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.
Addressing challenges for clinical research responses to emerging epidemics and pandemics: a scoping review
Sigfrid L. et al, (2020), BMC Medicine, 18
Early clinical characteristics of Covid-19: scoping review
Manoharan L. et al, (2020)
ISARIC COVID-19 Clinical Data Report: 8 June 2020
Hall M. et al, (2020)
Global outbreak research: harmony not hegemony
Sigfrid L. et al, (2020), Lancet Infectious Diseases
Scope, quality, and inclusivity of clinical guidelines produced early in the covid-19 pandemic: rapid review.
Dagens A. et al, (2020), BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 369