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Jimmy McKendrick

Hello, I'm Jimmy and I'm a first year PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Michael Tildesley and Dr. Warren Tennant in Mathematics of Real-World Systems at the MathSys II CDT. I am researching and interested in mathematical epidemiology, model fitting and Lassa fever. I am currently working on modelling Lassa fever epidemics in Nigeria.


Lassa fever in Nigeria – MSc

  • An article style paper aiming to quantify the seasonality and shape of the external force of infection from Nigeria with data from the NCDC for Lassa fever. Supervised by Prof. Michael Tildesley

MSc Research Group Project (2020) - Stochastic parareal: an application of probabilistic methods to time-parallelisation

Mathematical Modelling of Viral Haemorrhagic Diseases (Lassa Fever and Ebola) – MMath

  • An introductory essay aiming at being accessible to 4th year mathematicians detailing mathematical epidemic models, well-known quantities and qualities of the models and fitting to data with application to data to the Ebola epidemic in 2014 and Lassa fever in Nigeria. Supervised by Prof. Michael Tildesley and Dr. Warren Tennant.

MSc in Mathematics of Real-World SystemsUniversity of Warwick (Distinction)

MMath in MathematicsUniversity of Warwick (1st Class)


Graduate teaching assistant (2021)

  • MIBTP modelling teaching assistant and demonstrator.

First year supervisor for mathematicians (2018/2019 & 2020/2021)

  • Supervised first year mathematicians in their transition to university level maths. Graded assignment and lead supervision and revision sessions.


Office D2.17, Zeeman Building

Other Interests
  • I'm very into working out and powerlifting
  • Member of Warwick cocktail society