15-17 Tavistock Place
I joined the staff of LSHTM in 2002. Most of my research involves evaluating the health and economic impact of different vaccines. This work is interdisciplinary (mathematical modelling, epidemiology, health economics, statistics, computer science and decision theory). I did my doctorate at LSHTM (modelling the potential benefits and risks of rotavirus vaccination in low-income and middle-income countries).
I organise and teach Health Decision Science. This elective module is offered to students studying for Public Health by Distance Learning, and is the sister module to the intensive module of the same name, organised by Professor Mark Jit and Dr Kiesha Prem. I tutor students on the intensive MPH programme and am one of the Deputy Chairs of the DL exam board. Students (Masters, PhD and DrPH) are welcome to contact me if they are interested in topics related to the impact, safety, equity and economics of vaccination.
My research involves developing quantitative models to evaluate the health and economic impact of different vaccines (e.g. rotavirus, RSV, HPV) in low-income and middle-income countries. These range from simple proportionate outcomes models through to more complex individual-based transmission models. The models have been used by Ministries of Health in over 30 countries. They have also been used to inform WHO recommendations about vaccination schedules.