Paediatric infectious diseases researcher awarded prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Dr Kirsty Le Doare has been awarded one of the first Future Leaders Fellowships by UK Research and Innovation which will provide seven years of funding and support for her projects in Africa and the UK.

Dr Le Doare is currently based at St George's University of London and in Kampala, Uganda where she is investigating ways to improve outcomes from infection in women and their infants during pregnancy and early life. The Fellowship funding will be used to support this and to develop a platform for maternal vaccination clinical trials to prevent serious infections caused by Group-B-streptococcus and pertussis (whooping cough).

Dr Kirsty Le Doare

Inspiring student wins national award

Gary Cutmore has won the ‘Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year’ award at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2019. Gary is a student on the Foundation Healthcare Practice (nursing associate) course and is also clinically deaf.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by St George's and Kingston University, also won Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the year and Teaching Innovation of the Year at the prestigious annual awards.

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Student wins Wellcome Trust data prize for antimicrobial resistance program

A first-year PhD student at St George's is part of a team that has won a Wellcome Trust prize for data reuse.

Dr Gwen Knight, Quentin Leclerc, Nichola Naylor and Dr Alex Aitken

Dr Gwen Knight, Quentin Leclerc, Nichola Naylor and Dr Alex Aitken

Principal runs the Marathon on behalf of heart screening charity CRY

The 39th London Marathon took place at the weekend with a record number of entrants – including the Principal of St George’s, Professor Jenny Higham.

Professor Higham decided to run her first-ever marathon this year in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), the charity which aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people and provides cardiac screening throughout the UK.

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Providing sustainable international aid

St George’s Global Brigades society was set up by first-year Paramedic Science student, Matt Glendenning, earlier this year and he has been actively fundraising for an upcoming trip to Africa ever since. The society is a branch of Global Brigades, the largest student-led movement for global health.

Below, Matt talks about what motivated him to set up the St George’s branch of Global Bridages, and explains why he and his fellow students are planning to work in Ghana this summer. Why did you get involved with Global Brigades?

Matt Glendenning ID Photo 2019