Kelly Elimian is a PhD student in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, UK. He completed his graduation 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.