Dr Edward Goka (BSc.PH, MPH, MRes, PhD)

Edward Goka

Research Associate

HEDS, ScHARR
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Office: G026

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 5154
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

Email: E.A.Goka@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-6754-3312

Biography

I obtained my PhD in medicine from the University of Manchester (UK) in May 2014. I also have an MRes in epidemiology obtained from the University of York (UK) in December 2010, a Master of Public Health (MPH) obtained from the National Yangming University in Taiwan in June 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSc.PH) obtained from the University of Malawi in March 2001. I joined ScHARR in September 2014 as a Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis).

Prior to this, I practiced public health at the Lilongwe City Council in Malawi for ten years (1997 – 2007) where I was responsible for the provision of preventive health services to the city residents including: Infectious diseases control, chronic diseases control, occupational health, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, health promotion and environmental health services. I also worked as a lecturer in communicable diseases control (May 2002 to August 2004) at the Malawi College of Health Sciences (Lilongwe Campus).

Research Interests

  • Health technology assessment on the effectiveness of treatments or public health interventions
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases (e.g. viruses) and cancers due to infections (e.g. hepatitis B, C)
  • Disease surveillance, e.g. the syndromic surveillance
  • Health behavioural research, e.g. understanding the factors associated with acceptance of HIV testing
  • Global health research (Health Services Research/Outcome Research in clinical and public health interventions)
  • Translational medical research (design and validation of diagnostic tests/assays for viruses)

Research Output

Current Research

  • The relationship between hospital and surgeon volume and outcomes in vascular surgery (Projects Grants for Research, NIHR)

Recently Completed Research

  • Multiple Technology Assessment (MTA): Bisphosphonates in the prevention of fragility fractures in osteoporosis (NICE project)
  • Single Technology Assessment (STA): Certolizumab Pegol (CZP) for treating rheumatoid arthritis after inadequate response to a TNF inhibitor (NICE project)

Teaching and Supervision of Student Thesis Projects

I participate in teaching the following courses:

  • HAR6501 Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques (Masters of Public Health, MPH, ScHARR, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health)
  • OCP602, Cancer epidemiology (MRes Translational Oncology, Department of Oncology & Metabolism, School of Medicine)

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles