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Ms Fatima Wurie
  • Research Assistant
  • Practice & Policy
  • UCL School of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

Fatima read Biomedical Sciences (BSc Hons) at Durham University and completed public health and health policy training as part of the Health Planning and Management Diploma at Birkbeck (University of London). She subsequently completed a Masters degree in Public Health (MSc) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Fatima is also an APMP Associate in Project Management, holding an internationally-accredited qualification in project management (APMP - IPMA level D).

Past appointments include: Biomedical Scientist in Histopathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Project Coordinator for the Stroke Programme at Royal College of Physicians - London.

Fatima joined UCL in 2009 as part of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology initially supporting the Flu Watch study and Infectious Disease Research Network and coordinated a range of other respiratory infection-related research studies. 

Fatima led the TB Droplet study (UCLH Charities-funded): using optical particle counter technology to measure bio-aerosol production during normal breathing in tuberculosis patients to assess importance of variations in production in M.tb transmission.

Research Summary
Fatima's doctoral research employs a mixed methods approach exploring health interventions to support medication adherence for the management of tuberculosis in high- and middle-income settings.

Other research activities include:

1. support for delivery of the SUPA programme: an NIHR-funded study evaluating an intervention to support medication adherence to anti-retroviral medication in patients living with HIV

2. Principal Investigator of a Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-funded qualitative study embedded within a trial evaluating video-observed therapy (VOT) to support medication adherence for the management of active tuberculosis in the Republic of Moldova 

3. Principal Investigator for a UCL Public Policy Unit-funded project engaging with marginalised groups on access to and affordability of treatment for Hepatitis C

29-SEP-2015 Doctoral Researcher in Health Informatics    , United Kingdom
Academic Background
2014 MSc Master of Science (by research) – Public Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2006 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Biomedical Sciences University of Durham
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