Dr Patrick Walker

Patrick Walker is an MRC Research Fellow in Population Health Science in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. His research interests involve using mathematical models in order to better understand the likely impact of interventions upon malaria transmission and associated burden of disease. In particular my recent work has focused upon establishing the optimal packages of interventions to achieve various malaria elimination milestones across the wide range of transmission settings that exist across Africa. I am also interested in the effects of malaria during pregnancy and work alongside the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium in an attempt to better understand how these depend upon malaria transmission within the general population.

Patrick was recently awarded an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship during which his research will focus upon developing modelling tools which use epidemiological data in order to capture the impact of interventions upon transmission and to assess the incremental progress towards local elimination within a particular setting.

Before focusing my research on malaria, Patrick completed my PhD, “Quantifying the effects of measures to control highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry in Southeast Asia”, under the supervision of Professor Azra Ghani and Dr Simon Cauchemez.

Patrick contributes to the malaria work of the Diagnostics Modelling Consortium.

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