Prof Amaya Bustinduy
Clinical Professor of Global Paediatric
St George's University Hospitals NHS Trust
Amaya trained in paediatrics and infectious diseases in the US and started working on helminthic infections, and their impact on child health in Coastal Kenya in 2009. She is foremost a field clinical epidemiologist and has investigated a broad range of disease manifestations in children and young women related to neglected tropical parasitic diseases (NTD), namely schistosomiasis and giardiasis. Other work has included profiling pro-inflammatory cytokines in schistosomiasis and drug (praziquantel) efficacy PK/PD studies in young children in Uganda and PK modelling in pregnant women with schistosomiasis in the Philippines. She is interested in community-based diagnosis of female genital schistosomiasis, validating diagnostic tools at the point-of-care and its integrations with cervical cancer, STIs and HIV diagnosis and access to care. Amaya heads the Schistosomiasis Clinical Research Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and works as a paediatric infectious diseases consultant in the UK National Health Service. She leads on field related studies in Uganda, Malawi and Zambia.
Module organiser for ' 3465- Neglected Tropical Diseases'
MSc module in the E-Slot
Lecturer DTMH, MSc CID, TMIH, Medical parasitology
Supervisor and tutor of MSc and PhD students
Diagnostics at the point-of-care
Drug efficacy (PK/PD studies)
Tropical paediatrics and adolescent health
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Sexual and Reproductive Health
When to Suspect It and What to Do About It