Short CV/Education and training

Education and Qualifications

  • 1996
    MB BS Medicine, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • 2000
    MRCP Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London

  • 2003
    DTM&H Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London

  • 2005
    MSc Epidemiology, University of London

  • 2006
    Dip GU Med Sexual Health, The Society of Apothecaries, London

  • 2007
    Dip FFP Family Planning, Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, London

  • 2010
    Dip HIV, HIV Medicine, The Society of Apothecaries, London

  • 2010
    PhD Clinical Epidemiology, University of London

  • 2011
    Certification of Clinical Specialist Training Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, North Thames Deanery, UK

Previous Appointments

  • 1996 – 1997
    Junior House Officer: Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals, UK

  • 1998 – 2001
    Senior House Officer: North Tees Hospital, Oldchurch Hospital, Royal Free Hospital

  • 2001 – 2002
    Clinical Research Fellow, Immunology LSHTM

  • 2003 – 2005
    Clinical Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare

  • 2005 – 2007
    Clinical Specialist Training (Specialist Registrar), HIV Medicine & Sexual Health: University College Hospital London

  • 2007 – 2010
    Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship, LSHTM, London

  • 2010 – 2011
    Clinical Specialist Training (Specialist Registrar), HIV Medicine & Sexual Health: University College Hospital, London

  • 2011 – 2012
    Consultant Physician in HIV Medicine, North Middlesex Hospital, London

Honorary Appointments

  • 2007 – 2010
    Clinical Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe

  • 2009 – 2012
    Clinical Lecturer, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, LSHTM

  • since 2012
    Consultant Physician in HIV Medicine, St Bartolomew’s Hospital, London

Selected publications

  • Lowenthal E, Bakeera-Kitaka S, Marukutira T, Chapman J, Goldrath K, Ferrand RA. HIV infection in vertically-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the emerging challenges. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2014; pii: S1473-3099(13)70363-3

  • Shroufi A, Gunguwo H, Dixon M, Nyathi M, Ndebele W, Saint-Sauveur JF, Taziwa F, Ferreyra C, Viñoles MC, Ferrand RA. HIV-infected adolescents in Southern Africa can achieve good treatment outcomes: Results from a retrospective cohort study. AIDS 2013; 27:1971-8

  • Bandason T, Langhaug L, Makamba M, Laver S, Hatzold K, Mahere S, Munyati S, Mungofa S, Corbett EL, Ferrand RA. Burden of HIV among Primary School Children and Feasibility of Primary School-Linked HIV testing in Harare, Zimbabwe: A Mixed Methods Study. AIDS Care 2013; 25:1520-6

  • Miller RF, Kaski JP, Hakim J, Matenga J, Nathoo K, Munyati S, Desai SR, Corbett EL, Ferrand RA. Cardiac Disease in adolescents with delayed diagnosis of vertically acquired HIV infection. Clin Infect Dis 2013;56576-82

  • Ferrand RA, Desai SR, Hopkins C, Elston CM, Copley SJ, Nathoo K, Ndhlovu CE, Munyati S, Barker RD, Miller RF, Bandason T, Wells AU, Corbett EL. Chronic Lung Disease in adolescents with delayed diagnosis of vertically-acquired HIV. Clin Infect Dis 2012; 55:145-52

  • Lowe S, Katsidzira L, Meys R, Sterling JC, Koning M de, Quint W, Nathoo K, Munyati S, Ndhlovu CE, Salisbury JR, Bunker CB, Corbett EL, Miller RF, Ferrand RA. Acquired epidermodysplasia verruciformis due to multiple and unusual HPV infection among vertically-infected HIV-positive adolescents in Zimbabwe. Clin Infect Dis 2012; 54:e119-23

  • Ferrand RA, Trigg C, Bandason T, Ndhlovu CE, Nathoo K, Mungofa S, Gibb DM, Cowan FM, Corbett EL. Perception of risk of maternally-acquired HIV infection and acceptability of Provider-Initiated Testing & Counselling among adolescents in Zimbabwe. Am J Public Health 2011; 101:2325-32

  • Ferrand RA, Munaiwa L, Matsekete J, Bandason T, Nathoo K, Ndhlovu CE, Munyati S, Cowan FM, Gibb DM, Corbett EL. Undiagnosed HIV infection among Adolescents seeking Primary Health Care in Zimbabwe. Clin Infect Dis 2010; 51:844-51

  • Ferrand RA, Bandason T, Musvaire P, Larke N, Nathoo K, Mujuru H, Ndhlovu C, Munyati SS, Cowan FM, Gibb DM, Corbett EL. Causes of acute hospitalisation in adolescence: burden and Spectrum of HIV-related morbidity in a country with an early-onset and severe HIV epidemic PLoS Med 2010; 7:e1000178

  • Ferrand RA, Corbett EL, Wood R, Hargrove J, Ndhlovu CE, Cowan FM, Gouws E, Williams BG. AIDS among older children and adolescents in Southern Africa: projecting the time course and magnitude of the epidemic. AIDS 2009; 23:2039-46


Selected projects

  • TEENAIDS Project, (2007-2010), we worked with WHO to model the HIV epidemic to obtain survival estimates for HIV-infected children, and conducted studies in primary and secondary health care facilities to investigate HIV prevalence and spectrum of HIV-associated disease among adolescents in Zimbabwe. Following an observation that chronic cough was common among children attending clinics, we investigated the likely cause of this cough, which is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis.

  • CHILDAID Project, (2010-2011), we conducted a study in 6 primary schools (targeting 6000 students) to investigate the feasibility of school-linked HIV testing for children.

  • ZENITH & HARD Projects, (since 2012), we are currently conducting three studies: i) Evaluation of the effectiveness of provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling for older children, ii) a randomised controlled trial of an intervention to support families of HIV-infected children as a means of improving adherence to treatment and retention in HIV care of these children and iii) a cohort study to investigate the epidemiology of chronic lung and cardiac disease in HIV-infected children.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Academic Editor: PloS One

  • Academic Editor: Biomed International

Media coverage

Additional qualifications

  • MB BS

  • MRCP

  • MSc

  • DTM&H

  • Dip HIV Med

  • Dip GU Med


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