I joined LSHTM in September 2014 as a research assistant to support the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health and the Optihouse study (Optimization of health and sustainablity goals for low income housing). Prior to this, I was a research assistant at the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health at Imperial College London and was working in Malariaepidemiology at the Institute of Public Health Heidelberg. I hold a MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM, a BSc in Health Sciences from the Hamburg Unversity of Applied Sciences and a degree in Physiotherapy.
I am currently supporting the STAR study (HIV Self-testing Africa) which will investigate the clinical performance of HIV oral-fluid self-tests, identify social harms associated with the introduction of self-tests, and test the effectiveness of different HIV self-test distribution methods in increasing recent testing rates and linkage to HIV-related care. This research will support the distribution of HIV self-tests in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, as well as the development of WHO guidelines for policies promoting HIV self-testing worldwide.