Scientist: Gwenan Knigh

Gwen Knight ESMH ScientistDr Gwenan Knigh is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, funded to work on the spread of antimicrobial resistance by an MRC Skills Development Fellowship. Her research focuses on how to use mathematical modelling to better understand and hence improve the design of interventions against antibiotic resistance. She previously worked at the NIHR funded HPRU for Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London. Before that she was a postdoc with the TB Modelling group at LSHTM.

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Gwenan Knight about clusters & superspreading

Interview with Dr Gwenan Knight, assistant professor at the the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. What was the aim of your initial work on COVID-19 clusters for the studies you brought out in May and June, and how did you go about it? Gwenan Knight: Stepping back pre-COVID, one of the things I’m ...

Tracking clusters to keep ahead of fresh surges

COVID-19 : tracking clusters to keep ahead of fresh surges

With many countries around the world beginning to see or anticipating a resurgence of COVID-19, attention has been turning to how to avoid an economically punishing second round of lockdowns while keeping transmission down. One method is by examining the types of hotspots where clusters of cases emerge. During the virus, clusters have already been ...