About

I am currently a MRC Doctoral Training Partnership candidate studying at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Lancaster Medical School.

Prior to starting my MRC DTP, I worked within the Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group (SEEG) at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Simon Hay.

My DTP research aims to produce high spatial resolution maps of neglected tropical diseases, with a focus on human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). My primary supervisor at LSTM is Professor Steve Torr, a world expert on the behaviour, ecology and control of disease vectors. My secondary supervisor, based at Lancaster University, is Dr Michelle Stanton whose expertise include spatial statistics, GIS, and satellite imagery processing. More information on my research project can be obtained via my “Research project” page.

Education and Training:

2021: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Tropical Medicine
    Medical Research Council (MRC) – Full scholarship funding
    Dissertation: “Micro-level Spatial Epidemiology of Neglected Tropical Diseases”
    Supervisors: Professor Steve Torr, Dr. Michelle Stanton

2018: Lancaster University Medical School, Lancaster, UK

    Master of Research (M.Res.), Global Health: Translational and Quantitative Skills
    Medical Research Council (MRC) – Full scholarship funding
    Dissertations:
    “Co-dominance of Anopheles mosquitoes in Southern Cameroon”
    “Mapping accessibility in relation to entomological sampling”
    “A spatial demographic model of tsetse within Northern Zimbabwe”

2014: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

    Master of Science (M.Sc.), Molecular Biology of Parasites and Disease Vectors
    Dissertation: “Insecticide resistance within Aedes albopictus from Malaysia”

Professional Positions:

2014-2017: Research Assistant, Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, University of Oxford
PI: Professor Simon Hay

Professional Associations:

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2018 – present)
British Ecological Society (2018 – present)
LSTM R-users (2018 – present) (Co-founder)

Academic referee:

Scientific Data
Parasites & Vectors
PLoS One
PLoS NTD
Annals of Global Health

Oral and poster presentations:

Updated November 2019

“Assessing the impact of climate change on sleeping sickness in Zimbabwe using a geospatial model of tsetse population dynamics” American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 68th Annual Meeting, Maryland, 20th November – 24th November 2019. Oral Presentation (session 61).

World Health Organisation: Achieving NTD Control, Elimination and Eradication Targets Post-2020, Modelling Perspectives and Priorities. Geneva, 15-16th April 2019. Oral Presentation.

“Spatial analysis of transport networks in northern Uganda for guiding vector control activities for sleeping sickness.” American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 67th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 28th October – 1st November 2018. Oral Presentation (session 170).

“Global mapping of vulnerability to snakebite.” Snakebite – From Science to Society conference, Leiden, 22nd June 2018. Oral Presentation.

“Global mapping of vulnerability to snakebite.” One Health, Many Perspectives: Emerging Research from LMICs conference, Liverpool, 29th August 2018. Oral Presentation.

“Mapping the spatial distribution of the Japanese encephalitis vector, Culex tritaeniorhynchus Giles.” Royal Entomological Society special interest group meeting, London, 17th May 2017. Poster.

“Elucidating the role of CYP6P12: Insecticide resistance within Aedes albopictus from Malaysia.” 59th Annual Ecological Genetics Group Conference, Liverpool, 30th March 2015. Oral Presentation.