Deirdre is an infectious disease epidemiologist who uses mathematical, statistical and computational methods to analyse the dynamics and evolution of infectious diseases to inform more effective control strategies. Her main research focus is the dynamics of neglected tropical diseases, which disproportionately affect the poorest populations of the globe.
Since 2020 she has also been working on the dynamics of COVID-19, particularly the role of contact tracing and the dynamics of immunity. She is a member of the UK government's scientific advisory committee (SPI-M) and chaired the rapid response COVID-19 programme at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
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