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- Research Associate
- ICH Pop, Policy & Practice Prog
- Institute of Child Health
- Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Heather is an epidemiologist with a first degree in pharmacy from the University of Bath. She joined UCL in 2008 on a four year MRC-funded PhD programme and in 2013 completed her PhD on the epidemiology of HIV among childbearing women in Europe, working on the European Collaborative Study. Her doctoral work included investigations of missed opportunities for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, HIV co-infections and cervical cancer, and with a particular focus on the epidemic in Ukraine.
Heather currently works on several projects related to the epidemiology of HIV in pregnant women and children within the European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) and coordinates an audit of the management of pregnant women with hepatitis B across England supported by the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme. With funding from the International AIDS Society’s Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER), she is beginning a project on the characteristics, outcomes and models of service provision for HIV-positive youth in Ukraine, in collaboration with the PENTA-supported Ukraine Paediatric HIV Cohort Study.
|2013||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology||University College London|
|2007||M.Pharm||Master of Pharmacy – Pharmacy||University of Bath|