Miss Isabel Fletcher
Research Degree Student
Prior to coming to LSHTM in 2018, I obtained a MSc in Ecology and a BSc in Biological Sciences, both from Durham University.
My research interests centre on understanding the impacts of climate on human health. For my PhD research, I use statistical models to understand the impact of climate, land-use and interacting factors on incidence of malaria and dengue. Recently, I have been involved in projects understanding the relative role of climate variation on malaria in Ecuador, and climate interacts with land-use change to drive malaria re-emergence in Venezuela.
I am also interested in understanding how environmental data can be best used to facilitate climate-sensitive disease decision-making.
My PhD research is funded by the BBSRC.