My research group focuses on how human behaviour and immunity shape infectious disease outbreaks, and how knowledge of such processes can improve surveillance and control measures. This work covers established infections like seasonal influenza and dengue fever, as well as more recent outbreaks such as Ebola and Zika.
• First, we're working on new ways to gather data on patterns of behaviour, and incorporate it into outbreak analysis. What type of social behaviour drives disease transmission, and how can we measure it?
• Second, we tackle questions relating to disease control, projecting the impact of control measures during outbreaks, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions afterwards. Which factors influence the transmission and containment of emerging infectious diseases?
• Third, we're interested in combining mathematical models with surveillance and serological data to improve our understanding of outbreaks. What can contemporary data tell us about antibody responses and infection dynamics?
If these are the sort of questions you're interested in working on, either as a graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow, please get in touch with a brief outline of your background and experience.