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 NationalY angming 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

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

Research Output

Current Research

  • Surveillance for the prevention of colorectal cancer in people with polyps (Public Health England Grant)

Recently Completed Research

  1. Development of a Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Return on Investment Tool (Public Health England Grant).
  2. Alternatives to total arthroplasty for patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review of treatment options and outcomes (NHS – CLAHRC Project)
  3. Single Technology Appraisal (STA): Comparative effectiveness of 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression vs. 4 Layer and other 2 Layer compression bandages in patients with venous leg ulcer (3M)
  4. A Single Technology Appraisal (STA): Certolizumab pegol for treating rheumatoid arthritis after inadequate response to a TNF inhibitor (NICE)
  5. PROJECT GRANTS for Public Health Research: The relationship between hospital and surgeon volume and outcomes in vascular surgery (NIHR Grant)
  6. Multiple Technology Assessment (MTA) Bisphosphonates in the prevention of fragility fractures (NICE)

Teaching and Supervision of student Dissertations

I participate in teaching the following courses:

  1. HAR6501, Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques (MSc Clinical Research, MSc Human Nutrition, ScHARR, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health)
  2. HAR679/HAR6024, Dissertation (MSc Clinical Research, MSc Human Nutrition, ScHARR, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health)
  3. HAR685, Communicable Disease Control (MPH, NIHR Continuing Professional Development (CPD))
  4. MBChB 1 SD (School of Medicine)
  5. MBChB 1 CA RCT (School of Medicine)

Recently Supervised/Completed Student Dissertations

  1. Effectiveness of micronutrient fortified cereal-based supplementary foods on nutritional status of children in developing countries
  2. Universal health coverage in developing countries and its impact on improving access to care and health care outcomes in antenatal care
  3. Effectiveness of community based sex education programmes in preventing HIV/STDs and unplanned teenage pregnancies in developing countries
  4. The role of coronaviruses in peritoneal encapsulation

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles