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.