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Dr Nicky McCreesh

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow
in Infectious Disease Modelling

Room
104b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I have a BSc in Natural Sciences (Maths and Anthropology) from Durham University and an MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM. My PhD, at Durham University, used mathematical modelling to predict the effects of climate change on schistosomiasis transmission in eastern Africa. Between my MSc and PhD, I spent a year at the MRC rural field site in Uganda, conducting the data analysis for an empirical evaluation of respondent-driven sampling.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

I teach on the MSc modules 'Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases' and 'Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases', and am co-organiser of and teach on the short course 'Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications'

Research

I am an MRC Skills Development Fellow, investigating how spatial data can be used to improve TB care and control intervention impact in high incidence settings. In addition to this, I am interested in how contact data can be used to develop a better understanding of potential M.tb. transmission sites, and to inform infection control interventions.

I have previously worked on a project on the calibration and analysis of complex individual-based stochastic models, and maintain an interest in techniques for the calibration of complex models.

Previous research includes HIV and schistosomiasis modelling, and work on respondent-driven sampling.

Research Area
Helminths
Infectious disease policy
Disease control
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Tuberculosis
Schistosomiasis
Country
Malawi
Uganda
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Bayesian History Matching of Complex Infectious Disease Models Using Emulation: A Tutorial and a Case Study on HIV in Uganda.
Andrianakis, I.; Vernon, I.R.; McCreesh, N.; McKinley, T.J.; Oakley, J.E.; Nsubuga, R.N.; Goldstein, M.; White, R.G.;
PLoS Comput Biol
Respondent Driven Sampling: Determinants of Recruitment and a Method to Improve Point Estimation
McCreesh, Nicky; Copas, Andrew; Seeley, Janet; Johnston, Lisa G.; Sonnenberg, Pam; Hayes, Richard J.; Frost, Simon D. W.; White, Richard G.
PLoS One
Evaluation of Respondent-driven Sampling.
McCreesh, N. ; Frost, S.D. ; Seeley, J. ; Katongole, J. ; Tarsh, M.N. ; Ndunguse, R. ; Jichi, F. ; Lunel, N.L. ; Maher, D. ; Johnston, L.G. ; Sonnenberg, P. ; Copas, A.J. ; Hayes, R.J. ; White, R.G. ;
Epidemiology
Exploring the potential impact of a reduction in partnership concurrency on HIV incidence in rural Uganda: a modeling study.
McCreesh, N. ; O'Brien, K. ; Nsubuga, R.N. ; Shafer, L.A. ; Bakker, R. ; Seeley, J. ; Hayes, R.J. ; White, R.G. ;
Sex Transm Dis
Evaluation of the role of location and distance in recruitment in respondent-driven sampling.
McCreesh, N. ; Johnston, L.G. ; Copas, A. ; Sonnenberg, P. ; Seeley, J. ; Hayes, R.J. ; Frost, S.D. ; White, R.G. ;
Int J Health Geogr
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