Innovative diagnostic test could revolutionise cervical cancer screening

Coinciding with Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, researchers at St George’s are working on a field study to fine-tune an exciting new method of human papilloma virus testing that could revolutionise care for women in low and middle income countries.

The research team have partnered with molecular diagnostics firm QuantuMDx for the study, using the company’s Q-POC™ platform and its human papilloma virus (HPV) assay. The Q-POC™ compresses a molecular diagnostics laboratory into a simple-to-use, portable, affordable and battery-operated device that can be used anywhere, from basic rural settings to clinics and hospitals.

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Inaugural lecture: Professor Asma Khalil, ‘The fetus at risk’.

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Asma Khalil will explore how we identify at-risk babies, regardless of their size, so that we can prevent them from coming to harm during pregnancy.

Event detailsSpeaker and title: Professor Asma Khalil, ‘The fetus at risk’. When: Wednesday 30 January 2019, 5.30pmLocation: Michael Heron Lecture Theatre, first floor, Hunter Wing. Reception to following in Boardroom 2.5To register: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Finance Director appointed to external board

Nicola Arnold, Director of Finance has been appointed to the Advance HE board. Advance HE supports universities in putting institutional strategy into practice for the benefit of students, staff and society.

The full list of new board members are:

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Tips on becoming a successful leader in higher education

January is a time when people start focusing on the future and many make plans to progress their careers, potentially climbing into leadership positions. But what does it take to be a successful leader in higher education?

This question was put to a panel of organisational leaders at the latest Athena Swan event hosted by St George’s, University of London. During the event, St George’s Principal Professor Jenny Higham was joined by Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Sue Rimmer, who was until recently Principal at South Thames College. Together, they discussed what it is like to lead an organisation; the highs, the lows and their personal experiences of climbing the ranks.

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Famous author to speak at St George's

On Wednesday 23 January Angela Saini, author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, will be in conversation at St George's, University of London.

Angela is a science journalist and broadcaster who regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio. Her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, and Wired. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her journalism has received accolades from both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association of British Science Writers. Earlier this year, she was named as one of the most influential women in science by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year.The event in January is a unique opportunity to meet the author of a ground-breaking book, to ask questions, explore ideas and be part of a vital conversation. Event detailsDate: Wednesday 23 January 2019Time: 1-2pmLocation: Michael Heron lecture theatre Spaces are limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Everyone is welcome to attend what promises to be an event to get 2019 off to a great start.

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