I am a mathematical modeller working as part of the Neglected Tropical Disease Modelling Consortium and the Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research group. My research is on visceral leishmaniasis - a parasitic vector-borne disease that kills an estimated 20,000-40,000 people worldwide annually. The Indian subcontinent (ISC) has 60% of the global burden of the disease, and the focus of my research is on determining whether current control strategies will be sufficient to eliminate the disease as a public health problem (<1 new case per 10,000 people per year) in the ISC by 2020 (the target set in the 2012 London Declaration on NTDs). The aim of the research is also to predict the most effective strategies (e.g. rapid treatment and vector control) for achieving the elimination target.
My background is in traditional applied mathematics (fluid dynamics, differential equations, asymptotics etc.) and mathematical biology, but I am very interested in applying statistical methods and probabilistic modelling to epidemiological data.