Dr Caroline Trotter
University senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
I am currently University Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology in the Department, based in the Disease Dynamics Unit. I moved to Cambridge with my family at the end of 2012 and started working here in January 2013, having previously spent 7 years at the University of Bristol. At first I worked as a Senior Research Associate, transferring my work with a pre-existing international consortium led by LSHTM(www.menafricar.org), then in July 2014 I was appointed as Senior Lecturer.
Since my first daughter was born in 2009 I have worked part time and enjoy the flexibility that working in academia can offer so that I can combine my career with looking after my two girls. My research focuses on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases (mainly in humans) and I am most interested in applying my research to address questions that are directly relevant to immunisation policy. I find this ‘translational’ aspect ofmy work very rewarding.
Since my first daughter was born in 2009 I have worked part time and enjoy the flexibility that working in academia can offer so that I can combine my career with looking after my two girls
I have an honorary position at Public Health England and work directly with them on issues related to the national immunisation programme. I have made several trips to Geneva this year to work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to develop new guidelines for the control of epidemic meningitis and in a separate project (with Dr Andromachi Karachaliou as Research Associate) to model the optimal strategies for the use a new group A conjugate vaccine (MenAfriVac®;www.meningvax.org) in countries of the African meningitis belt. I hope to further develop my African connections over time, and have found the Cambridge-Africa programme to be both inspiring and very useful.
I am a member of the Department’s Athena Swan committee and am keen to promote equal opportunities for women in science.