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?


Agua-Agum J, Ariyarajah A, Blake IM, et al., 2016, Ebola Virus Disease among Male and Female Persons in West Africa, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:374, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:96-98

Truelove S, Zhu H, Lessler J, et al., 2016, A comparison of hemagglutination inhibition and neutralization assays for characterizing immunity to seasonal influenza A., Influenza Other Respir Viruses, Vol:10, Pages:518-524

Pinsent A, Fraser C, Ferguson NM, et al., 2016, A systematic review of reported reassortant viral lineages of influenza A, Bmc Infectious Diseases, Vol:16, ISSN:1471-2334

Wu KM, Riley S, 2016, Estimation of the Basic Reproductive Number and Mean Serial Interval of a Novel Pathogen in a Small, Well-Observed Discrete Population, Plos One, Vol:11, ISSN:1932-6203

Pitzer VE, Aguas R, Riley S, et al., 2016, High turnover drives prolonged persistence of influenza in managed pig herds., J R Soc Interface, Vol:13

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