Hester is a part time DPhil student working on a project using National healthcare data to investigate the long-term clinical outcomes of COVID-19 using statistical methods. She is interested in using real world data to answer clinically relevant questions. She is working with Professor Dani Prieto Alhambra, Dr Annika Jödicke, Dr Albert Prats-Uribe and Dr Martí Català Sabaté within the Centre for statistics in Medicine in NDORMS.
Alongside her DPhil, Hester works as a Principal Epidemiologist at the UK Health Security within the COVID Vaccine and Epidemiology team focusing monitoring COVID-19 mortality and post-acute COVID-19 outcomes.
Before joining the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Hester studied Archaeology (BSc) at University College London, she then went on to carry out an MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology, with a focus on paleo-epidemiology followed by an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Hester has been working at the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England) for five years, working on Sexually transmitted infection epidemiology and then moving to focus on COVID-19 Epidemiology.