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?



Elliott P, Haw D, Wang H, et al., 2021, Exponential growth, high prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 and vaccine effectiveness associated with Delta variant, Science, Vol:374, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1-11

Pollett S, Johansson MA, Reich NG, et al., 2021, Recommended reporting items for epidemic forecasting and prediction research: The EPIFORGE 2020 guidelines, Plos Medicine, Vol:18, ISSN:1549-1277

Elliott J, Whitaker M, Bodinier B, et al., 2021, Predictive symptoms for COVID-19 in the community: REACT-1 study of over one million people, Plos Medicine, Vol:18, ISSN:1549-1277, Pages:1-14

Kiti MC, Aguolu OG, Liu CY, et al., 2021, Social contact patterns among employees in 3 US companies during early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, April to June 2020, Epidemics, Vol:36, ISSN:1755-4365

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