Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







VA5Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a PhD student in the Department of Infectious Disease Epiedmiology where I am supervised by Professor Azra GhaniDr Alexandra Hogan and Dr Patrick Walker

My project is focused around the next-generation of malaria vaccine candidates, where I am investigating mathematical models of vaccine induced correlates of protection and integrating these models into a mathematical model of malaria transmission to explore the impact of next-generation vaccines on malaria incidence and deaths across Sub-Saharan Africa. 

More broadly I am interested in vaccine epidemiology and the utility of vaccines in preventing childhood illness with a focus in low and middle income countries,  vulnerable populations and outbreak scenarios.  



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

Thompson H, Mousa A, Dighe A, et al., 2021, SARS-CoV-2 setting-specific transmission rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:73, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:e754-e764

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

Ragonnet-Cronin M, Boyd O, Geidelberg L, et al., 2021, Genetic evidence for the association between COVID-19 epidemic severity and timing of non-pharmaceutical interventions, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-7

Fu H, Wang H, Xi X, et al., 2021, A database for the epidemic trends and control measures during the first wave of COVID-19 in mainland China, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol:102, ISSN:1201-9712, Pages:463-471

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