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Dr Robert Butcher

PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
266

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 927 2419

I have completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at Imperial College London and an MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. My PhD thesis focussed on the distribution of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in the Pacific, with a focus on the Solomon Islands.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I am a tutor on the Distance Learning Principles of Biology module, and supervise MSc student summer projects each year.

Research

Following the completion of my PhD, my primary research focus has remained on the epidemiology of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection and trachoma in the Pacific. I am also interested in bacterial genetics, and the development and evaluation of nucleic acid diagnostic assays for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Research Area
Bacteria
Diagnostics
Disease and Health Conditions
Trachoma
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Sexually transmitted infection
Yaws
Country
Fiji
Kiribati
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
Region
Pacific island small states

Selected Publications

Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection, anti-Pgp3 antibodies and conjunctival scarring in Vanuatu and Tarawa, Kiribati before antibiotic treatment for trachoma.
Butcher R; Handley B; Garae M; Taoaba R; Pickering H; Bong A; Sokana O; Burton MJ; SepĂșlveda N; Cama A
2020
Journal of Infection
Trachoma, Anti-Pgp3 Serology, and Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Papua New Guinea.
Macleod CK; Butcher R; Javati S; Gwyn S; Jonduo M; Abdad MY; Roberts CH; Keys D; Koim SP; Ko R
2020
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Clinical signs of trachoma are prevalent among Solomon Islanders who have no persistent markers of prior infection with Chlamydia trachomatis.
Butcher R; Sokana O; Jack K; Sui L; Russell C; Last A; Martin DL; Burton MJ; Solomon AW; Mabey DCW
2018
Wellcome Open Research
Reduced-cost Chlamydia trachomatis-specific multiplex real-time PCR diagnostic assay evaluated for ocular swabs and use by trachoma research programmes.
Butcher R; Houghton J; Derrick T; Ramadhani A; Herrera B; Last AR; Massae PA; Burton MJ; Holland MJ; Roberts CH
2017
Journal of microbiological methods
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