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Sebastian Funk

Professor
of Infectious Disease Dynamics and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Room
Room 113

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2209

My research revolves around statistical methods, often using mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics, applied to questions around public health. I am interested in the emergence, evolution and spread of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in the dynamic interaction of diseases with behavioural, societal and environmental factors. Most of my current work is applied to real-time modelling and forecasting during outbreaks to aid decision making, funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship and highlighted on the Epiforecasts group page.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Centre for Statistical Methodology
Vaccine Centre

Research

Research Area
Statistical methods
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Measles
African trypanosomiasis
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease

Selected Publications

Estimating the annual dengue force of infection from the age of reporting primary infections across urban centres in endemic countries.
Biggs JR; Sy AK; Sherratt K; Brady OJ; Kucharski AJ; Funk S; Reyes MAJ; Quinones MA; Jones-Warner W; Avelino FL
2021
BMC medicine
Strategies to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 importation from international travellers: modelling estimations for the United Kingdom, July 2020.
Clifford S; Quilty BJ; Russell TW; Liu Y; Chan Y-WD; Pearson CAB; Eggo RM; Endo A; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Flasche S
2021
Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Contact tracing is an imperfect tool for controlling COVID-19 transmission and relies on population adherence.
Davis EL; Lucas TCD; Borlase A; Pollington TM; Abbott S; Ayabina D; Crellen T; Hellewell J; Pi L; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group
2021
Nature communications
The contribution of hospital-acquired infections to the COVID-19 epidemic in England in the first half of 2020
Knight GM; Pham TM; Stimson J; Funk S; Jafari Y; Pople D; Evans S; Yin M; Brown CS; Bhattacharya A
2021
Comparative assessment of methods for short-term forecasts of COVID-19 admissions in England at the local level
Meakin S; Abbott S; Bosse NI; Munday JD; Gruson H; Hellewell J; Sherratt K; Funk S
2021
Estimating the impact of reopening schools on the reproduction number of SARS-CoV-2 in England, using weekly contact survey data.
Munday JD; Jarvis CI; Gimma A; Wong KLM; van Zandvoort K; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Funk S; Edmunds WJ
2021
BMC medicine
Hospital-acquired SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK's first COVID-19 pandemic wave.
Read JM; Green CA; Harrison EM; Docherty AB; Funk S; Harrison J; Girvan M; Hardwick HE; Turtle L; Dunning J
2021
Lancet (London, England)
Genomic reconstruction of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in England.
Vöhringer HS; Sanderson T; Sinnott M; De Maio N; Nguyen T; Goater R; Schwach F; Harrison I; Hellewell J; Ariani CV
2021
Nature
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