UK Public Health Rapid Support Team
I am an epidemiologist with extensive field experience in Africa and Asia. I am currently part of a10-person UK Public Health Rapid Support Team established by LSHTM and Public Health England to respond to, and carry out research in, epidemic diseases and outbreaks. My research interests are emerging and epidemic infectious diseases and improving outbreak responses and interventions.
During 2014-15, I was deployed as with Medecines Sans Frontieres and LSHTM in Sierra Leone as an epidedemiologist and a clinical trial manager (EBOVAC-Salone), and led LSHTM field research into transmission and asymptomatic infection in Ebola survivor households.
Before joining LSHTM, I spent 8 years in field positions with MSF in locations including South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Uzbekistan, India, Myanmar and Pakistan, and three years in MSF headquarters positions in Amsterdam and New York.
I have Masters in Epidemiology and in Public Health for Developing Countries from LSHTM and a BA in Political Science from Canterbury University, NZ.
I tutor on Basic Epidemiology and the Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases module in LSHTM and have contributed to Masters teaching on outbreak response in Sierra Leone
Ebola transmission, asymptomatic infection, seroprevalence surveys
Aetiology of severe undifferentiated febrile illness
Humanitarian health care