Dr Anna Seale
BMBCh MA MSc PGDipPID MRCPCH MFPH DPhil
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.
I contribute to several diploma and masters programmes on neonatal infection and have led courses on outbreak response. 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, surveillance and oubreak response for infectious diseases.