While completing a BSc in Medical Neuroscience I became interested in the impact of brain development on society and the importance of optimising brain development in developing countries. This interest in neuroscience at the social level lead me to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, from which I graduated with a Masters in Public Health in 2016.

As a part of my masters I spent 9 weeks conducting research in the MRC research base in Keneba, The Gambia. During this time I was introduced to the BRIGHT project. I am now the higher scientific officer for the Gambian branch of BRIGHT and oversee the day to day running of the project.

I am incredibly proud to cite BRIGHT as my first post-graduate research post and feel privileged to work with such an inspirational, interdisciplinary and diverse team of people.