Master of Public Health and Master of International Public Health (graduated with excellence September 2020), UNSW Sydney
PhD in Molecular Cell Biology, Medical Research Council, London, UK
BSc (Hons) in Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK
Clare is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) group within the Public Health Research Interventions Program (PHIRP) at the Kirby Institute. Her main research focus is soil-transmitted helminths, scabies, and trachoma.
Clare's background is in molecular cell biology, where she holds a PhD, and she recently completed her dual Master's degree in Public Health and International Public Health at UNSW. Clare has a varied background, with experience as a Project Manager, Medical Writer and Medical Editor in the Medical Communications industry, and more recently working as a Researcher and Project Manager in the Eastern Cape of South Africa on a large longitudinal cohort study of adolescents with HIV.
The John Hirshman International Health Prize 2019, UNSW Sydney
The School of Public Health and Community Medicine Prize 2020, UNSW Sydney
I am currently the trial coordinator for the Community Deworming against Soil-Transmitted Helminths (CoDe-STH), which is a large NHMRC-funded clinical trial in Vietnam comparing the effectiveness of community-wide mass deworming with albendazole and school-based targeted deworming with albendazole, in terms of reducing STH prevalence in school-aged children (https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/project/community-deworming-against-soil-transmitted-helminths-code-sth).