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?



Kwok KO, Read JM, Tang A, et al., 2018, A systematic review of transmission dynamic studies of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in non-hospital residential facilities, Bmc Infectious Diseases, Vol:18, ISSN:1471-2334

Nouvellet P, Cori A, Garske T, et al., 2018, A simple approach to measure transmissibility and forecast incidence, Epidemics, Vol:22, ISSN:1755-4365, Pages:29-35

Kwok KO, Cowling B, Wei V, et al., 2018, Temporal variation of human encounters and the number of locations in which they occur: a longitudinal study of Hong Kong residents, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:15, ISSN:1742-5689

Yuan H-Y, Baguelin M, Kwok KO, et al., 2017, The impact of stratified immunity on the transmission dynamics of influenza, Epidemics, Vol:20, ISSN:1755-4365, Pages:84-93

Cori A, Donnelly CA, Dorigatti I, et al., 2017, Key data for outbreak evaluation: building on the Ebola experience, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-biological Sciences, Vol:372, ISSN:0962-8436

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