Alumna Christl Donnelly was recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society, a highly regarded and extremely prestigious honor. The Royal Society is comprised of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. From Newton to Darwin to Einstein and beyond, pioneers and paragons in their fields are elected by their peers. Current Fellows include Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee.
Christl received her SD in November 1992 and was advised by Nan Laird. She published her first paper in ’92 with Nan and Jim Ware on Longitudinal studies with continuous responses.
Following a lecturer position at the University of Edinburgh (1992-95), she joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases at University of Oxford (1995-00). Since 2000, she has worked at the Imperial College London studying the spread and control of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in outbreaks. She is a currently Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.