Dr Edward Duncan

Edward is an Associate Professor in Applied Health Research at the University Stirling, Scotland, UK. He has a clinical background in allied health and a PhD in Health Science. His current research, which has attracted international recognition, focuses on complex system evaluations; and the design, delivery, and testing of complex interventions in pre-hospital emergency care settings in both the Global North and in low income Global Health settings. Methodologically Edward is particularly interested in intervention development and evaluation, co-development, consensus methods, and realist evaluation. Edward is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Dr Wakisa Mulwafu

Wakisa is an Ears Nose and Throat Consultant surgeon at Queen Elilzabeth Hosptial, Blantyre, Malawi and a staff member of the University of Malawi College of Medicine. He is an experienced clinician with research and evaluation experience of road traffic related trauma in Malawi and lead author of Trauma Care in Malawi: A Call to Action. Wakisa has experience of developing and evaluating trauma data registries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Linda Chokotho

Linda is a Fellow of the College of Surgeons for East Central and Southern Africa. Her current research interests include: road traffic related trauma; epidemiology of trauma in developing countries; fracture care in developing countries and its outcomes. Linda is an experienced clinician with research and evaluation experience of road traffic related trauma in Malawi and a co-author of Trauma Care in Malawi: A Call to Action. Linda has experience of developing and evaluating trauma data registries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lusizi Kambalame

Lusizi a Lecturer in Theatre and Media for Communication for Development at The Polytechnic, University of Malawi. She provides expertise in communication and community engagement

Dr Zindaba Chisiza

Zindaba is a Malawian academic specialising in Theatre for Development practitioner, theatre maker and director. I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Drama in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. He specialises in uses of theatre-based techniques as tools for engaging individuals on a range of social and health issues.

Dr Simon Sikwese

Simon is CEO is Pakachere Institute for Health Development and Communication, Blantyre, Malawi. Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication is Local Health Communication and development NGO that specialises in Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC). Pakachere IHDC is dedicated to improving the health of Malawians especially the vulnerable by focusing on serious health, social and development challenges.

Dr David Fitzpatrick

David is a Senior Lecturer in health Sciences at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. The focus of David’s work is on the quality and safety of prehospital emergency care. Projects to date include various projects to improve the care, safety and effectiveness of pre-hospital emergency care practice. David continues to practice clinically as a paramedic within the West Division of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Professor Sally Haw

Sally has a Chair in Public Health & Population at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She has extensive expertise in evaluation of public health policies and complex intervention evaluation.

Dr Isabelle Uny

Isa is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She works on projects in the UK and in Malawi.  Her PhD focused on community perceptions of a maternal health policy implementation in Malawi. Isa’s research focuses on health behavioural change (particularly in maternal health) and policy analysis/policy implementation (particularly global), and their interplay with community perceptions/mobilization. Isa is a social scientist and qualitative health researcher with expertise in all qualitative inquiry methods/analysis and qualitative evidence synthesis (meta-ethnography).

Dr Greg Mannion

Greg has a background in primary school education. He is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Stirling, Scotland (UK), with expertise in rights-based participation and intergenerational education.

Gemma Teal

Gemma is a designer and researcher working at The Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, UK) in the area of health and wellbeing. Her work focuses on opening up the design process to include academic researchers from other disciplines, industry partners, health professionals, people with health conditions or members of the public. In order to do this she uses co-design methods, innovative community engagement and insight gathering tools, workshops, visualisation and prototyping. Gemma applies these approaches to design people centred services, products and digital interfaces.

Dr. Matthieu Poyade

Matt is a Research Fellow in the School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, UK).

Dr Alasdair Corfield

Alasdair trained as an Emergency Physician in Scotland & Australia and has an interest in critical care in Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Care settings. He currently works as an Emergency Medicine Consultant and as a Consultant in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with ScotSTAR, delivering critical care transport with the Scottish Ambulance Service. He leads research and development activity within ScotSTAR. His research interests are in trauma care, early warning scores and public health aspects of emergency care.

Professor Elizabeth Grant

Liz has a personal chair in Global Health and Development. She is Director of the Global Health Academy and Assistant Principal of Global Health at the University of Edinburgh. Liz was the Health Advisor for the Scottish Government Malawi Cooperation Agreement. She has led several research programmes with the Malawian Health Service, she directs the UK’s Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance, and leads health partnerships in Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda.