Imperial College London

Charlie Whittaker

Central FacultyCentre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Casual - Lib. Ass, Clerks & Gen. Admin Assistants







Variety Club WingSt Mary's Campus





I am a PhD student in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology supervised by Prof Azra Ghani and Dr Peter Winskill

My work involves modelling infectious disease transmission dynamics, across a range of different systems that to date have included malaria, loiasis, ebola and COVID-19. Broader research interests include include disease ecology, the dynamics of emerging infectious diseases, surveillance system design and mitigating globally catastrophic biological risks.

For a full list of research and publications see my Google Scholar Profile


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Whittaker C, Watson O, Alvarez-Moreno C, et al., 2021, Understanding the Potential Impact of Different Drug Properties On SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Disease Burden: A Modelling Analysis, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ISSN:1058-4838

Okell L, Whittaker C, Ghani A, et al., 2021, Global patterns of submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection: insights from a systematic review and meta-analysis of population surveys, The Lancet Microbe, Vol:2, ISSN:2666-5247, Pages:e366-e374

Djaafara A, Whittaker C, Watson OJ, et al., 2021, Using syndromic measures of mortality to capture the dynamics of COVID-19 in Java, Indonesia in the context of vaccination roll-out, BMC Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1741-7015

Faria NR, Mellan TA, Whittaker C, et al., 2021, Genomics and epidemiology of the P.1 SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil, Science, Vol:372, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:815-821

Watson O, Alhaffar M, Mehchy Z, et al., 2021, Leveraging community mortality indicators to infer COVID-19 mortality and transmission dynamics in Damascus, Syria, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-10

Stresman G, Whittaker C, Slater HC, et al., 2020, Quantifying Plasmodium falciparum infections clustering within households to inform household-based intervention strategies for malaria control programs: An observational study and meta-analysis from 41 malaria-endemic countries, PLOS Medicine, Vol:17, ISSN:1549-1277

Hogan A, Jewell B, Sherrard-Smith E, et al., 2020, Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV, TB and malaria in low- and middle-income countries: a modelling study, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:8, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e1132-e1141

Flaxman S, Mishra S, Gandy A, et al., 2020, Estimating the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe, Nature, Vol:584, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:257-261

Sherrard-Smith E, Hogan AB, Hamlet A, et al., 2020, The potential public health consequences of COVID-19 on malaria in Africa., Nature Medicine, Vol:26, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:1411-1416

Walker PGT, Whittaker C, Watson OJ, et al., 2020, The impact of COVID-19 and strategies for mitigation and suppression in low- and middle-income countries, Science, Vol:369, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:413-422

Verity R, Okell LC, Dorigatti I, et al., 2020, Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019: a model-based analysis., Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:20, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:669-677

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

Whittaker C, Walker M, Pion SDS, et al., 2018, The population biology and transmission dynamics of Loa loa, Trends in Parasitology, Vol:34, ISSN:1471-5007, Pages:335-350

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