I am an epidemiologist and post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Newcastle. My areas of expertise include surveillance, evaluation, emerging infectious diseases, public health emergency planning, and outbreak detection and response.
I have provided technical advice to numerous organisations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Animal Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and the UK’s Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England). Recently I worked as a consultant epidemiologist supporting the WHO, Papua New Guinea Office (PNG) in Emergency, Surveillance and Response, and as County Coordinator for the WHO Ebola response, Liberia. Much of my work focuses on training/capacity building in developing countries. Experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, I have a PhD (Surveillance/Epidemiology), a Masters in Applied Epidemiology, a Masters in Knowledge Management, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion.
Public health emergency
Field epidemiology training