Imperial College London

Steven Riley

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics



+44 (0)20 7594 2452s.riley




UG8Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Steven studies the transmission of human pathogens. He conducts field studies, analyses data and uses mathematical models to look at scientific questions that are relevant to public health: how does our pattern of social contacts affect the transmission of respiratory infections? How much more severe is one strain of influenza than another? How far does influenza penetrate into rural areas after it sweeps through cities?



Yan AWC, Zhou J, Beauchemin CAA, et al., 2020, Quantifying mechanistic traits of influenza viral dynamics using in vitro data, Epidemics, Vol:33, ISSN:1755-4365

Dighe A, Cattarino L, Cuomo-Dannenburg G, et al., 2020, Response to COVID-19 in South Korea and implications for lifting stringent interventions, Bmc Medicine, ISSN:1741-7015

Riley S, Ainslie KEC, Eales O, et al., 2020, Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in England: detection by community antigen surveillance

Haw DJ, Read JM, Pung RM, et al., 2020, Strong spatial embedding of social networks generates non-standard epidemic dynamics independent of degree distribution and clustering, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Usa, Vol:117, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:23636-23642

Lavezzo E, Franchin E, Ciavarella C, et al., 2020, Suppression of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in the Italian municipality of Vo'., Nature, Vol:584, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:425-429

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