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Senior lecturer, Newcastle University

I graduated from Imperial College with a BSc Hons in Zoology and stayed on to complete a PhD in Biology focusing on the epidemiology of parasitic infections in developing countries, mainly in Africa. My interest in parasitology continued at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Cambridge University and Durham University, taking an interdisciplinary approach that combines information from genetics, ecology, ethnography and immunology to yield novel inferences. I have simultaneously used my epidemiological background to work in health-related themes including health inequalities in the UK and a broader range of health-related issues in developing countries. I am actively interested in developing methods of combining biomedical and social research, underpinned by epidemiological principles of study design and inference.


  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, Newcastle University


  • 1994 
    Imperial College, PhD Zoology