Dr Sharon Cox
Sharon joined the RSTMH Board of Trustees in 2017.
She graduated from University College London with a BSc. (Biochemistry, First Class Hons) in 1996, followed by a post graduate teaching qualification (1997), a Masters in Public Health Nutrition at LSHTM (1998) and finally a PhD, also at LSHTM (2003).
Her PhD comprised a clinical trial in Ghana of low-dose maternal vitamin A supplementation to determine effects on immunity to malaria in pregnancy. In 2002, she became a staff member at LSHTM within the MRC International Nutrition Group and worked on malaria and anemia in Gambian children. In 2007, she moved to be based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, working mostly on sickle cell disease.
In 2015, she was appointed as a Professor at the School of Tropical Medicine & Global Health, Nagasaki, where she is now based. She holds a joint position as an Associate Professor at LSHTM.