Ms Isobel Gabain
PhD Student at Royal Veterinary College
Isobel is a Bloomsbury funded PhD student at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences, with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) acting as a partner institution. She is supervised by Professor Joanne Webster, Dr Barbara Haesler and Dr James Rudge. Her PhD research focuses on the question: Do infections (helminthic parasites or food-borne pathogens) cause childhood stunting? Her research will assist in elucidating the synergies, interactions, relative strengths, and directionality between specific key proposed drivers of stunting, with a focus on the parasites and pathogens of mother and infant, and their direct and indirect impact on health. Isobel holds an MSc in One Health, a programme delivered jointly by the RVC and the LSHTM, and a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol.