I have a background in public health research and epidemiology, but work across disciplines, for example collaborating with social scientists. Across the pandemic, I have led COVID-19 research studies in West Africa, in Ghana and Togo. Much of this research has covered vaccine hesitancy and also digital health interventions. Another interest is Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), particularly scabies and other skin NTDs. In 2022, I've been leading on a health needs survey aimed at Ukrainian refugees and displaced populations.
I am experienced at public engagement, outreach and working with the media (including dozens of interviews on BBC, CNN and other TV stations). I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including lectures on vaccination and misinformation, precision public health, and global health research.
- - Health needs study with Ukrainian refugees and displaced populations
- - Vaccine hesitancy in Ghana and Togo
- - Use of digital health as part of the pandemic response and in routine healthcare use in Ghana
- - Epidemiology of skin Neglected Tropical Diseases, in particular scabies, in Ghana and Togo
- - Research Investments in Global Health study
External roles and responsibilities
I worked for 11 years at UCL, before moving to University of Southampton in 2015. I have been based in the Clinical Informatics Research Unit, within the Faculty of Medicine, since 2018, leading the 'RESIN' group (analyses of research funding trends) as well as directing programmes of global health research.
My undergraduate was a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, studied epidemiology at postgraduate level, and completed my PhD at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, University of Amsterdam.
- Best Paper Award (2021)