About

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Postdoctoral researcher in infectious disease epidemiology at Imperial College London.

I am currently working on real-time modelling of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK, as part of the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team. I recently discussed our work in a webinar hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine.

In pre-pandemic times, my research focussed on mathematically modelling gonorrhoea transmission in the UK in the context of antimicrobial resistance, in collaboration with Prof Xavier Didelot and Prof Peter White. Our work estimating the fitness cost and benefit of cefixime resistance was published in PLoS Medicine, and has been featured in Time online. Our most recent paper, on the potential of gonorrhoea vaccination to combat antibiotic resistance, was published this year in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

My previous work has included an  epidemiological analysis of the Eyam plague, which was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science; and a study on the global variation in the impact of male circumcision in preventing HIV in men who have sex with men.