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?



Rivers C, Chretien J-P, Riley S, et al., 2019, Using "outbreak science" to strengthen the use of models during epidemics, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

Ben-Nun M, Riley P, Turtle J, et al., 2019, Forecasting national and regional influenza-like illness for the USA, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:15

Suwannahitatorn P, Webster J, Riley S, et al., 2019, Uncooked fish consumption among those at risk of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in central Thailand, Plos One, ISSN:1932-6203

Kwok KO, Tang A, Wei VWI, et al., 2019, Epidemic models of contact tracing: systematic review of transmission studies of severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, Vol:17, ISSN:2001-0370, Pages:186-194

McGowan CJ, Biggerstaff M, Johansson M, et al., 2019, Collaborative efforts to forecast seasonal influenza in the United States, 2015-2016., Sci Rep, Vol:9

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