Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Imperial College London (GIDA) - COVID-19

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London

Abstract

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Technical Summary

This award is being made in recognition that key Centre staff have been redeployed from their usual work, and Centre resources utilised, to contribute to the first phase of a rapid research response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, is at the forefront of delivering timely analysis to inform policy responses to emerging infectious disease threats, and was rapidly awarded an additional £0.5m to support their real-time analysis and modelling of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic and the impact of COVID-19.

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Publications

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Anderson RM (2020) COVID-19 spread in the UK: the end of the beginning? in Lancet (London, England)

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Arinaminpathy N (2020) Quantifying heterogeneity in SARS-CoV-2 transmission during the lockdown in India. in medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

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Armstrong-James D (2020) Confronting and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis. in The European respiratory journal

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Atchison C (2021) Usability and Acceptability of Home-based Self-testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Antibodies for Population Surveillance. in Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

 
Description Academy of Medical Science reports
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Professor Azra Ghani led the modelling inputs for both reports. The reports were utilised across government departments for planning for healthcare in UK.
 
Description Advice given to UK government on Brazil variant (Nuno Faria)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Advice given to UK govt on potential for increased transmissibility and/or immune escape of Brazil variant. Advice given led to ban on all flights from South America and Portugal and led to the introduction of mandatory hotel quarantine upon arrival in the UK. Widely discussed in media - policy change had a considerable impact on the UK aerospace industry and has been an effective measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in the UK.
 
Description Advice given to WHO and Public Health England on P1 variant lineage (Nuno Faria)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Presented evidence to WHO and advice given to Public Health England on P1 variant and how guidelines should be amended to adapt COVID-19 response to changing variants. Advice given and awareness raised will lead to a decrease in COVID-19 transmission globally and will contribute to decreasing case and death rates, and increased control measures within the UK to ensure the success of COVID-19 restrictions
 
Description Advisory Committee for response to COVID-19 for the city of Bogotá, Colombia
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of the Honorary Advisory Committee for response to COVID-19 for the city of Bogotá, Colombia, my research has been adopted as part of various official documents and communications for prevention and control in the city, including: - Test-Trace-Isolate strategy - https://bogota.gov.co/mi-ciudad/salud/que-debo-hacer-si-tengo-coronavirus-o-algun-sintoma-asociado - Reduction of contacts and in-person celebrations https://bogota.gov.co/mi-ciudad/salud/guia-para-protegerse-del-covid-19-en-las-celebraciones-del-fin-de-ano - Travel asociated measures https://bogota.gov.co/mi-ciudad/salud/covid-19-bogota-llama-aerolineas-y-viajeros-cumplir-protocolos
URL https://bogota.gov.co/mi-ciudad/salud/que-debo-hacer-si-tengo-coronavirus-o-algun-sintoma-asociado
 
Description COVID-19 variants advisory board with Moderna
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Providing epidemiological background on variants of concern which supports Moderna's strategy for vaccine development for COVID-19
 
Description Chair of the COVID-19 modelling guidance group for the Global Fund (Tim Hallett)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Led analytical work of the Global Fund to quantify the impact that COVID-19 has had on the portfolio of countries in 2020 and the following 2 years Analytical work has contributed to acute awareness of potential impact of COVID-19 on other disease (HIV, TB, Malaria) and a recognition of how the impact would extend to post pandemic years.
 
Description Citation in SAGE document (NERVTAG) 27 Jan 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact There is currently insufficient evidence to assess whether variant P.1 is associated with any change in disease severity, but the information provided in this document has been used to guide policy and decision-making for international leaders.
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55655388
 
Description Citation in WHO Policy Document - COVID-19 variants
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update-on-covid-19---23-march-2021
 
Description Citation in WHO report: Genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 (Erik Volz)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Has impacted the ways in which nations are responding to COVID-19 (setting up of surveillance systems)
URL https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/338480/9789240018440-eng.pdf
 
Description Citation in multiple government documents across Europe to inform COVID-19 responses
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Papers published were used to support evidence based decision making for COVID-19 mitigation policies by multiple European countries
 
Description Citation in recommendations to African Union Member States on the epidemic modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://africacdc.org/download/statement-of-guidance-and-recommendations-to-african-union-member-sta...
 
Description Citation of and use of R Package EpiEstim by multiple governments to support tracking of COVID-19 pandemic and support decision making
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Improved hospital management during COVID-19 pandemic (assisted in management of human resources)
 
Description Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Creation of vaccines for COVID-19 and Ebola
 
Description Confidential report to Ministry of Health Singapore regarding number if imported cases from China
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Estimates produced were used to support COVID-19 response in Singapore and used to evaluate the decision to impose travel restrictions in Singapore.
 
Description Confidential reports to Ministry of Health and National Institutes of Health Italy
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Confidential advice given to Italian Ministry of Health and Italian National Institute of Health which has led to implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions and closure of schools and businesses
 
Description Confidential reports to support COVID-19 response in Philippines
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Contribution to tracking of reproductive number of COVID-19 in the Philippines
 
Description Consultation on Zimbabwe COVID-19 response
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Modelling support to Zimbabwe Ministry of Health led to implementation on national lockdown and introduction of non pharmaceutical interventions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe
 
Description Consultation with the Senate of Representatives in Colombia about response to COVID-19 pandemic
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This series of consultations from the Senate to a group of scientists were crucial to provide advise and support to policy changes with regard to COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia
URL https://www.senado.gov.co/index.php/prensa/lista-de-noticias/1093-cientificos-reunidos-con-senadores...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support COVID-19 response (genomics)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Senior advisory group at MRC-GIDA have presented to UK government on multiple occasions to assist COVID-19 efforts nationally. Evidence provided has included: Modelling of worst case scenarios (led to introduction of national NPIs and lockdown measures) Assessed the effectiveness of COVID-19 interventions internationally Assessed the international research evidence Report submitted: https://www.cogconsortium.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/16th-April-2020-Report-Covid-19-Genomics-Consortium-UK-COG-UK.pdf https://www.cogconsortium.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/25th-June-2020-Report-COVID-19-Genomics-UK-COG-UK-Consortium.pdf
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response (epidemiology and modelling): UK response December 2020 - Phylodynamic analysis of new variants
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Towards the end of 2020 rapid research was undertaken to evaluate the significance of a new variant of SARS-Cov-2 that had emerged in the UK, with phylodynamic analysis coupled with epidemiological analysis demonstrating significantly increased transmissibility of the new variant of concern. Submitted for publication: Volz et al. (2021) Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 in England: Insights from linking epidemiological and genetic data. medRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.30.20249034. In December 2020, phylodynamic analysis provided the first estimates of increased transmissibility of the new Variant of Concern 202012/01 (VOC) of up to 70%, the figure cited by the Prime Minister in his statement on 19th December that led to the decision to put more regions of the UK into Tier 4 restriction and eventually the 3rd UK national lockdown in January 2021.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/prime-ministers-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-19-december...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: AMS Report - RWC projections (UK response May - December 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The Imperial team have developed Reasonable Worst-Case (RWC) outputs for an independent report commissioned by the Chief Scientific Advisor and produced by the Academy of Medical Sciences, highlighting the need to prepare for a challenging winter period.
URL https://acmedsci.ac.uk/more/news/prepare-now-for-a-winter-covid-19-peak-warns-academy-of-medical-sci...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: Reasonable worst case (RWC) projections (UK response May - December 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The Imperial team have provided medium-term projections of the UK COVID-19 epidemic released by UK government and to support government departments in the form of "Reasonable Worst-Case (RWC)" projections.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/spi-m-o-covid-19-preparatory-analysis-long-term-scenarios...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: Report 9 (UK early response Jan-Apr 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Whilst multiple UK teams contributed to the modelling evidence underpinning the UK lockdown that occurred in March 2020, "Report 9" [Ferguson NM et al. (2020) Report 9 - Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand. https://doi.org/10.25561/77482] was one of the most globally influential with the highest ever global score for impact in the Altmetric database (63,840 mentions as of January 1st 2021). The policy report summarised scenarios for NPIs developed in close collaboration with SAGE and the Government Office for Science - including case isolation in the home, household quarantine, isolation of the elderly and closure of schools and universities. The results demonstrated that mitigation (slowing but not interrupting epidemic spread) would result in the UK health service being over-whelmed and that to suppress transmission would require social distancing to be implemented across the population alongside isolation of cases and household quarantine. Results contained in this report were shared with SAGE, the CSA, CMO, the NHS executive and Downing Street in the days preceding the first announcement from the UK government of a move to a suppression strategy on 16 March 2020 [D] that subsequently led to the first UK lockdown on 23 March 2020. The widespread global media coverage of Report 9 generated considerable global impact as evidenced by a drop in mobility from 17th March determined using Google mobility data (https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/).
URL http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/scientific-evidence-supporting-the-government-response-to-c...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: Report 9 - SAGE Meeting 16 (1) (UK early response Jan-Apr 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact "Report 9" [Ferguson NM et al. (2020) Report 9 - Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand. https://doi.org/10.25561/77482]. Results contained in this report were shared with SAGE, the CSA, CMO, the NHS executive and Downing Street in the days preceding the first announcement from the UK government of a move to a suppression strategy on 16 March 2020 [D] that subsequently led to the first UK lockdown on 23 March 2020. Key government and SAGE documents informing the move to a suppression strategy, including Meeting 16, 16th March 2020.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/impact-of-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-npis-to-reduce...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: Report 9 - SAGE Meeting 16 (2) (UK early response Jan-Apr 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact "Report 9" [Ferguson NM et al. (2020) Report 9 - Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand. https://doi.org/10.25561/77482]. Results contained in this report were shared with SAGE, the CSA, CMO, the NHS executive and Downing Street in the days preceding the first announcement from the UK government of a move to a suppression strategy on 16 March 2020 [D] that subsequently led to the first UK lockdown on 23 March 2020. Key government and SAGE documents informing the move to a suppression strategy, including Meeting 16, 16th March 2020.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid19-intervention-strategies
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: Report 9 - SAGE Meeting 17 (UK early response Jan-Apr 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact "Report 9" [Ferguson NM et al. (2020) Report 9 - Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand. https://doi.org/10.25561/77482]. Results contained in this report were shared with SAGE, the CSA, CMO, the NHS executive and Downing Street in the days preceding the first announcement from the UK government of a move to a suppression strategy on 16 March 2020 [D] that subsequently led to the first UK lockdown on 23 March 2020. Key government and SAGE documents informing the move to a suppression strategy, including Meeting 17, 18th March 2020.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/timing-of-the-introduction-of-school-closure-for-covid-19...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: SAGE Meeting 10 (UK early response Jan-April 2020).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact During February 2020, several Imperial College COVID-19 reports submitted to SAGE (meetings 9, 10, 12 and 13 directly informed SAGE advice to government. These include evidence of the potential impact of a range of NPIs - including banning of large gatherings, school closures and isolation of the elderly.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/potential-effect-of-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-on-a...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: SAGE Meeting 12 (UK early response Jan-April 2020).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact During February 2020, several Imperial College COVID-19 reports submitted to SAGE (meetings 9, 10, 12 and 13 directly informed SAGE advice to government. These include evidence of the potential impact of a range of NPIs - including banning of large gatherings, school closures and isolation of the elderly.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adoption-and-impact-of-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-f...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: SAGE Meeting 13 (UK early response Jan-April 2020).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact During February 2020, several Imperial College COVID-19 reports submitted to SAGE (meetings 9, 10, 12 and 13 directly informed SAGE advice to government. These include evidence of the potential impact of a range of NPIs - including banning of large gatherings, school closures and isolation of the elderly.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/timing-local-triggering-of-non-pharmaceutical-interventio...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: SAGE Meeting 9 (UK early response Jan-April 2020).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact During February 2020, several Imperial College COVID-19 reports submitted to SAGE (meetings 9, 10, 12 and 13 directly informed SAGE advice to government. These include evidence of the potential impact of a range of NPIs - including banning of large gatherings, school closures and isolation of the elderly.
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/8917...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: Summary of scientific evidence supporting the UK government response (UK early response Jan-April 2020).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Imperial College research on the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and modelling of potential mitigation options in a UK context formed a central piece of evidence underpinning the UK government response during the first 4 months of the pandemic. The Imperial team was cited in a summary of scientific evidence supporting the response to coronavirus published on 26th June 2020 which includes a unique section on "Imperial College Reports" [https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/covid-19-reports/] including the first 8 online reports (including estimates of the early-scale of the potential scale of the epidemic in Wuhan, and the first estimates of transmissibility and severity) and reference [Verity R et al. (2020) Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019: a model-based analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 20(6):669-677. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30243-7] which provided the most robust estimates of the infection fatality ratio (IFR). These latter estimates were critical during the early stages of the response in determining, alongside estimates of the reproduction number made in earlier reports, the potential magnitude of an unmitigated epidemic (~500,000 deaths) and therefore the need to act to contain transmission of the virus.
URL http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/scientific-evidence-supporting-the-government-response-to-c...
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: UK Government Consensus Statement on Mass Testing (UK response May - December 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact As testing capacity increased in the UK and NHS Test and Trace was established, Imperial research [Grassly NC, Pons-Salort M, Parker EPK et al. (2020) Comparison of molecular testing strategies for COVID-19 control: a mathematical modelling study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 20(12):1381-1389. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30630-7] directly informed the policy and UK Government Consensus Statement on Mass Testing.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tfms-consensus-statement-on-mass-testing-27-august-2020
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: UK Government Coronavirus Action Plan (UK early response Jan-April 2020).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Imperial College research on the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and modelling of potential mitigation options in a UK context formed a central piece of evidence underpinning the UK government response during the first 4 months of the pandemic. The Imperial team was cited in the UK Government Coronavirus Action Plan published on 3 March 2020.
URL http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan;
 
Description Evidence to UK government to support Covid-19 response: Weekly R estimates to SPI-M-O (UK response May - December 2020)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact From May 2020 onwards, the UK government, via SAGE, has published weekly estimates of the reproduction number, R, and associated growth rates [ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-r-number-in-the-uk], of which the Imperial team is one of four contributing modelling groups. These estimates, provided as part of a SPI-M-O "consensus statement", are shared across government departments, the NHS and local resilience forums and are used widely for planning purposes and to support local and national responses, thereby directly impacting the course of the UK epidemic.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-sage-coronaviru...
 
Description Internaional Response: Country level support
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The team directly supported control efforts in 10 countries (Columbia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, the United States and Zimbabwe) providing local model reports through academic and public health partners to support government responses. Example: Announcement by New York Governor's Office of Research Partnership with Imperial College London.
URL https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-state-bring...
 
