Author Archives : shell_the_admin


A view from above

This summer I had the privilege of spending a few weeks in Uganda to conduct fieldwork related to schistosomiasis and sleeping sickness. There are many things I could write about my experiences, both positive and negative, yet I feel that words will always fail to capture the intensity, admiration, the wonder and sometimes despair of […]


Rational thinking and the EU debate

I’m the first to admit that my political knowledge is pretty weak, but as the EU referendum approaches, I’ve been finding myself feeling quite sad about how much negativity the issue is raising and so I felt the need to write down a few of the specific issues that have been bothering me. I don’t […]


Small things, big difference 1

Last month I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to West Nile region, Uganda to start up a research project. As with many of the projects I’m involved in, the project is based in an area far from the usual tourist track, hence I was privileged to get a glimpse of the ‘real’ […]


How drones save lives

In most circles of the population, drones, or (if we want to give them their official name) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are generally known for their use in military activities overseas, and hence are associated with war and destruction. Having recently been drawn into the world of drones through my work in tropical disease research, […]