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Sophie Meakin

I am a PhD student in the Mathematics for Real-World Systems (MathSys) CDT supervised by Prof. Matt Keeling, and a member of The Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Epidemiology Research (SBIDER) and the Epidemiology Research Group within the MathSys CDT and Complexity Science centre. My research interests are in the applications of network science in epidemiology and social systems. I am currently developing a method for inferring and quantifying the interaction between groups of individuals from data on disease prevalence.

Academic activities

Publications:

  • S. Meakin and M. Keeling (2018). Correlations between stochastic epidemics in two interacting populations. Epidemics. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2018.08.005.
  • S. Meakin and M. Keeling (2019). Correlations between stochastic endemic infection in multiple interacting subpopulations. Journal of Theoretical Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.109991

Awards:

  • Young Researchers of the Complex Systems Society Scholarship for Events on Complex Systems to attend IDDconf 2018.
  • European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology travel grant to attend the 10th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling Infectious Diseases.
  • Scholarship from the Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, to attend the 10th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling Infectious Diseases.
  • Recipient of the Faculty of Science prize and Best Overall Poster prize at the Postgraduate Research Showcase 2017 poster competition at the University of Warwick. You can see my general-audience poster here!

Selected conferences, workshops and schools:

  • Contributed talk "A metapopulation model for the 2018 Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” at IDDconf 2018, Ambleside, September 2018.
  • Contributed talk "Correlations between stochastic epidemics in multiple interacting subpopulations" at the 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2018), Lisbon, Portugal, July 2018.
  • Invited talk “Two applications of metapopulation models in epidemiology” at the Institute for Disease Modelling, Seattle, July 2018.
  • Contributed talk "Correlations between stochastic epidemics in interacting populations" at the NetSci 2018 satellite symposium: Integration of Empirical Data in Network Epidemiology (iodine), Paris, June 2018.
  • Contributed talk "A stochastic epidemic model for interacting populations” at the Young Mathematicians Colloquium, University of Birmingham, April 2018.
  • Poster presentation "Correlations between stochastic epidemics in interacting populations" at Epidemics6, November 2017.

Teaching:

  • Teaching assistant for Applied Stochastic Processes (ST333) for third and fourth year undergraduates in Mathematics, 2018/19.
  • Seminar tutor for Quantitative Analysis for Management 1 (IB121) for first year undergraduates on the BSc in Management/International Management, Warwick Business School, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19.
  • Seminar tutor for Quantitative Analysis for Management 2 (IB122) for first year undergraduates on the BSc in Management/International Management, Warwick Business School, 2016/17, 2017/18.

Background

MSc with Distinction in Mathematics for Real-World Systems, University of Warwick 2015-2016

  • MSc individual research project: Correlations between stochastic epidemics in coupled populations, supervised by Prof. Matt Keeling.

MSci with First Class Honours in Mathematics, University of Bristol, 2010-2014

  • MSci research project: Discrete Choice Behaviour and the Multi-Armed Bandit Problem, supervised by Prof. David Leslie.
  • Awarded the Henry Ronald Hasse prize, for the best single honours mathematics student and the IMA prize, for outstanding final year performance.

My non academic interests include surfing, scuba-diving and open-water swimming.

Sophie Meakin

Research interests

Mathematical epidemiology, network theory

My full academic CV

Contact

s.meakin[at]warwick.ac.uk

D1.02 Complexity Science Centre
Zeeman Building
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL

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