Dr Stephen Aston
Steve's Clinical PhD Programme Experience:
"I have for many years been interested in pursuing a research career, particularly one focused on addressing healthcare problems that mainly impact the developing world. Undertaking a fellowship at Liverpool with it's international reputation in global health research, strong international links and the track record of supporting junior fellows to intermediate fellowships and beyond, represented a fantastic opportunity and an excellent spring-board to an academic career. I am in the first few months of my fellowship and remain in the phase of setting up my project. Thus far it has been a steep learning-curve in the generic project management skills that support clinical research. I look forward to getting going with my project and generating some data.
My focus is currently on establishing and maintaining a successful project. Following completion of the PhD fellowship, I plan to return to Liverpool to complete my clinical training, hopefully within the context of a clinical lectureship from which I will be able to successfully apply for an Intermediate Fellowship.
See how Steve is getting on with his project:
Publications for Steve Aston
The pathophysiology of pneumococcal pneumonia
Wootton DG, Aston SJ, Gordon SB
The role of rapid diagnostic tests in managing adults with pneumonia in low-resource settings.
Pneumonia in low and middle income countries: progress and challenges
Zar HJ, Madhi SA, Aston SJ, Gordon SB.