Research Fellow in African Studies, University of Edinburgh

I am a Research Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. I work on the project 'Investigating Networks of Zoonosis Innovation', exploring how African trypanosomiasis has been treated and controlled since 1945.

I have long-standing interests in medicine, development and politics in Africa. I took a BA (Hons) in African Studies with Development at the University of Birmingham from 2003 to 2006, either side of which I worked in Tanzania and Nigeria.

Having previously worked primarily in sexual health and HIV prevention, I developed an interest in HIV treatment, particularly in Northern Nigeria. I pursed this with an MSc by Research in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and then a PhD in the School of Geosciences.


  • 2012–present
    Research Fellow in African Studies/medical sociology, University of Edinburgh


  • 2014 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD Human Geography
  • 2008 
    University of Edinburgh, MSc African Studies


  • 2015
    Inscrutable medicines and marginal markets: tackling substandard veterinary drugs in Nigeria, Pastoralism
  • 2014
    NGOs, Doctors, and the Patrimonial State – Tactics for Political Engagement in Nigeria., Critical African Studies
  • 2014
    One World-One Health and neglected zoonotic disease: Elimination, emergence and emergency in Uganda., Social Science & Medicine