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 CEASE project, under the supervision of Dr. Anne Wilson. Within CEASE, Beatrice’s project aims to contribute to the development of context specific interventions for controlling invasive Anopheles stephensi in Ethiopia. She will be employing a mixed-methods approach, combining aspects of entomology, survey research and quantitative analysis with qualitative and participatory methods. By developing a strong evidence base which considers the behaviour of An. stephensi, the relation of the vector to environmental and demographic factors, and communities’ perspectives and practices in regard to malaria and local vectors, Beatrice hopes to co-identify and trial a household-level vector control intervention which is locally adapted, sustainable, and sensitive to community needs. Beatrice also has a strong interest in health policy and co-production research approaches. She is currently conducting 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