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Dr Will Probert

Job Title
Research Fellow
Life Sciences
Research Interests

I'm a Research Fellow in the School of Life Sciences and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Warwick.

My current research focuses on the development of models of spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and associated mathematical optimization methods for the control of an FMD outbreak. Broadly speaking, I am interested in developing mathematical and statistical tools so that they may be applied in real-time disease outbreak situations.

I have previously held research positions at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham and at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at the Pennsylvania State University. Previous to Penn State I was in Toulouse, France, working with collaborators at INRA-Toulouse. We developed tools from the optimisation and decision-theoretic literature for use in the conservation of biodiversity and natural resource management


PhD, applied mathematics, University of Queensland, Australia (2013)
Bsc, Hons I, statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand (2006)

Title Funder Award start Award end
US-UK Collab Linking models and policy: Using active adaptive management for optimal control of disease outbreaks BBSRC 01 Apr 2016 31 Dec 2017