Dr Sarah Hill

Research Interests

My pronouns are she/her

My research focuses on investigating the epidemiology and ecology of zoonotic and animal viruses. I use genome sequencing technologies to generate virus genomic data, and analyse the sequences using computational phylodynamic approaches to reconstruct viral outbreak dynamics and spatiotemporal spread. Through these techniques, we can improve our understanding of how viruses spread amongst animals, leading to improved strategies for outbreak surveillance and control. For a full publication list, please see my ORCiD profile, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2995-2596.

I am currently an independent research fellow at the Royal Veterinary College. I hold Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Sept 2020 - Sept 2024), an Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard award (2021 - 2023), and a BBSRC New Investigator grant. I previously completed my DPhil and postdoctoral positions in the Dept. of Zoology at the University of Oxford (now part of Dept. of Biology). I was delighted to be awarded the 2019 John C Marsden Medal for the best UK doctoral thesis in biology for work completed at Oxford.

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