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.
A novel age-structured mosquito model for assessing the mechanisms behind vector control success
Davis EL. et al, (2020)
Inferring transmission trees to guide targeting of interventions against visceral leishmaniasis and post–kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis
Chapman LAC. et al, (2020), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 25742 - 25750
Defining a prevalence level to describe the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) transmission and designing monitoring & evaluating (M&E) programmes post the cessation of mass drug administration (MDA)
Collyer BS. et al, (2020), PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 14, e0008644 - e0008644
Predicted Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Disease Programs and the Opportunity for Innovation.
Toor J. et al, (2020), Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Engagement and adherence trade-offs for SARS-CoV-2 contact tracing
Lucas TCD. et al, (2020)