Katherine Gallagher BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor


Kate is a biologist who has had an interest in infectious disease since specialising in microbiology and virology during her undergraduate degree. She gained experience in research whilst working for a charity in maternal and child health centres in Somaliland and during an internship with FIND in Geneva. After a short stint in the public health directorate of NHS Lambeth, she completed the Msc in Epidemiology at LSHTM in 2013.

Kate completed a PhD evaluating the implementation of HPV vaccination in East Africa and other low and middle income countries, which included field work in Tanzania in 2014-15. Whilst based at the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit in Tanzania she aided initial set-up of the EBOVAC1 Ebola vaccine Phase 1 trial and now works as a coordinator of the EBOVAC1 projects in London. 



Research areas

  • Adolescent health
  • Disease control
  • Health policy
  • Health systems
  • Health workers
  • Immunisation
  • Implementation research
  • Public health
  • Sexual health
  • Vaccines


  • Epidemiology
  • Vaccinology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cervical cancer
  • Emerging Infectious Disease
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Infectious disease


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Other interests

  • Ebola
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