Imperial College London

Paula Christen

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







UG2Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





I am currently undertaking a PhD in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology based in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

My research will use a mixed-methods approach to explore how evidence can inform vaccine resource allocations optimally. This project is performed with key stakeholders including the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium and Gavi , and is funded through the ESRC LISS DTP Collaborative (CASE) Studentship. This is conducted under the supervision of Dr Lesong Conteh and Professor Tim Hallett

I have previously worked as a Research Assistant supporting Dr Laure de Preux estimating indirect costs associated with chronic diseases to the UK. 

Before the 1 3 PhD programme, I worked in the risk communication department at WHO, producing, analysing and evaluating content for an open online learning platform (OpenWHO).

I hold a BSc in Management from Cass Business School, an MSc in Business Analytics and an MSc in Epidemiology, both from Imperial College. For my recent dissertation, I investigated the assumption of endemic equilibrium in mathematical models for yellow fever. 



Christen P, Conteh L, 2021, How are mathematical models and results from mathematical models of vaccine-preventable diseases used, or not, by global health organizations?, Bmj Global Health, Vol:6, ISSN:2059-7908, Pages:1-10

Christen P, D'Aeth J, Lochen A, et al., 2021, The J-IDEA pandemic planner: a framework for implementing hospital provision interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Care, Vol:59, ISSN:0025-7079, Pages:371-378

McCabe R, Schmit N, Christen P, et al., 2020, Adapting hospital capacity to meet changing demands during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bmc Medicine, Vol:18, ISSN:1741-7015, Pages:1-12

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