Dr Lara Fairall

Senior scientist: Knowledge Translation Unit

Imagine creating something you know will help thousands of local nurses and healthcare workers to provide better care for patients with lung problems and HIV/Aids. Dr Lara Fairall did. She spent years developing a set of locally relevant clinical guidelines that help nurses in their day-to-day work. Having proved so effective in enabling better care, her guidelines are currently being adapted for use in Malawi and she will be expanding them to address other key healthcare concerns, including mental health and antenatal care. A founder of the UCT Lung Institute's Knowledge Translation Unit, Fairall completed her medical degree at the University of Cape Town, with a distinction in clinical examinations. To share her medical knowledge, she has written reviews for the British Medical Journal and for Social Science and Medicine, and is also a member of the World Health Organisation's expert advisory panel on clinical practice guidelines and research methods and ethics.�Faranaaz Parker

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