Dr Sarah Charnaud is an infectious disease specialist with experience developing cutting edge technologies for use in research on diseases affecting people in the developing world. She specialises in molecular biology and biochemistry and has a deep understanding of genetic and imaging technologies, combined with experience in statistics, epidemiology and drug discovery. Sarah has focussed on utilising all of these methods in malaria research as she is driven to improve health equity. Sarah has won four national awards for academic presentations and is an active and effective communicator of science to academia, government, civil society and the general public. She currently lives in Switzerland with her partner, analysing data and writing for public health agencies.