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?



Arinaminpathy N, Riley S, Barclay W, et al., Population implications of the deployment of novel universal vaccines against epidemic and pandemic influenza, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, ISSN:1742-5662

Biggerstaff M, Dahlgren FS, Fitzner J, et al., Coordinating the real-time use of global influenza activity data for better public health planning, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, ISSN:1750-2640

Pepin KM, Hopken MW, Shriner SA, et al., 2019, Improving risk assessment of the emergence of novel influenza A viruses by incorporating environmental surveillance, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-biological Sciences, Vol:374, ISSN:0962-8436

Hay JA, Laurie K, White M, et al., 2019, Characterising antibody kinetics from multiple influenza infection and vaccination events in ferrets, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:15

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

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