(Medical Statistics and Epidemiology)
I obtained a PhD in mathematical biology from University College London (UCL) in 2006. Since then I have worked as a medical statistician in the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences at UCL, before joining the International Statistics and Epidemiology Group in June 2008.
I am a course organizer for Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES) and teach on the courses Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health (STEPH), and Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (ASME).
My research interests are in infectious disease epidemiology, statistics and mathematical modelling.
I collaborate with investigators in The Gambia and Kenya on studies to evaluate the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines into the routine childhood vaccination schedule. Through these collaborations I have become interested in evaluating vaccines and other interventions using interrupted time series analyses.
I am also the principle statistician for several ongoing trials, including a trial of the use of azithromycin (an antibiotic) in labour to reduce bacterial transmission to infants and a trial of the use of fractional doses of pneumococcal vaccines.