Since completing a Masters Degree in International Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1999, Edna has worked as a research professional in various posts for the last 15 years. She has worked both in the public health and bio-medical sector in the United States, Kenya and now the United Kingdom. She has experience in collecting, managing and analysing, health monitoring and surveillance information including setting up an electronic field-based data collection system in a rural setting in Kenya. She is a listed author in over 10 peer reviewed journal articles, mainly from her tenure as a data manager for Malaria Immunology and Epidemiology Group at the Wellcome Trust funded, Oxford University Tropical Network site at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kilifi, Kenya. She headed up the research department of a non-profit international organisation, where she was responsible for supporting interventions by designing and implementing studies that provided evidence useful for designing, monitoring and evaluating their social marketing interventions. Her main interest is in the epidemiology and aetiology of injury (and burn injuries in particular) in low and middle income countries, and how better surveillance systems can be put in place to monitor this public health concern.