Announcing... Christina Pagel on the QED main stage

Published 2 September 2022 at 10:23
Photograph of Christina Pagel

We are excited to announce one of the final two additions to the QED main stage: mathematician and Independent SAGE member, Christina Pagel.

Dr Christina Pagel studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford and holds two Masters degrees in Mathematics, two Masters degrees in History and a PhD in Space Physics. After a stint as a postdoctoral fellow in space physics at Boston University in the US, she transitioned into applying mathematics to health care in 2005.

She is Professor of Operational Research (a branch of applied mathematics) at UCL and Director of the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit. Her main research area is using mathematical tools to support delivery of health services. This includes combining mathematical models and analysis of routinely collected national and local datasets to support service delivery and design both locally and nationally.

She is co-director of the new UCL CHIMERA hub, where researchers use mathematical modelling on anonymised data from 40,000 patients to develop a better understanding of how people’s physiology changes during ill health and recovery.

Since May 2020, she has been a member of Independent SAGE, a group of scientists who are working together to provide independent scientific advice to support Britain’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Christina will be speaking on the QED main stage as part of our packed weekend programme.

There are still further panels, podcasts, workshops and more to be announced - so pick up your QED ticket today, and we’ll see you in October!