Christopher is a Research Associate within the Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group (VERG) in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. His background is in geographical and environmental sciences with a specialism in geographic information science (GIS).
As a health geographer, his research primarily focuses on the application of GIS-based spatial analysis and geostatistical modelling in epidemiological research. Christopher's current research focus involves developing remote and field based techniques for the environmental surveillance (ES) of pathogenic organisms, with a particular focus on detection of S. Typhi in low-income settings. In addition he also has research interest in the environmental monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 and Aspergillus fumigatus.
Christopher completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow where he investigated the spatio-temporal distribution of human and animal leptospirosis in Northern Tanzania under the supervision of Prof Sarah Cleaveland and Dr Jo Halliday. He also obtained a BSc in Environmental Hazards from the University of Brighton and an MSc in Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing from the University of Manchester.
et al., 2022, Citizen-science surveillance of triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus in UK residential garden soils, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol:88, ISSN:0099-2240, Pages:1-12
et al., 2020, Classification and characterisation of livestock production systems in northern Tanzania, Plos One, Vol:15, ISSN:1932-6203