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Callum Jones

Research Interests

My PhD involves investigating the dynamics of PEDV outbreaks in America on multiple scales (within-farm to national). Generally, my research interests lie within the areas of epidemiology and mathematical modelling, in particular modelling control strategies via mathematical modelling to evaluate their effect on disease spread (retrospective or preemptive).


  • 2019–current: PhD Mathematics for Real-World Systems. University of Warwick

Supervisors: Dr Erin Gorsich and Dr Michael Tildesley

Current Work: Understanding the role of movements and control in the 2013-2015 outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the United States.

  • 2018–2019: MSc Mathematics for Real-World Systems. University of Warwick, Distinction

Modules: Networks and Random Processes (MA933); Data Analysis (MA930); Applied Dynamical Systems (MA998); Numerical Methods (MA934); Data Mining (CS909); Population Dynamics: Epidemiology and Ecology (MA4E7); Interdisciplinary Approaches to Machine Learning (IM931).

MSc Project: ‘Characterising Swine Shipments in the United StatesSupervisors: Dr Erin Gorsich and Dr Michael Tildesley (University of Warwick)

Research Study Group: ‘Modelling the best use of sleeping sickness diagnostics under existing and emerging tools’ Supervisors: Dr Kat Rock (University of Warwick) and Prof Philippe Büscher (Institute of Tropical Medicine)

  • 2014–2018: Master of Mathematics (MMath). University of Liverpool, 1st Class.

Areas of study: Mathematical biology, population dynamics/dynamical systems, medical statistics, analytical and computational methods of applied mathematics, variational calculus, topology and homology, geometry, number theory, linear algebra.

MMATH Project: ‘Message Passing and its Relationship to Pair-based Models on Networks with SIR and SIS Dynamics’ Supervisor: Dr Kirean Sharkey


  • 2020: TA for Data Management (IB9HP)
  • 2020: TA for Population Dynamics: Ecology & Epidemiology (MA4E7)
  • 2020: TA for Maths by Computer (MA124)
  • 2019-2020: TA for Quantitative Analysis for Management I (IB121)

Academic Achievements and Experiences

  • 2018-2020: Postgraduate Representative on the Complexity Department SSLC (Student Staff Liaison Committee): Represent cohort of MathSys students for module feedback and contribute to meetings regarding the SSLC's agenda.
  • 2018: Rosenhead Prize for Mathematical Sciences: Awarded by the University of Liverpool to the best overall candidate within the school of mathematical sciences.

  • 2018: IMA Prize: Awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the final year of an IMA recognised course.

  • 2017: Attendance at LMS Summer School: Competitive process, with 50 places available to students per year in the UK. The school consisted of lectures and seminars from multiple areas of mathematics, preparing for a future in academia.

  • 2017: Attendance at LMS Prospects in Mathematics: Competitive application process. The seminar involved a range of speakers from a wide range of mathematical fields across the UK who discussed their current research and what opportunities are available to students.

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Office: D1.04, Complexity Science, Zeeman Building.
Email: Callum dot Jones at warwick dot ac dot uk