I am a PhD candidate at Imperial College London and hold a MRF Doctoral studentship for interdisciplinary research in antimicrobial resistance. I am based in the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance.
The goal of my research is to inform the design of effective policies and programs to address antimicrobial resistance in low-resource settings. My doctoral training is focused on health economic evaluation, policy analysis, and innovative research approaches in complexity science and systems thinking, including system dynamics modelling. My supervisors are Prof Alison Holmes, Dr Raheelah Ahmad, Dr Reda Lebcir, and Prof Franco Sassi.
I have 12 years of experience as a public health professional, building partnerships, managing projects, and conducting impact evaluations to address global health and development challenges. Prior to joining Imperial College I worked in the global health practice at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) and on strategic initiatives in the global health portfolio of the Wellcome Trust.
My policy interests are wide, and include health systems strengthening, universal health coverage, and access to medicines and vaccines. I also care deeply about improving diversity in STEM.
I was born in Botswana and have a BSc in Human Biology with minors in Political Science and Anthropology from the University of Toronto and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.