Imperial College London

Dr Kate Mitchell

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Advanced Research Fellow



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UG4Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





My research focuses on the use of mathematical modelling of infectious disease transmission to understand how diseases spread and inform control policies.

I currently hold a Wellcome Trust ISSF Springboard Fellowship to characterize and model the relationship between socio-economic status and infectious disease risk in the UK, with a particular focus on HIV and COVID-19.

Prior to my fellowship, I worked for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Modelling Centre, using mathematical modelling of HIV transmission amongst key populations (including men who have sex with men) to inform and interpret clinical trials being developed and conducted by the HPTN.

I did my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, modelling immune responses to human schistosomiasis infection at the population level. I then worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, modelling HIV and STI transmission and control amongst key populations in southern India, China and Nigeria.


I teach on the short course Introduction to Mathematical Models of the Epidemiology & Control of Infectious Diseases, the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the MSc in Epidemiology.

Journal editing

  • Deputy Editor for the Journal of the International AIDS Society (2018-2020)
  • Associate Editor for BMC Infectious Diseases (2016-2018)



Mitchell KM, Maheu-Giroux M, Dimitrov D, et al., 2022, How can progress towards Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States be monitored?, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:75, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:163-169

Wong NS, Lee SS, Mitchell KM, et al., 2022, Impact of pre-event testing and quarantine on reducing the risk of COVID-19 epidemic rebound: a modelling study, Bmc Infectious Diseases, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2334

Booton RD, Ong JJ, Lee A, et al., 2021, Modelling the impact of an HIV testing intervention on HIV transmission among men who have sex with men in China, Hiv Medicine, Vol:22, ISSN:1464-2662, Pages:467-477

Silhol R, Geidelberg L, Mitchell K, et al., 2021, Assessing the potential impact of disruptions due to COVID-19 on HIV among key and lower-risk populations in the largest cities of Cameroon and Benin, Jaids: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol:87, ISSN:1525-4135, Pages:899-911


Stannah J, Anato JLF, Mitchell KM, et al., 2022, Improving our understanding of how structural determinants impact HIV epidemics: A scoping review of dynamic models to guide future research, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, Pages:142-143

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