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Mark Pritchard

DPhil Student in Clinical Medicine

  • Specialty Registrar in Public Health

Mark is a DPhil [PhD] student and public health registrar. He is interested in how we can use observational data to generate evidence to change practice and improve outcomes. A current focus in his DPhil is using mathematical models to explore the effect of natural immune boosting on outbreaks of respiratory-tract infections. His aim is to use this to inform vaccination policies against these viruses.

Mark's DPhil is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections. He joined the Thames Valley Public Health training programme in 2017. In 2020, he came to work with the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) as part of the response to covid-19. After working with Buckinghamshire Council on the implementation of rapid testing and the "roadmap out of lockdown", he paused his public health training in the summer of 2021 to undertake his DPhil.

Mark introduces his DPhil project: Natural immune boosting can cause synchrony in susceptibility and outbreaks of respiratory infections with rapidly waning immunity​.