Prof Christl Donnelly awarded Zoological Society of London Frink Medal
The Frink Medal, which was instituted in 1973 and first presented in 1974, is awarded in recognition of significant and original contributions by a professional zoologist to the development of zoology.
Prof Donnelly is a world-leading expert in infectious disease epidemiology and control, and is part of a team working to advise the government on the Covid-19 pandemic at Imperial College London, where she is also Professor of Statistical Epidemiology and Associate Director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.
Appointed to her position at Imperial College in 2000, Prof Donnelly joined St Peter's in 2018. Besides her work on Covid-19, she has studied Zika virus, Ebola, MERS, influenza, SARS, bovine TB, foot-and-mouth disease, rabies, cholera, dengue, BSE/vCJD, malaria and HIV/AIDS. She is a leading member of the WHO Ebola Response Team.
Christl was also deputy chair of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB (1998-2007) which designed, oversaw and analysed the Randomised Badger Culling Trial. She was awarded a CBE in January 2018 for services to epidemiology and the control of infectious diseases.
More information about the Frink Medal, including a list of previous winners, can be found on the Zoological Society of London's website.