Kelly Elimian (BSc MSc) is a PhD student in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, UK. He graduated from the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin, Nigeria in 2008. In 2010, he started working in the same department -Microbiology- as a Graduate Assistant, and in the same year started his Master's programme in Medical Microbiology, graduating in 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, following the completion of his Master's programme, he came to the University of Nottingham to study Applied Epidemiology. After a one year break, he returned to Nottingham for his PhD research. His current research focuses on estimating the burden and assessing the accuracy of different diagnostic approaches for malaria and pneumonia in children under the age of five years in Benin City, Nigeria.
Epidemiology of infectious disease, Public Health, Qualitative research and Primary data collection for epidemiological research.
Research title: Malaria and pneumonia study: assessment of accuracy of various diagnostic approaches
Overview of research
This study, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, aims to compare different early diagnostic approaches (for e.g. the WHO Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines; the gold standard diagnostic tests comprising microscopy in malaria and chest radiography in pneumonia) for malaria and pneumonia in children under the age of five years in Benin City, Nigeria.
This study is currently ongoing and is expected to report findings as from early 2017.