Dr Edward Goka (BSc.PH, MPH, MRes, PhD)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 5154
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
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).
- 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)
- 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)
- Sanderson J (2016) Clinical effectiveness of bisphosphonates for the prevention of fragility fractures: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. BONE, 89, 52-58. View this article in WRRO
- GOKA EA, VALLELY PJ, MUTTON KJ & KLAPPER PE (2015) Single, dual and multiple respiratory virus infections and risk of hospitalization and mortality. Epidemiology and Infection, 143(01), 37-47.
- Goka EA, Vallely PJ, Mutton KJ & Klapper PE (2014) Pan‑human coronavirus and human bocavirus SYBR Green and TaqMan PCR assays; use in studying influenza A viruses co‑infection and risk of hospitalization. Journal of Infection(In Press).
- Goka EA, Vallely PJ, Mutton KJ & Klapper PE (2014) Mutations associated with severity of the pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in humans: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological evidence. Archives of Virology, 159(12), 3167-3183.
- Goka EA, Vallely PJ, Mutton KJ & Klapper PE (2014) Single and multiple respiratory virus infections and severity of respiratory disease: A systematic review. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15(4), 363-370.
- Goka E, Vallely P, Mutton K & Klapper P (2012) Influenza A virus dual and multiple infections with other respiratory viruses and risk of hospitalization and mortality. Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, 7(6), 1079-1087.
- Goka EA, Yen P-MN, Chiou J-Q, Lin C-L, Wu C-M, Fan H-H & Chen Y-MA (2007) HIV/AIDS Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among antenatal Taiwanese women and their satisfaction with prevention of mother-to-child program. Journal of International Cooperation, 2(1), 65-88.