(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 the module Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies, and also a tutor on the Epidemiology MSc and Clinical Trials MSc.
My research interests are in applied statistics and infectious disease epidemiology.
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 cluster-randomsied trial of a hospital management intervention in Malawi, a trial of fractional dose pneumococcal vaccine in Kenya, and a trial of intra-partum azithromycin in The Gambia and Burkina Faso.