Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Researcher







UG1247 Praed StreetSt Mary's Campus





I am a visiting researcher working on the mathematical modelling of infections disease (malaria and yellow fever), with experience in both academic research, and modelling outbreak response, using a variety of different machine learning, statistical and mechanistic techniques.

Previously I was focussed on assessing the potential impact of Anopheles stephensi establishment on malaria transmission across Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia and Sudan as part of the "Controlling emergent Anopheles stephensi in Ethiopia and Sudan (CEASE)" project. I was additionally part of the Imperial College London COVID-19 response, as well as seconded to the WHO during the emergence of COVID-19 as a global threat in early 2020.

My PhD at Imperial College London (2017-2020), and numerous research collaborations and consultations during this time was on yellow fever, across its endemic regions, but with a special focus on South America. This was proceeded by a research assistant position looking at the climate drivers of yellow fever in Africa, and data analytical support for the WHO on the Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015-2016 yellow fever outbreak.

My work on yellow fever, malaria and COVID-19 has involved collaboration and consulting with several external partners such as the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control, Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, and other university organisations.



Whittaker C, Watson O, Alvarez-Moreno C, et al., 2022, Understanding the Potential Impact of Different Drug Properties On SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Disease Burden: A Modelling Analysis, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:75, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:e224-e233

Hamlet A, Dengela D, Tongren JE, et al., 2022, The potential impact of Anopheles stephensi establishment on the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum in Ethiopia and prospective control measures, Bmc Medicine, Vol:20, ISSN:1741-7015

Shah H, Murray K, Hamlet A, et al., 2022, Exploring agricultural land-use and childhood malaria associations in sub-Saharan Africa, Scientific Reports, Vol:12, ISSN:2045-2322

Polonsky JA, Bhatia S, Fraser K, et al., 2022, Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions against infectious diseases among crisis-affected populations: a scoping review, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, Vol:11, ISSN:2049-9957, Pages:1-19

Li SL, Acosta AL, Hill SC, et al., 2022, Mapping environmental suitability of Haemagogus and Sabethes spp. mosquitoes to understand sylvatic transmission risk of yellow fever virus in Brazil, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:16, ISSN:1935-2727

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