Dr Loretta Brabin - personal details
Role: Reader in Women's Health
Tel: +44 (0)161 276 6388
School of Cancer and Enabling Sciences
Academic Unit of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research (5th) floor
St Mary's Hospital
Manchester M13 9WL
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
I was appointed to the Medical Research Council's College of Experts in 2006. I have been a member of Central Manchester NHS Ethics Committee since 2005, served on Expert Committees for the World Health Organisation to advise on adolescent health, acted as an Expert Advisor to both GSK and Sanofi Pasteur on the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, and served as a Reviewer for Europe's FP6 and FP7 research programmes. I am on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. In 2011 I was appointed member of the World Health Organisation Technical Advisory Group for Health Promotion / Health Education for Cervical Cancer Prevention.
My Batchelor (First class honours) and Masters Degrees were in Social Anthropology, at the University of Manchester, where I also gained the Postgraduate Certificate in Education. My PhD was the result of 3 years field work at the Medical Research Institute in Papua New Guinea and described the epidemiology of malaria, several viral infections and genetic characteristics based on the mapping of marriage patterns and marital histories. After a year with the Social and Economic Research Programme, (Special Programme for Tropical Diseases and Research), World Health Organisation in Geneva, I became a Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Head of the Reproductive Health Programme. I have been in my current post since 1999.
I have offered and supervised medical students doing their 4th year 10-week research project.