(SVM, Soil transmitted helminths)
Martha’s research integrates laboratory work, fieldwork and epidemiology to understand the transmission dynamics of parasitic diseases of humans and animals. This includes the study of the population genetics of parasites and their hosts and the development and evaluation of diagnostic tests. Martha has a particular interest in neglected tropical diseases and parasitic diseases at the wildlife-domestic animal-human interface. She advocates an interdisciplinary One Health approach in research, in control of parasitic diseases and to address major global issues such as food security. She has long-standing collaborations with researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College and University of Copenhagen.