My research interests include developing mathematical and statistical models to understand disease transmission in the context of sustained and pandemic outbreaks. Currently, I am working, under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Eaton, on estimation and modelling of real-time HIV incidence in Malawi, with a focus in adolescent girls and young women, aiming to develop novel methods for extrapolating population incidence estimates from surveillance data collected at ante-natal care clinics.
Prior to starting this position at Imperial, I completed an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Marc Baguelin. During my time at LSHTM, I utilised epidemiological data and pathogen genome sequences collected by Public Health England during the A-H1N1 influenza pandemic outbreak in 2009 to observe how the integration of genetic data into mathematical modelling of an outbreak can provide a more reliable estimate of disease transmission, specifically within the context of pandemic outbreaks.
In the fall I will be commencing the Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College.