitative methods
Education
Discipline
Nursing
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Tropical diseases
Country
Cameroon
United Kingdom
Ghana
The Gambia
Kenya
Lebanon
Malawi
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Tanzania
Uganda
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)