Christl Donnelly

Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

And - Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, Imperial College London


There's a limitless world out there waiting for you.

What do you do?

I undertake collaborative research into how infectious diseases spread and how to control them.

Why did you choose this field?

I had a great biology teacher in school and I was always good at math(s). But I didn't learn about infectious disease modelling and analysis until I was studying for my Masters degree in biostatistics.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I didn't imagine working directly with the Director of Strategy (Chris Dye) of the World Health Organization. In terms of recognition, I never thought I'd be a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I get to learn new things and work with great people. All the time working to improve people's and animals' lives. What could be better?

Best advice for next generation?

There's a limitless world out there waiting for you.

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