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?



Unwin H, Mishra S, Bradley V, et al., 2020, State-level tracking of COVID-19 in the United States, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723

Riley S, Eales O, Walters CE, et al., 2020, REACT-1 round 7 interim report: fall in prevalence of swab-positivity in England during national lockdown

Yan AWC, Zhou J, Beauchemin CAA, et al., 2020, Quantifying mechanistic traits of influenza viral dynamics using in vitro data., Epidemics: the Journal of Infectious Disease Dynamics, Vol:33, ISSN:1755-4365, Pages:1-10

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