Joshua Longbottom

Joshua is a Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) student studying the micro-level spatial epidemiology of Neglected Tropical Diseases (2017-2021). 

His scholarship programme is a collaboration between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Lancaster University Medical School. The focus of Joshua’s PhD is the spatial distribution of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), and involves mapping the distribution and prevalence of HAT alongside associated vector species. His doctoral project is supervised by Professor Steve Torr (LSTM) and Dr Michelle Stanton (Lancaster University); experts in medical entomology and geo-statistics.

Prior to starting the DTP, Joshua was a member of the Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group (SEEG), led by Professor Simon Hay at the University of Oxford. His roles involved working on the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), and the Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Diseases (ABRAID), resulting in high-impact publications on Under-5 Mortality (The Lancet), Snakebite (The Lancet), Child Growth Failure (Nature), Maternal Education (Nature) and Yellow Fever (The Lancet Global Health & The Lancet Infectious Disease).