My background is in entomology and infectious diseases. Prior to my current role at CIDG, I completed a BSc in Biotechnology at Cardiff University. I then undertook a MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which covered a diverse range of subjects including epidemiology, statistics, health policy, clinical bacteriology, and vector control. During the MSc, I chose to specialise in vector control. For my MSc thesis I undertook a 2-month fieldwork project in Cote d’Ivoire leading an experimental hut trial investigating indoor attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) mosquito traps in combination with long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs).
I have experience working as a medical editor, where I proofread research papers in the field of pharmacology prior to publication.
I am currently working with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group to produce novel and update existing reviews to assess the evidence for malaria vector control interventions.