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Fatene Abakar Ismail

Research Assistant

I am a research assistant within the Oxford Diagnostics Evidence Cooperative (DEC) team working on the METRIC Trial (Measuring Temperature in Children). METRIC is a cross-sectional method agreement study comparing Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer to axillary and tympanic thermometers. The METRIC trial is running across several GP practices and one out-of-hours service and has a recruitment target of 533 children.

I have an undergraduate degree in Applied Biomedical Science (BSc hons) from Glasgow Caledonian University. After my degree, I worked as a laboratory assistant (haematology laboratory) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow. I recently defended my PhD thesis which was examining the use of Point Of Care lactate testing in patients with Sepsis. My main research interest is the analytical and diagnostic accuracy of point of care devices and their impact on clinical outcome.