Prof Azra Ghani

Azra Ghani leads the malaria modelling group within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. Her research combines the use of mathematical models and statistical methods to understand the transmission dynamics and control of a range of infectious diseases of humans and animals. The focus of her research is applied, developing both simple compartmental models and more complex individual-based models, to explore the impact of interventions and to help guide policy. In the past she has worked on a wide range of infectious diseases, including BSE and vCJD, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and SARS.

The main focus of Azra's current research is to develop models that can inform policies on how, where and when to implement different interventions against malaria to aid local elimination, and eventual eradication, of the parasite. For more information visit the Imperial College London malaria research group pages.

Azra is interested in science communication and is in regular contact with the Science Media Centre and Sense About Science. She also gives talks in schools on infectious diseases and the use of mathematical models. She is a policy advisor for Malaria No More UK.

Azra is the Director of the Diagnostics Modelling Consortium.