Evolution, behaviour and environment

Miss Julia Ledien

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
Other posts:Research student (Life Sciences)
Location:JMS BUILDING 5B23
Email:J.Ledien@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:2750
UK:01273 872750
International:+44 1273 872750
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Biography

As a PhD student in Infectious Disease Modelling, I am also fond of spatial epidemiology with a specific interest in developing countries, parasitic diseases, and vector-borne diseases. I began working on geostatistics during my bachelor degree’s internship in Limoges (France) studying Spatial distribution of Toxoplasmosis. Since then, I constantly seek projects involving geospatial or remote sensing data analyses. I did a Master of Public Health and got an internship at the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia. The project focused on risk-mapping for leptospirosis. I used remote sensing data to create a flooding indicator that could help target interventions. I then worked there on ECOMORE project that aimed to document and model the progression of epidemics along roads, using dengue as a proxy. I am now studying the spatial and temporal transmission of the Chagas Disease using Machine Learning Methods and a set of environmental and socioeconomic factors.

Role

Doctoral researcher in Infectious Disease Modelling, University of Sussex

Subject: Toward global estimates of spatial and temporal transmission of Chagas disease

Objectives: to develop global geostatistical models of the risk of Chagas disease transmission using machine learning algorithms and sets of environmental predictors and then validate them using cross-validation.

Supervisors: Dr Pierre Nouvellet and Prof Fiona Mathews

Qualifications

Education:

2012-2014

Master of Public Health (MPH), International Health speciality
Bordeaux School Of Public Health (ISPED)

 

2010-2012

Bachelor of Science in organismal biology passed with distinction
University of Pau and Adour region in Anglet, France

 

2009-2010

Classe préparatoire speciality Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science
Lycée Louis Barthou, Pau, France

   

 

Work experience:

June 2017 to August 2018

Scientific collaborator – Epidemiologist for the Luxembourg Institute of Health in Luxembourg
Subjects:
EMCDDA(European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addictions),  Sport-Santé Luxembourg (Health Promotion, Sport is medicine) and Health Services project

September 2014 to June 2016

Epidemiologist for the ECOMORE project, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Epidemiology and Public Health Unit
Subject: Infectious diseases (ID) surveillance system