Institute for Global Health


UCL Centre for Pragmatic Global Health Trials

Our Centre aims to promote methodological excellence in the conduct of pragmatic trials in global health.

Pragmatic trials inform clinical or policy decisions by providing evidence about the effectiveness of interventions in real-world community or clinical settings.  We partner with Trial Units and researchers working on complex interventions in a wide range of areas, including infectious diseases, sexual and reproductive health, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health and  nutrition, and the prevention of violence against women.  We aim to promote innovation in all areas of global health trials, including their design, conduct, analysis, as well as the use of quantitative and qualitative data in the development phase of trials and process evaluation.  

Strategic Priorities
  • To offer leadership and guidance, and to promote methodological excellence for pragmatic global health trials  
  • To provide a focal point for sharing experience and best practice and for pooling of resources and training across trials  
  • To interact and share expertise with the UCL Institute for Clinical Trials and Methodology, and with other units globally 
  • To develop education and postgraduate training in global health trials  
Andrew Copas (Director)Hanif EsmailYohhei Hamada
Frank Kloprogge*Arundhati Maitra*Molebogeng (Lele) Rangaka
Zahra Sadouki*Oliver StirrupChivon Winsloe
Asad Zaidi  

* Members of the UCL Pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics group, hosted within the Centre, along with Marie Sjölin Wijk (Visiting PhD student, University of Cape Town) and Jelmer Raaijmakers (Visiting PhD student, Radboud Universiteit)

Affiliated members of the centre:

Ibrahim AbubakarAlejandro Arenas-PintoNeha Batura
Tim ColbournAl Cozzi-Lepri Ed Fottrell 
Vanessa Hack Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli Therese Hesketh 
Jenevieve Mannell Fiona Mapp Jo Morrison 
David OsrinSarah Pett Andrew Phillips 
Audrey ProstAlison Rodger Naomi Saville 
Andrew SealMarayam ShahmaneshJolene Skordis
Sonali Wayal  
Research Projects