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Dr Shirine Voller

CTU Director of Operations

United Kingdom

Shirine is Director of Operations for the LSHTM Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). She works with the CTU co-directors to shape the strategic direction of the CTU and has oversight of all CTU operational activities, including trial management, data management, IT infrastructure and support, administration and compliance with regulatory and funder policies. She is keen to expand the support available to staff and partners involved in clinical trials across LSHTM and strengthen opportunities for exchange of best practice through the emerging LSHTM Clinical Trials Network.

Prior to starting her current position in November 2022, Shirine spent six years at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. She worked as Programme Manager and Department Manager for the Epidemiology and Demography Department. During this time she also provided management oversight to the Hararghe Health Research Partnership in Eastern Ethiopia where she remains a member of the management team. Before moving to Kenya, Shirine worked as a Programme Manager for LSHTM in London and was responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of maternal, newborn and child health evaluation grants in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria.

Shirine has a Doctorate in Public Health from LSHTM focused on Equitable Global Health Research Partnerships, an MSc in Management from Cranfield University and an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Before joining LSHTM in 2011, Shirine worked for over a decade in organisation development, research management, grant management and operations at Ashridge Consulting, Ashridge Business School and English Nature.

Affiliations

Department of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Research

Research Area
Clinical trials
Social science (general)
Epidemiology
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
South Asia

Selected Publications

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and implications for population immunity: Evidence from two Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites in Kenya, February-December 2022.
Kagucia, EW; Ziraba, AK; Nyagwange, J; Kutima, B; Kimani, M; Akech, D; Ng'oda, M; Sigilai, A; Mugo, D; Karanja, H; Gitonga, J; Karani, A; Toroitich, M; Karia, B; OTIENDE, M; Njeri, A; Aman, R; Amoth, P; Mwangangi, M; Kasera, K; Ng'ang'a, W; VOLLER, S; Ochola-Oyier, LI; BOTTOMLEY, C; Nyaguara, A; ... AGWEYU, A.
2023
Influenza and other respiratory viruses
Causes of stillbirth and death among children younger than 5 years in eastern Hararghe, Ethiopia: a population-based post-mortem study.
Madrid, L; Alemu, A; Seale, AC; Oundo, J; Tesfaye, T; Marami, D; Yigzaw, H; Ibrahim, A; Degefa, K; Dufera, T; Teklemariam, Z; Gure, T; Leulseged, H; Wittmann, S; Abayneh, M; Fentaw, S; Temesgen, F; Yeshi, MM; Dubale, M; Girma, Z; Ackley, C; Damisse, B; Breines, M; Orlien, SM S; Blau, DM; ... CHAMPS Ethiopia Study Group,
2023
The Lancet Global health
Equitable global health research partnerships
VOLLER, SE;
2023
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in three Kenyan health and demographic surveillance sites, December 2020-May 2021.
Etyang, AO; ADETIFA, I; Omore, R; Misore, T; Ziraba, AK; Ng'oda, MA; Gitau, E; Gitonga, J; Mugo, D; Kutima, B; Karanja, H; Toroitich, M; Nyagwange, J; Tuju, J; Wanjiku, P; Aman, R; Amoth, P; Mwangangi, M; Kasera, K; Ng'ang'a, W; Akech, D; Sigilai, A; Karia, B; Karani, A; VOLLER, S; ... AGWEYU, A.
2022
PLOS Global Public Health
"We should be at the table together from the beginning": perspectives on partnership from stakeholders at four research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.
VOLLER, S; Chitalu, C-CM; Nyondo-Mipando, AL; Opobo, T; Bangirana, CA; THOROGOOD, N; SCHELLENBERG, J; Chi, P;
2022
International Journal for Equity in Health
Setting up child health and mortality prevention surveillance in Ethiopia
Seale, AC; Assefa, N; Madrid, L; Wittmann, S; Abdurahman, H; Teferi, N; Gedefa, L; Mohamed, A; Debela, N; Tesfaye, T; Samuel, T; Dubale, M; Yigzaw, H; Taye, E; Bekele, W; Ackley, C; Keno, GI; Zegeye, Y; Girma, Z; Degefa, K; Damisse, B; Tadesse, A; Aliyi, M; Feyissa, G; Tilahun, Y; ... SCOTT, JA G.
2022
Gates Open Research
What makes working together work? A scoping review of the guidance on North-South research partnerships.
VOLLER, S; SCHELLENBERG, J; Chi, P; THOROGOOD, N;
2022
Health policy and planning
Setting up child health and mortality prevention surveillance in Ethiopia
Seale, AC; Assefa, N; Madrid, L; Wittmann, S; Abdurahman, H; Teferi, N; Gedefa, L; Mohamed, A; Debela, N; Tesfaye, T; Samuel, T; Dubale, M; Yigzaw, H; Taye, E; Bekele, W; Ackley, C; Keno, GI; Zegeye, Y; Girma, Z; Degefa, K; Damisse, B; Tadesse, A; Aliyi, M; Feyissa, G; Tilahun, Y; ... SCOTT, JA G.
2021
Gates Open Research
Temporal trends of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence during the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Kenya.
ADETIFA, IM O; Uyoga, S; Gitonga, JN; Mugo, D; OTIENDE, M; Nyagwange, J; Karanja, HK; Tuju, J; Wanjiku, P; Aman, R; Mwangangi, M; Amoth, P; Kasera, K; Ng'ang'a, W; Rombo, C; Yegon, C; Kithi, K; Odhiambo, E; Rotich, T; Orgut, I; Kihara, S; BOTTOMLEY, C; Kagucia, EW; GALLAGHER, KE; Etyang, A; ... Warimwe, GM.
2021
Nature communications
Anti-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Immunoglobulin G Antibody Seroprevalence Among Truck Drivers and Assistants in Kenya.
Kagucia, EW; Gitonga, JN; Kalu, C; Ochomo, E; Ochieng, B; Kuya, N; Karani, A; Nyagwange, J; Karia, B; Mugo, D; Karanja, HK; Tuju, J; Mutiso, A; Maroko, H; Okubi, L; Maitha, E; Ajuck, H; Mukabi, D; Moracha, W; Bulimu, D; Andanje, N; Aman, R; Mwangangi, M; Amoth, P; Kasera, K; ... Magarini Sub-County TDA SARS-CoV-2 Serosurveillanc,
2021
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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