Rachel is an Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Rachel leads the London Applied & Spatial Epidemiology Research (LASER) group which specialises in GIS, spatial analysis, and field-based research including large cluster randomised trials of public health interventions. LASER develop and maintain the Global Atlas of Helminth Infections.
As well as general issues in the design and evaluation of NTD control programmes, her work focuses on contextual issues influencing the effectiveness of interventions.
Rachel has a first degree from Imperial College, and an MSc and PhD from LSHTM. She is the Associate Director of the London Centre for NTD Research, Associate Editor with PLOS NTDs and a member of the STH Advisory Committee.