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Dr Louise Dyson

Job Title
Associate Professor
024 765 24975 (Life Sciences)
Research Interests

I am an Assistant Professor in epidemiology appointed jointly between the Mathematics Institute
and the School of Life Sciences. I am also a member of the Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research centre (SBIDER), a cross-disciplinary group who use mathematics to understand challenges in biological sciences and epidemiology.

I am interested in using mathematical modelling to study problems in epidemiology and biological systems. I am particularly interested in situations in which stochastic effects play a critical role in the behaviour of the system. More specifically, I am currently working on modelling the transmission of yaws (a neglected tropical disease), the impact of people who are systematically missed on the success of mass drug administration campaigns, the movement of cells during embryogenesis and ways to assess when we can safely stop disease control efforts without the danger of reemergence.


2004-2008 MMath at Balliol College, University of Oxford
2008-2013 D.Phil in the Centre for Mathematical Biology, funded through the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre, University of Oxford
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Group, University of Manchester
2015-2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neglected Tropical Diseases Modelling Consortium, University of Warwick

Title Funder Award start Award end
Modelling for the HAT Endgame Gates Foundation 19 Nov 2020 31 Aug 2024
COVID-19: Mathematical modeling and adaptive control to inform real time decision making for the COVID-19 pandemic. UK Research and Innovation 01 May 2020 07 Jul 2021
Using Mathematical modelling to analyse incomplete diagnostic data to inform Yaws eradication efforits - GCRF Institutional Award 2016 EPSRC 01 Aug 2016 31 Mar 2017

Research Themes:

Biomedical Science