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Grace Drury

MA Oxf, MA

Programme Manager & Executive Assistant to Professor Chris Lavy

Grace Drury (née Grace Le) manages several of NDORMS' health partnerships supporting surgical training and research in sub-Saharan Africa. 

She provides research management support for University of Oxford for SURG-Africa, a EU Horizon 2020 project focusing on strengthening surgical care in district hospitals in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.  

She is project manager for a THET Africa Grants Programme 2020 grant to develop training materials for management of delayed presenting clubfoot in Ethiopia. This follows on from the Africa Clubfoot Training project, where Grace co-authored and coordinated the development of standardised clubfoot provider training materials and instructor training materials, and led an OxReach crowdfunding campaign to support translation and roll-out of the training materials across Africa and beyond.

She was programme manager for COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) - a multi-country programme in partnership with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), overseeing orthopaedic surgical training courses in the COSECSA countries delivered by volunteer UK surgeons and local faculty, clinical fellowships in paediatric orthopaedics for local surgical trainees at specialist children’s hospitals in the region, basic trauma management courses, and related research and evaluation projects.

Grace is a member of Oxford University Global Surgery Groupassisting with set up of the accredited Oxford Global Surgery Course. She is Executive Assistant to Professor Chris Lavy, supporting his academic, international development, and health partnerships work.

She holds a MA Oxf degree in English Language & Literature from Wadham College, Oxford, and a MA degree in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University.