Imperial College London

DrPatrickWalker

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3946patrick.walker06

 
 
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Location

 

UG12Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

My research involves using mathematical models in order to better understand the likely impact of interventions upon malaria transmission and associated burden of disease. In particular my work has focused upon establishing the optimal packages of interventions to achieve various malaria elimination milestones across the wide range of transmission settings that exist across Africa. I also recently conducted a modelling analysis looking at the indirect impact of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa upon malaria morbidity and mortality. 

I hold an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship in which my research focuses upon developing modelling tools which use epidemiological data in order to capture the impact of interventions upon transmission and to assess the incremental progress towards local elimination within a particular setting.

I also have a stong research focus looking at the effects of malaria during pregnancy. Working alongside the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium this research involves attempting to better understand how these depend upon malaria transmission within the general population and to assess the effectiveness of different preventative strategies.

Before focusing my research on malaria, I completed my PhD, “Quantifying the effects of measures to control highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry in Southeast Asia”, under the supervision of Professor Azra Ghani and Dr Simon Cauchemez.

Publications

Journals

Mangal T, Whittaker C, Nkhoma D, et al., 2021, The potential impact of intervention strategies on COVID-19 transmission in Malawi: a mathematical modelling study, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055

Winskill P, Hogan AB, Thwing J, et al., 2021, Health inequities and clustering of fever, acute respiratory infection, diarrhoea and wasting in children under five in low- and middle-income countries: a Demographic and Health Surveys analysis, Bmc Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1741-7015

Djaafara A, Whittaker C, Watson OJ, et al., 2021, Using syndromic measures of mortality to capture the dynamics of COVID-19 in Java, Indonesia in the context of vaccination roll-out, Bmc Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1741-7015

McCabe R, Kont M, Schmit N, et al., 2021, Modelling ICU capacity under different epidemiological scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic in three western European countries, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:50, ISSN:0300-5771, Pages:753-767

Faria NR, Mellan TA, Whittaker C, et al., 2021, Genomics and epidemiology of the P.1 SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil, Science, Vol:372, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:815-+

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