PhD Title: Development and evaluation of a surveillance system to determine incidence of Lyme disease in England and Wales
My research is concerned with understanding the incidence of Lyme disease, a tick-borne zoonotic infection, in England and Wales. I am analysing and evaluating different human and animal health data sets, to provide baseline descriptive epidemiology data for Lyme disease. By comparing the different data sets, I aim to provide comprehensive assessment of the data available for Lyme disease surveillance. This will result in recommendations for which data should be utilised by future surveillance programmes.
My work is funded by the National Institute of Health Research's Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at the University of Liverpool, in conjunction with Public Health England, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.