I'm the Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow in mathematical modelling and infectious disease epidemiology at the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (MRC-GIDA) and Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA), Imperial College London. I'm also affiliated with the Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnostics, Genomics and Epidemiology (CADDE), the Nucleic Acid Observatory (NAO), and the Machine Learning & Global Health Network (MLGH). I'm also a reservist Field Epidemiologist with the UK-Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST).
I graduated top of my class with a Double First BA in Biological Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2015, top of my class with Distinction MSc Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Imperial College London in 2017, and received my PhD in 2022 from Imperial College where I worked with Professor Azra Ghani, Dr Peter Winskill and Professor Samir Bhatt on understanding patterns of seasonality in malaria transmission and its implication for control efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.
My research is grounded in a belief that all people (present and future) deserve to live healthy lives free from preventable disease; and focuses on pursuing scientific questions of public health relevance that support achievement this goal.
To date, this has entailed research
My research centres around Epidemiology, Emergencies and Equity.
I use epidemiological tools (typically based on mathematical models) to better understand infectious disease spread; leverage this understanding to answer questions of immediate relevance during acute public health emergencies; and
Much of work is focussed on the detectability, dynamics and control of pathogens with pandemic potential, and understanding how inequity influences where and how the impacts of infectious disease outbreaks are felt most acutely. Underlying all my research is an emphasis on using state-of-the-art mathematical modelling tools to ask questions of infectious disease systems, and and produce answers of public health relevance.
My research is rooted in understanding how and why pathogens spread through populations, with a particular focus on understanding how inequities in the
affect our ability to respond to emerging health threats
As a mathematical modeller I develop state-of-the-art mathematical models and inferential infrastructure to ask and answer questions of dynamical systems.
As an epidemiologist,
As an effective altruist,
I'm particularly interested in the practical application of my work to answer questions of public health relevance. To date this has included:
Work as part of the Imperial College's COVID-19 Response Team providing analytical support to the UK government and many others over the course of the pandemic.
Ongoing collaborative work with the WHO supporting their COVID-19 Essential Supplies Forecasting Tool.
Deployment with the World Health Organization to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo during the 2018-2020 North Kivu Ebola Outbreak where I worked as a Field Epidemiologist supporting ongoing efforts to control the outbreak.