Since 2010, I coordinated an EU FP7 funded study called HARP (HPV in Africa Research Partnership) which was a multi-centre evaluation study of cervical cancer screening strategies, including HPV DNA based tests, for women living with HIV in Africa.
As part of my PhD, I investigated risk factors for HPV and associated cervical lesions among women living with HIV in Burkina Faso and South Africa. I also evaluated a DNA methylation assay for a human gene marker (EPB41L3) for the detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+). I also evaluated HPV genotype specific antibody responses over time according to HPV infection status.
I am currently involved in research aiming to summarise evidence on immunogenicity and efficacy against HPV infection and clinical outcomes of different HPV vaccine schedules.
I co-organise the module Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections and teach on the Vaccine Immunology module. I am a tutor on the module GCP, Ethics and Regulatory Affairs as part of the Distance Learning MSc in Clinical Trials.