Poppy Lamberton

Chair of the Research Working Group

Poppy Lamberton is a parasitologist and field epidemiologist who uses a wide range of techniques to address global health issues. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow where her team’s research is primarily motivated by how to improve the lives of those affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Her main focus is utilising field epidemiological data, laboratory experiments, and population genetics to understand population structure, transmission dynamics, host-parasite-drug interactions and the effects of long-term mass drug administration on NTDs such as schistosomiasis. Her schistosomiasis research has recently become more interdisciplinary, working with anthropologists, economists, and engineers to ascertain how people manage their own risk of infection and disease transmission, what behaviour and infrastructure changes would be popular, and what local sanitation solutions might help reduce community transmission.