Dr. Louise A. Kelly-Hope Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK1 Talk
Dr. Louise Kelly-Hope obtained her PhD in Tropical Health (arbovirus epidemiology) from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research/The University of Queensland, Australia, in 2002. She undertook a number of post-doctoral positions, with research focused on the epidemiology and ecology of parasitic, filarial, and bacterial diseases at the Vector Biology Department,... read moreLiverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA, between 2003-2009.
Dr. Kelly-Hope joined the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2009, and over the past decade has developed a suite of research priority areas that are intrinsically linked to the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis goals, implemented across 12+ project countries in collaboration with Ministries of Health, NGOs, and research institute partners. This work uses digital platforms such as geographical information systems, remote sensing and mHealth tools, and encompasses a range of field-based initiatives including mapping transmission and morbidity hotspots, environmental analysis, assessing the need for alternative strategies, access to health services, impact of patient care, vector control, and optimising surveillance strategies.
Dr. Kelly-Hope’s research interests also include ecological mapping methods to detect and control filarial infections and vectors in Central and West Africa, specifically focused on the filarial nematode Loa loa, also known as loiasis or African eye worm.