St George’s, University of London (SGUL)

Paul Heath
United Kingdom
SGUL team members in GAIA PHASE II: Paul Heath and Tatiana Munera Huertas.

St George’s, University of London is an innovative academic and research organization. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group of SGUL, co-led by Professor Paul Heath, is an internationally recognized center for PID research with a particular focus on perinatal infections, clinical vaccine trials, especially in at-risk groups.

Professor Paul Heath will participate in the project on behalf of SGUL. He has been involved with the Brighton Collaboration as a member of the Science Board and on the clinical advisory forum of experts. In this role he developed case definitions and guidelines for data collection, analysis and presentation. He has been an advisor to the National Patient Safety Agency, National Institute of Clinical Excellence and Department of Health Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization. He has extensive experience in clinical vaccine trials, including in pregnancy.

Contribution to the consortium

SGUL is a log standing partner in the Brighton Collaboration with extensive experience in case definition development. SGUL has also co-investigated the impact of various case based causality assessment algorithms in vaccine clinical trials. SGUL will bring this background to contribute to the development of case based causality guidelines. SGUL is an experienced MI trial center with a large international network. It will contribute to outreach and impact assessment of GAIA outputs in on-going studies and trials and solicit feedback.