Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Researcher







UG15Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Katie is a Visiting Researcher with the Health Economics Group where she has worked on consulting projects with the WHO's Global Malaria Programme and The Global Fund. She was previously Research Assistant in the NTD Epidemiology Research Group, part of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research, where she focused primarily on compliance to anthelmintic treatment and played a key role in setting up one of the biggest de-worming trials in Kenya.

Prior to returning to Imperial, Katie worked for a small research and evaluation consultancy where she conducted mixed methods research for a range of clients in the humanitarian and development sectors. Her previous country experience includes Togo, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, DRC, Tanzania and Southeast Asia.

Katie is also co-founder of a digital health start-up which aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation for those in long-term care through immersive video calling. She holds a Master's in Public Health from Imperial College London, and a BSc in 'Medicine, Health & Society' and French from Vanderbilt University.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Shuford K, Were F, Awino N, et al., 2016, Community perceptions of mass screening and treatment for malaria in Siaya County, western Kenya, Malaria Journal, Vol:15

Shuford KV, Turner HC, Anderson RM, 2016, Compliance with anthelmintic treatment in the neglected tropical diseases control programmes: a systematic review, Parasites & Vectors, Vol:9, ISSN:1756-3305

Turner HC, Truscott JE, Bettis AA, et al., 2015, An economic evaluation of expanding hookworm control strategies to target the whole community., Parasites & Vectors, Vol:8, ISSN:1756-3305

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