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Matthew Graham


  • University Warwick Complexity Masters, 2009 - 2010
  • MMath, Hertford College Oxford, 2004 - 2008
  • Store Ordering Analyst TESCO, October 2008 - September 2009

PhD Project - Spread of Epidemics on networks

My PhD project is related to how underlying network structure affects the spread of an epidemic. For example, the network upon which influenza spreads in humans is defined by the contacts made between people on a day to day basis. In particular, I have studied the difference during the early growth period of an epidemic on networks of different skewness (see publication). Along with that data relating to the distribution of workplace sizes in the UK has been used to quantify the impact on an epidemic by its spread in workplaces. I have also collaborated with a group at Virginia Tech to produce a synthetic population (description here) for the UK, upon which epidemics can be spread and possible control methods compared. I am supervised by Dr. Thomas House.


1) M. Graham and T. House, "Dynamics of stochastic epidemics on heterogeneous networks," Journal of Mathematical Biology - April 2013. [link] [arXiv:1304.4763]

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