University of Cambridge
Mathematical modelling of infectious disease transmission to support public and animal health policy
Currently using within-herd models of bovine Tuberculosis transmission to inform strategies and field trials for the use of BCG vaccination in cattle. In previous and ongoing research I have advised on the use of vaccination for childhood diseases in human populations such as measles and pertussis for MSF and the WHO. In my research I use a mixture of mathematical, computational and statistical population models to understand and quantify the indirect protection afforded by vaccination. Building realistic and useful models for the impact of vaccination involves using novel methods of statistical estimation of models, such as Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) and working closely with policy and experimental biologists.