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Dr Carina King
Institute for Global Health
London
London
Appointment
  • Research Assistant
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University in 2008, after which I interned at the Health Metrics Network at WHO. I then went on to the MSc in Control of Infectious Disease at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where my dissertation project looked at socio-economic impacts of leprosy disabilities in Northern Malawi.  From there I joined Imperial College to do a PhD on the use of routine electronic hospital data for the surveillance of healthcare associated infections, which I have recently submitted. I joined UCL in November 2012 and have been working on various projects on maternal and child health in rural Malawi, acting as the technical advisor for the MaiMwana project in Mchinji district, Malawi.

Research Themes
Research Summary

I am an epidemiologist, with particular interests in paediatric infectious diseases and the impacts of maternal stress on pregnancy and infectious outcomes. I have been working in rural Malawi for the last two years on several Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation funded projects, focusing on novel vaccine introduction on childhood mortality, and paediatric pneumonia. In Malawi, I have been overseeing a prospective vital events surveillance system, covering almost 500,000 people, collaborating with local healthcare providers and traditional leader systems and acted as PI on a project to develop a prognostic algorithm for treatment failure in community treated pneumonia. Previous research experience during my PhD focused on syndromic surveillance of healthcare associated infections, using routine healthcare data.

Teaching Summary

I have previously taught on the Problem Based Learning course, for first and second year medical students at Imperial College, London. I have lectured on UCL's Research in action - quantitative methods course. 

Appointments
01-NOV-2012 Research Fellow Institute for Global Health UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2012 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
2009 MSc Master of Science – Control of Infectious Diseases London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2008 BA Bachelor of Arts – Biological Sciences Worcester College Oxford
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