Dr Emma Davis
PhD MSc MRes
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in infectious disease epidemiology working with Deirdre Hollingsworth and the Neglected Tropical Disease Modelling Consortium. My main disease of focus is currently lymphatic filariasis, a human nematode transmitted by mosquitoes that can cause permanent disability.
I trained as a mathematician at the University of Warwick, with a dissertation in mathematical modelling of STH, before moving to Imperial College London, where I completed a MRes in Biomedical Research focusing on infectious disease epidemiology and control of malaria. I then returned to Warwick for an MSc+PhD in mathematics of real-world systems under Deirdre Hollingsworth and Matt Keeling, with a specialism in modelling for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
My current projects include: assessing the predicted impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lymphatic filariasis control and elimination programs; modelling COVID-19 contact tracing for the UK; and investigating the impact of vector control (e.g. insecticide-treated bednets) on achieving the WHO 2030 goals for lymphatic filariasis and preventing resurgence.
Responsible modelling: Unit testing for infectious disease epidemiology.
Lucas TCD. et al, (2020), Epidemics, 33
A novel age-structured mosquito model for assessing the mechanisms behind vector control success
Davis EL. et al, (2020)
Predicted Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Disease Programs and the Opportunity for Innovation.
Toor J. et al, (2020), Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Engagement and adherence trade-offs for SARS-CoV-2 contact tracing
Lucas TCD. et al, (2020), medRxiv
Responsible modelling: Unit testing for infectious disease epidemiology
Lucas TCD. et al, (2020)