Meet our team

Louise's research career over the last 20 years has focused on improving our understanding of the causes of metabolic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and the effects of diet and lifestyle on these conditions. Louise's work is focused on improving health for UK African & Caribbean communities, in particular. She has worked extensively with UK African and Caribbean communities spanning a broad range of research from understanding differences in the biological mechanisms by which diabetes develops in African and Caribbean groups through to improving cultural competency of healthcare professionals. She is currently Chief Investigator for a Diabetes UK funded project investigating ethnic distinctions in the mechanisms by which diabetes develops in Black communities. Louise sits on the Diabetes UK Nutrition Committee, leading on the development of evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional management of diabetes in ethnic minority groups.  Read more about Louise

Seeromanie Harding, Professor of Social Epidemiology & Nutrition, King's College London. Co-investigator HEAL-D

Seeromanie's research focuses on social and ethnic inequalities in health in the UK and globally. She was the Principal Investigator for Principal of the Determinants of Adolescents Social well-being and Health study (DASH) study, (DASH) working with London teenagers and following them up in adulthood, to understand the social determinants of health. Read more about Seeromanie.

Dr Carol Rivas, Associate Professor in Complex Intervention and Social Policy Evaluation

Carol Is a medical sociologist who is actively involved in patient and public engagement work and participatory research to develop ‘complex interventions’ like HEAL-D.  Her research aims to understand and evaluate the way healthcare communication is undertaken and healthcare, social and community services operate and are perceived by providers, users and their networks, policy-makers and budget holders.  Read more about Carol

Amanda Moore, Doctoral Researcher King's College London, HEAL-D Study Lead

Amanda is a Public Health Nutritionist and Doctoral Researcher. Her PhD interests centre on understanding how UK African and Caribbean communities can be supported to motivate healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Amanda is responsible for the day to day management of the HEAL-D study.

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Design Team

Our Community Team is working with us throughout the process of developing and evaluating the HEAL-D Intervention. Bishop S Witter, Sandra Tomlinson, Benson Ozour, Ade Adurotimi, Lynette Richards-Lorde, Folake Segun Margaret Sekweyama, Kim Whittaker, Moriam Kadiri, Yasmiym St Hill, Mistura Yusuf

Steering Committee

Dr Mark Chamley - GP & diabetes lead for Lambeth intermediate Care Services, Crown Dale Medical Practice.

Shaun Heath - Practice nurse, Villa St Medical Centre, Southwark.

Linda Drake - Practice nurse, Elm Lodge Surgery, Southwark.

Deirdre McGowan - Diabetes specialist nurse - Lambeth intermediate care services, Crown Dale Medical Practice.

Dr Vikesh Sharma - GP Partner, Grantham Practice, Stockwell, Lambeth.

Dr Stephanie-Stanton-Fay - Research Associate, Health Psychology, UCL.

Krishna Sarda - Diabetes UK, Engaging Communities Lead

Pam Rogers - Commissioner, Southwark CCG

Nardos Yemane -  Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation Trust

Glenn Roberts - Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Innovation, KCL.