My research combines the use of mathematical models and statistical methods to understand the transmission dynamics and control of a range of infectious diseases of humans and animals. The focus of my research is applied, developing both simple compartmental models and more complex individual-based models, to explore the impact of interventions and to help guide policy. In the past I have worked on a wide range of infectious diseases, including BSE and vCJD, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and SARS.
The main focus of my current research is to develop models that can inform policies on how, where and when to implement different interventions against malaria to aid local elimination, and eventual eradication, of the parasite. See our malaria research group pages for further details.
I am interested in science communication and am in regular contact with the Science Media Centre and Sense About Science. I also give talks in schools on infectious diseases and the use of mathematical models.
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