Institute for Global Health


Holly Mitchell

Holly's thesis title is "The epidemiology of sexually transmissible enteric infections in men who have sex with men."

Her primary supervisor is Dr Gwenda Hughes.

To get in touch with Holly, please email her at holly.mitchell.16@ucl.ac.uk.

About Holly

Holly is a PhD Student in the Centre for Molecular Epidemiology and Translational Research at the Institute for Global Health. Her research interests include understanding the risk practices and contextual factors associated with STIs and HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) and risk reduction strategies. Holly is also interested in how the linkage of molecular data to epidemiological and clinical data can enhance our understanding of transmission patterns and antimicrobial resistance to inform the delivery of appropriate interventions.

Thesis summary

Holly’s PhD research aims to better understand the clinical and epidemiological characteristics, risk factors and burden of infection associated with the transmission of sexually transmissible enteric infections in MSM to inform the development, targeting and delivery of interventions. Her PhD is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections and has close links with the NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections.