Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Susanna Lake
Congratulations to Susanna Lake - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 7 October 2022.
Supervisors: Prof Andrew Steer (principal), Dr Daniel Engelman, Prof John Kaldor, Dr Lucia Romani
Advisory Committee: Prof Fiona Russell (Chair), Dr Fiona Mensah
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of mass drug administration regimens for the control of scabies
Thesis Summary: This PhD evaluates dosing regimens of ivermectin for mass drug administration (MDA) for scabies. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of MDA for scabies is presented. A cluster-randomised trial was conducted to determine if ivermectin-based MDA with a single dose is as effective as two doses with a detailed analysis of the results. It includes epidemiologic analysis of scabies and associated risk factors and an assessment of the impact of scabies on quality of life.
Date awarded: 7 October 2022