Ayesha Verrall is an infectious diseases physician. Her interest in international health began with a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Gorgas Institute in Lima, Peru. Since then she completed her clinical fellowship at the National University Hospital Singapore, where she remains engaged in research on acute HIV and dengue fever.
She has joined the Centre for International Health to research innate immune responses to tuberculosis based in Bandung, Indonesia, and her PhD research is on vitamin D and early clearance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Supervisors: Philip Hill, Reinout van Crevel (Radboud University), and Katrina Sharples.
Ayesha's research is supported by a Clinical Research Training Fellowship from New Zealand's Health Research Council.