Beatrice Egid

MRC PhD Student

In 2017, Beatrice completed a BA in Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, and then spent seven months working as an English teacher in Sri Lanka. She began an MSc in Tropical Disease Biology at LSTM in September 2018, during which she undertook a research project determining the level of insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Accra, Ghana, and the metabolic mechanisms driving it. Beatrice started the MRC Doctoral Training Programme at LSTM, with an integrated MRes at Lancaster University in Global Health: Quantitative and Translational Skills, in 2019.

Beatrice is undertaking her PhD as part of the ARISE project, under the supervision of Dr. Anne Wilson and Dr. Surekha Garimella. Within ARISE, Beatrice's project focuses on vector-borne diseases in waste-picking communities in Vijayawada, India. She will be employing a mixed-methods approach, combining aspects of entomology and policy analysis alongside qualitative and participatory methods. The project seeks to explore how waste-pickers perceive VBD risk and impact, how VBD control and solid waste management policies intersect and how they are implemented, and the extent to which disease-transmitting mosquitoes use waste to lay their eggs, with a view to identifying and co-developing locally adapted disease control interventions for this group.

Beatrice has a strong interest in health policy and co-production research approaches. She conducted a desk-based policy project exploring the intersection between vector-borne diseases and city resilience in the context of the Resilient Cities Network (RCN), and has published two papers from her MRes qualitative research project investigating power dynamics in participatory research.


Beatrice has contributed to teaching on the 'Research Methods in International Health' module on the Master of Public Health course at LSTM

Beatrice is Co-founder of the podcast ‘Connecting citizens to Science(opens in a new tab)’.

Selected publications

  • Egid, BR., Roura, M., Aktar, B., Amegee, J., Chumo, I., Dias, S., Hegel, G., Jones, L., Karuga, R., Lar, L., Lopez, Y., Pandya, A., Norton, T., Sheikhattari, P., Tancred, T., Wallerstein, N., Zimmerman, E., Ozano, K. (2021) ‘You want to deal with power while riding on power’: global perspectives on power in participatory health research and co-production approaches. BMJ Global Health. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006978 Egid, B., Ozano, K., Hegel., G., Zimmerman, E., Lopez, Y., Roura, M., Sheikhattari, P., Jones, L., Dias, S. and Wallerstein, N. (2021) Can everyone hear me? Reflections on the use of global online workshops for promoting inclusive knowledge generation. Qualitative Research. doi:10.1177/14687941211019585