Dr Rachael Burke
I am an Infectious Disease and General (Internal) Medicine registrar, and a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD fellow. I am based in Malawi with the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Clinical Research Programme. My research interests are in tuberculosis and HIV co-infection, improving infectious disease diagnostics and in reducing in-hospital mortality for people living with HIV in low income settings.
I am conducting a clinical trial of Computer Aided Screening for Tuberculosis in Low Resource Environments (the CASTLE study). This will evaluate the utility of chest x-ray with computer aided diagnosis (CAD) for improving tuberculosis diagnosis among people living with HIV at the point of admission to hospital in Malawi. The trial will also provide information on the prevalance of HIV treatment failure, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases among inpatients at a district general hospital in Malawi.
I am delighted to work with my supervisors Prof Liz Corbett, Dr Peter MacPherson and Dr Ankur Gupta-Wright, as well as advisors and collaborators from College of Medicine Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and LSHTM.
More information about our Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Public Health research group can be found at Dr MacPherson's github page.