Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Senior Lecturer







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





***I have now moved to the MRC Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where I am Professor of Environmental Change and Health, and co-Director of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health***

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My research interests:

Global Change, Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Health

I am an ecologist with interests in global change, conservation and health. I generally work on problems where these key themes are interconnected, broadly falling under the inter-related banners of Planetary Health, EcoHealth and OneHealth.

This includes:

  human health - climate, environmental and social change impacts on infectious disease burdens and distributions, disease emergence, zoonoses, biosecurity risks, health economics

  wildlife health - infectious disease burdens and distributions, disease emergence, disease ecology, biosecurity, wildlife trade

  biodiversity - extinction risks, threats (e.g., trade, diseases, habitat loss, invasive species, climate change), population ecology, behavioural ecology

  ecosystems - habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation, ecosystem services

  climate change - influence on ecosystems, biodiversity and human health

I'm particularly interested in problems that characterise the impacts of global change, but that could also be leveraged for mitigating human impacts and promoting better stewardship of the natural world.


Current projects:

Snakebite eco-epidemiology

Pathogeography: biogeography (and mapping) of human infectious diseases 

Climate change and infectious diseases

Health co-benefits of environmental interventions

Ecology and management of amphibian chytridiomycosis

Ecology of emerging zoonotic diseases

Open-learning: massive open online courses (MOOCs) on climate change and health


Where to from here:

Visit the Murray Lab - Ecological Health Research Group webpage

Publications: Google Scholar

Link up on: LinkedIn

Visit the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Visit the MRC Unit The Gambia

Check out the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (MRC GIDA) 

Or the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Or at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment

Twitter: @earthfluenza

Healthy People Healthy Planet @IChealthyplanet 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Murray KA, Olivero J, Roche B, et al., 2018, Pathogeography: leveraging the biogeography of human infectious diseases for global health management, Ecography, Vol:41, ISSN:0906-7590, Pages:1411-1427

Fisher M, Murray K, 2018, Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines, Science, Vol:360, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:621-627

Watson JEM, Evans T, Venter O, et al., 2018, The exceptional value of intact forest ecosystems, Nature Ecology and Evolution, Vol:2, ISSN:2397-334X, Pages:599-610

Watts N, Amann M, Ayeb-Karlsson S, et al., 2017, The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health, The Lancet, Vol:391, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:581-630

Allen T, Murray KA, Zambrana-Torrelio C, et al., 2017, Global hotspots and correlates of emerging zoonotic diseases, Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723

Watts N, Adger WN, Ayeb-Karlsson S, et al., 2016, The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change, The Lancet, Vol:389, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1151-1164

Murray KA, Preston N, Allen T, et al., 2015, Global biogeography of human infectious diseases, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:112, ISSN:1091-6490, Pages:12746-12751

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