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Grace Drury

MA Oxf, MA

Global Health Project Manager & Executive Assistant to Professor Chris Lavy

Global Surgery

Grace Drury (née Grace Le) manages several of NDORMS' health partnerships supporting surgical training and research.

She is Global Health Project Manager (maternity cover) with the Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care team at the Kadoorie Centre, John Radcliffe Centre, working on HIPCARE, a NIHR-funded study to improve hip fracture outcomes for patients in India, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Grace is also programme manager and executive assistant to Professor Chris Lavy, supporting his academic, international development, and health partnerships work. She is project manager for an orthopaedic surgical training project in Zimbabwe funded by ZANE. She has provided research management support for University of Oxford for SURG-Africa, a EU Horizon 2020 project focusing on strengthening surgical care in district hospitals in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.  

She managed a THET Africa Grants Programme grant to develop training materials for management of delayed presenting clubfoot in Ethiopia to improve treatment for walking age children with untreated clubfoot. This followed on from the Africa Clubfoot Training project, where Grace co-authored and coordinated the development of standardised clubfoot provider training materials and instructor training materials, and led an OxReach crowdfunding campaign to support translation and roll-out of the training materials across Africa and beyond. The provider course materials have been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

She was programme manager for COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) - a DFID-funded multi-country programme in partnership with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), overseeing orthopaedic surgical training courses in the COSECSA countries delivered by volunteer UK surgeons and local faculty, clinical fellowships in paediatric orthopaedics for local surgical trainees at specialist children’s hospitals in the region, basic trauma management courses, and related research and evaluation projects.

Grace is a faculty member of Oxford University Global Surgery Groupassisting with set up of the accredited Oxford Global Surgery Course.

She holds a BA honours degree in English Language & Literature from Wadham College, Oxford, and a MA degree in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University.