Katie Atkins, PhD

I am an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Public Health (Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

I use mathematical modelling to answer questions in ecology and evolutionary biology, with a particular focus on infectious diseases.

Interested in a PhD, postdoc or collaboration? Please contact me

****************NEWS & UPDATES*****************

Katie and Cordelia Coltart talk to the Royal Society about the Ebola Special Issue in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society they guest edited with John Edmunds.

Katie presents modelling work on the LAIV programme at the British Applied Maths Colloquium at the University of Surrey

Special issue (eds. Atkins, Coltart, Edmunds) on Ebola out “The 2013–2016 West African Ebola epidemic: data, decision and disease control” is out!

James Munday presents his PhD work on equity and vaccination at the PHE Applied Epidemiology conference in Warwick

Katie presents RSV modelling work at a workshop in Warwick University organised by James Nokes, Tim Kinyanjui, and Sam Brand

As part of the Vaccine Centre at LSHTM, we organised a short seminar series on RSV in the UK: the path to vaccination, a recording can be found here. [Speakers: Rachel Reeves (UCL), Mark Jit (LSHTM/PHE), David Hodgson (UCL)]

Work on paediatric flu vaccination recommended by Lancet Public Health as Editor’s Choice in the February issue.

11 / 01 / 2017
Commentary by David Fisman and Isaac Bogoch on our flu vaccination paper, Hodgson et al. (2017), published in The Lancet Public Health here

23 / 11 / 2016
We are supporting the application of TWO PhD studentships through the MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Programme (MRC LID):

A mathematical modelling evaluation of the evolution of virulence as a consequence of widespread antiretroviral therapy

Challenges for vaccination programmes in the context of urbanisation and population growth in South-East Asia

See HERE for more information and HERE to apply.

23 / 07 / 2016
We are hiring a Research Fellow (modelling infectious disease). Full details available at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk (ref: EPH-IDE-24)

15 / 07 / 2016
Katie organised a mini-symposium at the Society of Mathematical Biology / European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology with Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths (UCL) on “Using mathematical models of infectious diseases to inform public health policy” (details here).

David Hodgson presented his work on HIV virulence evolution at SMB.

11 / 07 / 2016
Natasha Wenzel from University of Washington (working with Betz Halloran) is visiting the group over the summer to work on the role of social contact patterns in optimising the UK paediatric flu program

17 / 06 / 2016
LSHTM is running our annual Short Course in Infectious Disease Modelling over the next two weeks (organisers: Emilia Vynnyky, Richard White, Katie Atkins).

01 / 05 / 2016
A special issue on Ebola will be published later this year in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (eds. Katie Atkins, Cordelia Coltart, John Edmunds)