I am a clinician with an interest in HIV research. I have a Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I have taken a leadership role as part of my research on two large multinational, multicentre cohort studies: one to evaluate targeted empirical TB treatment based on novel algorithms for early TB diagnosis in HIV-positive adults with advanced HIV disease and, another to explore the feasibility of implementing a “Universal Test and Treat” programme within a correctional services setting. My current role is to contribute to research on the impact of substance abuse amongst HIV positive adolescents and young adults and explore measures that might help mitigate those effects. I am passionate about enabling HIV prevention in marginalised communities in the African context and making it a reality.