‘I think, for me, one of the greatest moments of making peace with science was to realise that rather than taking away the mystery, it added to the mystery.’ Sunetra Gupta

Sunetra Gupta is professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford. Her academic interests lie in the infectious disease agents that are responsible for HIV, the flu, malaria and bacterial meningitis.

Sunetra was awarded the Scientific Medal by the Zoological Society of London, and the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her research. In 2012, she appeared on the popular BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The Life Scientific’ to discuss her epidemiological work, as well as the link between fiction and mathematics.

In recent months, Sunetra made headlines with her outspoken comments against the widespread acceptance of Imperial College’s model of coronavirus deaths.

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