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