Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

MRC Research Fellow







Praed StreetSt Mary's Campus





I am an MRC Research Fellow in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Imperial College London working on Plasmodium vivax malaria. In collaboration with Prof Azra Ghani from Imperial College London and Prof Ivo Mueller from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, I use mathematical models to investigate the contribution of relapse infections to the epidemiology and control of P. vivax malaria.

In addition to my focus on P. vivax malaria, I work on several projects related to P. falciparum malaria, most notably on the analysis of data from malaria vaccine trials, the acquisition of natural immunity to malaria and the dynamics of antibody responses. Other active research interests include models of vector ecology and mosquito population dynamics, the cost-effectiveness of combinations of malaria control interventions, and within-host models of malaria parasite dynamics.



Cheke RA, Basanez MG, Perry M, et al., Potential effects of warmer worms and vectors on onchocerciasis transmission in West Africa, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, ISSN:1471-2970

White M, Amino R, Mueller I, 2017, Theoretical Implications of a Pre-Erythrocytic Plasmodium vivax Vaccine for Preventing Relapses, Trends in Parasitology, Vol:33, ISSN:1471-4922, Pages:260-263

Penny MA, Verity R, Bever CA, et al., 2016, Public health impact and cost-effectiveness of the RTS, S/AS01 malaria vaccine: a systematic comparison of predictions from four mathematical models, Lancet, Vol:387, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:367-375

White MT, Shirreff G, Karl S, et al., 2016, Variation in relapse frequency and the transmission potential of Plasmodium vivax malaria, Proceedings of the Royal Society B-biological Sciences, Vol:283, ISSN:0962-8452

Robinson LJ, Wampfler R, Betuela I, et al., 2015, Strategies for Understanding and Reducing the Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale Hypnozoite Reservoir in Papua New Guinean Children: A Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial and Mathematical Model, Plos Medicine, Vol:12, ISSN:1549-1676

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