Dr Sebastian Fuller
Senior Postdoctoral Social Scientist
Implementation Science in Global Health
Dr Sebastian Fuller is a Senior Postdoctoral Social Scientist in implementation science in global health. Following his MA in cultural anthropology he worked as a behavioural health researcher in the USA, and as a health extension volunteer in Ghana, before receiving his PhD from University College London.
Sebastian’s work has ranged from investigation of adoption of new point-of-care tests for STIs into the British healthcare system, investigating social and structural barriers and facilitators to implementing diagnostic tests in low- and middle-income countries and understanding the factors influencing social acceptability of genetically modifing plants to develop novel healthcare and food products in Europe. He has received funding from the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), Innovate UK, and the US President's Plan for Emergency AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Sebastian’s research is focused on investigating the methods of translating novel technologies into practice and the implications of this on health systems and populations. His work on the NIHR- funded HIGH-Q project is focused on evaluating the introduction of new technologies and healthcare staff into neonatal care units, and understanding how governance impacts access to healthcare technologies in Kenya. He is also an invited consultant for the World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and leads social science and public communications work for the European Commission -funded Photoboost project.
Facilitators and barriers for clinical implementation of a 30-minute point-of-care test for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis into clinical care: a qualitative study within sexual health services in England
Pacho A. et al, (2022), PLoS One
Molecular chlamydia and gonorrhoea point of care tests implemented into routine practice: Systematic review and value proposition development
Fuller SS. et al, (2021), PLOS ONE, 16, e0259593 - e0259593
Participatory approaches in the development of health interventions for migrants: a systematic review
Rustage K. et al, (2021), BMJ Open, 11, e053678 - e053678
'THERE IS NO MAGIC BULLET.' CONSIDERATIONS FOR ADOPTION OF MOLECULAR CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRHOEA POINT OF CARE TESTS INTO ROUTINE CARE
Fuller S. et al, (2021), SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, 97, A120 - A121
High prevalence of coinfection of azithromycin-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium with other STIs: a prospective observational study of London-based symptomatic and STI-contact clinic attendees
Broad CE. et al, (2021), SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, 97, 63 - 68