Jennifer Summers

Jennifer Summers

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Jennifer joined the Division of Health and Social Care Research in May 2013 after being awarded a PhD in Public Health & Epidemiology in 2013 from the University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand. Jennifer is also part-time seconded at King’s Imaging Technology Evaluation Centre (KITEC) as a Medical Statistician. 

Jennifer was awarded her PhD in 2013 in Public Health & Epidemiology, titled “The Burden and Risk Factors for Death from the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic amongst the New Zealand Military Forces of World War One”. Jennifer’s research interests include investigating aspects of life-course, historical and infectious disease epidemiology; specifically transmission and containment of influenza, both pandemic and seasonal strains. Jennifer also has research interests in historical epidemiology, military history, pandemic preparedness, disease modelling (including transmission dynamics), health workforces and policy, and statistical methodologies.

BSc (Psychology and Applied Statistics), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

PGDip (Public Health with Credit), Otago University, New Zealand

PhD, Otago University, New Zealand

AKC (Associate of King's College London), United Kingdom

PGCAP (Higher Education), King's College London, United Kingdom

FHEA, United Kingdom.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Theology and Ethics, Associate of King's College London, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Dec 2016

Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate , PgCap, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Dec 2016

Doctor of Philosophy, The Burden and Risk Factors for Death from the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic amongst the New Zealand Military Forces of World War One, University of Otago

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Postgraduate Diploma, Public Health, University of Otago

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Applied Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • D501 World War I
  • U Military Science (General)
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Q Science (General)
  • HA Statistics
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

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