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.
SARS-CoV-2 antibody prevalence, titres and neutralising activity in an antenatal cohort, United Kingdom, 14 April to 15 June 2020.
Lumley SF. et al, (2020), Euro Surveill, 25
In Memoriam Professor Lord Robert May of Oxford (1936-2020)
Gupta S., (2020), TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 35
High residual carriage of vaccine-serotype Streptococcus pneumoniae after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Malawi.
Swarthout TD. et al, (2020), Nat Commun, 11
Detection of neutralising antibodies to SARS coronavirus 2 to determine population exposure in Scottish blood donors between March and May 2020
Thompson CP. et al, (2020)
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