Cara Macfarlane

Cara Macfarlane gained her BSc (Hons) in Zoology (University of Dundee), before completing her MRes in crop insect pest biology and control (University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute). During this time, she also conducted field work in Singapore, Malaysia and Trinidad.

Cara went on to obtain her PhD (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) in Parasitology, with a focus on developing onchocerciasis diagnostic tests to detect infection/infection clearance using host plasma.

She is currently working for the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group and the COUNTDOWN consortium at LSTM, preparing systematic reviews of interventions, policy and practice in topics relevant to NTD control and elimination.