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Professor Matt Keeling

Job Title
Professor
Department
Mathematics
Phone
76524618
Web Link
Research Interests

I am a professor in the Mathematics Institute and the School of Life Sciences.

My interests span epidemiology, ecology and evolution. I focus on the roles of spatial interactions and stochasticity (randomness), and how these can affect the dynamics, control and persistence of biological organisms.

More specifically, I have recently studied a range of applied epidemic problems, from the optimal vaccination of individuals during a pandemic influenza outbreak to the prediction and control of foot-and-mouth disease in Britain and the USA. I am particularly interested in the development of new models and techniques that will provide greater insights into population dynamics. Much of this new methodology centers around "pair-wise" approximation models for network-based processes, or moment-closure methods for stochastic processes.

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Infectious disease epidemiology of livestock
  • Infectious disease epidemiology of humans
  • Population Ecology

Most of my recent publications can be viewed here through PubMed.

Research Themes: Food Security;
Infection Biology

  • Jewell, Chris P., Brown, J., Keeling, Matthew James, Green, L., Roberts, Gareth O., 2013. Bayesian epidemic risk prediction-knowledge transfer and usability at all levels. Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Annual Meeting, Madrid, Spain, 20-22 Mar 2013, Published in Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, pp. 127-142
  • Keeling, Matthew James, Vernon, Matthew C., Danon, Leon, House, Thomas A., Read, Jonathan M., 2008. Online And Offline Ego-centered Network Data Collection. 31st International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Florida, USA, 8-13, Feb 2011, Published in Proceedings of the 31st International Sunbelt Social Network Conference
  • Keeling, Matthew James, Vernon, Matthew C., 2008. Simulating infectious diseases using network and individual-based models. 28th International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Florida, USA, 22-27 Jan, 2008, Published in Proceedings of the 28th International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, pp. 97-98
  • Rock, Kat S., Pandey, A., Ndeffo-Mbah, M. L., Atkins, K. E., Lumbala, C., Galvani, A., Keeling, Matthew James, 2017. Data for Data-driven models to predict the elimination of sleeping sickness in former Equateur province of DRC. Department of Life Sciences, University of Warwick
  • Atkins, Katie, Baguelin, Marc, Brand, Samuel, Jit, Mark, Keeling, Matthew James, Kibinge, Nelson, Kinyanjui, Timothy, Medley, Graham, Melegaro, Alessia, Munywoki, Patrick, Nokes, D. James, Panovska-Griffiths, Jasmina, Pan-Ngum, Wurichada, Pellis, Lorenzo, White, Lisa, 2017. RSV modelling meeting. School of Life Science and Zeeman Institute SBIDER Centre, University of Warwick, UK and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme , Kilifi, Kenya
  • Van Boeckel, Thomas P., Tildesley, Michael J., Linard, Catherine, Halloy, José, Keeling, Matthew James, Gilbert, Marius, 2013. The Nosoi commute : a spatial perspective on the rise of BSL-4 laboratories in cities. arXiv
  • Tildesley, Michael J., Keeling, Matthew James, 2009. Corrigendum to 'Is R-0 a good predictor of final epidemic size: foot-and-mouth disease in the UK': [vol 258, pg 623, 2009]. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Elsevier, pp. 863-863
  • Danon, Leon, Read, Jonathan M., Keeling, Matthew James, House, Thomas A., Vernon, Matthew C., 2009. Social contact study. Warwick and Liverpool Universities
  • Read, Jonathan M., Keeling, Matthew James, 2007. Stochasticity generates an evolutionary instability for infectious disease. Ecology Letters, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, pp. 818-827
  • Tildesley, Michael J., Savill, Nicholas J., Shaw, Darren J., Deardon, Rob, Brooks, Stephen P., Woolhouse, Mark E. J., Grenfell, Bryan T., Keeling, Matthew James, 2007. Vaccination strategies for foot-and-mouth disease. Nature, Nature Publishing, pp. E12-E13
  • Keeling, Matthew James, Tildesley, Michael J., Savill, Nicholas J., Woolhouse, Mark E. J., Shaw, Duncan, Deardon, Rob, Brooks, Stephen P., Grenfell, Bryan T., 2006. FMD control strategies - Comment. Veterinary Record, B M J Group, pp. 707-708
