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Research overview

Dr Muge Cevik is a clinical lecturer in infectious diseases and medical virology. Her research interests focus on HIV, tuberculosis, other tropical infections and emerging infections including Covid-19 since the beginning of 2020.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as working on the NHS front line of the response, Dr Cevik provided scientific advice to the Chief Medical Officer – Scotland and advisory groups on recent scientific developments on Covid-19. She has been co-opted to NERVTAG (New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group) as a member for Covid-19, advising and producing guidance documents for UK-SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies). She also provided advice and consultancy to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on risk communication during Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Cevik is also coordinating the recruitment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients in South East Asia and South Africa working closely with the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) funded by the Wellcome Trust. Additionally, she is co-leading a household transmission study in Scotland as well as a prospective study to quantify the burden of Covid-19 in patients with tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda, with support from GCRF-NIHR. She is part of the CORRE Network (Covid-19 International Rapid Evidence Reviews Group) working towards providing rapid reviews for governments and the WHO.

Alongside her academic work, Dr Cevik developed a strong interest in science communication. She is passionate about the value of integrating science communication into our efforts to disseminate research, which has the potential to enhance knowledge exchange among scientists and physicians, and the broader public.

Profile Keywords

infectious diseases; medical virology; clinical research; epidemiology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

External positions

Honorary Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Virology, NHS LOTHIAN

2016 → …

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