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Professor Trudie Lang

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Duration: 1:08:38 | Added: 01 Aug 2023
Georgina Ferry interviews Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research and Head of the Global Health Network, 13 April 2023.

Topics discussed include (00:00:20) early interest in science, degree in biochemistry, work in the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical trial monitor, work in Africa and a Surgical Eye Expedition project, running clinical trials in U.K. hospitals, malaria work with SmithKline Beecham, overseas programmes, part-time PhD, work at Oxford on vaccine programmes, Global Health Network and work in Kenya; (00:21:11) first awareness of COVID-19; (00:26:04) global perspective, involvement of the network; (00:37:10) competition in science, EU Horizon projects, collaborations; (00:43:48) UKRI-funded work relating to World Health Organisation blueprint; (00:47:41) obstacles to data sharing among countries during the pandemic; (00:50:51) lessons learned from the pandemic; (00:54:30) personal experience of COVID-19; (00:57:24) changes to work schedule, including remote working; (00:59:39) support for wellbeing, including student wellbeing; (01:01:12) role as Green Templeton College student advisor; (01:02:54) sense of purpose through work on COVID-19; (01:05:44) changes in attitude to career as a result of the pandemic.

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