Description International response: Vaccine modelling
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The team has developed models to explore the impact of vaccination in the UK and globally, demonstrating that even partially effective vaccines can have a significant public health impact and that global allocation of limited vaccine supply according to population size is near-optimal to equitably reduce the impact of the pandemic. Research has contributed to the WHO SAGE Roadmap for Prioritizing Uses of COVID-19 vaccines in the context of limited supply. Submitted for publication: Hogan et al. (2020) Report 33 - Modelling the allocation and impact of a COVID-19 vaccine. doi: https://doi.org/10.25561/82822 [https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-33-vaccine/].
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-33-vaccine/
 
Description Invited participation in European Commission & Joint Research Centre teleconferences
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of SPI-M - Series of reports for SPI-M on vaccination roll-out and restriction lifting and their impact on COVID-19 in the UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Reports submitted to SPI-M were used by SAGE to support evidence-based decision making for UK government for Roadmap out of lockdown
URL http://tinyurl.com/2bed8uur
 
Description Member of Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), COVID-19
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Presented multiple reports on modelling COVID-19 to SAGE. Reports have led to implementation of social distancing, changes to NHS services and business operations nationally and have averted COVID cases and death numbers. Reports available: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies
 
Description Member of Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), COVID-19
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Membership of SPI-M ( Professors Peter White, Neil Ferguson, Steven Riley, Nick Grassly and Drs Samir Bhatt and Marc Baguelin) Presented multiple reports on modelling COVID-19 to SPI-M. Reports have contributed to implementation of social distancing, changes to NHS services and business operations nationally and have averted COVID cases and death numbers. Reports have aldo contributed to the planning and successful roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Reports available: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/scientific-pandemic-influenza-subgroup-on-modelling
 
Description Member of WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Membership of guidance committee - have contributed mathematical modelling expertise Recommendations have informed WHO policy on mitigating COVID disruptions on TB and on strategies for 'building back stronger'.
URL https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/report-of-the-20th-meetingwho-strategic-and-technical-adviso...
 
Description Member of WHO-SAGE COVID-19 vaccines working group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Professor Nick Grassly is a member of the WHO SAGE COVID-19 vaccine working group. The group approves and make recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines. These recommendations are used by countries to support their immunisation policies
 
Description Membership of Data Debrief Group (JBC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Improved situational awareness for secretary of state and prime minister to assist in evidence based decision making during COVID-19 peaks.
 
Description Membership of Pandemic Preparedness Committee of the National Science Foundation USA - Professor Sir Roy Anderson
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Membership of committee which advises USA government on pandemic preparedness and lessons learnt from COVID-19. Advise given in confidence
 
Description Membership of SET-C committee - guidance to Chief Scientist Officer (Professor Sir Roy Anderson)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Membership of Royal Society SET-C committee which provides advice in confidence to the Chief Scientists Office continuously throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Anderson has contributed extensively to multiple reports and has been lead author on multiple papers: 14 December 2020: SARS-CoV-2: Where do people acquire infection and 'who infects whom'? (PDF) - 30 November 2020: Appendix (PDF) 24 August 2020: Reproduction number (R) and growth rate (r) of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK (PDF)
URL https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/set-c-science-in-emergencies-tasking-covid/
 
Description Modélisations de l'évolution de la COVID-19 au Québec which direcly informed public health response- several reports have been published and picked up by the press
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Estimates published weekly used by local health agency to support COVID-19 response
URL https://www.inspq.qc.ca/covid-19/donnees/projections
 
Description Modelling for estimating global burden of TB
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact This exercise represents the first time that model based approaches have been used by WHO for estimating global TB burden. The advantage of using model based approaches is that WHO can systematically take account of evidence for the degree to which TB services have been disrupted by COVID. After the first year, WHO is now arranging for this approach to become established as a formal part of their methodology.
 
Description Modelling impact of COVID disruptions on TB
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Modelling paper was used to influence in country discussions regarding domestic financing for TB control. Contribution was especially important in the Phillipines where public finances were under severe strain and in Tajekistan where modelling shaped strategy for international donors (USAID).
 
Description National Studies, Covid-19 Surveillance and Immunity Data Debrief Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in International Best Practice Advisory Group to Cabinet Office UK (Katharina Hauck)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Involvement led to greater awareness of looking at the combined economic/health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to UK policy makers
 
Description Participation in NHRDP - national health research and development programme - committee to decide on grant allocations for COVID-19 networks
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in the Royal Statistical society COVID-19 task force
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://rss.org.uk/policy-campaigns/policy-groups/covid-19-task-force/
 
Description Population wide mass testing campaign conducted in Vo, Italy
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Support to population testing campaign in Vo, Italy in early stages of COVID-19 pandemic led to increased testing in the region. Early testing identified asymptomatic infection and led to a lower number of cases in the region compared to other regions in Italy.
 
Description Production of estimates of travel data to/from China globally for Office for National Statistics and Department for International Development
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Provided evidence to government reviews on phylogenetics of COVID-19 (Erik Volz)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Provided evidence to govt to inform policies relating to transmission of COVID-19 in UK
 
Description Publication 'Evolution and epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil' - Citation in three WHO Policy Documents, and by The Inter-American Development Bank.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://science.altmetric.com/details/86328003/policy-documents
 
Description REACT study - national study led by Professor Steven Riley
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact REACT (REal-time Assessment of Community Transmission) is a series studies that are using home testing to improve our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing across England. This major research programme was commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and is being carried out by Imperial College London in partnership with Ipsos MORI and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Here's our announcement from when the study first launched in April 2020. Results from the REACT study have been reported extensively in the media and have shaped public attitudes to non-pharmaceutical interventions, whilst providing both public and government with high level estimates of community transmission. Results from REACT have been used to shape public policy decisions regarding interventions and have been used to directly inform the Secretary of State Matt Hancock: Results from the REACT study have contributed to the implementation of the 'Rule of 6' to assist with the COVI-19 response https://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/research-and-impact/groups/react-study/ Multiple reports have been published
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/february-interim-findings-from-covid-19-react-1-study-published
 
Description Special Adviser to Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Special adviser to NY state government to provide modelling and information regarding easing of control measures. Advice given has led to reduction in number of COVID cases and deaths and led to slowing of reopening of retail and hospitality sectors. Quoted in Andrew Cuomo's book 'American crisis'
 
Description Travel Ban to the UK from South America, Cape Verde and Portugal.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact PI Nuno Faria presented work to the UK Government on a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (P1) discovered in Manaus, Brazil. As a consequence of the findings, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a travel ban from several Latin American countries, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde.
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55671656#:~:text=Covid%3A%20UK's%20ban%20on%20South%20America%20and%20...
 
Description UKHSA Variant Technical Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advice provided by the VTG influences policy decisions regarding health provisions and non-pharmaceutical interventions for SARS-CoV-2.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/investigation-of-sars-cov-2-variants-technical-briefings
 
Description US National Academy of Science committee on pandemic preparedness
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Decisions made regarding future pandemic responses (metrics to consider).
 
Description WHO TAG-VE
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advice provided by TAG-VE influences policy decisions regarding health provisions and non-pharmaceutical interventions for SARS-CoV-2.
URL https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/terms-of-reference-for-the-technical-advisory-group-on-sars-...
 
Description WHO Technical Consultation on the Validation of elimination of HBV mother-to-child transmission.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description (CoroNAb) - Nanobodies and antibodies against 2019-nCoV
Amount € 2,771,658 (EUR)
Funding ID 101003653 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Description A global registry of women affected by COVID-19 in pregnancy, understanding natural history to guide treatment and prevention
Amount £253,257 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC 19066 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 10/2021
 
Description COVID 19 - Improving COVID-19 forecasts by accounting for seasonality and environmental responses
Amount £287,120 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V009710/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 11/2021
 
Description COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium
Amount £20,790,000 (GBP)
Funding ID G106266 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description COVID-19: Modeling sensitivity, time to result in prevalence context
Amount $71,644 (USD)
Funding ID INV-023013 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 09/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description COVID-19: Surveillance using environmental samples in Bangladesh
Amount £21,084 (GBP)
Funding ID GF14319.PO 2287477 
Organisation University of Virginia (UVa) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 08/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description Development evaluation and impact of RT-LAMP diagnostics and sequence surveillance on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in South Africa (RADIATES)
Amount £41,889 (GBP)
Funding ID RIA2020EF-3030 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2022
 
Description Epidemiological modelling to support the global COVID-19 response: How to mitigate impact in low-income and crisis-affected settings
Amount £96,664 (GBP)
Funding ID 221350/Z/20/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 10/2020
 
Description IImpact of COVID 19 on sexual risk behavior for HIV infection in SSA
Amount £1,117,944 (GBP)
Funding ID INV-023210 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 09/2020 
End 10/2022
 
Description Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Amount £3,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 204834/Z/16/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 03/2023
 
Description Modelling the dynamics of viral load to reveal mechanisms of protection in COVID-19
Amount £196,129 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V027409/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description Multiresolution predictive dynamics of COVID-19 risk and intervention effects
Amount £556,661 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V038109/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 05/2022
 
Description REACT - Antigen testing and Usability and feasibility study of widespread home self-testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies continued support
Amount £318,799 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 09/2022
 
Description REACT - Subproject PSI328 for Institution # P87466
Amount £497,778 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 01/2022
 
Description TB MAC COVID-19 Webtool
Amount £35,022 (GBP)
Funding ID EPIDZJ62 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 10/2020
 
Description Unifying COVID-19 Serology, Genomics and Epidemiology in Brazil
Amount £102,879 (GBP)
Funding ID INV-034540 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 08/2021 
End 08/2022
 
Description Widening real-time genomic infectious disease epidemiology in response to a global pandemic
Amount £19,338 (GBP)
Funding ID C16F2E7C-5912-4ADE-A7C8-67BE6C 
Organisation Mozilla 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 07/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Title COVID-19 Austria 
Description This site gives estimates of the reproduction number of COVID-19 and projections of cases for districts in Austria based on testing data and mortality data. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
URL https://www.covid19model.at/
 
Title COVID-19 LMIC Reports 
Description The LMIC reports are generated using an age-structured SEIR model. The developed model is an extension of the model used in our previous report (see Report 12) and the source code for the model can be found at https://github.com/mrc-ide/squire. In this model, the infectious class is divided into different stages reflecting progression through different disease severity pathways. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The global fits from this model were used to directly inform WHO estimates of global financial need. The team also directly supported control efforts in 10 countries (Columbia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, the United States and Zimbabwe) providing local model reports through academic and public health partners to support government responses. Ongoing. Example: Announcement by New York Governor's Office of Research Partnership with Imperial College London https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-state-bringing-international-experts 
URL http://mrc-ide.github.io/global-lmic-reports/
 
Title COVID/TB disruption model 
Description Model developed to simulate the adverse impact of COVID related disruptions on TB control in different countries 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Model was used by WHO South East Asia region to inform regional TB strategies at country level Publication in E Clinical Medicine 
URL https://beta.avstaging.org/tbcovidapp/
 
Title Covid 19 elective care scheduling: 
Description Covid 19 elective care scheduling: this tool models optimal weekly scheduling of patient admissions to all hosptials across england 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impacts recognised yet 
URL http://github.com/ImperialCollegeLondon/OptimalScheduling4COVID
 
Title Global COVID-19 LMIC reports 
Description COVID-19 has caused large-scale outbreaks in many countries, particularly in Europe and Asia where many countries have experienced a level of healthcare demand that have placed health systems under strain. Many countries, particularly Low- or Middle Income countries (LMICs) (shown below), are at an earlier stage of the epidemic. 26 countries have reported fewer than 100 COVID-19 deaths. However, following the implementation of widespread suppression measures around the world, COVID-19 burden is increasingly becoming concentrated in LMICs. Here we aim to provide each country with an indication of where they are in their epidemic and scenarios of how healthcare demand is likely to vary over the next 28 days. Changes in transmission from today will also shape the next 28 days so these estimates should not be viewed as predictions but scenarios to help countries understand how strategies today are likely to shape the next phase of the epidemic. Specifically, these reports will aim to help countries understand: 1. The total number of COVID-19 infections 2. The expected number of deaths within the next 28 days 3. The number of individuals requiring oxygen or mechanical ventilation in the next 28 days 4. The impact of changing their current intervention policy 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Database has been used widely by individual country programmes to inform their COVID response and the database has led to the development of WHO software 
URL https://mrc-ide.github.io/global-lmic-reports/
 
Title Model of COVID transmission in Zimbabwe 
Description Mathematical model projecting likely trends in COVID infections and mortality and impact of alternative interventions in Zimbabwe 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Results from mathematical modelling used by the Chief coordinator of the national COVID response in the Presidents office in Zimbabwe 
 
Title Model to estimate the impact of test and trace programme in UK 
Description Mathematical model developed and available on github to estimate the impact of different COVID testing strategies 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Model used in guidance to UK govt COVID-SAGE group to inform response to COVID-19 pandemic response 
 
Title ONS Excessive Deaths from non COVID-19 
Description ONS excess deaths: This tool provides weekly updates of deaths in England and Wales using publicly available data on the provisional number of deaths registered in the past week from the ONS 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Tool has been used by advisors to UK cabinet office to understand and report on excess deaths 
URL http://j-idea.github.io/ONSdeaths/
 
Title Pandemic Hospital planning tool 
Description Hospital planning tool: this tool calculates how much capacity in terms of beds, staff and ventilators is obtained by implementing healthcare provision interventions affecting the management of patient care in hospitals 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool has been developed to assist hospitals in dealing with surges in demands due to the COVID pandemic and to understand which interventions can increase capacity most effectively. This tool has been used by hospitals globally to support treatment of patients during the pandemic. 
URL http://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/mrc-gida/2020-04-17-COVID19-Report-15-hosp...
 
Title Re-parameterisedindividual-based simulation model developed for influenza pandemic planning 
Description To support the UK response to the pandemic, an individual-based simulation model developed for influenza pandemic planning was re-parameterised to enable specific policy scenarios to be explored, including home isolation of suspect cases, home quarantine of household members, social distancing and school closures. Working closely with the NHS executive, the model parameter assumptions were aligned with emerging UK data to explicitly output demand on hospital beds and intensive care facilities in the UK. The outputs from this work - summarised in "Report 9" - demonstrated that under even the most stringent mitigation scenarios (whereby transmission is reduced but not interrupted), the UK health service would quickly become overwhelmed. In contrast, suppression strategies, whilst enabling the epidemic to be brought quickly under control, would need to be intermittently sustained until other therapeutic options became available. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Ongoing. Ferguson NM, Cummings DAT, Fraser C, Cajka JC, Cooley PC, Burke DS (2006) Strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemic. Nature 442(7101):448-452. doi:10.1038/nature04795 Ferguson NM et al. (2020) Report 9 - Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand. https://doi.org/10.25561/77482 
 
Title SARS Coronavirus 2 Phylodynamics 
Description Our mission is to advance epidemiological surveillance of COVID19 by studying the evolution of SARS Coronavirus 2. By using publicly available virus genomic data, phylogenetic analysis and advanced population genetic modeling, we aim to shed light on Growth and decline of COVID19 in various populations Epidemic origins The impact of public health interventions Future epidemic trends 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not yet recognised 
URL http://sarscov2phylodynamics.org/
 
Title SEIR stochastic compartmental model 
Description Developed to enable real-time estimates of the state of the epidemic to be evaluated and to provide short-term projections of hospital care demand. This has been fitted to sub-national data from the UK epidemic with updates provided at least weekly to the SPI-M modelling subgroup, SAGE and other government departments. These include estimate of the reproduction number and epidemic growth rate, and medium-term projections number of infections, cases, hospitalisations and deaths in different sub-populations, including care homes. Model-based analyses have also been performed in support of the test- and trace strategy, quantifying the impact of PCR-testing of symptomatic cases (and self-isolation of positive cases), weekly screening of health-care workers and contact tracing on the rate of transmission. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ongoing. 
 
