I am a PhD researcher in the Centre for Complexity Science and a member of the Systems biology and infectious disease epidemiology research (SBIDER - formerly WIDER) group working with Dr Deirdre Hollingsworth and Dr Thomas House on household models for macroparasitic infections.
My work focuses around developing a stochastic age-structured transmission model incorporating household structure for the spread of soil-transmitted helminths (intestinal worms) with the aim of informing control policy.
In addition to this I am working on developing a more general framework for fast inference on household models for endemic diseases using gradient based MCMC methods.
I have also recently undertaken work for the NTD modelling consortium, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, on producing a global drug demand forecast and cost analysis for the treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis.
Events you may have seen me at:
Data study group, May 2017, Alan Turing Institute
- Stochastic dynamical systems in biology workshop, University of Bath, April 2017
Data study group, December 2016, Alan Turing Institute
COR-NTD, November 2016, Atlanta
ASTMH, November 2016, Atlanta
ECMTB, July 2016, Nottingham
CCS, September 2016, Amsterdam
- Fluctuation-driven phenomena in biological systems workshop, April 2016, University of Warwick
- 116th European Study Group with Industry, April 2016, University of Durham
- Student Conference in Complexity Science (SCCS), September 2015, Granada
- PyCon UK, September 2015, Coventry University
- MathCompEpi 2015, August 2015, Erice
- 107th European Study Group with Industry, March 2015, University of Manchester
- Google flu & Big data workshop, December 2014, University of Warwick
- Mathematical challenges for long epidemic time-series workshop, December 2014, University of Warwick
- The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2014
- Modelling the spread of the Varroa mite within the UK honeybee population (March - June 2014)
Supervised by Dr. Samik Datta and Prof. Matt Keeling.
- Moment closures for epidemics on clustered heterogeneous networks (June - September 2014)
Supervised by Dr. Thomas House (in preparation).
My undergraduate degree was a M.Phys. in Physics at the University of Warwick from 2009-2013.
- My final year project was on "Particle track reconstruction for the SuperNEMO neutrinoless double beta-decay experiment" and was completed under the supervision of Dr. Yorck Ramachers.