Merryn is the Lead Statistician at the Oxford Vaccine Group and has extensive experience in vaccines research including clinical trials and observational studies. She is an expert on conducting individual participant data meta-analyses and her current research interests include maternal antibody interference, vaccine correlates of protection, and the forensic seroepidemiology of bacterial infections, in particular, typhoid fever and pneumococcal disease.
In 2019 she attended the Advanced Course in Vaccinology at the Mérieux Foundation.
She is the Principal Investigator on two large individual participant data meta-analyses of serological data from vaccine clinical trials funded through the NIHR HTA and the MRC/IMPRINT networks.
Shakya M. et al, (2019), The New England journal of medicine, 381, 2209 - 2218
Under-detection of blood culture-positive enteric fever cases: the impact of missing data and methods for adjusting incidence estimates
VOYSEY M. et al, (2019), PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Trial in Nepal: A Phase III Efficacy Analysis
Shakya M. et al, (2019), New England Journal of Medicine