Professor Lara Fairall
Director, Knowledge Translation Unit, University of Cape Town Professor of Healthcare Delivery, Global Health Institute, King’s College London
Lara Fairall is a clinician scientist and founding head of the KTU. She is an expert in the design and conduct of pragmatic trials in less developed country primary care settings and had led 9 trials involving 82 745 patients from 225 clinics across 13 districts in South Africa and Brazil to investigate how to improve the quality of primary care for priority conditions including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, NCDs and mental health. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications, including, in The Lancet, the only randomised trial of non-physician initiated antiretroviral treatment. She has led the development of educational interventions to improve the quality of primary care in South Africa and spearheaded the partnership with the BMJ to spread PACK to other LMICs. She is currently the co-Principal Investigator of a NIMH-funded trial to improve the quality of mental health care for people on lifelong antiretroviral treatment and an Executive Member of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit at Kings’ College London on Health System Strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa (www.healthasset.org).