Alicia Beatriz Vedio FRCP, DTM&H, Dip-HIV
University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
30 Regent Street
I began my studies at the University of Sheffield in May 2014 as a part-time Medical Doctorate student to undertake a study of barriers and facilitators affecting healthcare access for Hepatitis B in particular in the area of health practitioners including a systematic review of published evidence. This is part of a larger qualitative study, 'Chinese community access to treatment for Hepatitis B' (CATH-B) in which I am the PI and that was funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme, aiming to identify factors in three areas:
- Barriers and facilitators related to the Chinese community (Dr Eva Zhi Hong Liu)
- Factors related to healthcare practitioners (Dr Alicia Vedio)
- Factors related to policy making and commissioning (Dr Andrew Lee)
I am an Infectious Diseases Physician working at the Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since 2003 and with particular interest in Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis. My clinical practice interests include transition services, provision of specialist care in primary settings and cross-cultural interaction.
Title of MD: Factors affecting access to healthcare for Hepatitis B in the Chinese community; study of health practitioners using qualitative interviews.
My research interests include access to healthcare by migrant groups in relation to infectious diseases.
I am a Honorary Clinical Teacher in the Department of Infection and Immunity in the University of Sheffield.
Targeted testing in primary care demonstrates high prevalence of Hepatitis B infection within the Slovak-Roma population in Sheffield, UK. Gregory A, Vedio A, Stone B, Green ST, Bronsdon C. J Viral Hepatitis 2014 Oct; 21(10):e138-9.doi:10.1111/jvh.12287.
Successful use of Fendrix in HIV-infected non-responders to standard Hepatitis B vaccines. de Silva TI, Green ST, Cole J, Stone BJ, Dockrell DH, Vedio AB. J Infect. 2014 Apr; 68(4):397-9, doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.12.009.
Hepatitis B: report of prevalence and access to healthcare among Chinese residents in Sheffield UK. Vedio AB, Ellam H, Rayner F, Stone B, Kudesia G, McKendrick MW, Green ST. J Infect Public Health. 2013 Dec;6(6):448-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2013.05.004.
'It's just a virus' - viral illness i older people: prevention and management. Payne R, Forde D, Vedio A, Cope A, Pratt G, Tunbridge A. (2013). Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 23(02), 131-141.
Hepatitis C, a hazard for haemodialysis patients during international travel. Vedio AB, Poll R, Khwaja SA, McKendrick MW, Green ST. J Infect. 2009 May;58(5):392-3. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2009.02.017.
- Lead Supervisor: Professor Elizabeth Goyder
- Second Supervisor: Dr Sarah Salway