Research articles


Derrick J, Hollinghurst P, O’Brien S, Elviss N, Allen DJ, Iturriza-Gómara M. Measuring transfer of human norovirus during sandwich production: Simulating the role of food, food handlers and the environment. International Journal of Food Microbiology (2021)

Douglas A, Sandmann FG, Allen DJ, Celma CC, Beard S, Larkin L. Impact of COVID-19 on national surveillance of norovirus in England and potential risk of increased disease activity in 2021. Journal of Hospital Infection (2021)

Kelly D, Jere KC, Darby AC, Allen DJ, Iturriza-Gómara M. Complete genome characterization of human noroviruses allows comparison of minor alleles during acute and chronic infections. Access Microbiology (2021)

Wampande EM, Waiswa P, Allen DJ, Hewson R, Frost SDW, Stubbs SCB. Phylogenetic characterisation of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus detected in African blue ticks feeding on cattle in a Ugandan abattoir. Microorganisms (2021)


O’Reilly KM, Allen DJ, Fine P, Asghar H. The challenges of informative wastewater sampling for SARS-CoV-2 must be met: lessons from polio eradication. The Lancet. Microbe (2020)

O’Reilly KM, Grassly NC, Allen DJ, Bannister-Tyrrell M, Cameron A, Carrion Martin AI, Ramsay M, Pebody R, Zambon M. Surveillance Optimization to Detect Poliovirus in the Pre-Eradication Era: a Modelling Study of England and Wales. Epidemiology and Infection (2020)

Gower CM, Dunning J, Nawaz S, Allen DJ, Ramsay ME, Ladhani S. Vaccine-derived rotavirus strains in infants in England. Arch Dis Child. (2020)


Smith CM*, Allen DJ*, Nawaz S, Kozlakidis Z, Nastouli E, Hayward A, Ward KN. An interactive data visualisation application to investigate nosocomial transmission of infections. Wellcome Open Research (2019)

Hungerford D, Allen DJ, Nawaz S, Collins S, Ladhani S, Vivancos R, Iturriza-Gómara M. Impact of rotavirus vaccination on rotavirus genotype distribution and diversity in England, September 2006 to August 2016Eurosurveillance (2019)

Harris JP, Iturriza-Gomara, M, Allen DJ, Kelly S, O’Brien SJ. Norovirus strain types found within the second infectious intestinal diseases (IID2) study an analysis of norovirus circulating in the communityBMC Infectious Diseases (2019)

Morgan M, Watts V, Allen DJ, Curtis D, Kirolos A, Macdonald N, Maslen E, Morgan D, Saei A, Sedgwick J, Stevenson J, Turbitt D, Vivancos R, Waugh C, Williams C, Decraene V. Challenges of investigating a large food-borne norovirus outbreak across all branches of a restaurant group in the United Kingdom, October 2016Eurosurveillance (2019) 

Praharaj I, Parker E, Giri S, Allen DJ, Silas S, Revathi R, Kaliappan SP, John J, Prasad JH, Kampmann B, Iturriza-Gómara M, Grassly NC, Kang G. Influence of Nonpolio Enteroviruses and the Bacterial Gut Microbiota on Oral Poliovirus Vaccine Response: A Study from South IndiaThe Journal of Infectious Diseases (2019)

Walker JL, Andrews NJ, Atchison CJ, Collins S, Allen DJ, Ramsay ME, Ladhani SN, Thomas SL. Effectiveness of oral rotavirus vaccination in England against rotavirus-confirmed and all-cause acute gastroenteritisVaccine: X (2019)

Kadambari S, Braccio S, Ribeiro S, Allen DJ, Pebody R, Brown D, Cunney R, Sharland M, Ladhani S. Enterovirus and parechovirus meningitis in infants younger than 90 days old in the UK and Republic of Ireland: a British Paediatric Surveillance Unit studyArchives of Disease in Childhood (2019)


