Hi! I am a Warwick Zeeman Lecturer at the University of Warwick, working in the Mathematics Institute and a member of the Zeeman Institute: Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER) group.
I am also a member of JUNIPER (Joint UNIversities Pandemic and Epidemiological Research), a consortium of epidemiological modelling groups from seven universities: Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, Lancaster, Manchester, Oxford and Warwick. The JUNIPER consortium is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). JUNIPER aims to embed scientific activities within an open and collaborative framework (including public outreach so that scientific assumptions and findings are effectively communicated), build national capacity and contribute to training the next generation of applied epidemiological modellers.
My research interests involve addressing interdisciplinary problems in epidemiology that involve the dynamics of behaviour. I have particular interests in public and veterinary health policy, zoonoses and social contagion. My approach involves the application of mathematical and computational methods, including the development of models, parameter inference and the evaluation of interventions via computational simulation.
My research to date may be grouped under three broad categories: (i) Public health policy; (ii) Social contagion and impact of behaviour on infectious disease dynamics; (iii) Zoonotic transmission and One Health. See Research for more information on specific projects.