MBChB, MRes, MRCP, DTMH
Helen graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 and has since continued her postgraduate medical training in Bristol. In 2014 she first came to LSTM to study for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene after which she undertook a leadership fellowship in South Africa. In 2016 she became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and has also achieved a Masters in Global Health at the University of Manchester.
She is currently a Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology in Bristol and is taking time out from medical training to undertake a PhD at LSTM. Her research focuses on Tuberculosis (TB) and how alternative sampling strategies and methodologies can be used to widen access to diagnostics, especially the use of self-testing. Following on from this she is also developing mathematical modelling to understand how the effects of missing samples from large data sets change our understanding of the spread of this disease, and where future sampling strategies should be focused. This year Helen was awarded the Liverpool Pandemic institute Student Excellence award for her PhD research so far.