Imperial College London

DrOliverWatson

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)7747 434 948o.watson15

 
 
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Location

 

Praed StreetSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, working with Prof Azra Ghani and Dr Patrick Walker on modelling the transmission of COVID-19. I also hold a position at Brown University in the Bailey Lab working on malaria population genetics.  

Background

My undergraduate degree was in Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge before completing a master's degree in Systems Biology, working on multi-omic computational methods for identifying new biochemical reactions indicative of disease.

For my PhD I worked on integrating genetic information into malaria transmission modelling with Prof Azra Ghani, Dr Lucy Okell and Dr Robert Verity. This work was focussed on extending malaria transmission models that have been used in creating global technical strategies for malaria control by including parasite genetic information.

Publications

Journals

Watson O, Okell L, Hellewell J, et al., 2020, Evaluating the performance of malaria genetics for inferring changes in transmission intensity using transmission modelling, Molecular Biology and Evolution, ISSN:0737-4038

Hogan A, Jewell B, Sherrard-Smith E, et al., 2020, Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV, TB and malaria in low- and middle-income countries: a modelling study, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:8, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e1132-e1141

Thompson H, Imai N, Dighe A, et al., 2020, SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence on repatriation flights from Wuhan City, China, Journal of Travel Medicine, ISSN:1195-1982

Lavezzo E, Franchin E, Ciavarella C, et al., 2020, Suppression of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in the Italian municipality of Vo'., Nature, Vol:584, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:425-429

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