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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


My work focuses on the development and application of mathematical models to aid the interpretation of serological data, with a focus on arbovirus transmission and immune dynamics. I am also interested in the challenges posed for robust epidemiological analysis of emerging pathogens.


  • Arbovirus transmission & immune dynamics
  • Patterns of SARS-CoV-2 mortality & transmission
  • Quantifying pathogen transmissability in emerging epidemics


Key publications: 
  • O’Driscoll, M, Ribeiro Dos Santos, G, Wang, L, et al., 2020. Age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2. Nature.
  • O’Driscoll, M*, Harry, C*, Donnelly, CA, et al., 2020. A comparative analysis of statistical methods to estimate the reproduction number in emerging epidemics with implications for the current COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  • O’Driscoll, M, Imai, N, Ferguson, NM, et al., 2020. Spatiotemporal Variability in Dengue Transmission Intensity in Jakarta, Indonesia. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis.
Epidemiological modelling of arbovirus transmission and immune dynamics
 Megan   O'Driscoll
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