Title Short-term forecasts of COVID-19 deaths in multiple countries 
Description This weekly report presents forecasts of the reported number of deaths in the week ahead and analysis of case reporting trends (case ascertainment) for countries with active transmission. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
URL http://mrc-ide.github.io/covid19-short-term-forecasts/index.html#content
 
Title Survey on the effects of COVID on HIV risk behaviours and use of HIV prevention methods in Zimbabwe 
Description Data on the effects of COVID on HIV risk behaviours and use of HIV prevention methods in Zimbabwe 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Data was used by Zimbabwean government in the application for funds from the Global Fund for their national COVID control programme 
URL http://www.manicalandhivproject.org/resources.html
 
Title TB burden estimation model 
Description Model to estimate TB burden in different countries, based on their case reporting data. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Model now used by WHO to estimate global TB burden in the wake of COVID disruptions. 
 
Title covid19model Europe 
Description covid19model Europe 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
 
Title covid19model USA 
Description covid19model USA 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
 
Title react - Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT) Study 
Description react gives the number of positive COVID-19 samples and total number of samples by region and age group for each of 13 rounds of the survey 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data has been used by other research groups, including analyses that has been provided to SAGE to inform government response to COVID-19 pandemic 
URL https://github.com/mrc-ide/reactidd/tree/master/inst/extdata/region_age_week_aggregated
 
Description Access to COVID-19 tools accelerator 
Organisation Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Informing the investment case for diagnostics for COVID-19 in LMICs Mathematical modelling
Collaborator Contribution Result dissemination
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2020
 
Description Access to COVID-19 tools accelerator 
Organisation Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Informing the investment case for diagnostics for COVID-19 in LMICs Mathematical modelling
Collaborator Contribution Result dissemination
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2020
 
Description Analysing nosocomial COVID-19 outbreaks in Switzerland 
Organisation University of Geneva
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design of methodology Statistical support
Collaborator Contribution Providing data Contextual knowledge
Impact Papers published - Explosive nosocomial outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in a rehabilitation clinic: the limits of genomics for outbreak reconstruction Journal of Hospital Infection 1 Papers submitted - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.01.07.22268729v1 https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.10.22.21265309v1 Papers in preparation
Start Year 2020
 
Description Analysis of SARS-COV2 data 
Organisation New York University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phylogenetic analysis
Collaborator Contribution Data provision Writing of manuscript Dissemination of results
Impact Publication in Genome Research Publication under review
Start Year 2020
 
Description Analysis of the ChadOx1 COVID vaccine clinical trial data 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Novel analysis methods to correct for statistical bias
Collaborator Contribution Provision of clinical trial data
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2021
 
Description Anticipating impact of COVID disruptions on TB burden 
Organisation Stop TB Partnership
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Modelling of potential impact of COVID disruptions on TB burden in 3 high burden countries (India, Kenya and Ukraine) and subsequently worked with individual countries to help them estimate likely impact on their TB epidemics. Those countries were Phillippines, Tajekistan and Indonesia.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data for modelling and validation Coordination of country engagement
Impact Publication in 2020 - E-Clinical medicine and contributed to paper published in Lancet Global Health Country reports produced for the National TB Programmes - these reports were used in their applications for Global Funds, funding Report on disruption to TB programmes was widely circulated and brought attention to the impacts of COVID-19 on other infectious disease control programmes
Start Year 2020
 
Description Assessing the potential impact of disruptions due to COVID-19 on HIV among key and lower-risk populations in the largest cities of Cameroon and Benin 
Organisation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Conception Data analysis Mathematical modelling expertise Writing of paper
Collaborator Contribution Writing of paper Interpretation of results and implication
Impact Paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of AIDS
Start Year 2020
 
Description Assessing the potential impact of disruptions due to COVID-19 on HIV among key and lower-risk populations in the largest cities of Cameroon and Benin 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department HIV Prevention Trials Network HPTN
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Conception Data analysis Mathematical modelling expertise Writing of paper
Collaborator Contribution Writing of paper Interpretation of results and implication
Impact Paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of AIDS
Start Year 2020
 
Description Building phylodynamic capacity in Botswana 
Organisation Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership
Country Botswana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Manon Ragonnet spent 3 months at BHP in early 2020, teaching courses in R, phylogenetics and statistics; and organising a multi-day course on Next Generation Sequencing - Manon is supervising two students based in Botswana and has been able to purchase laptops for them through a Research England GCRF grant - One additional student from Botswana has applied for funding from PANGEA (pangea-hiv.org) to spend 12 months at Imperial working with Manon - We have submitted two papers with 3/4 more in preparation
Collaborator Contribution - BHP hosted Manon for 3 months at the lab in Botswana
Impact - NGS course organised (https://www.santheafrica.org/sites/default/files/course-files/course_flyer_ngs_v5.pdf) - One paper submitted to The Journal of Infectious Diseases in January 2021 (published) - One paper summitted to ARHR in Nov 2021 (in review) - 2 asbtracts submitted (to HIV Dynamics + AIDS) - funding received for MSc student to do project supervised by Manon Ragonnet + Erik Volz for one year (through Oxford/PANGEA)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Building phylodynamic capacity in Botswana 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Big Data Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Manon Ragonnet spent 3 months at BHP in early 2020, teaching courses in R, phylogenetics and statistics; and organising a multi-day course on Next Generation Sequencing - Manon is supervising two students based in Botswana and has been able to purchase laptops for them through a Research England GCRF grant - One additional student from Botswana has applied for funding from PANGEA (pangea-hiv.org) to spend 12 months at Imperial working with Manon - We have submitted two papers with 3/4 more in preparation
Collaborator Contribution - BHP hosted Manon for 3 months at the lab in Botswana
Impact - NGS course organised (https://www.santheafrica.org/sites/default/files/course-files/course_flyer_ngs_v5.pdf) - One paper submitted to The Journal of Infectious Diseases in January 2021 (published) - One paper summitted to ARHR in Nov 2021 (in review) - 2 asbtracts submitted (to HIV Dynamics + AIDS) - funding received for MSc student to do project supervised by Manon Ragonnet + Erik Volz for one year (through Oxford/PANGEA)
Start Year 2019
 
Description COVID-19 genomics consortium 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department of Health and Social Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of data collected from the consortium Mathematical modelling expertise
Collaborator Contribution Data provision Dissemination of results Public engagement
Impact Report to SAGE Publication in Cell Report 42 and paper under review Reports to NERVTAG in December 2020 regarding Kent variant - input to policy decisions
Start Year 2020
 
Description COVID-19 genomics consortium 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of data collected from the consortium Mathematical modelling expertise
Collaborator Contribution Data provision Dissemination of results Public engagement
Impact Report to SAGE Publication in Cell Report 42 and paper under review Reports to NERVTAG in December 2020 regarding Kent variant - input to policy decisions
Start Year 2020
 
Description COVID-19 genomics consortium 
Organisation The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Analysis of data collected from the consortium Mathematical modelling expertise
Collaborator Contribution Data provision Dissemination of results Public engagement
Impact Report to SAGE Publication in Cell Report 42 and paper under review Reports to NERVTAG in December 2020 regarding Kent variant - input to policy decisions
Start Year 2020
 
Description COVID-19 genomics consortium 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of data collected from the consortium Mathematical modelling expertise
Collaborator Contribution Data provision Dissemination of results Public engagement
Impact Report to SAGE Publication in Cell Report 42 and paper under review Reports to NERVTAG in December 2020 regarding Kent variant - input to policy decisions
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration agreement with National Institute of Health, Italy 
Organisation National Institute of Health
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Writings of confidential reports Epidemiological modelling expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expert advice on local situation in Italy Advice on policy options under consideration
Impact Confidential reports to support COVID-19 response in Italy
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaborations with WHO Global Hepatitis Unit on viral hepatitis elimination strategies 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have been collaborating with the WHO, both at headquarter level and at regional WPRO level on viral hepatitis strategies. Our primary work has focus on the use of applied modelling in guiding public health policy, modelling global targets for elimination, country level work in China and elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HBV.
Collaborator Contribution The WHO provided the contacts and the context of the priority policy questions to be addressed.
Impact Our work has been referenced in the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis and other policy documents (see other sections of form for further details). We have been invited to national consultations in China and Malaysia on the elimination of mother to child transmission of HBV. Participants of this consultative process included academics, representatives of the health ministries and other key policy makers.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coronab 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mathematical modelling Modelling NPIs and anti-virals
Collaborator Contribution Grant applications Networking and collaborations
Impact Publication in Cell Software outputs: https://github.com/robj411/sequencing_coverage https://github.com/robj411/lineageApp
Start Year 2020
 
Description DAEDALUS project: : integrated economic-epidemiological model for COVID-19 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Imperial College Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead and management Integration of epidemiological and economic modelling
Collaborator Contribution Economic modelling
Impact MRC-GIDA report 35
Start Year 2020
 
Description DAEDALUS project: : integrated economic-epidemiological model for COVID-19 
Organisation Umea University
Department Umea School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE)
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead and management Integration of epidemiological and economic modelling
Collaborator Contribution Economic modelling
Impact MRC-GIDA report 35
Start Year 2020
 
Description Detection of SARS-COV2 in sewage (Dhaka, Bangladesh) 
Organisation International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Statistical analysis and Mathematical analysis of epidemiological and sewage data
Collaborator Contribution Data provision
Impact Not yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Detection of SARS-COV2 in sewage (Dhaka, Bangladesh) 
Organisation University of Virginia (UVa)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical analysis and Mathematical analysis of epidemiological and sewage data
Collaborator Contribution Data provision
Impact Not yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Developing models to determine the impact of specific non-pharmaceutical interventions 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Mathematics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing models to determine the impact of specific non-pharmaceutical interventions, A collaboration between the School of Public Health and the Department of Mathematicsm Imperial College London.
Collaborator Contribution Developing models to determine the impact of specific non-pharmaceutical interventions, A collaboration between the School of Public Health and the Department of Mathematicsm Imperial College London.
Impact This was used to evaluate the effectiveness of NPIs in Europe [Flaxman S, Mishra S, Gandy A et al. (2020) Estimating the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe: Flaxman S, Mishra S, Gandy A et al. (2020) Estimating the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe. Nature 584 257-261 doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2405-7 And the US: Unwin HJT, Mishra S, Bradley VC et al. (2020) State-level tracking of COVID-19 in the United States. Nature Comms 11:6189 doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19652-6] With outputs provided on open-access dashboards.
Start Year 2020
 
Description EDCTP South Africa Grant 
Organisation University of the Western Cape
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed phylogenetic analysis and mathematical modelling expertise
Collaborator Contribution Contributed phylogenetic analysis and mathematical modelling expertise Data provision
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2020
 
Description Entomological Adaptive Sampling Advisory Group (EASAG) 
Organisation University of California, San Francisco
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution EASAG is a newly formed group led by the University of California, San Francisco's (UCSF) Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI), working in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame, Lancaster University, and the National Malaria Programs and Partners from Mozambique and Nigeria aiming to develop, pilot, and evaluate a spatiotemporal model-based entomological adaptive sampling framework (EASF). The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and will run for the period of July 2021-March 2024. I have been invited as an advisory member to help provide technical expertise on the statistical modelling and protocol, brainstorm adaptive sampling and link findings to other platforms which could include the MINT webtool designed as part of the deliverables of the UKRI FLF award. I look forward to the first virtual meeting to be held in April.
Collaborator Contribution The group has identified that using adaptive surveillance sampling methods could produce better data for decision making. The key question asks whether the EASF's sampling strategies can improve the accuracy and efficiently of surveillance efforts to capture spatial and temporal changes in vector species compositions, behavior and insecticide resistance relative to current approaches over two transmission seasons in Mozambique and Nigeria. This has potential to better protect communities within countries suffering high burdens of malaria parasite infections, illness and deaths by optimising surveillance data methods for decision makers.
Impact The project has just begun.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Estimating the potential impact of COVID-19-related disruptions on HIV incidence and mortality among men who have sex with men in the United States: a modelling study 
Organisation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Writing of paper for publication Conception Data analysis Mathematical modelling expertise
Collaborator Contribution Writing of paper for publication Interpretation of results
Impact Paper submitted for publication in Lancet:HIV
Start Year 2020
 
Description FACEBOOK - TO BE COMPLETED 
Organisation Facebook
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data Analysis Mathematical Modelling Expertise Data Processing
Collaborator Contribution Provision of mobility data
Impact Provision of data has allowed Imperial College researchers to develop high end models showing patterns of movement and social contacts. Research has been published in reports which have been used to inform national lockdown and restriction strategies.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Forming of exceptional think tank to inform COVID-19 response in Malawi 
Organisation Government of Malawi
Country Malawi 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analytics investigation to help inform policy choices in response to COVID-19 for the government of Malawi Mathematical modelling Data analysis Data processing
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative work Data provision
Impact Papers published: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.06.20207878v1 Informed the policy choices for the government of Malawi in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Start Year 2020
 
Description Forming of exceptional think tank to inform COVID-19 response in Malawi 
Organisation Ministry of Health Malawi
Country Malawi 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analytics investigation to help inform policy choices in response to COVID-19 for the government of Malawi Mathematical modelling Data analysis Data processing
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative work Data provision
Impact Papers published: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.06.20207878v1 Informed the policy choices for the government of Malawi in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Start Year 2020
 
Description Forming of exceptional think tank to inform COVID-19 response in Malawi 
Organisation University of Malawi
Country Malawi 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analytics investigation to help inform policy choices in response to COVID-19 for the government of Malawi Mathematical modelling Data analysis Data processing
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative work Data provision
Impact Papers published: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.06.20207878v1 Informed the policy choices for the government of Malawi in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Start Year 2020
 
Description Forming of exceptional think tank to inform COVID-19 response in Malawi 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analytics investigation to help inform policy choices in response to COVID-19 for the government of Malawi Mathematical modelling Data analysis Data processing
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative work Data provision
Impact Papers published: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.06.20207878v1 Informed the policy choices for the government of Malawi in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Start Year 2020
 
Description Genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus: preliminary findings 
Organisation Fundação Pró-Sangue Hemocentro de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project management Coordination of teams Genomic analysis Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper Coordination of media response
Collaborator Contribution Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Provision of data Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper
Impact Report published in Virological 85k views on Virological Widely cited on social media - 393k impressions on Twitter
Start Year 2020
 
Description Genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus: preliminary findings 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Coordination of teams Genomic analysis Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper Coordination of media response
Collaborator Contribution Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Provision of data Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper
Impact Report published in Virological 85k views on Virological Widely cited on social media - 393k impressions on Twitter
Start Year 2020
 
Description Genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus: preliminary findings 
Organisation Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project management Coordination of teams Genomic analysis Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper Coordination of media response
Collaborator Contribution Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Provision of data Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper
Impact Report published in Virological 85k views on Virological Widely cited on social media - 393k impressions on Twitter
Start Year 2020
 
