Charlie Whittaker

Charlie Whittaker, Ph.D

Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow

Imperial College London

Dr. Charlie Whittaker is a Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow in mathematical modeling and infectious disease epidemiology at the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, where his research centers around mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission, with a focus on the detectability, dynamics, and control of pathogens with pandemic potential. 

Charlie was a Ph.D. student in the department where he worked on the seasonality of malaria transmission dynamics with Prof Azra Ghani, Prof Samir Bhatt, and Dr. Peter Winskill, as well as various other disease systems that to date have loiasis, ebola, and COVID-19. Broader research interests include disease ecology, the dynamics of emerging infectious diseases, surveillance system design, and mitigating globally catastrophic biological risks.