Ediri O'Brien

Trial Manager

"Ediri O’Brien joined LSTM in September 2019 as a Trial Manager in the Global Health Trials Unit working on the BabyGel study, A cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of household alcohol-based handrub for the prevention of sepsis, diarrhoea and pneumonia in Ugandan infants.

After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology in 1995 Ediri worked in health and education sector before moving to Taiwan where she worked as an English teacher for 3 years. She returned to the UK and to the field of health and education before commencing a midwifery research role Liverpool Women’s Hospital in 2005. Since then Ediri has worked as a researcher and trial coordinator based in NHS hospitals and HEI settings in the North West. She has many years’ experience conducting and managing quantitative and qualitative studies of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. She also completed her MPhil on the ethnic differences in babies’ skin and skincare routines at the University of Manchester in 2014.

In 2015 she moved to the University of Liverpool’s CTU continuing her career in research administration of women’s health and cancer trials before returning to her research passion of mums and babies on the BabyGel study here at LSTM.