Prof. Richard Odame Phillips


Dept: Medicine
Department of Medicine
D Block Level 4

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Research Areas/Interests

M. ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer), Neglected Skin Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases HIV, Hepatitis, Immunology of TB Coinfection of HIV, Hepatit...~more

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Research Projects (Current and Past)

Ongoing Research Support

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) UK

2019- 2023 

Improving experiences of severe stigmatizing skin diseases in Ghana and Ethiopia

Role: CPI


European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

2017- 2022 

Evaluation of a nitric oxide generating dressing (EDX) to improve management of Buruli ulcer disease

Role: PI


European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

Dates: 2017- 2021

Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Epidemics (PANDORA-ID-NET)

Role: CPI


Wellcome Trust Investigator Award to Rachel Simmonds, University of Surrey


Investigating the role of coagulation in the pathogenesis of Buruli ulcer”

Role: CPI


Completed Research Support

WHO/ TDR, the Special Programme for Research andTraining in Tropical Diseases co sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO Impact Award 2015


Training and field evaluation of new diagnostic tool for Buruli ulcer in Ghana

Role: PI


EDIXOMED small grants award


Pilot study on a nitric oxide generating dressing (EDX) to improve management of Buruli ulcer disease

Role: PI


UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID)


Pathogenesis and management of M. ulcerans disease, Buruli ulcer

Role: PI


German Research Foundation (DFG)


Co-infection of M. tuberculosis or M ulcerans with Mansonella perstans in Ghana, Benin and Cameroun

Role: CPI


American Leprosy Mission through World Health Organisation                   


RCT comparing efficacy of 8 weeks treatment with clarithromycin and rifampicin versus streptomycin and rifampicin for buruli ulcer Ghana and Benin

Role: CPI

Faculty Resources Grant, Loyola University Medical Center    


Chronic HCV infection and recovery among a cohort of HCV positive in Kumasi, Obuasi municipality and Daboya communities.

Role: CPI


Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa award                                                                                           


HIV and Hepatitis B virus co-infection; Antiviral therapy and drug resistance; HIV genetic variability.

Role: CPI


EU FP7 Cooperation Collaborative Project Award   


Identification and development of vaccine candidates for Buruli Ulcer Disease

Role: CPI


European Foundations Initiative on Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD)


Development of an oral regimen for treatment of (Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer).

Role: PI

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