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Dr Panayiota Touloupou

I am a Research Fellow working with Dr Simon Spencer and Prof Déirdre Hollingsworth. My current research focuses on combining geo-statistical mapping and transmission modeling to provide local estimates of the impact of intervention programs in priority countries in Africa. This position is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I am part of the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER).

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in Bayesian inference and model selection for partially observed stochastic epidemics. Applications have so far included Escherichia coli O157 in cattle, Pneumococcal carriage in households and Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa.

Key topics of interest are:

    • Epidemiology
    • Stochastic epidemic models
    • Model selection
    • Bayesian inference
    • My publications are available here.
    • R packages are available here.
Previous Education:
    • PhD in Statistics, University of Warwick, 2012-2016.
    • MSc in Statistics, University of Warwick, 2011-2012.
      • Supervisor: Dr Simon Spencer.
      • Thesis title: Evaluating Diagnostic Tests in the Absence of a Gold Standard.
    • BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus, 2007-2011.


Contact details

Room MSB 5.07
Mathematical Sciences Building
Department of Statistics
University of Warwick
Email: P.Touloupou.1 (at)
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