I am a Lecturer in Probability and Statistics at The Queen’s College, Oxford University and a Senior Research Fellow in Modelling Infectious Diseases at The Big Data Institute at University of Oxford. I am also affiliated with The Wolfson Centre of Mathematical Biology at Oxford University.
I was at Queen’s during my undergraduate and graduate studies in Mathematics at Oxford University between 1996 and 2005. I completed my DPhil in computational mathematics under the supervision of Prof Philip Maini and Prof Helen Byrne in 2005. Following academic posts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at UCL, in June 2021 I moved to the Big Data Institute at University of Oxford within Christophe Fraser’s Pathogen Dynamics Group and to take up a Lecturer post at Queen’s.
I am a Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, The Royal Statistical Society and The Royal Society for Public Health. I am actively involved in promoting mathematics and statistics as well as other STEM subjects across schools in the UK.
At Queen’s I teach a number of applied mathematics modules to first, second- and third-year undergraduates together with option topics in applied statistics and mathematical biology. I also supervise MMATH (fourth year) mathematics undergraduate projects. To date I have supervised three PhD students and 47 MSc and summer projects to completion.
My research combines mathematical and statistical methods with data analysis and numerical simulations to answer existing and emerging questions in infectious disease and public health. I am an experienced mathematical modeller with extensive training in applied mathematics and statistics who delivers ground-breaking, innovative research in infectious disease modelling that is policy relevant, impactful and has methodological rigour. Details of my research and publications can be found on my website.