Dr Katherine Halliday
Kate is an Assistant Professor for the London Applied & Spatial Epidemiology Research Group (LASER) based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The focus of her work is operational research in Africa, specifically the evaluation of school-based health interventions, with the aim of providing robust evidence to guide policy makers. She has experience in conducting large-scale randomised trials in The Gambia, Kenya and Malawi. Kate is currently coordinating the Tumikia Project, evaluating the impact of alternative deworming delivery strategies on soil-transmitted helmith transmission in Kenya. She also provides trial oversight on the Learner Treatment Kit study, evaluating the impact of a school-based programme of malaria diagnosis and treatment on school attendance on southern Malawi.
Kate’s PhD focused on evaluating the impact of school-based intermittent screening and treatment (IST) for malaria on health and education outcomes in school children in Kenya, specifically exploring the heterogeneity in risk, impact and process of the intervention.