Description Genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus: preliminary findings 
Organisation Universidade de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Coordination of teams Genomic analysis Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper Coordination of media response
Collaborator Contribution Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Provision of data Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper
Impact Report published in Virological 85k views on Virological Widely cited on social media - 393k impressions on Twitter
Start Year 2020
 
Description Genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus: preliminary findings 
Organisation University of California, San Francisco
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Coordination of teams Genomic analysis Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper Coordination of media response
Collaborator Contribution Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Provision of data Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper
Impact Report published in Virological 85k views on Virological Widely cited on social media - 393k impressions on Twitter
Start Year 2020
 
Description Genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus: preliminary findings 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Coordination of teams Genomic analysis Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper Coordination of media response
Collaborator Contribution Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Provision of data Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper
Impact Report published in Virological 85k views on Virological Widely cited on social media - 393k impressions on Twitter
Start Year 2020
 
Description Genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus: preliminary findings 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Coordination of teams Genomic analysis Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper Coordination of media response
Collaborator Contribution Viral genomic expertise Data analysis Provision of data Data processing Data interpretation Writing of paper
Impact Report published in Virological 85k views on Virological Widely cited on social media - 393k impressions on Twitter
Start Year 2020
 
Description Google - Covid-19 mobility data research program - Data Access Agreement 
Organisation Google
Department Research at Google
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution COVID-19 Data analysis
Collaborator Contribution COVID-19 Data provision via Data Access Agreement
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2020
 
Description Government of the UK 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department of Health and Social Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Mathematical modelling Data processing Data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Data Provision
Impact Confidential
Start Year 2020
 
Description Group testing for COVID-19 
Organisation Simon Fraser University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conceptualisation of the project Analysis of group testing strategies Laboratory based implementation of strategies Preparation of manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Implementation of the project Analysis of group testing strategies Preparation of manuscripts
Impact Manuscript under preparation
Start Year 2020
 
Description Herbert Smith Freehills LLP - Consultancy Agreement (COVID-19) 
Organisation Herbert Smith Freehills
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of Expert Witness Consultancy Services (COVID-19)
Collaborator Contribution Request to team (COVID-19)
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Impact of COVID-19 on HIV risk in Sub-Saharan Africa (focus on Zimbabwe) 
Organisation Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development of proposal Project management Study design Data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Data collection Local expertise Local research infrastructure
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2020
 
Description Impact of COVID-19 on malaria control programmes (National malaria elimination programme Nigeria) 
Organisation National Malaria Control Programme
Country Swaziland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Justification of continuing to support malaria during COVID Mathematical modelling expertise Writing up of scientific paper
Collaborator Contribution Writing up of scientific paper Data provision - district level estimates
Impact Modelling highlighted the need to continue national elimination programmes. Supported the justification of continued distribution of 22 million bed nets that otherwise would not have been distributed due to COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description Impact of therapeutics and vaccines on COVID-19 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Clinical Trials Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling expertise Data Analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design of clinical trial Management of clinical trials Clinical expertise
Impact Multiple grant applications generated to support clinical trials Paper under preparation
Start Year 2020
 
Description Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Collaboration - patient- level data analysis 
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Analysis of patient-level data on the COVID-19 hospitalisations workstream led by Katharina Hauck
Collaborator Contribution Provision of patient-level data
Impact Clinical papers. Ongoing. Update 2022 - papers published: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07008-9 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s43588-021-00111-1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001502 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81930-0 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26594 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.06.049
Start Year 2020
 
Description Integrated economic epidemiological modelling (Katharina) 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data analytics and modelling projections
Collaborator Contribution Project management and liaison with policy makers
Impact Modelling projections on the economic and health impact of alternative pandemic mitigation strategies (confidential)
Start Year 2021
 
Description International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium 
Organisation The Global Health Network
Department International Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Consortium (ISARIC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Method and analysis of clinical data collected internationally on hospitalised COVID-19 patients
Collaborator Contribution Collection of and curation of data Medical interpretation of results
Impact Publications in ERJ Open Research and E-Life
Start Year 2020
 
Description Mapping the risk of international infectious disease spread 
Organisation HealthMap
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing a mathematical model of spatial spread of infectious diseases
Collaborator Contribution Providing data on Ebola UPDATE 2022 - Design and maintenance of website and input on methods
Impact Talks at several conferences - Epidemics 8th edition - https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/international-conference-on-infectious-disease-dynamics Papers in preparation - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.26.21266899v1 UPDATE 2022 - papers published: Data Journalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic - Challenges and Opportunities The Lancet Digital Health Using digital surveillance tools for near real-time mapping of the risk of international infectious disease spread: Ebola as a case study, NPJ Digital Medicine 4, 73
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mapping the risk of international infectious disease spread 
Organisation Healthsites.io
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing a mathematical model of spatial spread of infectious diseases
Collaborator Contribution Providing data on Ebola UPDATE 2022 - Design and maintenance of website and input on methods
Impact Talks at several conferences - Epidemics 8th edition - https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/international-conference-on-infectious-disease-dynamics Papers in preparation - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.26.21266899v1 UPDATE 2022 - papers published: Data Journalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic - Challenges and Opportunities The Lancet Digital Health Using digital surveillance tools for near real-time mapping of the risk of international infectious disease spread: Ebola as a case study, NPJ Digital Medicine 4, 73
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mapping the risk of international infectious disease spread 
Organisation International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
Department Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing a mathematical model of spatial spread of infectious diseases
Collaborator Contribution Providing data on Ebola UPDATE 2022 - Design and maintenance of website and input on methods
Impact Talks at several conferences - Epidemics 8th edition - https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/international-conference-on-infectious-disease-dynamics Papers in preparation - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.26.21266899v1 UPDATE 2022 - papers published: Data Journalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic - Challenges and Opportunities The Lancet Digital Health Using digital surveillance tools for near real-time mapping of the risk of international infectious disease spread: Ebola as a case study, NPJ Digital Medicine 4, 73
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mapping the risk of international infectious disease spread 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing a mathematical model of spatial spread of infectious diseases
Collaborator Contribution Providing data on Ebola UPDATE 2022 - Design and maintenance of website and input on methods
Impact Talks at several conferences - Epidemics 8th edition - https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/international-conference-on-infectious-disease-dynamics Papers in preparation - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.26.21266899v1 UPDATE 2022 - papers published: Data Journalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic - Challenges and Opportunities The Lancet Digital Health Using digital surveillance tools for near real-time mapping of the risk of international infectious disease spread: Ebola as a case study, NPJ Digital Medicine 4, 73
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mapping the risk of international infectious disease spread 
Organisation University of Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing a mathematical model of spatial spread of infectious diseases
Collaborator Contribution Providing data on Ebola UPDATE 2022 - Design and maintenance of website and input on methods
Impact Talks at several conferences - Epidemics 8th edition - https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/international-conference-on-infectious-disease-dynamics Papers in preparation - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.26.21266899v1 UPDATE 2022 - papers published: Data Journalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic - Challenges and Opportunities The Lancet Digital Health Using digital surveillance tools for near real-time mapping of the risk of international infectious disease spread: Ebola as a case study, NPJ Digital Medicine 4, 73
Start Year 2016
 
Description Modelling of COVID-19 pandemic in India 
Organisation Christian Medical College, Vellore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of model of SARS-COV2 transmission to forecast hospital bed needs and to estimate the proportion of population infected
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of results and analysis with Indian government and sharing of data
Impact Confidential Paper written (pre-print) UPDATE 2022: Paper accepted in EID Impact - work was used by the chief scientific advisor to the Indian govt
Start Year 2020
 
Description Modelling optimal COVID-19 vaccination policy in India 
Organisation Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed mathematical model of impact of COVID-19 vaccination in India Examined impact of different strategies for prioritisation of clinical risk groups
Collaborator Contribution Provided guidance on potential policy options Validated mathematical model
Impact Manuscript under review at BMJ Open Co-authors include Director General and Deputy Director General of ICMR - informed Indian Government planning for vaccine rollout
Start Year 2020
 
Description Modelling public/private mix strategies in TB, following COVID disruptions 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WHO has developed an active workstream in how COVID disruptions have affected the private sector in TB control. The IC research team developed modelling analyses in support of this workstream, to address the implications of private sector disruption in high burden countries. The work was presented to the WHO global PPM working group and is now being prepared for publication.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data for analysis and validation
Impact The work was presented to the WHO global PPM working group and is now being prepared for publication.
Start Year 2021
 
Description MozCOVID 
Organisation Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça
Country Mozambique 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Analytical and modelling support
Collaborator Contribution Conducting PCR and sero-prevalence data Community based mortality data
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2020
 
Description Multi Province modelling on COVID-19: impact of heterogeneity and intervention 
Organisation McGill University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling analysis for vaccination
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis Modelling on non-pharmaceutical interventions Group discussions
Impact Not yet recgonised
Start Year 2020
 
Description Multi Province modelling on COVID-19: impact of heterogeneity and intervention 
Organisation Simon Fraser University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling analysis for vaccination
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis Modelling on non-pharmaceutical interventions Group discussions
Impact Not yet recgonised
Start Year 2020
 
Description Multi Province modelling on COVID-19: impact of heterogeneity and intervention 
Organisation University of Toronto
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling analysis for vaccination
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis Modelling on non-pharmaceutical interventions Group discussions
Impact Not yet recgonised
Start Year 2020
 
Description NPI effectiveness 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Senior author on project Supervision of modelling efforts and data analysis Contribution to writing and editing manuscript
Collaborator Contribution Mathematical modelling expertise Data collection, provision and analysis Contribution to writing and editing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in Science '
Start Year 2020
 
Description New York State - Non Disclosure Agreement (COVID-19) 
Organisation State of New York
Department New York State Department of Health
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data analysis and reporting. To help the Chamber better understand the possible impavts of the COVID_19 emergency disaster on New York State ("State") ("the Permitted Purpose").
Collaborator Contribution Request to team (COVID-19)
Impact Confidential
Start Year 2020
 
Description Official WHO COVID-19 modelling collaborating centre: Global estimates of the potential scale of the epidemic across all countries - Report 12 (International response) 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution During the early phase of the pandemic, the Imperial College team worked closely with WHO as an official modelling collaborating centre, providing estimates of the transmissibility and severity of SARS-CoV-2 during January and February.
Collaborator Contribution Official WHO COVID-19 modelling collaborating centre
Impact In March, in response to a direct request, we developed global estimates of the potential scale of the epidemic across all countries ("Report 12" {https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-12-global-impact-covid-19/} subsequently published in Walker PGT, Whittaker C, Watson OJ et al. (2020) The impact of COVID-19 and strategies for mitigation and suppression in low- and middle-income countries. Science. 369(6502):413-422. doi: 10.1126/science.abc0035]; shared across several UN organisations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund to inform early resource planning.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Official WHO COVID-19 modelling collaborating centre: WHO Global Costing (International response) 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WHO Global Costing: Building on early research estimating the transmissibility and severity of SARS-CoV-2, we fitted models to the state of the epidemic across all Low- and Middle-income countries.
Collaborator Contribution Official WHO COVID-19 modelling collaborating centre
Impact Regular updates on the epidemic state have been provided via an open-access dashboard (https://mrc-ide.github.io/global-lmic-reports/ ) that has been accessed over xxx times as of 1st January 2021 and a user interface to the model software (www.covidsim.org). The global fits from this model were used to directly inform WHO estimates of global financial need (co-authored as a paper).
Start Year 2020
 
Description Omicron severity 
Organisation The Statens Serum Institute (SSI)
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Evaluation of data relating to Omicron severity
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data
Impact Paper under review in Lancet Infectious Disease
Start Year 2021
 
Description Optimal national prioritization policies for hospital care during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (Katharina) 
Organisation The Health Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis Contribution of hospital episode statistics
Impact Publication in Nature Computational Science
Start Year 2020
 
Description Production of Short Films: Burnt Orange Theatre Company 
Organisation Burnt Orange Theatre Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Imperial College London partnered with the Burnt OrangeTheatre Company to engage 20 young creatives between the ages of 14-20 in COVID-19 research. ICL provided the reports on which the films were centered.
Collaborator Contribution Each group of young people created a short film which incorporated some of their personal experiences during the pandemic, and elements of the COVID-19 research report their group was assigned. The project was initiated and managed by Fola Afolabi; the creative aspects were facilitated by the Burnt Orange Theatre Company. The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London funded the project. https://www.facebook.com/burntorangetheatre/
Impact Production of short films for Report 1, 6, 10, 22 and 24. Episode 1, Report 1 https://youtu.be/H6Zifam_wng Episode 2, Report 10 https://youtu.be/vfzBgYnZg2o Episode 3, Report 13 https://youtu.be/xjKQt6Qc6d0 Episode 4, Report 22 https://youtu.be/5A22gWcL98Y Episode 5, Report 24 https://youtu.be/UB3zpV5T67I
Start Year 2020
 
Description Quantifying the potential value of antigen-detection rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19: a modelling analysis 
Organisation Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and implementation of modelling Contributed to development of user friendly web tool
Collaborator Contribution JHU colleagues helped develop the model and led on the development of the web tool FIND colleagues provided data and validated the study
Impact Under review in BMC Medicine
Start Year 2020
 
Description Quantifying the potential value of antigen-detection rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19: a modelling analysis 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development and implementation of modelling Contributed to development of user friendly web tool
Collaborator Contribution JHU colleagues helped develop the model and led on the development of the web tool FIND colleagues provided data and validated the study
Impact Under review in BMC Medicine
Start Year 2020
 
Description Real Time estimation of transmission intensity of SARS-COV2 
Organisation University of the Philippines
Country Philippines 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Production of estimates of R numbers by region
Collaborator Contribution Data provision
Impact Poster presentation at EPIDEMICS conference
Start Year 2020
 
Description Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence 
Organisation Fundação Pró-Sangue Hemocentro de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript Conceptualisation
Collaborator Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in The Lancet - widely discussed across different media CITATIONS12 Citation Indexes12 CrossRef12 Scopus1 CAPTURES125 Readers125 Mendeley125 MENTIONS215 News Mentions204 News204 Blog Mentions11 Blog11 SOCIAL MEDIA14,735 Shares, Likes & Comments8,384 Facebook8,384 Tweets6,351 Twitter6,351
Start Year 2021
 
Description Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript Conceptualisation
Collaborator Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in The Lancet - widely discussed across different media CITATIONS12 Citation Indexes12 CrossRef12 Scopus1 CAPTURES125 Readers125 Mendeley125 MENTIONS215 News Mentions204 News204 Blog Mentions11 Blog11 SOCIAL MEDIA14,735 Shares, Likes & Comments8,384 Facebook8,384 Tweets6,351 Twitter6,351
Start Year 2021
 
Description Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript Conceptualisation
Collaborator Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in The Lancet - widely discussed across different media CITATIONS12 Citation Indexes12 CrossRef12 Scopus1 CAPTURES125 Readers125 Mendeley125 MENTIONS215 News Mentions204 News204 Blog Mentions11 Blog11 SOCIAL MEDIA14,735 Shares, Likes & Comments8,384 Facebook8,384 Tweets6,351 Twitter6,351
Start Year 2021
 
