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Isabel Byrne

MSc

Research Assistant
of Spatial Epidemiology and Vector Ecology

Room
390

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Having graduated with a BSc in Zoology from University of Glasgow (2013) and an MSc in One Health from the Royal Veterinary College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2020), I consider myself an environmental epidemiologist. I have a special interest in vector-borne disease and emerging zoonotic diseases.

I am currently based at the School in London, where I am working as a Research Assistant with the Drakeley Group and the Agriculture and Infectious Disease Group. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Infection Biology
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Malaria Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Research

My previous research included amphibian and sea-turtle behavioural and physiological research and conservation in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago. 

My current focus is on understanding malaria transmission dynamics both in terms of the epidemiological and the environmental and spatial dynamics of the disease, in both high and low transmission settings.  

With the Drakeley Group, I am part of the team working on Freedom From Infection: Measuring the Absence of Malaria Infection, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I am providing statistical and spatial analysis support, specifically on seology data from Laos PDR. 

I am also part of the Improving Human Health (IHH) flagship of Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) research programme. This research programme is funded by CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research). I am investigating whether the breeding sites of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus can be identified using drones and satellite data. 

Research Area
Environment
Statistical methods
Agriculture
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Spatial analysis
Vector control
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Statistics
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Emerging Infectious Disease
Country
Cote d'Ivoire
Dominican Republic
Laos
Malaysia
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Environmental and spatial risk factors for the larval habitats of Plasmodium knowlesi vectors in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
Byrne I; Aure W; Manin BO; Vythilingam I; Ferguson HM; Drakeley CJ; Chua TH; Fornace KM
2021
Scientific reports
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