T Déirdre Hollingsworth MA, MMus, MSc, PhD,

Appointment: Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, LSTM and University of Warwick

Areas of interest: Neglected tropical diseases, HIV, malaria, influenza. Mathematical epidemiology

Background: Studied mathematics and mathematical modelling at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge before post-doctoral training at Imperial College London. In 2009 she was awarded an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship in an international competition across the sciences, which she held in the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Imperial College London.

Her research has focused on understanding the evolution and dynamics of infectious disease in order to inform control policies. Her main research interests are in neglected tropical diseases, including soil-transmitted helminths and lymphatic filariasis. She also has extensive research activities on the transmission dynamics and evolution of HIV (including a recently published review in Science). She has ongoing research interests in malaria, SARS and influenza, including the 2009 ‘flu pandemic. 

In 2013 she took up a joint position between the University of Warwick and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, where she is a member of CAHRD and the Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (WIDER) centre. She leads the NTD Modelling Consortium, an international group of infectious disease modellers, in their analysis of the dynamics of infection to support programs in achieving the 2020 goals for NTD control and elimination.