Dr. Rosalind Eggo is the Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and works as an infectious disease modeller in public health epidemiology. Rosalind received her PhD in infectious disease modelling from Imperial College London, and worked at The University of Texas at Austin, before joining the School in May 2015.
Rosalind’s general research interests are in the role of population heterogeneity in epidemics, and vaccination planning and evaluation. She works on influenza, respiratory viruses, Ebola virus disease, zika, and theoretical aspects of disease transmission and control.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has worked extensively on interventions and response for epidemics in the UK and internationally.
As well as research, she enjoys communicating science to people, and has participated in many outreach activities, such as contributing to the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2019, doing a talk at TEDxThessaloniki in 2 (video here), and other sorts of activities (Let’s play video, RI Apocalypse event, Web App for modelling).