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Trudie Lang is Professor of Global Health Research; Head of the Global Health Network and Senior Research Scientist in Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine. She has over 20 years’ experience in running clinical trials, including trials in the developing world, for the pharmaceutical industry, the World Health Organisation and in academia.
What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?
My career has focused on combating diseases of poverty through the generation of high-quality evidence. I have worked in Industry, academia and UN organisations. With my team and our partners, we work to drive better health outcomes in vulnerable communities by enabling local leadership and ground-up implementation of high-quality health research studies. Within the University of Oxford, I devised and lead The Global Health Network (www.TheGlobalHealthNetwork.org) which is a major international collaborative enterprise that sets out to improve health by improving research.
What are you working on right now?
In the current COVID-19 pandemic access to research should be equitable across the globe. The Global Health Network is leveraging research implementation in resource-limited settings by providing information, tools and resources and supporting research collaborations, developing priorities and designing studies. Since its inception, the hub offers a dedicated space for informed discussions focusing on research priorities across seven thematic areas, unanswered questions related to the evolution of the pandemic, and research efforts in low-resource settings. Through the hub, protocols and study resources have been shared and this has led to a crowdsourcing initiative where research groups can contribute approaches, SOPs and training resources to support faster implementation of research studies.
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