I completed my BSc in Tropical Disease Biology at the University of Liverpool in 2019, my Honour’s project focussed on identifying intermediate host snails for Schistosoma haematobium from Lake Malawi.
Following this I did my MSc Tropical Disease Biology at LSTM, finishing in 2020. My project was a literature review exploring the effect of climate change on the distribution of schistosomiasis in East Africa.
After my Master’s I took up a role as an Associate Practitioner in the virology labs at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where I carried out COVID-19 diagnostics.
I am now based in Prof. Russell Stothard’s group working on the HUGS project. This project will focus on hybridisation of parasites that cause urogenital schistosomiasis in Malawi. This project will help us to further understand the transmission, epidemiological impacts and clinical importance of hybrids of Schistosoma haematobium in Malawi.