The study is run by a team of researchers at the Queen Mary University of London and supported by a team of experts from relevant fields.
Dominik is a clinical reader in Infectious disease and Epidemiology at Queen Mary University of London. He has a background in Infectous disease epidemiology and migration health, and is also a general practitioner in East London. He is the main lead and organizer of the COVER-ME study. Read more about Dominik's work here.
Tahreem is a postoctoral fellow with a clinical background and experience in academic research. Her research interests entail migrant health, long-term conditions, digital health and self management. Tahreem is the main researcher overseeing all the work packages.
Felicity is an experienced qualitative researcher working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wolfson Institute of Population Health at Queen Mary. Before joining QMUL, Felicity worked as a social work lecturer at Glasgow Cledonian University where she also completed her PhD. Felicity will be using her expertise to lead the qualitative research.
Dr. Farjana Islam an experienced researcher with an interest in exploring the dynamics of socio-spatial exclusions and inequalities to manoeuvre strategies for equity and inclusion. She has empirical experience of working with socio-economically disadvantaged and minoritised ethnic communities in the UK and in the countries of the Global South. Farjana will be the co-design coordinator focusing on Patient Engagement Tool components by involving members of the community, healthcare workers and local organizations.
Patricia is a public health researcher and Global Health and Policy MSc graduate of Queen Mary University of London. She has a background in infectious disease research with previous work experience at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Patricia will coordinate the day-to-day running of the project and provide relevant support to the research team.
Karina Kielmann is professor and head of unit (Equity and Health) in the department of Public Health Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. She is a medical anthropologist with 20 years of experience in research, teaching and developing capacity for social science research in international public health settings. She will advise on the qualitative research packages including formative research and co-design of the intervention with target communities.
Dr. Kunst is a clinical reader in Respiratory medicine at Queen Mary University of London. Learn more about Heinke's work.
Chris is a professor of primary care at Queen Mary University of London and co-director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. Learn more about Chris' work.
Adam is a senior statistician at Queen Mary University's Centre for Cancer Prevention. Learn more about Adam's work.
Hector is the CEO and founder of appt health, and will support the co-design of the Patient Engagement Tool. Learn more about appt health.
Ceri is the CEO of Social Action for Health. Ceri and her team will support in the qualitative stage of the study. Learn more about Social Action for Health.
Grainne is a Project Manager at Social Action for Health. She will support in the qualitative stage of the study. Learn more about Social Action for Health.
Vanessa is a consultant physician in Genito-urinary and HIV medicine and research lead in Sexual Health at Barts Health NHS Trust. Vanessa will be using her experience in promoting health equity in marginalised populations, to support the study. Read more about Vanessa's work here.
Sally is an Associate Professor in Global Health at St. George's University of London. She leads a multi-disciplinary team with an interest in migrant health and infection, with a particular focus on vaccination, tuberculosis and COVID-19. Read more about Sally's work here
Ines is a public health doctor working in the Office for Health improvement Disparities in the department of Health and Social Care. She is also a consultant Epidemiologist in the COVID-19 Epidemiology team in the UK Health Security Agency, supporting the production of Epidemiological outputs. Ines' research interests are on the contextual determinants of health inclusion of health groups such as refugees in England.
Rhian is a statistician with an academic background in Mathematics, Epidemiology and a PhD in using statistical methods to evaluate breast cancer screening using mammography at Queen Mary University of London. Read more about Rhian's work here.
Colin is a Public health specialist currently leading the Covid-19 vaccine coverage team in the Immunisation and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases division in UKHSA. His research interests include HIV surveillance and TB Epidemiology which he has explored on a global scale.