Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth
Senior Group Leader
Deirdre is an infectious disease epidemiologist who uses mathematical models and statistical analyses to study the evolution and transmission dynamics of infectious diseases with the aim of informing the design of more effective control interventions. She is particularly interested in neglected tropical diseases, a group of diseases which cause suffering amongst the poorest populations of the world. She leads the NTD Modelling Consortium, an international network of neglected tropical disease modellers.
Her research foci are lymphatic filariasis, visceral leishmaniasis and a group of intestinal worms (soil transmitted helminths or STHs) which affect a large number of children and adults in low income settings. She has ongoing interests in the transmission and evolution of HIV in both Africa and European/North American settings as well as malaria and influenza.
Estimating LFT and qPCR test-sensitivity over time since infection from a human challenge study
Davis EL. and Hollingsworth D., (2022)
An archetypes approach to malaria intervention impact mapping: a new framework and example application
Bertozzi-Villa A. et al, (2022)
Monkeypox in the UK: arguments for a broader case definition.
Pan D. et al, (2022), Lancet (London, England), 399, 2345 - 2346
Impact of intensified control on visceral leishmaniasis in a highly-endemic district of Bihar, India: An interrupted time series analysis
Kumar V. et al, (2022), Epidemics, 100562 - 100562
Determining the optimal strategies to achieve elimination of transmission for Schistosoma mansoni.
Kura K. et al, (2022), Parasites & vectors, 15