Emily Griffiths

NERC Ph.D Student

Department of Animal & Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield

Office: Room 411, Alfred Denny Building
Email: e.griffiths(at)
2009 - present: NERC Ph.D student, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
Advisors: Owen Petchey, Amy Pedersen

2008 - 2009:
MRes in Ecology & Environmental Management, University of York. NERC funded. Awarded a distinction.

IARU Sustainability Exchange Scholarship at the Australian National University, Canberra with ANUgreen, The Fenner School for Environment & Society & CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems researching urban flood risk.

2005 - 2008: BA(Hons) in Geography (2:i) at Keble College, University of Oxford.
2004 - 2008:
Vacation student data scientist at the British Oceanographic Data Centre, Liverpool.

Research Interests
Emily’s Ph.D. studies co-infection in humans, with emphasis on predicting treatment effects. This research relies on network and individual-based model methodologies. Emily’s interdisciplinary work draws on theory from immunology, parasitology and community ecology.


Griffiths E.C., Pedersen A.B., Fenton A., and Petchey O.L. 2011. The nature and consequences of coinfection in humans. Journal of Infection doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2011.06.005