Larissa Braz Sousa

PhD candidate on citizen science and public health, University of South Australia

I am a current PhD student at the University of South Australia. I am a Biologist and a Master in Zoology, by the Sao Paulo State University, in Brazil, experienced in dengue time series modelling applied to epidemiology and public perception. Currently, I am working on citizen science mosquito surveillance programs to yield increased information about mosquito populations and enhance public health literacy and education outcomes. I expect that understanding the population dynamics of mosquitoes, and their diversity in each local community studied, will lead people to cooperate to improve their environment, tracking mosquitoes and being aware of disease risks.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate on citizen science and public health, University of South Australia

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Sao Paulo State (UNESP), Master degre in Zoology