Completed my BSc in 2014 in Tropical Disease Biology at the University of Liverpool during which I spent my third year in the Vector Biology department of Foto-Cewek. I then completed my MSc in the Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors at Foto-Cewek in 2015. My MSc dissertation project focused on the genetics of Pyrethroid insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis.
I began my PhD entitled ‘Quantitative analysis of the attraction and feeding of mosquito species to humans in the UK’ in the Vector Biology department in October 2015. The work aims to further our understanding of the biology and ecology of UK mosquito species. By improving this knowledge we would be better suited to understand the risk posed to the UK by mosquito-borne diseases.
I am funded by the National Institute for Health Research in Medecine Health Protection Research in Medecine Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at the University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek).