Director

  • Neil Ferguson

    Neil Ferguson

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    Neil Ferguson Professor of Mathematical Biology

    Research interests

    Infectious disease epidemiology (notably mosquito-borne infections and emerging infections), mathematical and computational modelling applied to understanding disease transmission and control, real-time outbreak analysis.  

Neil Ferguson uses mathematical and statistical models to investigate the processes shaping infectious disease pathogenesis, evolution and transmission. One focus is on the use of models as contingency planning tools for emerging human infections (such as Zika, Ebola, MERS and pandemic influenza), bioterrorist threats and livestock outbreaks. He also leads a research programme on the dynamics and control of vector-borne diseases (Zika, dengue, yellow fever and malaria). Neil is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the USA, Senior Investigator of the National Institute of Health Research, a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and holds the UK honour of an OBE for his contributions to disease control. He advises the UK and US governments, WHO and the EU on infectious disease epidemiology, modelling and control.

Research leads

  • Kalipso Chalkidou

    Kalipso Chalkidou

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    Kalipso Chalkidou Professor of Practice in Global Health

    Research interests

    Assisting governments build technical and institutional capacity for using evidence to inform health policy as they move towards Universal Healthcare Coverage. 

  • Majid Ezzati

    Majid Ezzati

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    Majid Ezzati Professor of Global Environmental Health

    Research interests

    Application of methods from statistics, machine learning and epidemiological modelling to complex social, environmental and health data to characterise population health and health inequalities, and to evaluate the impacts of interventions.

  • Edward Gregg

    Edward Gregg

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    Edward Gregg Professor of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

    Research interests

    The factors driving recent trends in the diabetes epidemic and the impact of lifestyle interventions and related health policies on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and ageing-related outcomes.

  • Timothy Hallett

    Timothy Hallett

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    Timothy Hallett Professor of Global Health

    Research interests

    The collateral impact of HIV-intervention on global health and health-systems.

  • Katharina Hauck

    Katharina Hauck

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    Katharina Hauck Reader in Health Economics

    Research interests

    The economics of infectious diseases and the economic evaluation of complex public health interventions.

  • Helen Ward

    Helen Ward

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    Helen Ward Professor of Public Health

    Research interests

    Conflicting trends in STI epidemics: the varying contribution of pathogen, host and sexual network characteristics.