Description Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence 
Organisation Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript Conceptualisation
Collaborator Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in The Lancet - widely discussed across different media CITATIONS12 Citation Indexes12 CrossRef12 Scopus1 CAPTURES125 Readers125 Mendeley125 MENTIONS215 News Mentions204 News204 Blog Mentions11 Blog11 SOCIAL MEDIA14,735 Shares, Likes & Comments8,384 Facebook8,384 Tweets6,351 Twitter6,351
Start Year 2021
 
Description Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence 
Organisation Universidade de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript Conceptualisation
Collaborator Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in The Lancet - widely discussed across different media CITATIONS12 Citation Indexes12 CrossRef12 Scopus1 CAPTURES125 Readers125 Mendeley125 MENTIONS215 News Mentions204 News204 Blog Mentions11 Blog11 SOCIAL MEDIA14,735 Shares, Likes & Comments8,384 Facebook8,384 Tweets6,351 Twitter6,351
Start Year 2021
 
Description Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence 
Organisation University of California, San Francisco
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript Conceptualisation
Collaborator Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in The Lancet - widely discussed across different media CITATIONS12 Citation Indexes12 CrossRef12 Scopus1 CAPTURES125 Readers125 Mendeley125 MENTIONS215 News Mentions204 News204 Blog Mentions11 Blog11 SOCIAL MEDIA14,735 Shares, Likes & Comments8,384 Facebook8,384 Tweets6,351 Twitter6,351
Start Year 2021
 
Description Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript Conceptualisation
Collaborator Contribution Project management Project co-ordination Writing of manuscript
Impact Paper published in The Lancet - widely discussed across different media CITATIONS12 Citation Indexes12 CrossRef12 Scopus1 CAPTURES125 Readers125 Mendeley125 MENTIONS215 News Mentions204 News204 Blog Mentions11 Blog11 SOCIAL MEDIA14,735 Shares, Likes & Comments8,384 Facebook8,384 Tweets6,351 Twitter6,351
Start Year 2021
 
Description SARS-CoV-2 tranmission heterogeneity in the UK Alpha wave estimated through phylodynamic modeling 
Organisation Utrecht University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supervisio of project by Erik Volz + Manon Ragonnet
Collaborator Contribution Project is being carried by medical student based at Utrecht
Impact not yet, abstract to be submitted shortly
Start Year 2021
 
Description Secretary of State for Defence (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) (DTSL) - Non-Disclosure and Data Protection Agreement (COVID-19) 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Imperial College London possesses valuable technical and commercial information relating to epidemiological modelling. ICL desires to evaluate the data with a view to model the COVID pandemic, including generating now casts and forecasts and provide advice to government, and especially advice to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies ("SAGE") ("the Purpose").
Collaborator Contribution Dstl has access to NHS sensitive information relating to data collected by the NHS (the "Data Owner") relating to the COVID-19 pandemic ("COVID Data"). This may include anonymised patient data or supply chain hospital data. Dstl has permission from the NHS to disclose the COVID Data to members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M). In order for ICL to carry out said evaluation it is necessary for Dstl to provide the COVID Data for evaluation and analysis.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Serological surveillance of SARS-COV-2 in Manaus and Sao Paulo 
Organisation Fundação Pró-Sangue Hemocentro de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead Coordination of research teams Provided methodological input Writing of paper Epidemiological expertise Conception Data Analysis
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data Analysis of data Interpretation of data Contribution to writing of paper
Impact Paper submitted and accepted in Science. Picked up by 295 news outlets Blogged by 18 Tweeted by 5480 On 8 Facebook pages Referenced in 2 Wikipedia pages Reddited by 6 On 1 videos 160 readers on Mendeley
Start Year 2020
 
Description Serological surveillance of SARS-COV-2 in Manaus and Sao Paulo 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead Coordination of research teams Provided methodological input Writing of paper Epidemiological expertise Conception Data Analysis
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data Analysis of data Interpretation of data Contribution to writing of paper
Impact Paper submitted and accepted in Science. Picked up by 295 news outlets Blogged by 18 Tweeted by 5480 On 8 Facebook pages Referenced in 2 Wikipedia pages Reddited by 6 On 1 videos 160 readers on Mendeley
Start Year 2020
 
Description Serological surveillance of SARS-COV-2 in Manaus and Sao Paulo 
Organisation Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead Coordination of research teams Provided methodological input Writing of paper Epidemiological expertise Conception Data Analysis
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data Analysis of data Interpretation of data Contribution to writing of paper
Impact Paper submitted and accepted in Science. Picked up by 295 news outlets Blogged by 18 Tweeted by 5480 On 8 Facebook pages Referenced in 2 Wikipedia pages Reddited by 6 On 1 videos 160 readers on Mendeley
Start Year 2020
 
Description Serological surveillance of SARS-COV-2 in Manaus and Sao Paulo 
Organisation Universidade de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead Coordination of research teams Provided methodological input Writing of paper Epidemiological expertise Conception Data Analysis
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data Analysis of data Interpretation of data Contribution to writing of paper
Impact Paper submitted and accepted in Science. Picked up by 295 news outlets Blogged by 18 Tweeted by 5480 On 8 Facebook pages Referenced in 2 Wikipedia pages Reddited by 6 On 1 videos 160 readers on Mendeley
Start Year 2020
 
Description Serological surveillance of SARS-COV-2 in Manaus and Sao Paulo 
Organisation University of California, San Francisco
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead Coordination of research teams Provided methodological input Writing of paper Epidemiological expertise Conception Data Analysis
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data Analysis of data Interpretation of data Contribution to writing of paper
Impact Paper submitted and accepted in Science. Picked up by 295 news outlets Blogged by 18 Tweeted by 5480 On 8 Facebook pages Referenced in 2 Wikipedia pages Reddited by 6 On 1 videos 160 readers on Mendeley
Start Year 2020
 
Description Serological surveillance of SARS-COV-2 in Manaus and Sao Paulo 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead Coordination of research teams Provided methodological input Writing of paper Epidemiological expertise Conception Data Analysis
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data Analysis of data Interpretation of data Contribution to writing of paper
Impact Paper submitted and accepted in Science. Picked up by 295 news outlets Blogged by 18 Tweeted by 5480 On 8 Facebook pages Referenced in 2 Wikipedia pages Reddited by 6 On 1 videos 160 readers on Mendeley
Start Year 2020
 
Description Strengthening hospitals capacities to deal with COVID-19 pandemic 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Imperial College Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling expertise Data Analysis Data Processing Contribution to report writing Lead on development of planning tools - COVID-19 elective care scheduling and Hospital Planning Tool
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to report writing Health system analysis Operations research expertise
Impact MRC-GIDA Report 40 MRC-GIDA Report 36 MRC-GIDA Report 29 MRC-GIDA Report 27 MRC-GIDA Report 15
Start Year 2020
 
Description Support to COVID-19 response - Zimbabwe 
Organisation Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Mathematical modelling support to guide decisions regarding the COVID-19 response Technical support on COVID surveillance Questionnaire design for national SARS-Cov 2 seroprevalence survey Grant applications to Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
Collaborator Contribution Data collection and provision Secretariat support and project management Dissemination of results
Impact Policy decisions made on national lockdowns and COVID control measures
Start Year 2020
 
Description Support to COVID-19 response - Zimbabwe 
Organisation Ministry of Health and Child Welfare of the Republic of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Mathematical modelling support to guide decisions regarding the COVID-19 response Technical support on COVID surveillance Questionnaire design for national SARS-Cov 2 seroprevalence survey Grant applications to Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
Collaborator Contribution Data collection and provision Secretariat support and project management Dissemination of results
Impact Policy decisions made on national lockdowns and COVID control measures
Start Year 2020
 
Description Support to COVID-19 response - Zimbabwe 
Organisation National Institute of Health Research
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Mathematical modelling support to guide decisions regarding the COVID-19 response Technical support on COVID surveillance Questionnaire design for national SARS-Cov 2 seroprevalence survey Grant applications to Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
Collaborator Contribution Data collection and provision Secretariat support and project management Dissemination of results
Impact Policy decisions made on national lockdowns and COVID control measures
Start Year 2020
 
Description Support to COVID-19 response in Quebec 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Interpretation of results and implications Critique of results
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis Writing of report Dissemination of results
Impact Online reports published
Start Year 2020
 
Description Support to COVID-19 response in Quebec 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Interpretation of results and implications Critique of results
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis Writing of report Dissemination of results
Impact Online reports published
Start Year 2020
 
Description Support to WHO COVID-19 modelling network 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Modelling and epidemiology expertise, contribution to writing and analysis of group paper,
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of international modelling groups.
Impact Early Insights from Statistical and Mathematical Modeling of Key Epidemiologic Parameters of COVID-19.; https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/11/20-1074_article
Start Year 2020
 
Description Supporting WHO COVID-19 pandemic response 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Secondment of MRC Centre staff to WHO headquarters, continued remotely
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, data provision, data analysis, local expertise
Impact Daily WHO sitreps
Start Year 2020
 
Description Swab and serological testing in Vo, Italy 
Organisation University of Padova
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling expertise Data analysis Assistance with study design
Collaborator Contribution Data collection Data provision Data analysis
Impact Increased testing programme in Vo and Veneto region.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Teralytics - Joint Marketing Agreement (COVID-19) 
Organisation Teralytics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Build the forecast models on pandemic intervention effectiveness as an input, open-source it on GitHub, and provide the outcome to the general public. COVID-19.
Collaborator Contribution Provide aggregate level mobility data (the "Data Product") to be licensed to Client under the Agreement as "Licensed Data". COVID-19.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Department for Education (DfE) - Data Sharing Service Level Agreement (COVID-19) 
Organisation Department for Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution COVID-19 Data analysis and reporting
Collaborator Contribution COVID-19 Data provision via Data Sharing Service Level Agreement
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard Medical School
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation Maestral International
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation United States Agency for International Development
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation World Bank Group
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 
Organisation World Without Orphans
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 was established in July 2021, to produce global estimates for the numbers of children facing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, as well as to develop a unified strategy for evidence-based action. Our contribution was to develop methodology and estimates for the numbers of affected children
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators main contribution is to support and advocate for the integration of 'care for children' affected by second order impacts of COVID-19 into mainstream COVID-19 Emergency Response planning and action. The focus is on children experiencing pandemic-associated deaths of their parents and caregivers, along with associated poverty, violence and other social vulnerabilities.
Impact 3 papers in The Lancet (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01253-8), Pediatrics (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053760) and The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00005-0).
Start Year 2021
 
Description Understanding clinical pathways for COVID-19 hospitalised patients 
Organisation Imperial College School of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical modelling Clinical expertise Leadership of project
Collaborator Contribution Statistical modelling Data collection
Impact Reports 17 Report 29
Start Year 2020
 
Description Use of NIRS in ivermectin clinical trial 
Organisation Colorado State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have been evaluating the ability of spectroscopy to detech changes in the avaerage age of the mosquito population using data collected as part of a cluster-randomised control trial of repeat ivermectin mass drug administrations for control of malaria (RIMDAMAL).
Collaborator Contribution Spectroscopy data from wild caught mosquitoes
Impact Analyses of data collected by medical entomologists to help explain the epidemiological impact of the intervention.
Start Year 2020
 
Description WHO COVID LENS Working Group 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the role of children in the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the WHO COVID LENS Working Group.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted working group on neonatal, child and maternal health implications of COVID-19
Impact Journal article: Global research priorities on COVID-19 for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health Web of Science Ahmed ASMNU, Maamri A, Falade AG, Ayede AI, Bhutta A, Gambhir A, Tagarro A, Abdelmegeid A, Ahmadi AR, Barros AJD et al. JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH 11:12 pages Article number ARTN 04071 01 Jan 2021
Start Year 2019
 
Description WHO COVID-19 analytics team (Thibaut Jombart) 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Senior data scientist - advise on methodology and data pipeline infrastructure
Collaborator Contribution Project management Data provision Dissemination of results
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2021
 
Description Zambia Pertussis RSV Infant Mortality Estimation study (which was expanded to include covid-specific mortuary-based surveillance in all ages) 
Organisation University of Zambia
Country Zambia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mathematical modelling and analytic expertise
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data on prevalence of COVID positive samples collected from post-mortem samples within the main morgue of Lusaka, Zambia
Impact Not yet recognised
Start Year 2020
 
Title COVID-19 NAT-RDT 
Description Background Although nucleic acid tests (NAT) have been widely used in testing for COVID-19, they are not always readily available. NAT tests usually require laboratory capacity, as well as trained personnel, and can also be prohibitively costly when conducting large numbers of tests, e.g. when testing for COVID-19 in the community. Recently emerging, antigen-detection rapid diagnostic tests (Ag-RDTs) could help to address these challenges, by offering cheap, easy-to-use tools that could be deployed at the point of care. However, they typically have lower performance than NAT. To decide testing strategy In any local setting, it is important to properly weigh the pros and cons of both NAT and Ag-RDTs, in order to identify optimal diagnostic strategies. This webtool offers a resource to aid in these evaluations. Comparing different testing strategies An 'Ag-RDT-led' strategy is one in which Ag-RDT is used as the first test, but could be followed by NAT for confirmation. There are three such strategies: confirming Ag-RDT-positive results with NAT; confirming Ag-RDT-negative results with NAT; and using an Ag-RDT alone, i.e. without need for NAT confirmation. A 'NAT-based' strategy uses NAT wherever it is available to provide results in time for clinical decisions; otherwise, it is assumed that a patient would be managed through clinical judgement on whether a patient has COVID-19. This webtool compares these two strategies, to identify when an Ag-RDT-led strategy would be preferred over a NAT-based one. The approach is to assume fixed characteristics for an Ag-RDT (sensitivity, specificity and cost), and to examine a wide range of values for other parameters, for example the availability of NAT, and the performance of clinical judgement in the absence of NAT. Under this wide range of scenarios, this webtool examines the probability that an Ag-RDT-led strategy would be simultaneously more impactful, and more cost-effective, than a NAT-based strategy. Please click on the 'Run Model' heading, where you can interact with the webtool. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
URL https://covid-ag-rdt.shinyapps.io/model/
 
Title COVID-19 Scenario Analysis Tool (covidsim) 
Description The COVID-19 Scenario Analysis Tool enables users quickly and easily to generate calibrated forward scenarios of the COVID-19 epidemic in low- and middle-income countries in order to facilitate health planning. The latest release allows the user to explore the introduction of vaccination and how this can be used to help relax other non-pharmaceutical interventions. This tool allows the user to make projections of the prevalence of infections each day and the expected number of people requiring hospitalisation and critical care facilities. The relative benefits of different scenarios can be compared with metrics including health system capacity (maximum number of beds and critical care beds needed compared to those available), the peak of the epidemic, and the total projected deaths up to 1st February 2021. The model is automatically re-calibrated weekly to the cumulative COVID-19 deaths reported, obtained from the COVID-19 Data Repository by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. For countries not included in that data repository we use data from Worldometers. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Open to the public to view projections of infections. Approximately 100 visitors per day globally 
URL https://covidsim.org/v4.20210216/?place=gb
 
Title COVID-19 UK 
Description This site gives estimates of the reproduction number of COVID-19 and projections of cases by Local Authority in the UK based on testing data and mortality data. In addition the tool provides a map of hotspots for England, wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Ongoing 
URL https://imperialcollegelondon.github.io/covid19local/#details
 
