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Dr Anna Seale

BMBCh MA MSc PGDipPID MRCPCH MFPH DPhil

Associate Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I have trained in paediatrics, and subsequently epidemiology and public health, with a focus on infectious diseases in maternal, child and newborn health.

I have a particular interest in perinatal infection, and my Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship based at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, concerned the clinical and molecular epidemiology of Group B Streptococcus in coastal Kenya and its association with stillbirth and neonatal disease.

I am now pursing my interests as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, working on the aetiology of maternal infection and their association with stillbirth in Ethiopia (Haramaya University) and Kenya (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme).

My work in Ethiopia is based at a new Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance site in Harar (www.champshealth.org). This is being developed as a collaboration between LSHTM, Haramaya University,and Emory Global Health Institute, who are leading this global network.

 

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

I contribute to several diploma and masters programmes on neonatal infection. I am also a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine (4th edition).

Research

My research interests are in infectious diseases in the perinatal period, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Area
Bacteria
Child health
Drug resistance
Global Health
Neonatal health
Discipline
Molecular epidemiology
Epidemiology
Microbiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Country
Ethiopia
Kenya
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Invasive Group A Streptococcus Infection among Children, Rural Kenya
Seale, A.C.; Davies, M.R.; Anampiu, K.; Morpeth, S.C.; Nyongesa, S.; Mwarumba, S.; Smeesters, P.R.; Efstratiou, A.; Karugutu, R.; Mturi, N.; Williams, T.N.; Scott, J.A.G.; Kariuki, S.; Dougan, G.; Berkley, J.A.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Capsular Typing Method for Streptococcus agalactiae Using Whole-Genome Sequence Data.
Sheppard, A.E. ; Vaughan, A. ; Jones, N. ; Turner, P. ; Turner, C. ; Efstratiou, A. ; Patel, D. ; Modernising Medical Microbiology Informatics Group, . ; Walker, A.S. ; Berkley, J.A. ; Crook, D.W. ; Seale, A.C. ;
J Clin Microbiol
Every day and every gram counts at birth.
Seale, A.C.;
Lancet Infect Dis
Maternal colonization with Streptococcus agalactiae and associated stillbirth and neonatal disease in coastal Kenya.
Seale, A.C. ; Koech, A.C. ; Sheppard, A.E. ; Barsosio, H.C. ; Langat, J. ; Anyango, E. ; Mwakio, S. ; Mwarumba, S. ; Morpeth, S.C. ; Anampiu, K. ; Vaughan, A. ; Giess, A. ; Mogeni, P. ; Walusuna, L. ; Mwangudzah, H. ; Mwanzui, D. ; Salim, M. ; Kemp, B. ; Jones, C. ; Mturi, N. ; Tsofa, B. ; Mumbo, E. ; Mulewa, D. ; Bandika, V. ; Soita, M. ; Owiti, M. ; Onzere, N. ; Walker, A.S. ; Schrag, S.J. ; Kennedy, S.H. ; Fegan, G. ; Crook, D.W. ; Berkley, J.A. ;
Nat Microbiol
Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology for Newborn Infection (STROBE-NI): an extension of the STROBE statement for neonatal infection research.
Fitchett, E.J. ; Seale, A.C. ; Vergnano, S. ; Sharland, M. ; Heath, P.T. ; Saha, S.K. ; Agarwal, R. ; Ayede, A.I. ; Bhutta, Z.A. ; Black, R. ; Bojang, K. ; Campbell, H. ; Cousens, S. ; Darmstadt, G.L. ; Madhi, S.A. ; Meulen, A.S. ; Modi, N. ; Patterson, J. ; Qazi, S. ; Schrag, S.J. ; Stoll, B.J. ; Wall, S.N. ; Wammanda, R.D. ; Lawn, J.E. ; SPRING (Strengthening Publications Reporting Infection in Newborns Globally) Group, . ;
Lancet Infect Dis
Embedding surveillance into clinical care to detect serious adverse events in pregnancy.
Seale, A.C. ; Barsosio, H.C. ; Koech, A.C. ; Berkley, J.A. ; KIPMAT group, . ;
Vaccine
Neonatal infection: a major burden with minimal funding.
Seale, A.C. ; Head, M.G. ; Fitchett, E.J. ; Vergnano, S. ; Saha, S.K. ; Heath, P.T. ; Sharland, M. ; Lawn, J.E. ; SPRING, . ;
Lancet Glob Health
See all Dr Anna Seale's Publications