Following completion of my Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD programme at Imperial College London, I was awarded my PhD, entitled ‘The immunological basis of preterm birth in HIV-1 infected pregnant women’ in January 2020.
I was appointed to my current position as an Academic Clinical Lecturer in February 2020 to continue my doctoral research theme in the Section of Virology, Dept of Infectious Disease as part of the March of Dimes European Preterm Birth Research Centre at Imperial College.
My focus areas are the study of the vaginal microbiota and immunogenic pathways in the female genital tract underlying the excess risk of preterm birth in pregnant women living with HIV-infection. My wider interests lie in the immuno-pathogenesis of genital tract infections and HIV co-infection complementing my clinical specialist training in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine.
Short C-E, 2023, Comparative analysis of vaginal microbiota sampling using menstrual cups and high vaginal swabs in pregnant women living with HIV-1 infection, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Vol:13, ISSN:2235-2988
et al., 2023, Clinical features and management of individuals admitted to hospital with monkeypox and associated complications across the UK: a retrospective cohort study., Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:23, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:589-597
et al., 2022, Transcriptional reprogramming from innate immune functions to a pro-thrombotic signature by monocytes in COVID-19, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-17
et al., 2023, Antiretroviral therapy (ART) inhibits the growth of cervicovaginal microbiome species in vitro: potential role in preterm birth (PTB), British HIV Association, Wiley, Pages:11-11, ISSN:1464-2662
et al., 2023, Antiretroviral therapy (ART) inhibits the growth of cervicovaginal microbiome species in vitro: potential role in preterm birth (PTB), WILEY, Pages:11-11, ISSN:1464-2662