Dr Inusa graduated MBBS 1984, ABU Zaria, Nigeria. He is a professor of paediatric haematology and sickle cell disease, King’s College London and lead consultant paediatric haemoglobinopathies at Evelina London
He is the Chair of the National Haemoglobinopathy Panel, England and co-lead Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre, South London, South East Network and a trustee of the UK Forum on Haemoglobin Disorders.
He is also a mentor, supervising PhD and masters students at King’s College London, receiving students from Italy, China and the Middle East.
His main research activity and interest is in sickle cell disease with over 70 publications in high impact journals focusing on global health, newborn screening, stroke, renal disorders and health related quality of life. He is a reviewer for peer review journals, national and international publications and grant funders.
Baba is the Chief Investigator of ‘African Research Innovative Initiative for Sickle Cell Education’ (ARISE), an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklowdowska – Curie $2.1m grant (2019-2023) involving institutions in Europe (UK, France, Italy and Cyprus), USA, Africa (Kenya and Nigeria) and Lebanon.
He is the founder and director of the Academy for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference (ASCAT), an international meeting platform that is now in its 15th year (2020), supported by Sickle Cohort Research Foundation (SCORE) www.scorecharity.com