Ms Gala Garrod
PhD Student at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Following the completion of my BSc in Zoology at Queens Univeristy Belfast in 2013, I obtained my MSc in Medical Parasitology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where my research project investigated the exposure of Uganda’s Batwa-pygmy population to falciparum malaria. I held a post at Oxford’s Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group collating data on Anopheles bionomics after which I moved to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Here I worked on the validation of mathematical models of insecticide resistance with Dr Ian Hastings, followed by a position in Dr Mike Coleman’s group evaluating indoor residual spraying as part of the Indian visceral leishmaniasis elimination programme.
I am currently undertaking an MRC doctoral training partnership between LSTM and Lancaster University. My Phd will focus on the development and application of a novel xenomonitoring tool to quantify the transmission of Human African Trypanosomiasis under the supervision of Prof Steve Torr and Dr Emily Adams.