Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth
Senior Group Leader
Deirdre is an infectious disease epidemiologist who uses mathematical models and statistical analyses to study the evolution and transmission dynamics of infectious diseases with the aim of informing the design of more effective control interventions. She is particularly interested in neglected tropical diseases, a group of diseases which cause suffering amongst the poorest populations of the world. She leads the NTD Modelling Consortium, an international network of neglected tropical disease modellers.
Her research foci are lymphatic filariasis, visceral leishmaniasis and a group of intestinal worms (soil transmitted helminths or STHs) which affect a large number of children and adults in low income settings. She has ongoing interests in the transmission and evolution of HIV in both Africa and European/North American settings as well as malaria and influenza.
Estimating LFT and qPCR test-sensitivity over time since infection from a human challenge study
Davis EL. and Hollingsworth D., (2022)
Getting the most out of maths: How to coordinate mathematical modelling research to support a pandemic, lessons learnt from three initiatives that were part of the COVID-19 response in the UK
GORIELY A. et al, (2022), Journal of Theoretical Biology
An archetypes approach to malaria intervention impact mapping: a new framework and example application
Bertozzi-Villa A. et al, (2022)
Monkeypox in the UK: arguments for a broader case definition.
Pan D. et al, (2022), Lancet (London, England), 399, 2345 - 2346
On the use of LFA tests in contact tracing: preliminary findings
Fearon E. et al, (2022)