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

I currently lead the research programme of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), as Deputy Director for Research. This is a collaboration between LSHTM and Public Health England to support response to infectious disease outbreaks worldwide.

I am a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, and through this I am investigating the aetiology of maternal infection and its 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, which I initiated for LSHTM in 2017, developing a partnership with Haramaya University. 

 

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Vaccine Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance 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, surveillance and oubreak response for infectious diseases.

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

Stillbirth With Group B Streptococcus Disease Worldwide: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.
Seale AC; Blencowe H; Bianchi-Jassir F; Embleton N; Bassat Q; Ordi J; Menéndez C; Cutland C; Briner C; Berkley JA
2017
Clinical infectious diseases
Estimates of the Burden of Group B Streptococcal Disease Worldwide for Pregnant Women, Stillbirths, and Children.
Seale AC; Bianchi-Jassir F; Russell NJ; Kohli-Lynch M; Tann CJ; Hall J; Madrid L; Blencowe H; Cousens S; Baker CJ
2017
Clinical infectious diseases
Invasive Group A Streptococcus Infection among Children, Rural Kenya
Seale AC; Davies MR; Anampiu K; Morpeth SC; Nyongesa S; Mwarumba S; Smeesters PR; Efstratiou A; Karugutu R; Mturi N
2016
Emerging infectious diseases
Maternal colonization with Streptococcus agalactiae and associated stillbirth and neonatal disease in coastal Kenya.
Seale AC; Koech AC; Sheppard AE; Barsosio HC; Langat J; Anyango E; Mwakio S; Mwarumba S; Morpeth SC; Anampiu K
2016
Nature microbiology
Estimates of possible severe bacterial infection in neonates in sub-Saharan Africa, south Asia, and Latin America for 2012: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Seale AC; Blencowe H; Manu AA; Nair H; Bahl R; Qazi SA; Zaidi AK; Berkley JA; Cousens SN; Lawn JE
2014
The Lancet infectious diseases
Neonatal severe bacterial infection impairment estimates in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America for 2010.
Seale AC; Blencowe H; Zaidi A; Ganatra H; Syed S; Engmann C; Newton CR; Vergnano S; Stoll BJ; Cousens SN
2013
Pediatric research
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