I lead the evolutionary epidemiology group, which works on developing theory, on integrating data, and on developing applications for public health.
Chair of Theoretical Epidemiology (since 2009) and Royal Society University Research Fellow (2004-2012) in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College. Previous to that I was a Lecturer (2004-2006) and Reader (2006-2009) in the same department. Full publication list.
I trained in theoretical physics (BSc Edinburgh 1994, PhD Swansea 1997), and after a very brief foray into M-theory, converted to epidemiology with a Wellcome Trust Biomathematics Training Fellowship (Oxford University and Imperial College, 1999-2002).
I am the deputy director of the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling. I co-direct a two week Short Course in Infectious Disease Modelling held each September and teach on and help organise our other taught courses.
et al., 2010, HIV-1 Transmitting Couples Have Similar Viral Load Set-Points in Rakai, Uganda, PLOS Pathogens, Vol:6, ISSN:1553-7366
et al., 2009, Pandemic Potential of a Strain of Influenza A (H1N1): Early Findings, Science, Vol:324, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1557-1561
et al., 2009, Hyper-Recombination, Diversity, and Antibiotic Resistance in Pneumococcus, Science, Vol:324, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1454-1457
et al., 2009, The Bacterial Species Challenge: Making Sense of Genetic and Ecological Diversity, Science, Vol:323, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:741-746
et al., 2007, Variation in HIV-1 set-point viral load: Epidemiological analysis and an evolutionary hypothesis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:104, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:17441-17446
et al., 2004, Factors that make an infectious disease outbreak controllable, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:101, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:6146-6151
et al., 2003, Transmission dynamics of the etiological agent of SARS in Hong Kong: Impact of public health interventions, Science, Vol:300, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1961-1966