Title COVID-HIV study portal 
Description Portal to provide information for the survey management as access to real time results from the survey 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Enabled research team to provide monthly reports on COVID and how COVID was preventing HIV risks and preventions to the Government of Zimbabwe on a real time basis 
URL http://www.manicalandhivproject.org/resources.html
 
Title DAEDALUS software on GitHub 
Description Software allows for estimation of model to determine both the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and optimise closure of the economy by different economic sectors 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Software has been used to inform COVID response in countries, and optimal pandemic mitigation strategies, and return on investment for pandemic preparedness Software has been used to support work for WHO - work is ongoing 
 
Title Dashboard for COVID-19 in Dhaka sewage and clinical data 
Description Dashboard to visualise spatial and temporal COVID-19 clinical and sewage data for public health institutes 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
 
Title EpiEstim 
Description Package for the R statistical software to estimate reproduction number during an epidemic. We created an updated version of a software we initially developed in 2013, with more flexibility in the method and a user friendly interface 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Two papers published (Cori et al. AJE 2013, Thompson et al. Epidemics 2019). The method gained tremendous attention during the covid-19 pandemic, as it was found to be the most accurate in a review of methods to estimate Rt (Gostik et al., PLoS Comp Biol 2020). EpiEstim is being used routinely by the following national or local governmental and public health agencies worldwide to monitor their Covid-19 epidemics, who publish estimates of Rt obtained using EpiEstim on their websites on a daily or weekly basis: • National Institute of Health in France • Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment of Belgium • Swiss national COVID-19 Science Task force • National center for epidemiology in Spain • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety • Quebec's national institute for public health • Public Health Ontario • Ottawa public health • Department of health of the state of New Jersey • City of St Louis, USA • Ministry of health of Bermuda • Ministry of Health of Brazil The Welsh government has estimated the impact of the firebreaker introduced in Wales in October 2020 using EpiEstim . WHO PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) has developed an interface to help country estimate the rate of transmission of COVID-19 using EpiEstim, and has included EpiEstim training as part of their early response to COVID-19 in Argentina and Barbados. EpiEstim also appears as the recommended software to estimate the reproduction number in documents produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) • on criteria to adjust public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19 • on equitable allocation of COVID-19 health products UPDATE 2022: EpiEstim was extended to track the transmissibility of novel variants in real time. Was used to characterise the transmissibility of Delta and Omicron variants. Paper under review - A generic method and software to estimate the transmission advantage of pathogen variants in real-time : SARS-CoV-2 as a case-study https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.26.21266899v1 
URL https://github.com/jstockwin/EpiEstimApp
 
Title Epistem 
Description A tool to estimate time varying instantaneous reproduction number during epidemics 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
URL https://github.com/mrc-ide/EpiEstim
 
Title Estimating excess non-COVID deaths in England & Wales from ONS data (Katharina Hauck) 
Description rovides weekly updates of deaths in England and Wales using publicly available data on the provisional number of deaths registered in the past week from the Office of National Statistics (see Data). We show the number of registered all-cause deaths, and the deaths registered as COVID-19 deaths as provided by the ONS for every week beginning in March 2020. We compare the all-cause deaths with the number of deaths we would have expected to see being registered in this week had there been no pandemic, based on numbers of deaths in corresponding weeks of previous years, and determine the number of excess deaths as the difference. We then compare the excess deaths with the recorded COVID-19 deaths, which gives an estimate of excess deaths that were not associated with COVID-19 according to official registers. These estimates of excess non-COVID-19 deaths inform whether the pandemic led to unexpected deaths that were higher (or lower) than what we would have expected in that week. It is possible that all or almost all excess deaths comprise of registered COVID-19 deaths, in that situation there are no excess non-COVID-19 deaths. It is also possible that excess non-COVID-19 deaths are actually lower than expected deaths, once registered COVID-19 deaths are subtracted from excess deaths. We also present total cumulative deaths across all categories. This is the sum of registered all-cause deaths, COVID-19 deaths, expected deaths and excess non-COVID-19 deaths from the week ending 6 March 2020 to 05 November 2021 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Informed policy relating to COVID-19 mitigation strategies Paper in preparation 
 
Title Modelling ICU capacity under different epidemiological scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic in three western European countries. 
Description Software developed to assist in modelling ICU capacity under different epidemiological scenarios in 3 western European countries. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Publication of report Data for MRC/J-IDEA COVID-19 Report 36: Modelling ICU capacity under different epidemiological scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic in three western European countries. [16:21] Hauck, Katharina D McCabe R, Kont M, Schmit N, Whittaker C, Lochen A, Baguelin M, Knock E, Whittles L, Lees J, Brazeau N, Walker P, Ghani A, Ferguson N, White P, Donnelly C, Hauck K, Watson Oet al., 2021, Modelling ICU capacity under different epidemiological scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic in three western European countries, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol: 50, Pages: 753-767, ISSN: 0300-5771 Publications - Professor Katharina Hauck 
 
Title Modelling the relationship between mobility and COVID-19 transmissibility 
Description Code to carry out analyses modelling the link between human mobility and COVID-19 transmission 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Paper published - Reduction in mobility and COVID-19 transmission | Nature Communications 
 
Title Online mitigation calculator 
Description Calculator to estimate the effectiveness of NPIs against COVID-19 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Utilised several times by researchers globally to support COVID-19 research and response 
URL http://epidemicforecasting.org/calc
 
Title R Package - mlesky : Maximum likelihood inference of effective population size through time using GMRF-skygrid approach 
Description This package is related to previous Bayesian implementations of the Bayesian skygrid model with the following notable differences: The GMRF process takes place on the 2nd-order difference of log(Ne), which is more similar to the skygrowth model of Volz & Didelot When computing the GMRF likelihood, the smoothing parameter (ie the precision of random walk) is fixed We use a novel cross-validation approach for selecting the smoothing parameter 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Has been used to support research - has led to papers under development 
 
Title R package "Markovid" for estimating COVID-19 within-hospital progression parameters 
Description As part of our continual analysis of COVID-19 data on patients in hospital we required estimates of progression paramaters such as the probability of requiring ICU treatment. Although the datasets themselves were higly sensitive and could not be publicly released, we opted to make the analysis software itself open source. The Markovid package also includes simulation functions for checking the workings of the algorithms on dummy data. The released software will aid in the transparency of our work, and will facilitate future analyses of similar sorts of data. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact So far this software has only been used directly by members of our own group, although this may be due in part to the fact that the associated publication is still in review and so it is only advertised via the preprint. Variations of the same estimation methods continue to be developed and applied to other COVID-19 datasets from international collaborators. 
 
Title epidemia 
Description Flexibly specify and fit Bayesian, regression-oriented models for infectious diseases. The implemented models define a likelihood for all observed data while also explicitly modeling transmission dynamics: an approach often termed as semi-mechanistic. Multiple regions can be modeled simultaneously with multilevel models. Key epidemiological quantities, including reproduction numbers and latent infections, may be estimated within the framework. The models may be used to evaluate the determinants of changes in transmission rates, including the effects of control measures. Epidemic dynamics may be simulated either from a fitted model or a "prior" model; allowing for prior/posterior predictive checks, experimentation, and forecasting. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Has been utilised by the Scottish government to inform their COVID-19 response, and by SPI-M to support evidence based decision making in regards to the COVID-19 response 
 
Title epidemia 
Description Software developed by Sam Bhatt and research team for COVID modelling. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Software has been used extensively by Scottish government to model COVID-19 transmission as well as, many researchers. Modelling has been used to inform decisions regarding national lockdowns and restrictions 
 
Title mandrake 
Description Visualisation for microbial population structure 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Used in other software packages Used to make outreach videos 
URL https://mandrake.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
 
Title nimue 
Description Nimue is built on the shoulders of squire and sircovid. The squire website is the best initial reference to refer to for base model structure and parameterisation details. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
URL https://github.com/mrc-ide/nimue
 
Title orderly 
Description Lightweight Reproducible Reporting for R 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact No Impacts yet 
URL https://github.com/vimc/orderly
 
Title reactidd - R Package 
Description R Package for REACT study 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Provides code and data at same time REACT studies are published 
 
Title safir 
Description Simulation of COVID-19 vaccine impact 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Has been used to generate results presented at WHO-SAGE meetings directly informing a change to guidance on vaccine delivery 
URL https://mrc-ide.github.io/safir/
 
Title sircovid 
Description Dynamic transmission model of COVID-19 in the UK 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact We have used sircovid every week since April 2020 to provide forecasts of future COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths in the UK to SPI-M. These have been used to inform SAGE, and in turn presented as evidence to the UK government. 
URL https://mrc-ide.github.io/sircovid
 
Title sircovid, odin, dust, mcstate, 
Description Dynamic transmission model of COVID-19 in the UK 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact We have used sircovid every week since April 2020 to provide forecasts of future COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths in the UK to SPI-M. These have been used to inform SAGE, and in turn presented as evidence to the UK government. Papers published which describe the software development, and real world applications: Reproducible parallel inference and simulation of stochastic state space models using odin, dust, and mcstate [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations] Wellcome Open Research, 5:288 The 2020 SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in England: key epidemiological drivers and impact of interventions, Science Translational Medicine 13(602) Non-pharmaceutical interventions, vaccination and the Delta variant: epidemiological insights from modelling England's COVID-19 roadmap out of lockdown - a mathematical modelling study The Lancet 398(10313): 1825-35 https://github.com/mrc-ide/odin https://github.com/mrc-ide/dust https://github.com/mrc-ide/mcstate 
URL https://mrc-ide.github.io/sircovid
 
Title squire 
Description SEIR transmission model of COVID-19 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact No impacts yet 
URL https://github.com/mrc-ide/squire
 
Description Andrew Marr Show (Neil Ferguson, 18-Jul-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Marr Show (Neil Ferguson, 18-Jul-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0080bbs/the-andrew-marr-show
 
Description Appearance on BBC 2 documentary on COVID-19 (Thibaut Jombart) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appearance in BBC 2 documentary - Was the scientific advice for lockdown flawed?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54976192
 
Description Article within the Guardian - With 21 million still unvaccinated, Britain is not out of the woods yet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Azra Ghani and Dr OJ Watson wrote an article for 'The Guardian' to discuss the impact of a large number of the population remaining unvaccinated (increase in deaths, hospitalisations, pressures on health systems). This was well received and discussed on social media regarding vaccine effectiveness, hesitancy and the UK COVID-19 response.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/25/unvaccinated-britain-vaccination-covid-hospita...
 
Description BBC Horizons COVID-19 special series (Kris Murray) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Dr Kris Murray for BBC Horizons COVID-19 series to raise awareness of current progress in reducing transmission of COVID-19 and pandemic origins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jbhj
 
Description BBC Horizons programme on COVID-19 - part 3 - vaccinations and post-pandemic future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview given to BBC Horizons programme. Sparked debates and questions on social media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description BBC Interview COVID-19 - (Katharina Hauck) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media interview on hospital capacity by Dr Katharina Hauck - COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BBC More or Less - Delta Variant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Azra Ghani spoke on BBC More or Less regarding the spread of the Delta Variant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct2dk8
 
Description BBC Podcast: Newscast Baselines & Basslines (Marc Baguelin) (23-Feb-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Podcast: Newscast Baselines & Basslines (Marc Baguelin) (23-02-2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p097vglg
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific (22-Sep-22) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific
Neil Ferguson on modelling Covid-19
22-Sep-20
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mt0h
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - the Today show (Samir Bhatt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today show regarding results published in Report 13 - Europe in Lockdown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Big Questions podcast - Covid 19 (Christl Donnelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest on Big Questions podcast episode 'What does my family want to know about coronavirus?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/what-does-my-family-want-know-about-coronavirus
 
Description Business Insider - Comment in news article and interview regarding human-animal transmission of COVID-19 (Kris Murray) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comment in article - Bats are still on the menu and for sale at markets in Indonesia, despite their link to COVID-19.
Sparked discussion on human-animal transmission and origins of viruses with pandemic potential

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=IZpiUSU4VOI&t=175s
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.businessinsider.com/bat-meat-food-market-indonesia-2020-12?r=US&IR=T
 
Description CNN - At this hour media interview - Dr Sam Bhatt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited guest on At this hour - Kate Bolduan to discuss Report 13 - Europe in lockdown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description COVID-19 science in context web-series - Dr Anne Cori 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Anne Cori participated in the MRC-GIDA COVID-19 science in context web-series. These have been well received on social media and have sparked requests fo further information from media, members of the public and others. These web series have been an invaluable tool for public engagement. Dr Cori participated in the following episodes of the webseries:

Episode 17 26-08-21 Anne Cori Impact of schools and waning immunity

Episode 13 11-06-21 Anne Cori Delta variant and third wave

Episode 10 30-04-21 Anne Cori UK third wave

Episode 6 02-04-21 Anne Cori Impact 1st step roadmap out of lockdown

Episode 2 04-03-21 Anne Cori Brazil variant (P.1) in UK, modelling variants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/covid-19-public-resources...
 
Description Comment for Financial Times - The next pandemic: where is it coming from and how do we stop it? (Kris Murray) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comment for financial times articles highlighting the impact of zoonotic transmission on human health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ft.com/content/2a80e4a2-7fb9-4e2c-9769-bc0d98382a5c
 
Description Coursera: Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19.
Welcome to 'Science Matters: Let's Talk about COVID-19', from the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London. This was the most popular course launched on Coursera in 2020 during Europe's first lockdown.

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is the most significant public health emergency of the 21st century so far. As the epidemic spreads, people around the world want to understand the science behind the most pressing questions: how many people have been infected?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.coursera.org/learn/covid-19
 
Description Dedicated COVID-19 page hosted on Imperial College Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dedicated webpage to communicate all COVID-19 research. Has been visited extensively by researchers and general public globally. Contents has been used to inform and engage general public and also to rapidly disseminate results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/
 
Description Dialogue with ESADE, a global academic institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Dialogue provided insights and comparisons into COVID-19 pandemic response in Spanish speaking countries (Latin America and Spain)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKddpHgf5fU&ab_channel=Esade
 
Description Dr Leonid Chindelevitch - interview on Radio Liberty on mathematical modelling of infectious diseases (including COVID-19) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Chindelevitch participated in a radio broadcast on Radio Liberty (Russia) to discuss mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.svoboda.org/a/leonid-chindelevitch-modelirovanie-epidemii/31387899.html
 
Description Interview for Greenpeace - Breaking down the Amazon: how deforestation could drive the next pandemic (Kris Murray) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Greenpeace to raise awareness of link between planetary and human health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2020/04/24/deforestation-amazon-next-pandemic-covid-coronavirus/
 
Description Interview for Regional News in Latin America - Salud Con Lupa - Modelling for infectious diseases 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This interview provided information about the role of mathematical modelling for controlling infectious diseases in Latin America
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://saludconlupa.com/entrevistas/pueden-decirnos-las-matematicas-como-contener-una-pandemia/
 
Description Interview for Royal Society of Medicine Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to be on a panel on "Managing Local Outbreaks", as part of the RSM's COVID-19 webinar series, to discuss the managing of local outbreaks and likelihood of a second wave. The webinar was attended by 1000 health practitioners at the time, and has been watched a further 1,300 times online. My comments on the potential for a second wave were reported in the national press including the Guardian andteh Telegraph.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dm1Hd8kFmM
 
Description Interview for national News - El Espectador 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was one of the first pieces alerting about preparedness for COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/salud/la-pregunta-es-si-estamos-preparados-para-la-llegada-del...
 
