Dr. Melvina Woode Owusu

Senior Research Fellow & Programme Manager

Melvina has a background in medical anthropology and epidemiology and is passionate about reducing health and social inequalities, and conducting and translating research into practice using co-production methodologies.

Her previous work spans surveillance, health promotion & research management in local (CNWL Trust), national (PHE, HQIP, NHS England), and international projects and organisations (WHO, ECDC, UNAIDS).

Melvina oversees the research management of SEQUENCE Digital and provides expertise in working with our broad range of stakeholders to increase the impact of our research for the benefit of individual community members. This includes working with patients, potential patients, and members of the public and supporting the research team to embed an inclusive approach to research design, delivery and dissemination.

Melvina is also Trustee of the Race Equality Foundation and a Fellow of the RSA.

Meet the rest of the team

Prof. Claudia Estcourt

Principal Investigator & Clinical Academic

Prof. Paul Flowers

Public Health Psychology Lead

Prof. Ann Blandford

Professor of Human–Computer Interaction

Dr. John Saunders

Clinical Academic & Consultant Sexual Health & HIV Medicine

Dr. Jo Gibbs

Senior Clinical Research Associate & Honorary Consultant

Dr. Vanessa Apea

Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Prof. Pam Sonnenberg

Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Public Health Lead

Prof. Jonathan Ross

Professor of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Prof. Tracy Roberts

Professor of Health Economics

Prof. Andrew Copas

Director of the Centre for Pragmatic Global Health Trials

Dr. Melvina Woode Owusu

Senior Research Fellow & Programme Manager

Dr. Andrew Winter

Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Dr. Karen Lloyd

Senior Research Associate (Medical Sociology)

Dr. Fiona Mapp

Senior Research Associate & Trial Manager

Dr. Jen MacDonald

Research Fellow (Health Psychology)

Roos Van Greevenbroek

Research Associate (Human-Computer Interaction)

Julie McLeod

Research Associate (Health Psychology)

Merle Symonds

Principal Health Adviser

Dr. Caroline Ward

Lay representative

Sonja Bloch

Research Assistant

Jonathan O'Sullivan

Deputy Director Public Health