I am Head of the Modelling & Economics Unit in the National Infection Service (NIS) at Public Health England, and I have a part-time position in the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis & Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, at Imperial College London.I am also Deputy Director of the new NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling Methodology at Imperial College London in partnership with Public Health England.
The NIS Modelling & Economics Unit has a broad range of interests in infectious diseases. My personal research interests include health systems research, statistical analysis and mathematical modelling of the epidemiology of, and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions against, sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), tuberculosis, and influenza.
I studied biochemistry at Cambridge, then went to Oxford for my MSc, before studying for my PhD in Stirling, with Prof Peter Hudson (now at Penn State) and Dr Rachel Norman. I joined the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College in 2002. Prior to becoming a lecturer I was a postdoc, funded by the Wellcome Trust and then UNAIDS. I took up my position at the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) in April 2009.