I am a field veterinary scientist with an interest in applied infectious disease epidemiology in complex multi-host environments. I focus primarily on pathogens affecting the health and livelihoods of marginalised communities in low- and middle-income countries, as well as diseases of conservation concern.
My research draws on a wide range of disciplines, and conventional and contemporary analytical tools to:
Understand disease dynamics so to design effective strategies to reduce the burden of disease on human and animal populations;
Investigate social, cultural and economic processes influencing community practices towards disease prevention;
Provide evidence on the socio-economic consequences of disease leading to increased attention and action towards their research and prevention.
Deploy simplified technologies to improve disease reporting and detection, and therefore the quality of data which can be generated from remote locations.
I have worked on a range of diseases, such as rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, anthrax, and canine distemper, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.