Imperial College London

Gina E C Charnley

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate



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Global Change, Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Natural Hazards, Conflicts, Population Vulnerability

I am a PhD student in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. I am currently on the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment and I am also a visiting PhD student in UCL's Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. 

My research uses statistical modelling and machine learning to understand how natural hazards and conflicts result in infectious disease outbreaks. My work focuses on using these models to make disease outbreak predictions with varying social and environmental change. I have specific interests in drought, armed conflict, cholera, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

My supervisor is Prof. Kris Murray (MRC Unit The Gambia) and my co-supervisors are Dr. Katy Gaythorpe (Imperial College London) and Prof. Ilan Kelman (University College London).

Before joining Imperial, I graduated from University College London with an MSc Climate Change and my background is in veterinary medicine, climate change and conservation. 



Charnley G, Yennan S, Ochu C, et al., 2022, The impact of social and environmental extremes on cholera time varying reproduction number in Nigeria, Plos Global Public Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2767-3375

Charnley G, Jean K, Kelman I, et al., 2022, Association between conflict and Cholera in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol:28, ISSN:1080-6040, Pages:2472-2481

Charnley GEC, Gaythorpe KAM, Kelman I, et al., 2022, Accessing sub-national cholera epidemiological data for Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo during the seventh pandemic, Bmc Infectious Diseases, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2334

Charnley GEC, Kelman I, Murray KA, 2022, Drought-related cholera outbreaks in Africa and the implications for climate change: a narrative review., Pathogens and Global Health, Vol:116, ISSN:2047-7724, Pages:3-12

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