Dr Greta Wood MBBS MRes DTMH

Academic Clinical Fellow - Infectious Diseases Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology

About

Personal Statement

I am an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases, working to understand how interacting biological, geographic and socioeconomic factors impact outcomes in TB-affected people. My research interests include multimorbidity, the socioeconomic impact of infectious disease and infection neuroscience. This work is supervised by Dr Tom Wingfield, Dr Peter MacPherson and Dr Eve Worrall within LSTM and University of Liverpool.

I am the Clinical Research Fellow for the national COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study, researching acute neurological and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 hospitalised patients. Within this project, I study the impact of COVID-19 on cognition, exploring clinical, biomarker and neuroimaging correlates. I am a member of the World Health Organisation Neurology and COVID-19 Global Forum and co-lead the WHO/UoL-funded Global Brain Health Clinical Exchange Platform. I work within the collaborating Global COVID-19 Neuro Research Coalition. My other research focuses are seizures in encephalitis and the aetiology of brain infection in low- and middle-income countries. From Sep-Dec 2019, I was based in the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust, Blantyre, Malawi, as part of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Improving the Management of Acute Brain Infection.

In 2020, I completed a PGCert Tropical Medicine and International Health in the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. In 2018, funded by a competitive £5,000 Barbour Scholarship, I completed an MRes Global Health in Newcastle University for which I was awarded the Student Prize for the highest mark in written examinations of over 200 candidates. The MRes project studied the prevalence of frailty in older adults and was undertaken in Moshi, Tanzania. During undergraduate studies, I worked clinically and academically in both Nicaragua and the Czech Republic. In Nicaragua, I contributed to the GlobalSurg-2 international collaborative project and completed a local quality improvement project about the management of surgical site infection. For this work, I was awarded the Sir John Walton Salver Prize for the best quality improvement project undertaken during elective studies. In the Czech Republic, I worked within the Prague Burn Centre, funded by a Wellcome Trust/ Academy of Medical Science INSPIRE Research Scholarship.

I hold a national leadership role within the Royal College of Physicians Flexibility and Wellbeing Reference Group.

Clinically, I work in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Within the hospital, I was elected President of the Doctors’ Mess from four candidates and am involved in quality improvement and teaching.

POLICY
WHO Brain Health Unit: WHO Neurology and COVID-19: Scientific Brief, 29 September 2021 (Contributing author)

IMPACT; KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
Co-Lead international COVID-Neuro Clinical Exchange on behalf of the WHO Neurology & COVID-19 Global Forum.
Co-Lead new Brain Health Clinical Exchange

TEACHING
University of Liverpool, School of Medicine: Member of Faculty of Academic and Clinical Educators. Supervisor and teacher Research & Scholarship Modules.

MEDIA
COVID-CNS: Trial Site News: COVID-19 and psychosis