My interest is in understanding what happens when a human is infected with a pathogen and determining novel ways that infection can be detected or prevented to improve global health.

During my BSc I conducted two work placements looking at infectious disease (Malaria, HIV, Hepatitis B and C) diagnosis and prevention. My PhD work was conducted at McGill University in Montreal Canada. Here I focused on the role of Unc93b1, an immune gene essential for pathogen recognition by an infected cell, following host infection with influenza (H1N1) and coxsackieviruse (CVB3).

At LSHTM I am currently working on an exciting CRUK-funded project related to HPV vaccine uptake and health inequality in England.

Experience

  • –present
    Research fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine