- Research Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
I am interested in the epidemiology and surveillance of zoonotic pathogens. I have worked previously in an urban slum setting, examining the zoonotic risks associated with urbanization and with rodent borne zoonoses particularly. In my current position I am looking at the different social and ecological impacts of three diseases (brucellosis, leptospirosis and Q fever) across different ecological settings in northern Tanzania.
I am currently working on the impact and social ecology of bacterial zoonoses in northern Tanzania.
- 2011 - present: Post-doctoral research associate, NIH/BBSRC Bacterial Zoonoses project, Boyd Orr Centre for Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow
- 2011: Wellcome Trust VIP fellow, Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow.
- 2010-2011: Post-doctoral research assistant, Department for International Development review project on global zoonosis surveillance activities, Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow.
- 2010-2011: Post-doctoral research assistant, KEMRI/CDC/MCEIRS pandemic H1N1 surveillance project, Nairobi, Kenya
- 2007-2010: PhD, University of Edinburgh
- 2005-2006: MRes, University of Edinburgh