of Spatial Epidemiology and Vector Ecology
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.
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.