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Naomi Fuller: What settings have been linked to SARS-CoV-2 transmission clusters?

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First year PhD student Naomi Fuller second authored a COVID-19 transmission paper titled: What settings have been linked to SARS-CoV-2 transmission clusters, published in May 2020.

Naomi's PhD focuses on drug-resistant Tuberculosis but following the the global pandemic, her research will involve the effects COVID-19. 

Naomi said Gwen (Knight's) area of research ticked all the right boxes and she had been interested in the project since her Induction week. 

"The project is mathematically based with some lab work to balance it out. Subject matter experts, an exciting topic that needed exploring, a worthy cause and working with another woman in science.

'When I joined LiDo, I knew I wanted to use my physics skills, but I wasn’t sure how. I had never considered modelling, infectious diseases or AMR. But after spending 3 months in a lab-based project, I realised I wanted something more computational. Something where I could actually use the maths I knew to understand something useful. 

Following her experience on the programme, Naomi says she aims to develop a career in either policy or academia.

'Now that I have spent 6 months working on infectious diseases at LSHTM, I now know I want to pursue a career in it. I enjoy every aspect of it, and I feel I am in the right space to excel and explore my career options."

Read Naomi's full publication here: