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I am an epidemiologist with particular interests in infectious diseases, vaccines, modelling and health economics. After completing my BSc (Hons) in Biology at the University of Nottingham in 2003 I spent three years working as an analyst for the Health Protection Agency South West Regional Epidemiology Unit and the South West Public Health Observatory.
In 2007 I joined the Department of Social Medicine (now Population Health Sciences at the Bristol Medical School) as a PhD Fellow funded by an NIHR Researcher Development Award. My thesis used infectious disease and economic models to predict the potential impact of introducing a new meningococcal vaccine into the UK schedule. Following this, I worked for 2 years on the TARGET study, an NIHR-funded Programme Grant aiming to improve the quality of care given to children presenting to primary care with respiratory tract infections (RTIs). I have since held an NIHR post-doctoral fellowship investigating the impact (epidemiological and economic) of meningococcal vaccination schedules, particularly in adolescents and now hold an NIHR Career Development Fellowship investigating how better to assess the impact and offer effective vaccination in older adults.
I am a member of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions at the University of Bristol. I am a unit lead for the MSc in Public Health and co-organise a short course on ‘Essentials of Infectious Disease Modelling and Economic Evaluation’.
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DescriptionThe overall aim of this NIHR funded Programme for Applied Research Grant is to improve the quality of care given to children presenting to primary care with respiratory tract infections.…
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