Dr Chrissy Roberts
of Human Genetics
I am an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Research and a member of the trachoma group. My research focuses on the genomic and immunogenetic correlates of diseases that affect people living in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands and other low and middle income countries. I joined the LSHTM Clinical Research Department in 2009 after spending several years researching the use advanced diagnostics approaches to improve the outcome of stem cell transplants at the UCL Cancer Institute and Anthony Nolan Research Institute. Much of my recent work has focussed on trachoma (the leading infectious cause of blindness) but my diverse research interests include both communicable and non-communicable diseases. I take a multidisciplinary approach to research and have expertise in molecular genetics, diagnostics, genomics, computer and data sciences, biostatistics, bioinformatics, field survey methods and genetic epidemiology.
I am chair of the Open Data Kit @ LSHTM working group, which provides electronic data collection services. The ODK@LSHTM service has been set up to help scientific researchers use ODK in their projects. This service is available on a pay-what-you-can basis to anyone undertaking bona-fide research that can benefit global health, including studies focussed on human health, one-health, environmental and ecological research; as well as public health interventions, outbreak response and clinical trials. For more information, please visit odk.lshtm.ac.uk
I have extensive teaching experience and I am involved in the LSHTM taught course and distance learning programme as well as supervising and mentoring research degree students. I am currently the Module Organiser for the Distance Learning Module IDM-102 : Principles of Biology.