Senior Research Officer
Tasmin is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Geospatial Epidemiology with the Malaria Atlas Project. Working closely with other team members, she focusses on the development of national level high-resolution spatiotemporal modelling of malaria prevalence and incidence, and understanding the patterns in treatment-seeking behaviour and non-malarial febrile illnesses. Her main stream of work contributes to the World Health Organisation’s “High Burden to High Impact” initiative.
Prior to joining MAP, Tasmin completed her PhD at Imperial College London as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Mathematics of Planet Earth, where she was supervised by Professor N. H. Bingham. Her PhD research focussed on the theoretical properties of spatial and spatio-temporal Gaussian random fields parametrised by non-Euclidean geometries (specifically the sphere). During her PhD she also completed a summer project at the UK Met Office.
Gaussian random fields: with and without covariances
We begin with isotropic Gaussian random fields, and show how the Bochner-Godement theorem gives a natural way to describe their covariance structure. We continue with a study of Matérn processes on Euclidean space, spheres, manifolds and graphs, using Bessel potentials and stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs).Published research Geospatial Health and DevelopmentJune 2021
Maps and metrics of insecticide-treated net access, use, and nets-per-capita in Africa from 2000-2020
Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are one of the most widespread and impactful malaria interventions in Africa, yet a spatially-resolved time series of ITN coverage has never been published. Using data from multiple sources, we generate high-resolution maps of ITN access, use, and nets-per-capita annually from 2000 to 2020 across the 40 highest-burden African countries.Published research Infectious Diseases Geospatial Health and Development
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