Impact of detectable anti-SARS-COV2 on the subsequent incidence of COVID-19 in healthcare workers

Project Details


COVID-19 is causing a global pandemic. This study aims to find out whether healthcare workers who have evidence of prior COVID-19, detected by antibody assays (positive antibody tests), compared to those who do not have evidence of infection (negative antibody tests) are protected from future episodes of infection.
Short titleSIREN
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/08/23


  • Scottish Government: £501,626.00

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 project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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  • Early warning surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants, United Kingdom, November 2021-September 2022

    Foulkes, S., Monk, E. J. M., Sparkes, D., Hettiarachchi, N., Milligan, I. D., Munro, K., Taylor-Kerr, A., Platt, N., Howells, A., Kyaw, J. Y. A., Adaji, E., Gallagher, E., Khawam, J., Wellington, E., Price, L., Crossman, D., Norman, C., de Lacy, E., Cromey, L., Corrigan, D., & 12 othersLackenby, A., Barbero, P., Elegunde, B., Zambon, M., Chand, M. A., Brown, C. S., Islam, J., Atti, A., Hopkins, S., Hall, V. J., Cole, M. J. & SIREN Study Group, Jan 2023, In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 29, 1, p. 184-188 5 p.

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  • Protection against SARS-CoV-2 after Covid-19 vaccination and previous infection

    Hall, V., Foulkes, S., Insalata, F., Kirwan, P., Saei, A., Atti, A., Wellington, E., Khawam, J., Munro, K., Cole, M., Tranquillini, C., Taylor‑Kerr, A., Hettiarachchi, N., Calbraith, D., Sajedi, N., Milligan, I., Themistocleous, Y., Corrigan, D., Cromey, L., Price, L., & 15 othersStewart, S., de Lacy, E., Norman, C., Linley, E., Otter, A. D., Semper, A., Hewson, J., D’Arcangelo, S., Chand, M., Brown, C. S., Brooks, T., Islam, J., Charlett, A., Hopkins, S. & SIREN Study Group, 31 Mar 2022, In: New England Journal of Medicine. 386, 13, p. 1207-1220 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    132 Citations (Scopus)
    33 Downloads (Pure)