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Meet the team

St George’s, University of London team


Tariq Sadiq

Tariq Sadiq

Tariq is Principal Investigator for the Precise study and the electronic self-testing instruments for sexual infections (eSTI2) study, Lead for the Applied Diagnostic Research and Evaluation Unit (ADREU) and is Reader in HIV and Sexual Health Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests include Personalised Diagnostics for Infection and Antimicrobial resistance, eHealth, and the role of host-microbiome interactions in reproductive disease syndromes.


Sebastian Fuller

Sebastian Fuller

Sebastian Fuller is Chief Investigator of the Precise Study Social Science Programme, Social Science Lead for ADREU and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St George’s University of London. For more than ten years he has worked developing and implementing community-based and clinical research programmes in the UK and internationally. His research interests include increasing access to sexual health, participant engagement in research and new technologies in healthcare. You can find out more about Sebastian on LinkedIn.


Emma Harding-Esch

Emma Harding-Esch

Emma is Project Manager for the Precise Study. She is the Senior Trials Coordinator for the eSTI2 (electronic self-testing instruments for sexually transmitted infections) consortium, and a Principal Scientist at Public Health England (PHE).

She has project managed, and conducted research in, several studies involving diagnostic evaluations and infectious disease control. You can find out more about Emma on LinkedIn.


Liqing Zhou

Liqing is Laboratory Manager and Postdoctoral Scientist (Molecular Biology) for ADREU.


Claire Broad

Claire Broad

Claire Broad is Research Coordinator for the Precise study. She invites patients to participate in the Precise research projects at the sexual health clinic at St George’s Hospital. Her current research interests include the relationship between infectious diseases and the immune system, and the development of point of care testing devices; particularly in sexual health.


Emma Cousins

Emma Cousins

Emma is Trial Coordinator for the Applied Diagnostics Research and Evaluation Unit (ADREU).


Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison is Research Scientist for the Precise study and carries out his work at St George’s University of London. His research interests include the development of new diagnostic tools, antimicrobial resistance and the determining factors of infection.


Agata Pacho

Agata is Social Science Research Assistant for the ADREU team.


Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips

Laura is Research Scientist for the Applied Diagnostics Research and Evaluation Unit (ADREU).