Investigator & Site Co-Lead
Associate Professor at Oxford University based at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, since 1994. Sassy chairs the Health Systems and Research Ethics department in Kilifi, and plays a senior role in several international research consortia, including the Wellcome Trust funded Global Health Bioethics network, and two DFID funded health systems network (RESYST, aimed at strengthening the resilience and responsiveness of health systems, and RinGs, aimed at strengthening the understanding of gender and ethics in health systems research). Her own research has focused on two main areas: the interface between health systems and households; and the interface between health researchers and communities. A current cross-cutting area of interest is examining and strengthening accountability processes at the frontline of health and research systems in sub-Saharan Africa.