Carrie Barrett

MRC DTP Student

In 2018, Carrie graduated from the University of Liverpool with an Integrated Masters plus Honours (MBiolSci) following a Tropical Disease Biology pathway. In this time, she undertook an internship in a parasitology diagnostic laboratory at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, conducted research on ant morphology in Kibale Rainforest, Uganda and parasitic nematode behaviour. Carrie is currently studying on MRC Doctoral Training Programme at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which includes an MRes at Lancaster University in Global Health: Quantitative and Translational Skills.

Carrie’s PhD work focuses on Lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Malawi working collaboratively with the national LF programme and supervisors Dr. Louise Kelly-Hope, Dr. Laura Dean and Dr. Jonathan Read. Carrie has undertaken research which aimed to develop a nationwide LF morbidity map in Malawi from available field data and by developing predictive statistical and geostatistical models for unmapped areas. Carrie’s PhD work will used a mixed-methods approach to understand the burden of mental distress in people affected by LF-related lymphoedema in Malawi and identify current barriers to scaling up enhanced self-care intervention across Malawi. An aim of her work is to help advise Malawi LF programme to target resources for MMDP and identify barriers to implementation and integration into health systems so treatment and care can be improved for affected individuals.

Carrie is part of the filariasis lab group and collaboratively with operational researchers in the CNTD.