Some info about the University College London team...
Dr Shema Tariq
Co-Investigator, University College London
Shema is a Clinical Research Fellow at UCL’s Institute for Global Health, and Honorary Consultant HIV Physician at Mortimer Market Centre. Her main area of interest is the health and well-being of women living with HIV. She is Chief Investigator of the PRIME Study, one of the largest studies of HIV and ageing in women internationally. Shema trained in epidemiology and medical anthropology, and has expertise in mixed-methods and interdisciplinary research. Her academic experience includes doctoral research on HIV care during pregnancy, and a Fulbright Scholarship to Columbia University analysing data on late HIV diagnosis. She has a number of national roles including Vice-Chair of the British HIV Association’s HIV and Pregnancy Guidelines Committee; and Trustee, Positively UK.
Dr Jo Gibbs
Co-Investigator, University College of London
Jo is a Senior Clinical Research Associate in the Institute for Global Health at UCL, and an Honorary Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at Mortimer Market Centre. Her research interests include digital health, legal and regulatory issues surrounding online care, privacy and confidentiality in an online context, and public health. Her MRC-funded doctoral research was within the eSTI2 (electronic self-testing instruments for sexually transmitted infections) consortium. More recently she has led research funded by i-sense (an EPSRC funded consortium (EP/R00529X/1)). Her research is methodological, applied and interdisciplinary. She is a CASMI (Centre for Advancement of Medical Innovation) Fellow.
Dr Karen Lloyd
Senior Research Fellow, University College of London
Karen is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Global Health at UCL. She is a medical sociologist and qualitative researcher with research interests in the use of HIV treatment for prevention, personal engagements with digital technologies for HIV self-management, and constructions of identity through HIV bio- and digital technologies. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco, where her doctoral research explored how discourses about HIV treatment as prevention have emerged within the social worlds of HIV professionals. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading School of Pharmacy and worked as a research assistant during her PhD at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at UCSF.
Dr Simone Stumpf
Co-Investigator, City, University of London
Simone is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Her research focus is end-user interactions with personal information, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and physical computing systems. She has authored over 60 publications in international journals and conference proceedings, and been an investigator on healthcare research projects that have attracted significant funding, such as SCAMPI (Self-Care Advice, Monitoring, Planning and Intervention). She has worked extensively with private companies through research contracts, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), and consultancy. Dr Stumpf also has experience as a User Experience Architect researching, designing and evaluating user interfaces in a commercial context. Dr Stumpf brings her expertise in investigating the capture and sharing of personal information and co-designing new applications and online tools to the INTUIT project. She has co-authored several publications that address technology for people living with HIV.