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Prof Christl Donnelly at the forefront of COVID-19 fight

Christl Donnelly CBE, Professorial Fellow in Statistics at St Peter's, is among those Oxford researchers at the cutting-edge of the fight to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

A world-leading expert in infectious disease epidemiology and control, she is part of a team working to advise the government on the Covid-19 pandemic at Imperial College London, where Christl is also Professor of Statistical Epidemiology and Associate Director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.

Christl is one of the authors of a series of influential reports from the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team that has helped shaped the UK Government's response to date, and is currently working in collaborative groups analysing the transmissibility of the virus that causes COVID-19, the case fatality ratio, the effectiveness of international surveillance and the predicted impacts of control measures among other topics. Her work has been covered by various media outlets, including the BBC, The Telegraph, The Guardian and the New Scientist, among many others. 

Besides her work on COVID-19, Christl has studied the 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.  

The University of Oxford has created a special micro-site featuring the work of all those Oxford researchers working on Covid-19.

Christl Donnelly