Title Funder Award start Award end
HPRU in Genomics and Enabling at University of Warwick National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2020 31 Mar 2025
Health Data Research UK Health Data Research UK 02 Apr 2018 01 Apr 2023
Mathematical & Economic Modelling for Vaccination and Immunisation Evaluation, and Emergency Response (MEMVIE Part 2 Full application) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Nov 2019 31 Oct 2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics for Real-World Systems EPSRC 01 Apr 2014 30 Sep 2022
NTD Modelling Consortium: moving towards elimination (held at Oxford by Deirdre Hollingsworth) Gates Foundation 16 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2021
NIHR Global Health Research Group on the Application of Genomics and Modelling to the Control of Virus Pathogens (GeMVi) in East Africa National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2018 31 Mar 2021
Vaccine Efficacy Evaluation for Priority Emerging Diseases National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2018 31 Mar 2021
HAT Modelling and Economic Predictions for Policy (HAT MEPP) Gates Foundation 09 Nov 2017 28 Feb 2021
Epidemiological consequences of reproductive senescence in a long-lived vector BBSRC 01 Apr 2017 31 Aug 2020
Is multistrain infection by Dichelobacter nodosus important in the severity of footrot and in the management of disease? BBSRC 05 Feb 2015 03 Sep 2018
Infectious Disease Dynamic Modelling in Health Protection Department of Health 01 Aug 2013 31 Jul 2018
MRC AMR Development Grant application - AMREPAK: Novel inter-disciplinary approaches for identifying and tackling the spread of AntiMicrobial Resistance through Environmental pathways in PAKistan MRC 01 Oct 2017 31 Mar 2018
Africa sleeping sickness meeting Gates Foundation 02 Mar 2017 30 Nov 2017
US-UK Collab Linking models and policy: Using active adaptive management for optimal control of disease outbreaks. BBSRC/NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases call BBSRC 01 Oct 2012 30 Sep 2017
Modelling Infection, Household and Demographic Change EPSRC 01 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016
ANIHWA - LIVEepi; Defra ref: SE0545Recost of Animal Health and Welfare (ANIHWA ERA-Net): Transnational Research Projects Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2016
Transmission dynamics and spillover of avian influenza under changing agricultural intensification and landscapes National Institutes of Health 23 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2016
The impact of social mixing on the spread and control of diseases Royal Society 01 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2015
Strategic Evidence partnership fund (via FERA) - Stress testing and optimisation of early interception networks for invasive pests of pollinators Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2015
SE3284: Bovine Tuberculosis (AHVLA 1100R6a) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2014
ESRC Data Sharing Research Initiative Phase 1 (lead liverpool) ESRC 01 Oct 2012 31 Mar 2014
Full proposal: Modelling systems for managing bee disease: the epidemiology of European Foul Brood BBSRC 01 Nov 2010 31 Oct 2013
InFER: Likelihood-based Inference for Epidemic Risk BBSRC 01 Oct 2009 30 Jun 2013
InFER: Likelihood-based Inference for Epidemic Risk BBSRC 01 Oct 2009 30 Jun 2013
No cost extension - Implications of Clustering for network based processes EPSRC 03 Jan 2013 02 Jun 2013
Implications of Clustering for network based processes EPSRC 03 Jan 2010 02 Jan 2013
State-of-the-art epidemic simulation Wellcome Trust 01 Sep 2010 31 Aug 2012
Supplement to 23191: State-of-the-art epidemic simulation Wellcome Trust 01 Sep 2010 31 Aug 2012
From Curiosity to Curative-developing Bdellovibrio as Living Antibiotics between Farm and Fork BBSRC 01 Oct 2008 01 Oct 2011
Social Contact Survey and Modelling Spread of Influenza MRC 01 Sep 2008 31 Aug 2011
The Mathematics of Complexity Science and Systems Biology EPSRC 01 Sep 2009 31 Aug 2011
Year 5: Hierarchial models for the spatio-temporaral dynamics of infectious diseases (sub award 3-U01-GM-07626) University of Pennsylvania 01 Feb 2010 31 Jan 2011
Decision making frameworks in management of livestock disease: interaction of epidemology, economics and politics ESRC 01 Sep 2007 31 Aug 2010
