Dr Rosalind Eggo
I work as an infectious disease modeller in public health epidemiology. I received my PhD in infectious disease modelling from Imperial College London, and worked at The University of Texas at Austin, before joining the School in May 2015.
My research interests are in the role of population heterogeneity in epidemics in acquisition of infection and in the likelihood of severe outcomes. I study epidemic mitigation strategies, especially via vaccination planning and evaluation. I have a keen interest in the use of electronic health records, and am an active member of the OpenSAFELY research consortium.
I mostly focus on respiratory virues including Covid-19, influenza and others, but also work on outbreak-prone infections such as Ebola virus disease, as well as theoretical aspects of disease transmission and control.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked extensively on understanding transmission dynamics, and in the design of interventions and responses for epidemics in the UK and internationally. I am a co-lead of the Epiverse-TRACE software initiative to build tools for better epidemic and outbreak response.
As well as research, I enjoy communicating science to people, and have participated in many outreach activities, such as contributing to the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2019, doing a talk at TEDxThessaloniki in 2018 (video here), and other sorts of activities (Let's play video, RI Apocalypse event, Web App for modelling).
I've completed LSHTM teaching qualificaitions and am an Associate Fellow of the HEA. At LSHTM, I teach on modelling short courses, face-to-face modules, and on distance learning courses in mathematical modelling.
I am one of the short-course organisers of a 3-day short course in modelling in R: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/courses/short-courses/modern-techniques-disease-modelling
I supervise MSc student summer projects in modelling, usually from MSc Epidemiology, but also CID, and Med Stats.
I also currently supervise 3 excellent PhD students. I am happy to hear from interested students looking to do a PhD in modelling.
I run a study on Long Covid called OpenPROMPT with Emily Herrett to understand the impact of Long Covid on individuals and the health system.
In 2018 I received an HDR UK Innovation Fellowship, to study the dynamics of respiratory viruses and the impact on those with chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD.
I am part of the OpenSAFELY consortium to harness NHS data for COVID-19 response in the UK.