Professor Rose McGready
Collaborating Principal Investigator (PI) of Case Study – Mae Sot
Rose has been based in Maesot since June 1994, heading the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department. She has been a Professor of Tropical Maternal and Child Health (Oxford University) since 2014. Rose is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) since 2008, and Educational Consultant to the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine since 2013. She works on the treatment and epidemiology of uncomplicated malaria in pregnancy. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable as pregnancy reduces the immunity to malaria, increasing the susceptibility to malaria infection and the risk of illness, severe anaemia and death. For the unborn child, maternal malaria increases the risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, premature delivery and low birth weight - a leading cause of child mortality.