Imperial College London

Steven Riley

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics



+44 (0)20 7594 2452s.riley




UG8Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Steven studies the transmission of human pathogens. He conducts field studies, analyses data and uses mathematical models to look at scientific questions that are relevant to public health: how does our pattern of social contacts affect the transmission of respiratory infections? How much more severe is one strain of influenza than another? How far does influenza penetrate into rural areas after it sweeps through cities?



Eales O, Ainslie KEC, Walters CE, et al., 2022, Appropriately smoothing prevalence data to inform estimates of growth rate and reproduction number, Epidemics: the Journal of Infectious Disease Dynamics, Vol:40, ISSN:1755-4365

Tildesley MJ, Vassall A, Riley S, et al., 2022, Optimal health and economic impact of non-pharmaceutical intervention measures prior and post vaccination in England: a mathematical modelling study, Royal Society Open Science, Vol:9, ISSN:2054-5703

Ben-Nun M, Riley P, Turtle J, et al., 2022, Consistent pattern of epidemic slowing across many geographies led to longer, flatter initial waves of the COVID-19 pandemic., Plos Comput Biol, Vol:18

Eales O, Martins LDO, Page AJ, et al., 2022, Dynamics of competing SARS-CoV-2 variants during the Omicron epidemic in England, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723

Eales O, Wang H, Haw D, et al., 2022, Trends in SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence during England’s roadmap out of lockdown, January to July 2021

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