Antonia is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of influenza and other respiratory viral infections in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. This has included SARS-CoV-2 since the beginning of 2020.
She is currently coordinating the recruitment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients to the ISARIC-4C (Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium) study in Scotland, and has led work on the development and validation of a prognostic score to predict in-hospital mortality among hospitalised COVID-19 cases. Additionally, she is leading a prospective cohort study on SARS-CoV-2 exposure in healthcare workers, as well as a seroepidemiology study in urban and rural Malawi. Antonia is a the Scottish Infection Lead on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Urgent Public Health Group, and is a member of the UK Department of Health and Social Care Advisory Group on SARS-CoV2 serology testing.
Antonia obtained her medical degree from the University of Glasgow, an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and was awarded her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2016 in Clinical Epidemiology, studying the impact of HIV infection on the burden and severity of influenza illness in Malawian adults.