Dr Freya Jephcott
Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), medical anthropologist
Dr Freya Jephcott is a medical anthropologist and field epidemiologist. Freya’s work is primarily concerned with the effectiveness of outbreak response systems in resource-limited settings and their management in outbreaks of uncertain aetiology. In addition to her research, Freya also participates in applied and policy work on complex health emergencies with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Charlotte Hammer
Everitt Butterfield Research Fellow at Downing College, epidemiologist
Dr Charlotte Hammer is an applied infectious diseases epidemiologist. She completed her PhD in the Health Protection Research Unit for Emergency Preparedness and Response under the supervision of Professor Paul Hunter on outbreak risks in humanitarian emergencies. After her PhD she worked as an epidemiologist with the European Field Epidemiology Training Program, dividing her time between her duty station at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, the WHO headquarters in Geneva and the field. Charlotte’s current research focuses on the early detection and prevention of spillover-borne outbreaks of emerging zoonotic diseases. [Photo credit: Martin Bond.]
PhD candidate in infectious disease epidemiology in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, mathematician
Liza Hadley is a mathematical modeller and epidemiologist. Her current research examines the utility of mathematical modelling for outbreak response. Before starting her PhD at the University of Cambridge, Liza studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford and then worked as a Research Assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. At LSHTM, she worked in vaccine epidemiology, evaluating the impact and cost of one-dose vs two-dose HPV vaccination campaigns.