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We enjoy hosting Oxford Academic Foundation Programme students - please contact us if you're interested in working with us.

Dr Sharaf Sheik-Ali presenting at ASIT conferenceDr Sharaf Sheik-Ali presenting at ASIT conference

In addition to our larger grants, we enjoy working with students on shorter projects and regularly host Oxford Academic Foundation Programme doctors for their research placement, and support AFP students supervised by other Oxford University Global Surgery Group faculty.

You can find out more and apply here: Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School and https://www.globalsurgery.ox.ac.uk/study-with-us

 

 

Riana Patel 2018-20

Riana Patel

Supervisors: Prof Chris Lavy & Prof Kokila Lakhoo

Projects:

  1. Systematic Review of Trauma Education in LMICs: Injury accounts for 5 million global deaths annually, with approximately 90% of these from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This project is a systematic review, in collaboration with student researchers interested in global surgery, looking at the effectiveness of trauma education for healthcare professionals in LMICs.
  2. Implementing a Peri-Operative Checklist for Paediatric Surgery in Tanzania: This project will involve working with the team at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania to pilot a peri-operative surgical checklist for children undergoing surgery there. This checklist was developed in conjunction with the local team and has the potential to significantly improve safety and efficiency for paediatric patients.
  3. Improving global surgery education for trainees (2019, World Journal of Surgery: Global Health)

Riana has since started the Global Scalpels podcast on Global Surgery: https://www.globalscalpels.com/

 

Murtaza Kadhum 2018-2019

Murtaza Kadhum

Supervisors: Prof Chris Lavy & Mr Tim Theologis

Projects: 

  1. An Analysis of the Mechanical Properties of the Ponseti Method in Clubfoot Treatment   (2019, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics- This study is a theoretical scientific analysis of the Ponseti Method, namely focussing on its mechanical aspects and with the overall goal to provide recommendations for its future development.
  2. "The effect of time-specific mechanical stretching on calf tendons" - This is a lab based project, in conjunction with the Department of Materials focusing on the mechanical integrity of tendons after mechanical stretch. 
  3. "An Accelerated Ponseti protocol to treat clubfoot utilising daily manipulation" - a RCT focussing on providing evidence for an altered treatment regime to improve outcomes in Clubfoot treatment. 
  4. Are Primary Trauma Care (PTC) courses beneficial in low- and middle-income countries - A systematic review (2019, Injury)

 

 

Sharaf Sheik-Ali 2018-9

(Pictured in lead image above)

Supervisor: Prof Chris Lavy

  1.  "The Healthcare Determinants of Accessibility to CTEV Treatment: A Global Observational Study"
  2. "The role of clubfoot training programmes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review" (2020, Tropical Doctor)

View poster presented at Associations of Surgeons in Training conference 22-24 March 2019, Belfast

ASiT Abstract 2019: The health determinants of accessibility to clubfoot treatment: A global observational Study

 

Rele Ologunde 2017 

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Supervisor: Prof Chris Lavy

Do trauma courses change practice? A qualitative review of 20 courses in East, Central and Southern Africa (2017, Injury)

 

Dan Yeomans 2017

Supervisor: Prof Chris Lavy

Is overseas volunteering beneficial to the NHS? The analysis of volunteers’ responses to a feedback questionnaire following experiences in low-income and middle-income countries (2017, BMJ Open)

 

Claire Nugent 2018

Supervisor: Prof Chris Lavy & Mr Tim Theologis

Project: Quantifying the manipulation phase of the Ponseti Method. This audit aims to measure the force that is being applied, by healthcare workers, to the talar head during the manipulation phase of Clubfoot. It is hoped this data may contribute to our understanding of current practice and how to further quantify the ponseti method. Data collection was in Addis Ababa.

 

 

Sergio Navarro (2019) 

Sergio Navarro

Sergio was an MBA student at Oxford 2018-9 with an interest in Global Surgery. 

 

Projects

  1. 'The health determinants of accessibility to clubfoot treatment: A global observational Study' with Sharaf Sheik-Ali, above.
  2. Trends in ultrasound use in low and middle income countries: a systematic review (2019, International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS)
  3. The Emerging Role of Global Private Public Partnerships in Zimbabwe
  4. Exploration of the use of ultrasound for global surgical interventions in low and middle income countries: a systematic review 
  5. Overview of the role of social media in clubfoot treatment globally: an observational study
  6. An update on the cost effectiveness of global surgical Bellwether procedures 
  7. Identifying New Frontiers for Social Media Engagement in Global Surgery: An Observational Study. (2020, World Journal of Surgery) 

 PUBLICATIONS

Identifying New Frontiers for Social Media Engagement in Global Surgery: An Observational Study. (2020, World Journal of Surgery)

The role of clubfoot training programmes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review (2020, Tropical Doctor)

An Analysis of the Mechanical Properties of the Ponseti Method in Clubfoot Treatment  (2019, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics)

Are Primary Trauma Care (PTC) courses beneficial in low- and middle-income countries - A systematic review (2019, Injury)

Improving global surgery education for trainees (2019, World Journal of Surgery: Global Health)

ASiT Abstract 2019: The health determinants of accessibility to clubfoot treatment: A global observational Study

Is overseas volunteering beneficial to the NHS? The analysis of volunteers’ responses to a feedback questionnaire following experiences in low-income and middle-income countries (2017, BMJ Open)

Do trauma courses change practice? A qualitative review of 20 courses in East, Central and Southern Africa (2017, Injury)

PROJECTS

In the media

SURG-Africa interview with Prof Chris Lavy