Dr Anna Seale


Associate Professor

Keppel Street
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 ( This is being developed as a collaboration between LSHTM, Haramaya University,and Emory Global Health Institute, who are leading this global network.




Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology


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


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).


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

Research Area
Child health
Drug resistance
Global Health
Neonatal health
Molecular epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
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, . ;
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
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