Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a PhD student in the malaria group of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. My thesis focuses on modelling malaria in humanitarian crises, supervised by Dr Tom Churcher, Prof. Azra Ghani (and Dr Bhargavi Rao in her role at Doctors Without Borders). I am currently researching how the prevalence of P. falciparum infection in pregnant women might be used to both monitor the level of malaria transmission in general and verify trends in clinical incidence data from areas with heavy, unmonitored population movement.

I studied Mathematics and Philosophy at undergraduate at the University of York. I then did an MSc in Statistics at the University of Leeds and an MRes in the Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London before starting my PhD.



Hellewell J, Walker P, Ghani A, et al., 2018, Using ante-natal clinic prevalence data to monitor temporal changes in malaria incidence in a humanitarian setting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaria Journal, Vol:17, ISSN:1475-2875

Guelbeogo WM, Goncalves BP, Grignard L, et al., 2018, Variation in natural exposure to anopheles mosquitoes and its effects on malaria transmission, Elife, Vol:7, ISSN:2050-084X

Gonçalves BP, Kapulu MC, Sawa P, et al., 2017, Examining the human infectious reservoir for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in areas of differing transmission intensity., Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723

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