Dr Joseph Timothy
BSc MSc PhD
Spatial Epidemiology - NTDs and Emerging Infections
Originally a neuroscientist working on bipolar disorder and now an epidemiologist working on projects in West and East Africa (Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi).
I currently teach on introduction to disease agents and control (3125) focusing on IDM-NTDs (Buruli ulcer, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and yaws) and on the term 3 spatial epidemiology in public health (3135) module.
My main research interest is developing new operational approaches for case detection and patient management for IDM-NTDs (Buruli ulcer, cutaneous leishmaniasis, leprosy, lymphatic fialariasis and yaws). I focus on developing new and cost-effective strategies for case finding and burden estimation using community health infrastructure. I also have a wider interest in all the health systems aspects that form part of the challenge of improving outcomes for IDM-NTD patients including health systems research and utilising social / implementation science approaches to better understand and optimise new interventions.
I am also interested in emerging infections, particularly non-invasive serological tools to undestand exposure and transmission of ebolavirus infections and