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Prof Matt Keeling
University of Warwick
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.
Infectious disease epidemiology of livestock
Infectious disease epidemiology of humans
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Post Graduate Supervision
Mathematical Models of Infectious Diseases in Wildlife
Models of spatial disease spread.
Bayesian Models of disease spread
The effects of network structure on the spread of STDs. Date of Completion:2003
Cattle movement database and the modelling of bovine TB Date of Completion:2008
Seasonal birth pulses in wildlife diseases Date of Completion:2006
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