Ms Hope Simpson


Research Fellow
Epidemiology and GIS


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I have a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, and an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM.

Before joining the School as a Research Assistant in 2017, I worked for two years in infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology at Public Health England.

I have experience of working with NTD control programmes in Ghana, Myanmar, Nigeria and Mozambique. 


Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control


I help to design and deliver training workshops in QGIS and teach on the MSc modules Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health and Infectious Disease Agents and their Control.


I am currently working with the AIM Initiative, which supports national NTD control programmes to strengthen and integrate their surveillance activities. Through this work, I hope to help increase the value and use of routine data sources for research purposes and for guiding integrated NTD control and case management activities.

Part of my role involves capacity strengthening through the delivery of training for public health teams in NTD-endemic countries.

I am also interested in the role of primary healthcare in the surveillance and case management of NTDs, and the impact of health service accessibility on disease detection and morbidity outcomes.

Research Area
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Electronic health records
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Lymphatic filariasis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Skin disease
Tropical diseases
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Effectiveness of community-based burden estimation to achieve elimination of lymphatic filariasis: A comparative cross-sectional investigation in Côte d'Ivoire
Simpson H; Konan DO; Brahima K; Koffi JD; Kashindi S; Edmiston M; Weiland S; Halliday K; Pullan RL; Meite A
PLoS global public health
Sustainable Surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Post-Elimination Era.
Hatherell H-A; Simpson H; Baggaley RF; Hollingsworth TD; Pullan RL
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminth infections of children in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-18: a geospatial analysis.
Sartorius B; Cano J; Simpson H; Tusting LS; Marczak LB; Miller-Petrie MK; Kinvi B; Zoure H; Mwinzi P; Hay SI
The Lancet. Global health
Mapping suitability for Buruli ulcer at fine spatial scales across Africa: A modelling study.
Simpson H; Tabah EN; Phillips RO; Frimpong M; Maman I; Ampadu E; Timothy J; Saunderson P; Pullan RL; Cano J
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Total area predicted suitable and population living in suitable areas for Buruli ulcer, M. ulcerans, and both, by country in African continent
Simpson H; Tabah EN; Phillips RO; Frimpong M; Maman I; Ampadu E; Timothy J; Saunderson P; Pullan RL; Cano J
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