In June 2017 I began work on a project between Warwick and the UK Department of Health, entitled MEMVIE (Mathematical & Economic Modelling for Vaccination and Immunisation Evaluation). The project involves the construction of novel mathematical and statistical models for simulating the spread of infectious diseases in humans, and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of different vaccination interventions.
The infection we are currently focusing on is seasonal influenza. The outputs of our models will be used in conjunction with independent modelling done by Public Health England (part of the Department of Health), to advise on future vaccination policy in the UK. The project is headed by Professor Matt Keeling, and my research partners include: Professor Graham Medley(London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Professor Martin Underwood, Professor Stavros Petrou, Dr. Sophie Staniszewska and Dr. Tinevimbo Shiri (Warwick Medical School).