Research Departmental Lecturer in Infectious Disease
My D.Phil and first postdoctoral research projects were in the context of the population biology and control of dengue viruses, while my current research is focused on other viruses such as HIV, FluA, and HBV. I have recently started to work in the population biology of Streptococcus bacterium species. In general, my research interests are on the biological determinants of the population dynamics and genetics of multi-strain pathogens (ex. ecological, demographic, evolutionary, etc).
I am particularly keen in the application of mechanistic, dynamical models that allow for the interpretation of the biological system in terms of the individual behaviour and short-term evolution of both the host and pathogen (Individual-based models).
Detection of neutralising antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 to determine population exposure in Scottish blood donors between March and May 2020.
Thompson CP. et al, (2020), Euro Surveill, 25
High residual carriage of vaccine-serotype Streptococcus pneumoniae after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Malawi.
Swarthout TD. et al, (2020), Nat Commun, 11
Hospital discharges in urban sanitation systems: Long-term monitoring of wastewater resistome and microbiota in relationship to their eco-exposome.
Buelow E. et al, (2020), Water Res X, 7
Hepatitis B virus seroepidemiology data for Africa: Modelling intervention strategies based on a systematic review and meta-analysis.
McNaughton AL. et al, (2020), PLoS Med, 17
Genomic and Epidemiological Surveillance of Zika Virus in the Amazon Region.
Giovanetti M. et al, (2020), Cell Rep, 30, 2275 - 2283.e7