The BRIGHT Team

Team Leaders

Clare Elwell, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London (UCL)

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Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

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Sophie Moore, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Department of Women and Children's Health, School of Life Science, King's College London (KCL)

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Current Team

Anna Blasi, Ph.D

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London (UCL)

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Luke Mason, Ph.D.

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London

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Bosiljka Milosavljevic, Ph.D.

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London

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Chiara Bulgarelli, Ph.D.

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London (UCL)

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Maria M. Crespo-Lladó, Ph.D.

Department of Women and Children's Health, University of Liverpool

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Ebrima Mbye
Field Coordinator

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM

Ebou S. Touray
Field Coordinator

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM

Giulia Ghillia

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London

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Tijan Fadera

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Fabakary Njie

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mariama Saidykhan

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Ousman Kambi

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

BRIGHT Ph.D. Students

Laura Katus, Ph.D.

Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge

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Sam McCann, Ph.D.

Department of Women and Children's Health, School of Life Science, King's College London

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Christine Torrance, Ph.D.

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Warwick

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Liam Collins Jones, Ph.D.

BRIGHT MSc Students

Catherine Southard

MSc Educational Neuroscience, Birkbeck and UCL Institute of Education, 2019

Emma Efstathiou

MSc Educational Neuroscience, Birkbeck and UCL Institute of Education, 2018

Perijne Vellekoop

MSc Educational Neuroscience, Birkbeck and UCL Institute of Education

Affiliated Members

Co-Investigators & Collaborators

Andrew Prentice, Ph.D.

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Momodou Darboe, Ph.D.

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Michelle de Haan, Ph.D.

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London (UCL)

Topun Austin, Ph.D.

Evelyn Perinatal Imaging Centre, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Scientific Officers and Field Staff

Lena Acolatse
Higher Scientific Officer

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Sophie Budge
Higher Scientific Officer

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Saikou Drammeh
Field Coordinator

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Lamin Sanyang
Field Assistant

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Muhammed Ceesay
Field Assistant

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Buba Jobarteh
Field Assistant

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Ebrima Drammeh
Field Assistant

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Kassa Kora
Field Assistant

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Ansumana Barjo
Field Assistant

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Omar Njie
Field Assistant

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Data Team

Ebrima Comma
Data Manager

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Padmaja Javkar
Senior Data Manager

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Musa Jarjou
Data Manager

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Abdoulie Faal
Data Manager

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mohammad Ngum
Data Manager

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Natoma Jarra
Data Entry Clerk

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Research Assistants

Marta Perapoch Amadó
Research Assistant

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, UCL

Maria Rozhko
Research Assistant

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, UCL

Nathan Hayes
Research Assistant

MRC Human Nutrition Research Group, Medical Research Council

Placement Students and Interns

Laura Steiner
Intern

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Jasmine Siew
Intern

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Sophie Yelland
Placement Student

University of Manchester

June Pastor Larrieta
Placement Student

University of Bath

Dominique Taylor
Placement Student

University of Manchester

Phase I Team

Maria Papademetriou
Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical engineering, University College London

Katarina Begus
Research Assistant

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London

Helen Maris
Research Assistant

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London

Drew Halliday
Visiting Research Student

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical engineering, University College London

Clinical Team

Fatai Akemokwe
Head of Clinical Services

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Rowena Neville
Head of Clinical Services

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Patrick Nshe
Doctor

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Edrisa Sinjanka
Nurse Coordinator

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Babatam Bah
Nurse

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mustapha Joof
Nurse

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Fatou Sosseh
Midwife

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Yusufa Dampha
Midwife

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Jane Jackson
Midwife

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Sherrifo Jarju
Lab technician

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dawda Camara
Lab Technician

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine