University of Southampton and University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UoS-UHS)
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare services for Southampton, central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust is a major centre for research and teaching, in association with the University of Southampton. The University of Southampton is ranked one the leading universities in the UK for volume and quality of its research. Within the strategic partnership between the Trust and University, the Southampton NIHR Clinical Research Facility conducts maternal, neonatal and paediatric vaccine trials, including phase I clinical trials.
Dr Chrissie Jones, Associate Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, leads vaccine studies in pregnant women and infants and is the representative GAIA partner in Southampton. She has been involved with the GAIA project since its inception, initially in her role at St George’s, University of London. She was the first author of the GAIA guidelines for collection of safety data in clinical trials of vaccines in pregnant women and was part of the Neonatal infection Case Definition WG. She has been part of the GAIA executive committee since 2016.
Contribution to the consortium
Dr Chrissie Jones will extend her previous work with GAIA, focussing on a guideline for case based causality assessment and case report form templates for GAIA case definitions. She will contribute to the practice utilisation survey, where feedback from key stakeholders will be integrated in GAIA guidance. Finally, UHS will be involved in the appraisal of case definition evaluation methods.