Black S, Bradley C, Lai FY, Shenoy S, Bandi S, Allen DJ, Tang JW. Comparing the Clinical Severity of Disease Caused by Enteroviruses and Human Parechoviruses in Neonates and Infants. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (2018)

Ferreras Antolín L, Kadambari S, Braccio S, Wei-Tze Tang J, Xerry J, Allen DJ, Ladhani SN, Parechovirus Surveillance Network. Increased Detection of Human Parechovirus Infection in Infants in England During 2016: Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics. Arch Dis Child (2018)

Sandmann FG, Shallcross L, Adams N, Allen DJ, Coen PG, Jeanes A, Kozlakidis Z, Larkin L, Wurie F, Robotham JV, Jit M, Deeny SR. Estimating the Hospital Burden of Norovirus-Associated Gastroenteritis in England and its Opportunity Costs for Non-Admitted Patients. Clinical Infectious Diseases (2018)

Majumdar M, Klapsa D, Wilton T, Akello J, Anscombe C, Allen DJ, Mee ET, Minor PD, Martin J Isolation of vaccine-like poliovirus strains in sewage samples from the UK. Journal of Infectious diseases (2018)

van Beek J, de Graaf M, Al-Hello H, Allen DJ, Ambert-Balay K, Botteldoorn N, Brytting M, Buesa J, Cabrerizo M, Chan M, Cloak F, Di Bartolo I, Guix S, Hewitt J, Iritani N, Jin M, Johne R, Lederer I, Mans J, Martella V, Maunula L, McAllister G, Niendorf S, Niesters HG, Podkolzin AT, Poljsak-Prijatelj M, Rasmussen LD, Reuter G, Tuite G, Kroneman A, Vennema H, Koopmans MPG; NoroNet. Molecular surveillance of norovirus, 2005-16: an epidemiological analysis of data collected from the NoroNet network. Lancet Infectious Diseases (2018)


Inns T, Pulawska-Czub A, Harris JP, Vivancos R, Read JM, Beeching NJ, Allen DJ, Iturriza-Gomara M, O’Brien SJ. Prospective cohort study to investigate the burden and transmission of acute gastroenteritis in care homes: a study protocol. BMJ Open (2017)

Holmes CW, Rahman S, Allen DJ, Bandi S, Tang JW. Human parechovirus cluster in the UK, 8 May-2 August 2016-sequence analysis. Journal of Clinical Virology (2017)

Carrion Martin AI, Pebody RG, Danis K, Ellis J, Niazi S, DE Lusignan S, Brown KE, Zambon M, Allen DJ. The emergence of enterovirus D68 in England in autumn 2014 and the necessity for reinforcing enterovirus respiratory screening. Epidemiology and Infection (2017)

Ruis C, Roy S, Brown JR, Allen DJ, Goldstein RA, Breuer J. The emerging GII.P16-GII.4 Sydney 2012 norovirus lineage is circulating worldwide, arose by late-2014 and contains polymerase changes that may increase virus transmission. PLoS One (2017)

Smith KC, Inns T, Decraene V, Fox A, Allen DJ, Shah A. An outbreak of norovirus GI-6 infection following a wedding in North West England. Epidemiology and Infection (2017)


Carmona-Vicente N, Vila-Vicent S, Allen DJ, Gozalbo-Rovira R, Iturriza-Gómara M, Buesa J, Rodríguez-Díaz J. Characterization of a Novel Conformational GII.4 Norovirus Epitope: Implications for Norovirus-Host Interactions. Journal of Virology (2016)

Holmes CW, Koo SS, Osman H, Wilson S, Xerry J, Gallimore CI, Allen DJ, Tang JW. Predominance of enterovirus B and echovirus 30 as cause of viral meningitis in a UK population. Journal of Clinical Virology (2016)

Hungerford D, Read JM, Cooke RP, Vivancos R, Iturriza-Gómara M, Allen DJ, French N, Cunliffe N. Early impact of rotavirus vaccination in a large paediatric hospital in the UK. Journal of Hospital Infection (2016)

