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Christopher Davis

I am a PhD student of the Mathematics for Real-World Systems CDT supervised by Professor Matt Keeling and Dr Kat Rock. I am also part of the Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research group (SBIDER) and the Epidemiology Reading Group.

Research interests

My research interests are in epidemiology and modelling. Specifically, my PhD is on the spatio-temporal dynamics of human African trypanosomiasis infection.

Previous research projects include modelling the effects of virus infection on plant pollinators, modelling T helper cell differentiation and modelling the dynamics of infections with a strong dose-dependent response.


Davis CN, Rock KS, Keeling MJ. Human African trypanosomiasis: current status and eradication efforts. CAB Reviews. 2020;15(032):1-7.

Davis CN, Hollingsworth TD, Caudron Q, Irvine MA. The use of mixture density networks in the emulation of complex epidemiological individual-based models. PLOS Computational Biology. 2020 Mar 16;16(3):e1006869.

NTD Modelling Consortium Discussion Group on Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis (Rock KS, Crump RE, Davis CN, CastaƱo MS, Antillon M, Huang C, Aliee M, Tediosi F, Chitnis N, Keeling MJ). Insights from quantitative and mathematical modelling on the proposed 2030 goal for gambiense human African trypanosomiasis (gHAT) [version 1; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. Gates Open Res 2019, 3:1553

Davis CN, Rock KS, Mwamba Miaka E, Keeling MJ. Village-scale persistence and elimination of gambiense human African trypanosomiasis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2019 Oct 28; 13(10): e0007838.

Beentjes CH, Taylor-King JP, Bayani A, Davis CN, Dunster JL, Jabbari S, Mirams GR, Jenkinson C, Kilby M, Hewison M, Tamblyn JA. Defining vitamin D status using multi-metabolite mathematical modelling: A pregnancy perspective. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2019 Mar 26; 190:152-160.

Groen SC, Jiang S, Murphy AM, Cunniffe NJ, Westwood JH, Davey MP, Bruce TJ, Caulfield JC, Furzer OJ, Reed A, Robinson SI, Miller E, Davis CN, Pickett JA, Whitney HM, Glover BJ, Carr JP. Virus infection of plants alters pollinator preference: A payback for susceptible hosts?. PLoS Pathogens. 2016 Aug 11; 12(8): e1005790.

Contributed Talks

IDDconf 03/08/2018 Village-Scale Persistence, Elimination and Optimal Control of HAT.

ECMTB 25/06/2018 Village-Scale Persistence and Elimination of HAT.


Quantitative Analysis for Management 1 (2017/18 - 2018/19)

Quantitative Analysis for Management 2 (2016/17 - 2017/18)

MSc Business Statistics (2017/18)

Previous education

2015 - 2016 MSc Mathematics for Real-World Systems (University of Warwick)

2014 - 2015 MSci Systems Biology (Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge)

2011 - 2014 BA+MA Mathematics (Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge)


Office: D2.05 Mathematics Institute


Warwick Poster Competition 2017