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Dr Robin Thompson

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Dr Robin Thompson

Associate Professor

Office: B5.24


Research Interests: My research involves building and analysing mathematical, statistical and computational models of infectious disease outbreaks. This includes developing novel models and modelling techniques as well as applying them to epidemics in humans, animals and plants. I use stochastic and deterministic modelling approaches, and parameterise the models using statistical inference techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo. The main aims are not only to generate forecasts for specific epidemics, but also to understand outbreak dynamics more generally so that control interventions can be planned with more precision.

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