Infectious disease mathematical and economic modelling
Katy is currently a Senior Lecturer (Bristol Veterinary School, honorary Bristol Medical School) at University of Bristol, having completed an NIHR research postdoctoral fellowship (School of Social and Community Medicine, 2010-2014).
She leads a multidisciplinary research group studying the transmission dynamics of bacterial infections of humans and animals to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of control interventions. I use mathematical modelling, data analysis and systematic review methods. Recently I investigated the potential impact of new diagnostic tests to detect AMR infections on behalf of the O’Neill review, http://amr-review.org/
I undertake research using a systems approach to infection control, incorporating behavioural, economic and healthcare drivers and accounting for the non-linear dynamics of infectious disease epidemiology.
I am also interested in developing economic and mathematical tools for interventions to improve sexual health, mainly focused on the control of sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhoea and chlamydia. A model and analysis of the cost and effectiveness of partner notification and screening for chlamydia was published in the BMJ (http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj/c7250.short). This included a user-friendly spreadsheet which is designed to be used by local commissioners to evaluate and improve their own services. She is also an associate editor of Sexually Transmitted Infections journal and a member BASSH.