Rebecca Baggaley

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Research Fellow




I am a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund Research Fellow working in infectious disease epidemiology, health economics and migrant health, employing mathematical models and statistical analyses to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and evaluate the health economic benefits of public health interventions. Since finishing my PhD in HIV epidemiology and mathematical modelling at Imperial College London, I have been evaluating the impact of various HIV/STI interventions, as well as working as a health economist on a wide range of medical conditions during my time in industry and as an epidemiologist working on maternal and reproductive health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I am currently working at the Department of Respiratory Sciences to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of multiple infection, community-based screening for migrants as well as the cost-effectiveness of screening UK HIV patients for latent tuberculosis infection.


Selected recent publications:

Baggaley RF, Vegvari C, Dimala CA, Lipman M, Miller RF, Brown J, Degtyareva S, White HA, Hollingsworth TD, Pareek M. (2021) Health economic analyses of latent TB infection screening and preventive treatment among people living with HIV in lower TB incidence settings: a systematic review. Wellcome Open Research, in press.

Anderson RM, Hollingsworth TD, Baggaley RF, Maddren R, Vegvari C. (2020). COVID-19 spread in the UK: the end of the beginning? Lancet 2020 Aug 29;396(10251):587-590.

Baggaley RF, Hollingsworth TD, Pareek, M. (2020). Avoiding history repeating itself: how can mathematical modelling prevent people from ethnic minorities suffering disproportionately in a second covid-19 wave? BMJ Opinion 18th September 2020.

Baggaley RF, Hollingsworth TD. (2020). How Universal does Universal Test and Treat have to be? Lancet HIV 7(5), E306-E308.

Pareek M, Eborall H, Wobi F, Ellis K, Kontopantelis E, Zhang F, Baggaley RF, Hollingsworth TD, Baines D, Patel H, Haldar P, Patel M, Stephenson I, Browne I, Gill P, Kapur R, Farooqi A, Abubakar I, Griffiths C. Community-Based Testing of migrants for Infectious Diseases (COMBAT-ID): Impact, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of identifying infectious diseases amongst migrants in primary care: protocol for an interrupted time-series, qualitative and health economic analysis. BMJ Open 2019;9:e029188.

Baggaley RF, Owen BN, Silhol R, Elmes J, Anton P, McGowan I, van der Straten A, Shacklett B, Dang Q, Swann EM, Bolton DL, Boily MC. (2018) Does per-act HIV-1 transmission risk through anal sex vary by gender? An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Reprod Immunol. 80(5):e13039.

Baggaley RF, Irvine MA, Leber W, Cambiano V, Figueroa J, McMullen H, Anderson J, Santos AC, Terris-Prestholt F, Miners A, Hollingsworth TD, Griffiths C. (2017) Cost-effectiveness of screening for HIV in primary care: a health economics modelling analysis. Lancet HIV 4(10):e465-e474.

Baggaley, RF, Hollingsworth, TD. (2015) Brief Report: HIV-1 transmissions during asymptomatic infection: exploring the impact of changes in HIV-1 viral load due to co-infections. JAIDS 68(5):594-8.

Published policy reports


Dr Manish Pareek, Associate Clinical Professor in Infectious Diseases, Department of Respiratory Sciences, University of Leicester

Prof Déirdre Hollingsworth, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

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