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Education and Career
|Jan 2002 -||Lectureship, University of Warwick. Held jointly between the Mathematics Institute and the Department of Biological Sciences.|
|Oct 1998-||Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Initially held at Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, later transferred to University of Warwick. In 2000 I was granted a Merit Award by the Royal Society.|
|Oct 1998-Jan 2002||Research Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Member of the Spatially Extended Dynamics Group, part of the Kings College Research Centre.|
|Oct 1995-Oct 1998||Wellcome Trust Post-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship in Mathematical Biology. Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, working with Dr. B.T. Grenfell.|
|Oct 1992-Oct 1995||PhD in "The Ecology and Evolution of Spatial Host Parasite Systems", Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick. Supervisor Prof. D.A. Rand.|
|Oct 1991-Jun 1992||Certificate of Advanced Mathematics (Part III). Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. University of Cambridge.|
|Oct 1988-Jun 1991||First class honours degree in Mathematics. University of Cambridge (Trinity College).|
Teaching and Conferences
1998-2001. In October 1998 I started a sixteen lecture course in Mathematical Biology (later to be called Population Dynamics) given to Part III mathematics students. This proved a very popular course, and has lead to several students taking up PhD positions in mathematical biology. I have given the course for four years, and it now forms an important and integral part of the dynamical systems section of the Part III syllabus.
I have given numerous presentations within my host universities, as well as other universities in the UK. Most recently I have given lectures at Bristol, Imperial College, Oxford and Stirling. In 1999 I organised a TUXEDO (The UK Spatially Extended Dynamics Organisation) meeting in Cambridge.I have been invited to speak at both national and international conferences, in recent years I have spoken at the Issac Newton Institute, the British Ecological Society, the American Ecological Society, an IMA meeting in Minneapolis and a comparative medicine meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine.
I feel strongly that the use of mathematics in biological sciences and epidemiology in particular should be comunicated to as wide an audience as possible. For this reason I was delighted to be asked to write an article for PLUS (on online maths magasine aimed at sixth formers) explaining the role of mathematics in epidemiological modelling. I have also adviced television production compancies working on scientific series for the BBC.
Committees, Awards, etc.
2001-2004. Member of the organising committee for a working group "Spatio-Temporal and Network Modeling of Disease", part of a DIMACS special focus into "Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology".
2001. Member of the scientific advisory group on foot-and-mouth.
2000 Granted a Merit Award by the Royal Society.
Grants and Students, etc.
2001-2003. BBSRC funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Dr. Jon Read). This grant was given to study "Evolution in spatial systems: the long term changes in disease behaviour" (£118,624).
2001-2003. MRC funded PhD student (Ken Eames), studying the effects of network structure on the spread of STDs.
2002-2005. Mentor for Azra Ghani, a Dorothy Hodgkin Research
Fellow at Imperial College.