I am a PhD student working with Dr Steve Le Comber at Queen Mary University of London, and Dr Andrew Hayward and Dr Hannah Fry at University College London, as part of the new national health informatics collaboration, the Farr Institute. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2009 with a degree in biological sciences and honours in genetics. Following this I gained an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases.
Prior to starting my PhD I worked as an epidemiological scientist at the Public Health England Field Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge and gained experience in the practical application of epidemiological methods in public health. My PhD will focus on applying geographic profiling methods, recently developed for use in biology by the Le Comber lab, to investigations of outbreaks of infectious diseases, specifically tuberculosis and Legionnaires’ Disease.