Carmona-Vicente N, Allen DJ, Rodríguez-Díaz J, Iturriza-Gómara M, Buesa J. Antibodies against Lewis antigens inhibit the binding of human norovirus GII.4 virus-like particles to saliva but not to intestinal Caco-2 cells. Virology Journal (2016)

Allen DJ, Trainor E, Callaghan A, O’Brien SJ, Cunliffe NA, Iturriza-Gómara M. Early Detection of Epidemic GII-4 Norovirus Strains in UK and Malawi: Role of Surveillance of Sporadic Acute Gastroenteritis in Anticipating Global Epidemics. PLoS One (2016)

Atchison CJ, Stowe J, Andrews N, Collins S, Allen DJ, Nawaz S, Brown D, Ramsay ME, Ladhani SN. Rapid Declines in Age Group-Specific Rotavirus Infection and Acute Gastroenteritis Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Individuals Within 1 Year of Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in England and Wales. Journal of Infectious Diseases (2016)

Hungerford D, Vivancos R; EuroRotaNet network members, Read JM, Pitzer VE, Cunliffe N, French N, Iturriza-Gómara M. In-season and out-of-season variation of rotavirus genotype distribution and age of infection across 12 European countries before the introduction of routine vaccination, 2007/08 to 2012/13. Eurosurveillance (2016)


Harris JP, Adams NL, Lopman BA, Allen DJ, Adak GK. The development of Web-based surveillance provides new insights into the burden of norovirus outbreaks in hospitals in England. Epidemiology and Infection (2014)

Allen DJ, Adams NL, Aladin F, Harris JP, Brown DW. Emergence of the GII-4 Norovirus Sydney2012 strain in England, winter 2012-2013. PLoS One (2014)


Zakikhany K, Allen DJ, Brown D, Iturriza-Gómara M. Molecular evolution of GII-4 Norovirus strains. PLoS One (2012)


Morter S, Bennet G, Fish J, Richards J, Allen DJ, Nawaz S, Iturriza-Gómara M, Brolly S, Gray J. Norovirus in the hospital setting: virus introduction and spread within the hospital environment. Journal of Hospital Infection (2011)


Allen DJ, Noad R, Samuel D, Gray JJ, Roy P, Iturriza-Gómara M. Characterisation of a GII-4 norovirus variant-specific surface-exposed site involved in antibody binding. Virology Journal (2009)


Xerry J, Gallimore CI, Iturriza-Gómara M, Allen DJ, Gray JJ. Transmission events within outbreaks of gastroenteritis determined through analysis of nucleotide sequences of the P2 domain of genogroup II noroviruses. Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2008)

Allen DJ, Gray JJ, Gallimore CI, Xerry J, Iturriza-Gómara M. Analysis of amino acid variation in the P2 domain of the GII-4 norovirus VP1 protein reveals putative variant-specific epitopes. PLoS One (2008)

Review articles

Allen DJ, Harris JP. Methods for ascertaining norovirus disease burdens. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapy (2017)

Harris, JP, Allen, DJ, Iturriza-Gómara, M Norovirus: Changing Epidemiology, Changing Virology. The Challenges for Infection Control Journal of Infection Prevention (2011)

Book chapters

Allen, DJ, Iturriza-Gómara, M Caliciviruses and astroviruses In Medical Microbiology, 19th Edition, Barer & Irving (Eds) Elsevier Publishing (2018)

Serafim, V, Hennessy, N, Allen, DJ, Ring, C, Munoz, LP, Gharbia, SE, Shah, AJ, Shah, HN Mass spectral analysis of proteins of nonculture and cultured viruses In MALDI-TOF and Tandem MS for Clinical Microbiology, Shah, HN & Gharbia, SE (Eds) Wiley Publishing (2017)

Allen, DJ, Iturriza-Gómara, M, Brown, D Advances in Understanding Norovirus as a Food and Waterborne Pathogen  In Viruses in Food and Water, Cook, N (Ed) Woodhead Publishing (2013)

Last updated: 05.08.2021