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?



Haw DJ, Cummings DAT, Lessler J, et al., 2019, Differential mobility and local variation in infection attack rate, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:15, ISSN:1553-7358

Hay JA, Nouvellet P, Donnelly CA, et al., 2018, Potential inconsistencies in Zika surveillance data and our understanding of risk during pregnancy, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:12, ISSN:1935-2735

Hay J, Laurie K, White M, et al., 2018, Characterising antibody kinetics from multiple influenza infection and vaccination events in ferrets

Kucharski AJ, Lessler J, Cummings DAT, et al., 2018, Timescales of influenza A/H3N2 antibody dynamics, Plos Biology, Vol:16, ISSN:1545-7885

Cremin I, Watson O, Heffernan A, et al., 2018, An infectious way to teach students about outbreaks, Epidemics, Vol:23, ISSN:1755-4365, Pages:42-48

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