Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology
- Harassment Officer
My main area of interest is the evolution of diversity in pathogens, with particular reference to the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza and bacterial meningitis. I use simple mathematical models to generate new hypotheses regarding the processes that determine the population structure of these pathogens. I work closely with laboratory and field scientists both to develop these hypotheses and to test them.
I have an interest in the public understanding of science and also in the connections between science and literature at the level of language and narrative.
Determinants of high residual post-PCV13 pneumococcal vaccine-type carriage in Blantyre, Malawi: a modelling study
Lourenco J. et al, (2019), BMC MEDICINE, 17
Increased frequency of travel in the presence of cross-immunity may act to decrease the chance of a global pandemic.
Thompson RN. et al, (2019), Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 374
Estimating the burden of α-thalassaemia in Thailand using a comprehensive prevalence database for Southeast Asia.
Hockham C. et al, (2019), Elife, 8
High resolution insight into hepatitis B virus infection and immunity in Africa to inform on intervention strategies
Mcnaughton A. et al, (2019), JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 70, E710 - E710
Identifying genes associated with invasive disease in S. pneumoniae by applying a machine learning approach to whole genome sequence typing data.
Obolski U. et al, (2019), Sci Rep, 9