Dr Shirine Voller

MA Cantab MSc DrPH

of Operations, Clinical Trials Unit

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Shirine is Director of Operations for the LSHTM Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). She has a key leadership and strategic role and works with the CTU co-directors to shape the direction of the CTU.  She also has oversight of all CTU operational activities, including trial management, data management, IT infrastructure and support, administration and compliance with regulatory and funder policies. Shirine 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 & Demography Department.  During this time she also provided management oversight to the Hararghe Health Research Partnership in Eastern Ethiopia and 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 in which her thesis 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.

In total, Shirine has worked for over 20 years in organisation development, research management, grant management and operations at Ashridge Consulting, Ashridge Business School, English Nature and, since 2011, at LSHTM.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Medical Statistics


Research Area
Capacity strengthening
Global Health
Social Sciences
Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Kingdom
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

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
The Lancet Global health
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
PLOS Global Public 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
Gates Open Research
\"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
International Journal for Equity in Health
What makes working together work? A scoping review of the guidance on North-South research partnerships.
Voller S; Schellenberg J; Chi P; Thorogood N
Health policy and planning
Temporal trends of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence during the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Kenya.
Adetifa IMO; Uyoga S; Gitonga JN; Mugo D; Otiende M; Nyagwange J; Karanja HK; Tuju J; Wanjiku P; Aman R
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
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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
Gates Open Research
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