Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 3946p.winskill




UG1247 Praed StreetSt Mary's Campus





I am a research associate working in the MRC centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

My research focusses on providing academic insight and policy-relevant recommendations for applied questions in malaria control. I am particularly interested in pursuing research on the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation of malaria control interventions. I combine my background in vector biology, epidemiology, field-work and mathematical modelling to investigate questions of this nature with a practical focus.

I am currently working on a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project to develop mathematical models in order to guide and evaluate malaria control and elimination programmes in malaria endemic areas. As part of this project I have been evaluating methods to improve global resource allocation to optimise funding of malaria interventions as well as country-specific intervention packages using a spatial model. I have also focussed on estimating cost-effective scale up of current and novel interventions against malaria across a diverse epidemiological landscape.

Alongside malaria, I have research interests in a number of neglected tropical diseases. I have designed and continue to be involved in the development of a transmission model of the Taenia solium, Cysticercosis disease system. I am an assistant supervisor of a PhD student working to further develop, fit and validate and link this model to programmatic costing data. My own PhD focussed on assessing and optimising the use of transgenic insects as a novel vector control technique and I have a continued interest in current and future vector-control solutions. I was also involved in field and lab work for a project investigating the host seeking behaviour of blackflies to improve models of Onchocerciasis.




Hogan AB, Winskill P, Verity R, et al., 2018, Modelling population-level impact to inform target product profiles for childhood malaria vaccines, Bmc Medicine, Vol:16, ISSN:1741-7015

Robinson A, Busula AO, Voets MA, et al., 2018, Plasmodium-associated changes in human odor attract mosquitoes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:115, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:E4209-E4218

Winskill P, Harrison WE, French MD, et al., 2017, Assessing the impact of intervention strategies against Taenia solium cysticercosis using the EPICYST transmission model, Parasites & Vectors, Vol:10, ISSN:1756-3305

Winskill P, Slater HC, Griffin JT, et al., 2017, The US President's Malaria Initiative, Plasmodium falciparum transmission and mortality: A modelling study, Plos Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1549-1676


Winskill P, Walker PG, Griffin JT, et al., 2017, OPTIMIZING THE GLOBAL ALLOCATION OF MALARIA FUNDS, 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, Pages:117-117, ISSN:0002-9637

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