Enabling and translating advances in diagnostic and communication technologies to reduce the burden of STIs (eSTI2


UKCRC Strategic Grant 


£3.93 million


  • Dr Tariq Sadiq (St George’s Univ London); Professor W Balachandran
  • Dr K Hone (Brunel University)
  • Professor P Butcher
  • Professor G Griffin
  • Dr P Hay, Dr J Hinds
  • Professor S Krishna
  • Dr P Oakeshott
  • Dr T D Planche (St George’s University of London)
  • Professor N Gill
  • Professor C Ison
  • Dr C M Lowndes
  • Dr J Dave
  • Dr S A Chisholm (Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr P Sonnenberg (University College London)
  • Professor A Szczepura (Coventry University)
  • Dr C Estcourt (Queen Mary, University of London)


This research programme brings together a national, multidisciplinary team of experts to develop and evaluate simple to use, rapid, accurate, tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can be networked through mobile phones. Clinical management, treatment and follow up of individuals who test positive will be online using remote management pathways ‘eSexual Health clinics’, embedded within NHS sexual health services.  The research team includes microbiologists, biotechnologists, clinicians, Health Protection Agency, health technology assessment expertise, telecommunications partners, human technology interface experts, and health scientists, working closely with industry collaborators.



 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021