Dr Nicola Wardrop is a Senior Research Fellow working in the Geography and the Environment Academic Unit of the University of Southampton, funded by an MRC Population Health Scientist fellowship. Nicola's main research focus is the use of epidemiological data, environmental data and spatial statistics to investigate neglected zoonotic diseases in Africa.
Nicola's research interests include the application of GIS, mapping, spatial analysis and geostatistical modelling to infectious disease distributions. She is particularly interested in their application to neglected tropical diseases, zoonoses and vector borne diseases. Her recent research has focused on Taeniasis (tapeworm), cysticercosis and Q fever in Kenya; human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) in Uganda and podoconiosis in Ethiopia and Cameroon.