Determination of schistosomiasis environmental contamination and potential intervention strategies.
Research title: Determination of schistosomiasis environmental contamination and microbial source tracking
My PhD project is centred on environmental engineering interventions and characterising their potential impact on the transmission of schistosomiasis. I am in the first year of my interdisciplinary PhD at the University of Glasgow and am currently investigating the soil contamination by human faeces.
The area in Uganda Lamberton Lab works in has high schistosomiasis endemicity and low improved-sanitation coverage. By modelling the current transmission of schistosome eggs from human faeces to the aquatic environment of the snail host, the potential benefits of the environmental interventions can be characterised. It is hoped that these interventions will be an improvement to current sanitation facilities. When not investigating faeces-contaminated soil, I can be found at the cinema or playing roller derby.
Funding: EPSRC/MVLS PhD studentship
Area of interest
Human helminthiases and holistic approaches to controlling neglected tropical diseases.
2017- present: PhD- Determination of schistosomiasis environmental contamination and potential intervention strategies
2016-2017: MSc – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine- Medical Parasitology
2010-2014: BSc with 1st class honours- Keele University- Biochemistry and Neuroscience