Description Interview for national News - El Espectador 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This interview provided further information about mitigation and suppression strategies for COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.elespectador.com/coronavirus/aplanar-la-curva-no-es-suficiente-se-proyectan-cambios-gran...
 
Description Interview on Radio 4, More or Less - COVID-19 (Lucy Okell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed for the Radio 4 programme More or Less, about our work on the COVID-19 fatality risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview regarding open letter - Radio 4 Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Open letter shared in Guardian and Daily Mail - subsequent invitation to speak on BBC Radio 4 today programme Changed the view of the public on the way in which science was used to inform decision making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/09/uk-scientists-letter-scientific-basis-for-lockdown-n...
 
Description Interview with BBC news - 13th July 2021 about the consequences of fully opening up society on cases and hospitalisations of people with Coronavirus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about the consequences of fully opening up society on cases and hospitalisations of people with Coronavirus which sparked questions from interviewers on behalf of the general public and questions from other journalists/ colleagues/ members of the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview with Financial Times (Nuno Faria) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview in Financial Times with Anna Gross - Brazil virus variant found to evade natural immunity. Dr Nuno Faria contributed to raising awareness of viral mutations and the challenges they pose to COVID-19 response
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/51cf718d-e701-4292-a9dd-dd36c1b1c5ea?sharetype=blocked
 
Description Interview with New Scientist - COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave an interview to the New Scientist for a piece they were writing about the COVID fatality risks by age and was quoted in the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview with Robert Peston (Neil Ferguson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Robert Peston (ITV) on the new variants, easing restrictions to raise awareness of ongoing pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/itvpeston/status/1364717072085889025
 
Description Interview with Tom Clarke (ITV) (Azra Ghani) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with science editor Tom Clarke and Azra Ghani - What the future holds after the UK emerges from coronavirus lockdown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlapS08KQvM
 
Description Interviews in French media on Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Early assessment of the threat posed by Covid-19 and current scientific knowledge on the new pathogen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://tinyurl.com/rtlkaap
 
Description Interviews in French media on Covid-19 (Anne Cori) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Early assessment of the threat posed by Covid-19 and current scientific knowledge on the new pathogen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://tinyurl.com/rtlkaap
 
Description Interviews in UK media on COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Multiple outreach events - Radio, Instagram Live, contribution to Imperial News Articles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2020,2021,2022
 
Description Interviews in UK media on Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Description of work projecting the potential impact of lockdown lifting strategies on the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://tinyurl.com/y3cbcq5v
 
Description Interviews in UK media on Covid-19 (Anne Cori) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Description of work projecting the potential impact of lockdown lifting strategies on the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2021
URL https://tinyurl.com/y3cbcq5v
 
Description Lockdown lessons: Modelling COVID-19 (Steven Riley) (18-Jun-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Imperial COVID-19 Lockdown Lessons. Lesson 4: Modelling the Spread of the Virus. Prof Steven Riley is an epidemiologist who uses computer modelling to predict the spread of infectious disease. He worked with the group of scientists whose models predicted that 250K people could die of COVID-19 in the UK if the lockdown was delayed, providing the Government with scientific evidence to endorse a lockdown. He will be joined by members of his team, Dr Kylie Ainslie, Dr Lucy Okell and Daniel Lydon to talk about their research on COVID-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFanDIPTt4Q&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Media interview - Al Jazeera (Thibaut Jombart) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media interview with Al Jazeera to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic (early stages) Approximately 64,000 views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=jfPKfIADQf8
 
Description Multiple Youtube videos to prove insight into epidemiological response to COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Creation of multiple Youtube videos to inform general public of the current infection and transmission rate of COVID-19 and how modelling expertise can be used to effectively support government response.
Multiple videos have been posted to this channel and have been widely shared on social media. Audiences have reported changes in their views and opinions, multiple organisations have requested further information and support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdhXtZA1NV9o_o0hQRtPIA
 
Description Multiple appearances on BBC Briefing Room (Radio 4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Ghani made multiple appearances on Radio 4 to discuss current COVID-19 situation in the UK. This included questions from members of the public and was widely circulated on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Multiple media engagement activities relating to release of report regarding Malaria/COVID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NTV Uganda Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=189azUvjrh0
BBC Africa live radio interview https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172x1gmpck7ppb
Summary piece in Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/scientists-worried-pandemic-would-cause-malaria-deaths-soar-so-far-it-hasnt-happened
Piece in the Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/prompt-distribution-bed-nets-could-prevent-hundreds-thousands/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Multiple press releases - Science Media Centre (Anne Cori and Marc Bagelin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 3x Press briefings to Science Media Centre on:

Roadmap out of modelling - https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/roadmap-modelling-hear-from-the-modellers/
Roadmap out of modelling - https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/roadmap-modelling-hear-from-the-modellers-2/
Modelling vaccination of most vulnerable - https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/roadmap-modelling-hear-from-the-modellers/

This sparked discussions and requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nature press briefing: Report 13 - Estimating the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe (Samir Bhatt) (Jun-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nature press briefing: Report 13 - Estimating the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe (Samir Bhatt) (Jun-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2405-7
 
Description Newspaper article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I wrote two articles for The Guardian about SARS-CoV-2 genomic activities
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/22/omicron-scientists-variant-virus-lab-public-health
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/22/how-genetic-sequencing-is-helping-scientists-find-the-next-covid-variant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/profile/manon-ragonnet-croni
 
Description Op-ed for Financial Times Agonising choices in ICUs should be made by society, not individual (Katharina) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Op-ed published in Financial Times - Agonising choices in ICUs should be made by society, not individual
Engagement with genral public on FT website - sparked questions and discussions about content
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://on.ft.com/32xBccX
 
Description Oxford Sparks Animation - Covid 19 (Christl Donnelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Contributed to animated video on YouTube on topic of 'Understanding COVID-19 transmission, informing control'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/understanding-covid-19-transmission-informing-control
 
Description Participation in Instagram Live with Epidummology - outreach to general public 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in Instagram Live with Epidummology twitter account - outreach to general public (mostly youth) on Modelling the UK roadmap out of lockdown. This sparked many questions from audience members from multiple countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in series 'I'm a Scientist get me out of here' - Pandemic Zone and MRC Medical Research Zone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Live chat forum for students to to ask questions regarding COVId-19 pandemic, scientific careers, general advice. This provided an avenue for students to interact with scientific researchers who they would otherwise not encounter in their daily lives.

Pandemic Prevention Zone reached 1112 students
Medical Research Zone reached ~1000 students

Dr Imai was voted as the 'Scientist of the Week' by the students who participated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in webinar use of mathematical modelling to support COVID response at University of Montreal (Marie-Claude Boily) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Webinar at University of Montreal to outline how mathematical modelling is used to support the COVID-19 response. Questions sparked from the audience and requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI6VbLHr05c
 
Description Participation on channel 4 Big Lockdown Debate with Krishnan Guru Murphy (Steven Riley) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Participation from Prof Steven Riley in Channel 4 Lockdown Debate. Intended purpose was to communicate the underlying science of the epidemic in England and the scientific rationale for non pharmaceutical interventions. Sparked questions and debates and further requests for information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Podcast Interview - El Hilo Podcast - COVID-19 Pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This podcast interview provided information about control, mitigation and suppression strategies for COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America. The podcast has reached about 10,000 people in Latin America
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://podtail.com/no/podcast/el-hilo/coronavirus-la-encrucijada-de-america-latina/
 
Description Podcast on COVID-19 models 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in a live podcast to inform COVID-19 awareness at the community level in Trinidad and Tobago. Led to many interesting questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Podcast with Jack Blanchard (Politico) - Life after the coronavirus pandemic (Neil Ferguson) (12-Feb-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Podcast interview with Jack Blanchard (Politico) to discuss the future months of pandemic response (12-Feb-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.politico.eu/podcast/meet-prof-neil-ferguson-life-after-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
 
Description Podcast: BBC HARDtalk (Neil Ferguson) (6-Jan-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Neil Ferguson: Did the UK get its Covid strategy wrong? Stephen Sackur speaks to British epidemiologist Professor Neil Ferguson, whose early modelling of Covid-19 made him an influential advocate of the lockdown strategy. The UK is back in lockdown and infections are surging. What has gone wrong, and why have other countries done better?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cszc7j
 
Description Podcast: BBC Inside Health (Neil Ferguson) (6-Jan-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Covid in 2021: James Gallagher talks to Neil Ferguson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qx10
 
Description Podcast: BBC Inside Science (Christl Donnelly) (2-Apr-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coronavirus: Models & being 'led by the science'; Unpicking the models and graphs informing government strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gvcp
 
Description Podcast: BBC political thinking (Neil Ferguson) (26-Jun-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Political Thinking with Nick Robinson. The Neil Ferguson One
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08j3kcg
 
Description Podcast: Bloomberg Surveillance (Steven Riley) (13-Oct-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact High Covid Levels Lessen Contact Tracing Impact: ICL's Riley. Imperial College London Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics Steven Riley discusses the effectiveness of virus tracing and lockdowns amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases across Europe and looks at what Asia did different from the rest of the world in handling the virus. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzzWqwNs5Kg
 
Description Podcast: Bloomberg Surveillance (Steven Riley) (28-Feb-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coronavirus vs. Seasonal Flu: Impact on Patients, Health Services. Steven Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial College London, discusses the severity of the coronavirus, the impact on local health services, and how a virus migrates from urban to rural areas. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VAPilSBU78
 
Description Podcast: Crunching the numbers (Azra Ghani) (13-Mar-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Crunching the numbers for coronavirus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/196137/crunching-numbers-coronavirus/
 
Description Podcast: Get the bugs (Richard Fitzjohn) (11-Jun-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Get the bugs! How research software engineers help fighting infectious diseases like the coronavirus. What challenges do they face?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://us-rse.org/rse-stories/2020/richard-fitzjohn/
 
Description Podcast: IMF (Azra Ghani, Neil Ferguson) (15-Apr-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Epidemiologists Help Steer Economy Through COVID-19. For the first time, the IMF is seeking guidance from epidemiologists for its macroeconomic projections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.imf.org/en/News/Podcasts/All-Podcasts/2020/04/23/MD-Epidemiologists
 
Description Presentation - Javeriana - El Espectador 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This presentation provided explanations about preparedness and control strategies for COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America. It has reached more than 20,000 people .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JH7YzG-gTw&t=1s&ab_channel=ElEspectador
 
Description Press Release relating to pre-print: Genomics and epidemiology of a novel SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil (Nuno Faria) (2-Mar-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Well attended press release at Science Media Centre relating to preprint which showed Cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Manaus, Brazil, resurged in late 2020, despite high levels of previous infection there.

Sparked extensive discussion and questions and was widely cited on all media channels (BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Twitter) - 495k impressions on Twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/the-brazil-sars-cov-2-variant-lineage-p-1-what-we-know-so-far/
 
Description Profile of work on COVID-19 in Brazil in New York Times - Carl Zimmer (Nuno Faria) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article written by Carl Zimmer featuring the work of Dr Nuno Faria (Reader, Imperial College London, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis).

Highly cited on social media, with requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/health/covid-19-coronavirus-brazil-variant.html?smid=fb-nytimes&s...
 
Description Public online talk: Imperial COVID-19 Lockdown Lessons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I talked as part of a panel for the COVID-19 Lockdown Lessons run by Imperial. These are primarily for schools and students but also open to the general public. We answered questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/student-recruitment-and-outreach/schools-and-colleges/student...
 
Description Publication of articles in newspapers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Publication in Provincial newspaper regarding the use of mathematical modelling predictions to support the government COVID response and the need for social distancing measures to combat transmission of COVID-19 and defence of use of mathematical modelling to support COVID response

https://www.lesoleil.com/opinions/covid-19-pourquoi-les-mesures-deloignement-social-sont-presentement-necessaires-5ad0a3d2c381ba8d517834c93322b3c2

https://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/1c7478c0-ddee-4328-8a71-fbaa688a31eb__7C___0.html

https://www.ledevoir.com/opinion/libre-opinion/580446/le-coupable-est-il-le-modele-ou-un-nouveau-virus

https://theconversation.com/covid-19-voici-pourquoi-les-mesures-deloignement-social-sont-necessaires-133748
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Q&A Imperial experts in conversation with Alice Gast (Steven Riley) (28-Jan-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global Imperial: Expert Insights on COVID-19,

After an unpredictable and extraordinary 2020, COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives as we begin a new year. We are at a pivotal moment worldwide with news of the approval of various vaccines and our understanding of the infectious disease substantially improved.

In conversation with Professors Wendy Barclay, Peter Openshaw, and Steven Riley, President Alice Gast explores the big questions the world is now asking about COVID-19 in this Global Imperial event on 28 January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEPAz5mMXXk
 
Description Quote in 'The Guardian' - Does warm weather mean you are less likely to catch Covid? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in The Guardian - Does warm weather mean you are less likely to catch Covid?

No impact knows
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/20/does-warm-weather-mean-you-are-less-likely-to-catch-co...
 
Description Radio 4 podcast - Covid 19 (Christl Donnelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest on Radio 4 podcast More or Less: Behind the Stats - episode 'Mitigation or Suppression: what's best to tackle Coronavirus?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08766m3
 
Description Radio 4 today programme to discuss COVID-19 testing (Nick Grassly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview given on Radio 4 Today Programme (August 2020) to discuss COVID-19 testing (in response to paper published).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Reuters Next (Neil Ferguson) (13-Jan-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rethink, rebuild, recover. The discussion we must have today to shape a better tomorrow.
Led by Reuters editors, this four-day event has been carefully curated to address the most critical global issues of the day. Live sessions and panel discussions will be broadcast into 3 different time zones: SGT, GMT and EST.

