Isabella Rockson has worked in the area of health systems and reproductive health for over 15 years specializing in program development, administration, Management, monitoring and evaluation,
Isabella is the Study Coordinator/Grants Administrator for the H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network made up of investigators based at 13 institutions in five African countries (Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Africa) with supportive partnership and complimentary expertise from seven institutions in the USA and Canada. The H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network has recruited over 8,000 subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and controls into its research studies. Currently, the team is working on a renewal study to advance the understanding of the causes of CKD in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection, children with nephrotic syndrome and patients with sickle cell disease. These research findings it is believed will also lay the foundation upon which to develop new treatments and strategies to prevent CKD.
On these studies, I am primarily responsible for coordinating award management activities including communicating with funders, setting up agreements, ensuring IRBs and MTA’s are processed and renewed annually, ensuring reports are submitted timely and reporting back to partners and funders on a timely basis.
Isabella holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and has a Diploma in Journalism.
She is currently a Research Development Officer with the Pre and Post Award Services team of the University of Ghana at the Korle Bu satellite Office where she provides research support services to Faculty for both internally and externally funded grants.
Before joining the University, Isabella worked on a number of donor funded projects in different project management capacities where she was involved in the planning, designing, implementation, directing and monitoring of project related activities.