I am a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial, an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and a Honorary Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University. I divide my time between Cape Town and London. Clinical work takes place at St. Mary's Hospital in London where I look after children with complex infectious diseases. My major area of research is that of children with tuberculosis, specifically drug-resistant forms.
I studied medicine at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Imperial College London and have carried out paediatric training in both the UK and Australia. Before clinical academia, I was an infantry officer in the British army, worked as a doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières in Côte d'Ivoire and spent time on an expedition in Patagonia. I undertook my PhD in Cape Town, studying drug-resistant tuberculosis in children, and have gained Diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Paediatric Infectious Diseases. During 2017 I spent six months at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in Harvard University on a Fulbright Scholarship evaluating different strategies to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis in children.
I am currently funded through an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship to evaluate correlates of risk in children exposed to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
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