I am a Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) student (2017- 2021) studying the Epidemiology and Statistics PhD with the CHICAS research group at Lancaster Medical School. The DTP programme is a collaboration between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and CHICAS. I am supervised by Professor Peter Diggle, Dr Emanuele Giorgi and Professor Federico Costa (Fiocruz/Federal University of Bahia, Brazil) and work between the UK and Salvador, Brazil.
My research interests include spatial epidemiology, statistical methodologies for epidemiology, urban health and disease control for diseases of poverty.
My PhD research focusses on leptospirosis in vulnerable urban communities in Salvador, Brazil and includes i) an analysis of spatiotemporal determinants of infection and potential transmission routes, ii) modelling Leptospira-specific antibody response in humans, iii) multivariate geostatistical modelling to improve detection of rodents for rodent-borne zoonoses; iv) evaluating the impact of local government infrastructural interventions on severe leptospirosis incidence.
I hold an MEng degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MSc degree in the Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).