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Who We Are

Who we are

VIMC works with a wide range of mathematical modellers, epidemiologists, policymakers, and global health partners across the world. Our work is coordinated by a central secretariat, based at Imperial College London.

Modellers

Our 20 disease-specific modelling groups provide estimates of vaccine impact for 10 diseases: cholera, COVID, hepatitis B, HPV, malaria, measles, meningitis, rubella, typhoid, and yellow fever. We also have two cross-cutting groups who focus on geospatial aspects and health economic questions across multiple diseases.

 

Our climate change research programme includes modellers for cholera, dengue, malaria, meningitis and yellow fever.

 

In addition to these groups, we will also collaborate with other modellers, sometimes on a shorter-term basis, to address specific questions of interest.

Stakeholder Group

Our stakeholder group consists of representatives from key partners, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi, Wellcome Trust, UNICEF, WHO, and regional modelling hubs. The mandate of the stakeholder group is:

  • to advise on VIMC’s overall strategic direction

  • to identify, refine, and prioritize policy-relevant questions

  • to make recommendations on the selection of new modelling groups

  • to assist in the dissemination of VIMC outputs and provide feedback as ‘consumers’ of vaccine impact estimates

 

Stakeholder group members will also be invited to join project working groups, led by VIMC modelling groups, in their specific area of expertise on an ad-hoc basis.

Affiliates

Our affiliates have a connection to VIMC and its work and may also have some experience of modelling.

 

Secretariat

VIMC’s activities are coordinated by a secretariat, based at Imperial College London. The secretariat includes our directors, a science and policy team, project management team, and technical staff.

 

Professor Caroline Trotter is the Director of VIMC, while Professor Neil Ferguson is Deputy Director and leads on our climate-related research programme.

 

Our science & policy team coordinates our modelling to answer diverse policy questions and drives our shared learning agenda.

 

Our project management team ensures the smooth day-to-day running of VIMC, and leads on subcontracting, all financial aspects, and communications across VIMC.

 

Our technical staff maintain and update VIMC’s technical infrastructure, which includes Montagu (our digital delivery platform) and interactive data visualisations . Additional technical support is provided via the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.

 

Technical Support
(provided via the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis:)
 

Technical support provided via the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis:

  • Robert Ashton - R Software Developer

  • Rich FitzJohn - Principal Architect - RSE group

  • Wes Hinsley - GIS/Database/HPTC Analyst

  • Emma Russell - Senior Web Application Developer

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