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Dr Robert Butcher

PhD

Research Fellow

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

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

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

Mass drug administration of azithromycin for trachoma reduces the prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the Solomon Islands.
Marks, M.; Bottomley, C.; Tome, H.; Pitakaka, R.; Butcher, R.; Sokana, O.; Kako, H.; Solomon, A.W.; Mabey, D.C.;
2016
Sex Transm Infect
Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in female clinic attendees in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Marks, M. ; Kako, H. ; Butcher, R. ; Lauri, B. ; Puiahi, E. ; Pitakaka, R. ; Sokana, O. ; Kilua, G. ; Roth, A. ; Solomon, A.W. ; Mabey, D.C. ;
2015
BMJ Open
Development and Evaluation of a Next-Generation Digital PCR Diagnostic Assay for Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infections.
Roberts, C.H. ; Last, A. ; Molina-Gonzalez, S. ; Cassama, E. ; Butcher, R. ; Nabicassa, M. ; McCarthy, E. ; Burr, S.E. ; Mabey, D.C. ; Bailey, R.L. ; Holland, M.J. ;
2013
J Clin Microbiol
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