Imperial College London

Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Lecturer



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Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I  am an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Public Health at Imperial College, where I have ongoing collaborations with several members of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling. I previously held an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship in infectious disease epidemiology in the department.

I use mathematical models and statistical analysis to study the evolution and transmission dynamics of infections with the aim of  informing the design of more effective control interventions. I lead the NTD modelling consortium, an international network of epidemiological modellers contributing to the global efforts to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

I am a professor and senior group leader at the Big Data Institute, in the University of Oxford. Prior to that I was a professor and deputy director of the Zeeman Institute, an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Warwick. In my first two years at Warwick I held a joint position at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Steinmann P, Reed SG, Mirza F, et al., 2017, Innovative tools and approaches to end the transmission of <i>Mycobacterium leprae</i>, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:17, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:E298-E305

Baggaley RF, Irvine MA, Leber W, et al., 2017, Cost-effectiveness of screening for HIV in primary care: a health economics modelling analysis, Lancet Hiv, Vol:4, ISSN:2405-4704, Pages:E465-E474

Irvine MA, Hollingsworth TD, 2017, Making Transmission Models Accessible to End-Users: The Example of TRANSFIL, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:11, ISSN:1935-2727

Irvine MA, Stolk WA, Smith ME, et al., 2016, Effectiveness of a triple-drug regimen for global elimination of lymphatic filariasis: a modelling study, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:17, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:451-458

Hollingsworth TD, Pilcher CD, Hecht FM, et al., 2015, High Transmissibility During Early HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men-San Francisco, California., Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol:211, ISSN:1537-6613, Pages:1757-1760

Heesterbeek H, Anderson RM, Andreasen V, et al., 2015, Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health, Science, Vol:347, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1216-U29

Fraser C, Lythgoe K, Leventhal GE, et al., 2014, Virulence and Pathogenesis of HIV-1 Infection: An Evolutionary Perspective, Science, Vol:343, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1328-+

Anderson RM, Truscott JE, Pullan R, et al., 2013, How Effective Is School-Based Deworming for the Community-Wide Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminths?, Plos Ntds, Vol:2

Anderson R, Hollingsworth TD, Truscott J, et al., 2012, Optimisation of mass chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infection, The Lancet, Vol:379, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:289-290

Hollingsworth TD, Klinkenberg D, Heesterbeek H, et al., 2011, Mitigation Strategies for Pandemic Influenza A: Balancing Conflicting Policy Objectives, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:7, ISSN:1553-7358

Hollingsworth TD, Laeyendecker O, Shirreff G, et al., 2010, HIV-1 Transmitting Couples Have Similar Viral Load Set-Points in Rakai, Uganda, PLOS Pathogens, Vol:6, ISSN:1553-7366

Fraser C, Donnelly CA, Cauchemez S, et al., 2009, Pandemic Potential of a Strain of Influenza A (H1N1): Early Findings, Science, Vol:324, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1557-1561

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