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Christina Albertsen

Project Co-ordinator

Christina has worked at The University of Westminster, and Imperial College before joining The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in October 2010.  Her background is research grant administration, and project management and she has been the Project Co-ordinator for the Consortium since June 2015 .

Finn McQuaid

Secretariat Epidemiologist

Finn McQuaid is a mathematical modeler, with experience in modelling a range of infectious and parasitic diseases. His research has focused on global food security and the spatially explicit control of epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. Finn has first degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry, and an Honours degree in Mathematics, both from Rhodes University, South Africa and an MSc and PhD in Mathematical Biology.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he recently joined the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium as the Secretariat Epidemiologist.

Richard White


Richard is Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling in the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases and the TB Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was awarded a PhD in infectious disease modelling in 2006, led the establishment of the LSHTM’s Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases in 2007, and was awarded a Methodology Research Fellowship from the Medical Research Council in 2009. He leads the LSHTM TB Modelling Group.

Dr White’s research focus is the mathematical and statistical modelling of the transmission and control of infectious diseases, particularly TB and HIV. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and an introductory infectious disease modelling book. He is currently PI/LSHTM PI of six research grants: this TB Modelling and Analysis ConsortiumDetermining the importance of different locations to Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in high tuberculosis burden settings (MRC), A Clinical Trial of a Correlate of Risk Targeted Screen & Treat Strategy to Impact TB Control (BMGF), The development of a mathematical modelling framework to predict the best dose in humans for TB vaccines using animal data (Aeras), 'Methods for allocative efficiency of the Global Fund TB, HIV and Malaria Country Grants' (USAID), and 'Data utilization and modelling to support TB control policy and practice in South Africa' (BMGF).

Previous members

Previous members of the Secretariat

Rein Houben - Consortium Epidemiologist

Rein Houben received an MSc Epidemiology from Radboud University in Nijmegen, followed by a PhD at LSHTM. His research focuses on using mathematical modelling techniques to inform TB policy in LMIC and understand the natural history of TB, with a particular interest in latent TB infection and structural drivers of TB.  He works for the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium as an epidemiologist