Scientific Advisory Group

Scientific Advisory Group for EQUI-Injury:

Andy LeatherChair, Andy Leather, King's College London, UK

Andy Leather is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Surgery at King’s College London, UK. He was a Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital from 1996-2015, holding various roles including Clinical Director for Surgery. He founded King’s Global Health Partnerships that brings together the academic, health and international development communities from King’s Health Partners. KGHP works alongside our international partners, to strengthen healthcare systems in Somaliland, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia. He co-chaired the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and his research interests are in strengthening surgical systems.

Twitter @AndyLeather1 Andrew Leather - Research Portal, King's College, London ( 


Sadaf KhanCo-Chair, Sadaf Khan Aga Khan University, Pakistan 

Associate Dean Undergraduate Medical Education, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Director, Center for Global Surgical Care,

Recognizing the need for exploration of surgical issues as they pertain to Pakistan, the Center of Global Surgical Care was established at AKU. This is a collaboration between the departments of Surgery, Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, and Community Health Sciences. Additionally, we initiated a Rural Surgery Leadership program to provide a trained surgeon to manage all emergency surgical procedures and develop the skills to work within different health systems in resource-constrained environments.

Faculty Profile | MC, PK | The Aga Khan University (


Anthony HowardAssistant Chair, Anthony Howard,  University of Oxford, UK

Anthony is a Clinical research fellow in musculoskeletal trauma orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in injuries in LMICs. He is affiliated with the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.

Anthony HOWARD | Academic Fellow | Doctor of Philosophy | University of Oxford, Oxford | OX | Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) (


Charlie MockCharlie Mock, The University of Washington, USA

Charlie is a Professor of Global Health, Surgery and Epidemiology, with an expertise in Prevention and Trauma Care, especially in low-and middle-income countries. He worked as a surgeon in Ghana and he served as Director of University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. He has also worked at WHO, where he developed WHO's trauma care activities. In 2010, he returned to his joint position as Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology at University of Washington. His main interests include the spectrum of injury control: surveillance; injury prevention; trauma care 

Charlie Mock | University of Washington - Department of Global Health


Tiffany ChaoTiffany Chao, Stanford University, USA

Tiffany is a general surgeon at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Affiliated) in the Stanford Department of Surgery. Her interests in surgery include minimally invasive foregut, hernia, and colorectal surgery, in addition to acute care & trauma surgery. Twitter @DrTiffanyChao

Tiffany E. Chao, MD, MPH, FACS's Profile | Stanford Profiles



Margie PedenMargie Peden, Imperial College London, UK

Dr Peden holds degrees in nursing and epidemiology and is an internationally recognized injury epidemiologist. She headed the unintentional injury prevention team at WHO for 17 years leading both world reports on Road traffic injury prevention (2004) and Child injury prevention (2008). She is currently the head of The George Institute’s global injury programme based at Imperial College London. She co-directs a WHO Collaborating Centre on Injury Prevention and Trauma Care.

Twitter @margiepeden   Twitter @margiepeden


Heike GeduldHeike Geduld, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Heike is Associate Professor and Head of the division of Emergency Medicine at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. She works clinically with the Western Cape EMS. She is a past President of the College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa as well as the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM). 

Twitter @HeikeGeduld.  Heike Geduld - Head of Emergency Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa 


Susan LevineSusan Levine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Susan is a Professor and Head of Anthropology  in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town. and Convenor of Health Humanities and the Arts. Her previous work as a medical anthropologist created a bridge between public health, medicine, and the arts, which is a theme that Susan continues to develop in her research on paediatric illness, skin bleaching, sight impairment, and the political economy of health.

Dr Susan Levine | Anthropology (


Risikat DaudaRisikat Dauda, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Risklat is a Professor of Economics at University of Lagos. Risikat is a development economist with more than 20 years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy on issues of African development. Risikat DAUDA | Professor of Economics | PhD | University of Lagos, Lagos | Unilag | Department of Economics ( Twitter @RissyDauda


Karen DanielsKaren Daniels, Independent Health Policy and Systems expert, South Africa

Karen has worked as a specialist scientist at the South African Medical Research Council within the Health Systems Research Unit. She has also worked as a technical officer at the World Health Organization within the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, as well as the Health Workforce Department. In her activism, Karen served for nearly 20 years as a Board member for the Surplus People Project. She has also served on the Board of Health Systems Global for 3 years. In 2020 Karen was appointed by Dr Tedros to the WHO’s Guidelines Review Committee, where she continues to serve.  While her research content interests are wide, her methods have focused on the conduct and teaching of primary qualitative research and qualitative evidence synthesis. Through this work she hopes to bring a human voice to the experience of health systems policy, guidelines, implementation, and reform. In her work she is guided by a commitment to social justice, socialism, feminism, and a feminist ethic of care.  Twitter @KarensComments


Lee WallisLee Wallis, World Health Organization, Geneva.

Lee is Lead: Emergency Care at WHO headquarters within the Clinical Services and Systems Unit. Before that, he was Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He was also the head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stellenbosch University. Lee is the past president of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa, the African Federation for Emergency Medicine and more recently the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. 

Twitter @wallis_lee     Lee A. Wallis - Wikipedia 


Elmin SteynElmin Steyn, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Elmin is a Professor and the Head of the Division of Surgery at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. She is a certified trauma surgeon and experienced transplant surgeon. Previously Elmin was in practice at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial and Vincent Pallotti Hospitals in Cape Town, where she set-up the Trauma Emergency Centres and established the first private Renal Transplant program in Cape Town.

Twitter @ElminSteyn Professor Elmin Steyn - Centre For Trauma Sciences (


Entuela TakoAntuela Tako is a Reader in Operational Research at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University.

She is an expert in developing quantitative and qualitative modelling approaches to support organisations in their decision-making processes. Her research interests focus on simulation modelling and more specifically participative and facilitated simulation, comparison of alternative simulation approaches, hybrid simulation, behavioural operational research and problem structuring methods, applied primarily in healthcare. Antuela is the co-founder of PartiSim ( and supported Leicestershire County Council in the development of integrated community-based care services as part of the Simulation for Greater Care project ( Her research has appeared in the European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support Systems, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Simulation, etc. Antuela is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Simulation and the Health Systems Journal. Her email address is: and twitter account @AntuelaTako. Twitter @AntuelaTako