Radical RedesignManaging the Masses and Politicians Through the Fog of Covid. COVID-19 has laid bare many failings in the public health system. What lessons are there to learn around the world and what are the biggest challenges beyond COVID?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://reutersevents.com/events/next/conference-agenda.php
 
Description School Visit (Birmingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Patrick Walker spoke to high school children in a deprived area (age 14-16) on the following:
Use of mathematics to understand the control of infectious diseases
Benefits of going to university
Careers in Academia

This sparked questions and debates about the impact of the modelling of policy decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the benefits of going to university
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description School of Public Health COVID-19 Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented on behalf of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) as part of the Shool of Public Health (SPH) showcase 2020. Estimated >200 participants from throughout the school listened in on a zoom call. Spoke about my recent statistical analysis of COVID data, and received positive feedback after the event that my talk was clear and engageable for non-technical members of the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Science Journal for Teens Article: How can we stop the COVID-19 pandemic? (Report 9) (Apr-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How can we help stop the COVID-19 pandemic? The new coronavirus has already claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Different countries are taking different measures in the fight against this new threat. Many people are staying at home. But is it worth it? That's what we wanted to find out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sciencejournalforkids.org/articles/how-can-we-help-stop-the-covid-19-pandemic/
 
Description Science Journal for Teens Article: What is the impact of COVID-19 on other diseases? (Report 19) (Jul-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact What is the impact of COVID-19 on other diseases? The new coronavirus has spread almost everywhere on our planet. Governments have taken various measures to try and control the disease - many of us are in lockdown, and lots of schools and businesses are closed. Some people have lost their jobs. These (and other) measures have consequences for other diseases as well. We wanted to assess what impact the coronavirus epidemic would have on three other current epidemics: HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. These three diseases are a major threat, especially in poorer countries. (Report 19)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sciencejournalforkids.org/articles/what-is-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-other-diseases/
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest results from the REACT-2 study on coronavirus antibody prevalence in England (Helen Ward) (25-Feb-2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest results from the REACT-2 study on coronavirus antibody prevalence in England (Helen Ward) (25-Feb-2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-results-from-the-react-2-study-on-coronavirus-antibody-pre...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (18-Feb-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (18-Feb-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-interim-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevale...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (21-Jan-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (21-Jan-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-interim-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevale...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (30-Nov-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (30-Nov-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-interim-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevale...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley) (1-Oct-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley) (1-Oct-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-interim-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-spread-...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley) (29-Oct-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley) (29-Oct-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-interim-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-spread-...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: NERVTAG Q&A on the new variant (Neil Ferguson) (21-Dec-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: NERVTAG Q&A on the new variant (Neil Ferguson) (21-Dec-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/nervtag-qa-on-the-new-variant/
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: REACT-2 study on COVID-19 home antibody test surveillance (Helen Ward) (13-Aug-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: REACT-2 study on COVID-19 home antibody test surveillance (Helen Ward) (13-Aug-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/react-2-study-on-covid-19-home-antibody-test-surveillance/
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Top tips and a tool for interpreting mathematical models on COVID-19 (Azra Ghani) (8-Feb-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Top tips and a tool for interpreting mathematical models on COVID-19 (Azra Ghani) (8-Feb-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/top-tips-and-a-tool-for-interpreting-mathematical-models-on-covid...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley (28-Jan-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley (28-Jan-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/updated-latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevale...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (15-Dec-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England (Steven Riley) (15-Dec-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/updated-latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevale...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley (12-Nov-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley (12-Nov-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/updated-latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-spread-...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley) (9-Oct-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Updated latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England (Steven Riley) (9-Oct-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/updated-latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-spread-...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Why vaccination of the most vulnerable does not guarantee an early end to the pandemic (Anne Cori & Marc Baguelin) (21-Jan-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Why vaccination of the most vulnerable does not guarantee an early end to the pandemic (Anne Cori & Marc Baguelin) (21-Jan-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/why-vaccination-of-the-most-vulnerable-does-not-guarantee-an-earl...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (Neil Ferguson) (22-Jan-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (Neil Ferguson) (22-Jan-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/wuhan-coronavirus-outbreak/
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: coronavirus - panel of experts to answer journalists questions (Christl Donnelly) (25-Feb-20). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: coronavirus - panel of experts to answer journalists questions (Christl Donnelly) (25-Feb-20).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/coronavirus-panel-of-experts-to-answer-your-questions/
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: hear from scientists who've done the new REACT-1 study on coronavirus spread across the country (Steven Riley) (15-Jul-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: hear from scientists who've done the new REACT-1 study on coronavirus spread across the country (Steven Riley) (15-Jul-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/hear-from-scientists-whove-done-the-new-react-1-study-on-coronavi...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/updated-latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevalence-across-england-3/ (Steven Riley (4-Mar-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/updated-latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevalence-across-england-3/ (Steven Riley (4-Mar-21)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/updated-latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-covid-19-prevale...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: latest results from the REACT-1 study on coronavirus spread across the country (Steven Riley) (11-Sep-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: latest results from the REACT-1 study on coronavirus spread across the country (Steven Riley) (11-Sep-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-results-from-the-react-1-study-on-coronavirus-spread-acros...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: latest results from the REACT-2 study on coronavirus antibody prevalence in England (Helen Ward) (27-Oct-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: latest results from the REACT-2 study on coronavirus antibody prevalence in England (Helen Ward) (27-Oct-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/latest-results-from-the-react-2-study-on-coronavirus-antibody-pre...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: part 2 of the REACT-1 study on coronavirus spread across the country - hear from the scientist leading the research (Steven Riley) (6-Aug-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: part 2 of the REACT-1 study on coronavirus spread across the country - hear from the scientist leading the research (Steven Riley) (6-Aug-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/part-2-of-the-react-1-study-on-coronavirus-spread-across-the-coun...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: response to No.10 press conference & MRC GIDA Report 9 (Azra Ghani, Neil Ferguson) (17-Mar-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: response to No.10 press conference & MRC GIDA Report 9 (Azra Ghani, Neil Ferguson) (17-Mar-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/response-to-no-10-press-conference-mrc-centre-for-global-infectio...
 
Description Science Media Centre press briefing: what does winter hold for COVID-19 and UK health? (Azra Ghani) *14-Jul-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre press briefing: what does winter hold for COVID-19 and UK health? (Azra Ghani) *14-Jul-20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/what-does-winter-hold-for-covid-19-and-uk-health/
 
Description Seminar BSL4ZNet COVID-19 (Neil Ferguson) (19-Aug-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BSL4ZNET COVID-19 Internaytional Symposium. Contributing scientific knowledge towards the global control of SARS-COV-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.csi-sci.ca/_Library/_documents/Poster_BSL4ZNet_-_COVID-19_Symposium_poster_Final.pdf
 
Description Seminar Series COVID-19 (Day 1) (7-Sep-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar Series Day 1 - Insights into COVID-19 modelling & evidence based policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzrUckV9eSJAybOPMPxPulI0bciy8HXf
 
Description Seminar Series COVID-19 (Day 2) (8-Sep-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar Series Day 2 - Insights into COVID-19 modelling & evidence based policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzrUckV9eSJIF41YCUaUWHOg_CTxmc99
 
Description Short film: COVID-19 R&P: Research Meets Performance | Episode 2, Report 10 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Imperial College partnered with the Burnt OrangeTheatre Company. Each group created a short film incorporating some of their personal experiences during the pandemic, and elements of the COVID-19 research report their group was assigned. The research stimulus for this video was Report 10 -Public response to UK Government recommendations on COVID-19: population survey, 17-18 March 2020, produced by MRC GIDA (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-10-population-survey-covid-19/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/vfzBgYnZg2o
 
Description Short film: COVID-19 R&P: Research Meets Performance | Episode 1, Report 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Imperial College partnered with the Burnt OrangeTheatre Company. Each group created a short film incorporating some of their personal experiences during the pandemic, and elements of the COVID-19 research report their group was assigned. The research stimulus for this video was Report 1 -Estimating the potential total number of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in Wuhan City, China, produced by MRC GIDA (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-1-case-estimates-of-covid-19/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/H6Zifam_wng
 
Description Short film: COVID-19 R&P: Research Meets Performance | Episode 3, Report 13 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Imperial College partnered with the Burnt OrangeTheatre Company. Each group created a short film incorporating some of their personal experiences during the pandemic, and elements of the COVID-19 research report their group was assigned. The research stimulus for this video was Report 13 -Estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries, produced by MRC GIDA (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-13-europe-npi-impact/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/xjKQt6Qc6d0
 
Description Short film: COVID-19 R&P: Research Meets Performance | Episode 4, Report 22 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Imperial College partnered with the Burnt OrangeTheatre Company. Each group created a short film incorporating some of their personal experiences during the pandemic, and elements of the COVID-19 research report their group was assigned. The research stimulus for this video was Report 22 -Equity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: an assessment of the direct and indirect impacts of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in low-and lower middle-income countries, produced by MRC GIDA (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-22-equity/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/5A22gWcL98Y
 
Description Short film: COVID-19 R&P: Research Meets Performance | Episode 5, Report 24 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Imperial College partnered with the Burnt OrangeTheatre Company. Each group created a short film incorporating some of their personal experiences during the pandemic, and elements of the COVID-19 research report their group was assigned. The research stimulus for this video was Report 24 -Anonymised & aggregated crowd level mobility data from mobile phones suggests initial compliance with COVID-19 social distancing interventions was high &
geographically consistent across UK, produced by MRC GIDA (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/report-24-uk-mobility/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/UB3zpV5T67I
 
Description Symposium: Beyond COVID-19 (24-Nov-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Shaping the post-COVID-19 world. This symposium marks the one year anniversary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics launched in October 2019. Join world leading experts in health, science and economics to discuss the post-COVID-19 world. Speakers include bankers, Nobel laureates, epidemiologists, public health policy makers and a former Prime Minister.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/2dtIohODFNw
 
Description Talk given at COG-consortium relating to mutations in transmissibility of COVID-19 (Erik Volz) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given relating to Kent variant of COVID-19. Talk was picked up by media and received press attention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cogconsortium.uk/news_item/upcoming-cog-uk-showcase-event-16th-dec-2020/
 
Description Talk given to British Pharmaceutical Society on the epidemiology of COVID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Informed participants on the epidemiology of COVID, with a focus on gaps in knowledge
Request from Royal Society to publish an article in 'Interface'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ted Talk on epidemic dynamics and on the power of individual actions in the control of COVID-19 (Ilaria Dorigatti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Ted talk to discuss infectious disease dynamics. Raised awareness of importance on NPIs to control COVID-19 epidemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Economist radio podcast - Covid 19 (Christl Donnelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participant in The Economist weekly podcast: 'Going viral, going global-what can countries do to prepare for covid-19?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2020/02/26/going-viral-going-global-what-can-countries-do-to-prep...
 
Description The Independent - What happens after Omicron wave? (9-Feb-22) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact After 2 years of living through a global pandemic, many scientists and policymakers are trying to answer what happens next.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.independent.co.ug/what-happens-after-omicron-wave/
 
Description The Times: Falling deaths suggest pandemic's second wave is over (23-Mar-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, said: "The new ONS data on deaths is encouraging in suggesting the second devastating wave of the pandemic is behind us. But calling epidemics 'waves' can be misleading, in implying a phenomenon that has reached a natural end. That is not the case here. The rapid decline in deaths we've thankfully seen is entirely because of the lockdown and the rapid roll-out of vaccines. So while I'm optimistic that this we will be able to return to something more like normal in the next few months, we need to remain vigilant and cautious in the pace with which social distancing is relaxed
- particularly given the threat still posed by new variants of the virus."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Year Britain Stopped, Channel 4 (24-May-21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A fascinating portrait of Britain on the brink, with Covid stories across society - from frontline workers to scientists, and Boris Johnson and the nurse who helped save his life
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-year-britain-stopped
 
Description Tom Clark, Science editor ITV news Covid: Easing of lockdown will cause resurgence but deaths projected to be lower due to vaccine uptake 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Azra Ghani spoke to Tom Clark, Science editor ITV news regarding the easing of lockdown and the impact this will have on case numbers and hospitalisations.
Was widely circulated within the British media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.itv.com/news/2021-05-10/covid-easing-of-lockdown-will-cause-resurgence-but-deaths-projec...
 
Description WHO Hepatitis day event - COVID-19 (Tim Hallett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed to a speech on the impact of COVID on Hepatitis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - Insights into COVID-19 modelling and evidence based policy making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Participation in a webinar: Insights into COVID-19 modelling and evidence based policy making

Outcomes - request for further information from other academics/ media/ members of the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jfdklQQFQo
 
Description Webinar Pandemic Briefing (Azra Ghani) (1-Jul-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar: Weekly COVID-19 Pandemic Briefing - Mathematical Modelling and Response Decisions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.chathamhouse.org/events/all/members-event/webinar-weekly-covid-19-pandemic-briefing-math...
 
Description Webinar on Covid-19 modelling and evidence-based policy making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Webinar as a replacement of Short course on infectious disease modelling. I talked about methods for estimating the reproduction number and applications to COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv3BecZD5DU&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Webinar on Covid-19 modelling and evidence-based policy making (Anne Cori) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Webinar as a replacement of Short course on infectious disease modelling. Anne talked about methods for estimating the reproduction number and applications to COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv3BecZD5DU&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Webinar: Bowman Lecture (Christl Donnelly) (10-Dec-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Understanding infectious disease transmission and control: a view from the coalface
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://echo360.org.uk/media/1cd5126a-d2e0-423d-b76d-bbd2729915fc/public
 
Description Webinar: COVID-19 planning (Azra Ghani) (11-Aug-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AHSC COVID-19 Seminar Series, Planning next phase of the pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AE61VX7Blg
 
Description Webinar: Hospital Planner (Katharina Hauck) (7-May-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact J-IDEA Pandemic Hopsital Planner. How can you plan for extreme surges in demand with a limited supply of hospital care in the midst of a pandemic?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-rlUoylR9c
 
Description Webinar: Q&A Webinar: Modelling COVID-19 (24-Jun-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Let's talk about COVID-19, Q&A: Modelling COVID-19. Since the start of the new coronavirus outbreak, our researchers have been working hard to understand the epidemic. From research on the spread of the virus and number of people infected to the impact of measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease, the task is huge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUKC8Wq2a0k
 
Description Webinar: Q&A antibody testing (22-Jul-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Let's talk about COVID-19, Q&A COVID-19 Antibody Testing. As we ease out of lockdown, understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing across England has been essential. How many people have been infected and where? How does our body fight the virus?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNF_zEX7OKw
 
Description Webinar: Real-Time analysis COVID-19 (Christl Donnelly) (30-Jun-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Real-time analysis of COVID-19: epidemiology, statistics and modelling in action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/real-time-analysis-covid-19-epidemiology-statistics-and-mo...
 
Description Webinar: World Economic Forum (WEF) the bigger picture (Neil Ferguson) (18-Feb-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact World Economic Forum Webinar: The Bigger Picture on Coronavirus and Rapid Response Healthcare featuring professor Neil Ferguson..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNbfRRkJVLE
 
Description Webinars series on 'KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 USING EVIDENCE TO ADDRESS HEALTH CARE CHALLENGES IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Webinar series aimed at policy makers to address healthcare challenges - resource allocation and health technology assessment during COVID-19 pandemic
Impacts not yet recognised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://adphealth.org/hitap-webinar/
 
Description Workshop on 'Mathematics and statistics of genomic epidemiology' (Erik Volz) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact All videos posted online to widen access to participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.birs.ca/events/2020/5-day-workshops/20w5222
 
Description World Bank COVID-19 (Azra Ghani, Patrick Walker) (4-Apr-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Understanding the Epidemiology of COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2020/04/14/understanding-the-epidemiology-of-covid-19
 
Description Youtube series - COVID19 Science in Context series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New web series COVID-19 in context to provide answers to questions from the public (submitted on Twitter). Has sparked questions and discussions and further involvement from the public on social media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/MRC_Outbreak
 
Description Youtube videos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Released youtube videos summarising research papers. Roughly hundreds of views each at this time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL http://www.johnlees.me/presentations/