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- Research Assistant
- ICH - Paediatric Epidemiology Unit
- Dept of Population Health Sciences
- Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Heather studied Pharmacy at the University of Bath and completed her training as a pharmacist within the NHS before joining UCL in 2008 on a four-year MRC funded PhD programme. She completed her PhD entitled 'HIV-infected childbearing women in Europe: health treatment and care' in the MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health supervised by Dr Claire Thorne, Dr Mario Cortina-Borja and Dr Claire Townsend in 2013. Heather is continuing to work on several projects related to HIV and viral hepatitis in pregnancy and childhood.
Heather completed her PhD on the health, treatment and care of HIV-positive childbearing women living in the resource-rich setting of Western Europe and the resource-constrained setting of Ukraine. This work used data from two observational studies led by Dr Claire Thorne - the European Collaborative Study on HIV-infected pregnant women and their children, and the Ukrainian Cohort Study of HIV-infected childbearing women - as well as additional survey data. Areas of investigation included missed opportunities for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, adherence to antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy and postnatally, and co-infections and cervical cancer. In on-going work, particular interests include antenatal screening and health / disease progression of women with HIV and viral hepatitis.
|2013||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University College London|
|2007||M.Pharm||Master of Pharmacy||University of Bath|