Dr Louise Sigfrid
ERGO Clinical Research Fellow
Louise Sigfrid is a Clinical Research Fellow and Public Health Specialist, with a main focus to strengthen preparedness to (re-) emerging infectious diseases through clinical research and capacity building.
Louise main focus is the PREPARE (Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-) emerging Epidemics) project, studying incidence risk factors and clinical impact of infections with epidemic potential in Europe with a focus on acute respiratory infections, central nervous system infections, arbovirus and haemorrhagic fever syndromes in hospitalized and primary care patients.
Additionally, Louise supports the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) developing harmonised clinical research tools for characterization of emerging infections globally, including COVID-19.
Louise is lead for the Masters module in Health Protection at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and Honorary Academic Public Health Consultant at PHE.
What are the long-term symptoms and complications of COVID-19: a protocol for a living systematic review
Sigfrid L. and Manoharan L., (2020), F1000Research
Addressing challenges for clinical research responses to emerging epidemics and pandemics: a scoping review
Sigfrid L. et al, (2020), BMC Medicine, 18
Outcomes of COVID-19 related hospitalization among people with HIV in the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterization Protocol (UK): a prospective observational study
Sigfrid L., (2020), Clinial infectious diseases
Risk stratification of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: development and validation of the 4C Mortality Score
Knight SR. et al, (2020), BMJ, m3339 - m3339
Preparing for a pandemic: highlighting themes for research funding and practice-perspectives from the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R).
Norton A. et al, (2020), BMC medicine, 18