Bayesian Statistical Modelling and Inference for Infectious Diseases within Human Populations National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Oct 2009 01 May 2010
BBSRC Mathematics vacation bursaries scheme 2009 BBSRC 01 Jul 2009 08 Sep 2009
State of the Art Epidemic Modelling Toolbox The Health Protection Agency 01 Apr 2006 01 Apr 2009
Spatio-temporal dynamics of livestock infections: generic concepts of prediction Wellcome Trust 01 Mar 2006 28 Feb 2009
Hierarchial models for the spatio-temporaral dynamics of infectious diseases YEAR 4 University of Pennsylvania 01 Feb 2008 31 Jan 2009
SARS Control FP6 STREP European Commission 01 Jan 2005 31 Dec 2008
Hierarchical Models for the Spatio-temporaral Dynamics of Infectious Diseases University of Pennsylvania 01 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2008
From NonLinear Dynamics to Systems Biology London Mathematical Society 01 Dec 2008 03 Dec 2008
BBSRC Vacation Bursary 2008 BBSRC 01 Jul 2008 31 Aug 2008
Hierarchical Models for the Spatio-temporaral Dynamics of Infectious Diseases YEAR 2 University of Pennsylvania 31 Jan 2007 31 Jul 2008
Prediction and optimal control of invading epidemic diseases EPSRC 01 Oct 2004 01 Oct 2007
Prediction and optimal control of invading epidemic diseases EPSRC 01 Oct 2004 01 Oct 2007
Transmission modelling and risk assessment for the released or newly emergent infectious disease agents. FP6 STREP EU 01 Oct 2004 30 Sep 2007
Evolution of disease: current patterns and future trends National Institutes of Health 01 Sep 2003 31 Aug 2007
Evolution of disease: current patterns and future trends National Institutes of Health 01 May 2003 01 May 2007
Evolution of disease: current patterns and future trends National Institutes of Health 01 May 2003 01 May 2007
Philip Leverhulme Prize Proposal for Dr M Keeling - The Ecology and Evolution of Spatial Host-Parasite Systems Leverhulme Trust 01 Jan 2005 01 Jan 2007
Royal Society Research Fellowship Royal Society 01 Oct 2003 30 Sep 2006
Royal Society Research Fellowship Royal Society 01 Oct 2003 30 Sep 2006
Research Expenses for Royal Society Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jan 2002 30 Sep 2006
Research Expenses for Royal Society Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jan 2002 30 Sep 2006
Arian Influenza Epidemiological Modelling and Economic Assessment Project RMP/2910 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 26 Nov 2005 28 Apr 2006
Social Network Characteristics of a Highly Active HIV/STD Core Group Amendment 4 to Subcontract No 201-6-0698A University of Texas Health Center - Houston Medical School 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Social Network Characteristics of a Highly Active HIV/STD Core Group Amendment 4 to Subcontract No 201-6-0698A University of Texas Health Center - Houston Medical School 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Social Network Characteristics of a Highly Active HIV/STD Core Group Amendment 4 to Subcontract No 201-6-0698A University of Texas Health Center - Houston Medical School 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Social Network Characteristics of a Highly Active HIV/STD Core Group Amendment 4 to Subcontract No 201-6-0698A University of Texas Health Center - Houston Medical School 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Social Characteristics of a Highly Active HIV/STD Core G University of Texas Health Center - Houston Medical School 01 Jul 2003 30 Jun 2004
Social Characteristics of a Highly Active HIV/STD Core G University of Texas Health Center - Houston Medical School 01 Jul 2003 30 Jun 2004
Subproject of Toolbox of Mathematical Risk Modelling Techniques Centre for Applied Microbiology 01 May 2003 30 Sep 2003
Research Expenses for Royal Society Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jan 2002 30 Sep 2003
Research Expenses for Royal Society Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jan 2002 30 Sep 2003
Research Expenses for Royal Society Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jan 2002 30 Sep 2003
Research Expenses for Royal Society Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jan 2002 30 Sep 2003
Research Expenses for Royal Society Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jan 2002 30 Sep 2002