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I am Professor of Mathematical Biology based in the Department of Zoology and one of the Associate Heads of the MPLS Division. I am Tutor in Biology at St Peters College. I completed my undergraduate degree and postgraduate training at Imperial College and held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. I have been in Oxford for about 15 years now.

What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?:

I have expertise in maths and biology and its application to ecology, evolution and epidemiology. I lead a large research group interested in the application of maths across the life sciences (we have projects on, for example, developmental biology, the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, ecology of rare plants and modelling mental health disorders).

What are you working on right now?:

We have two COVID related projects underway at the moment. The first is an epidemiological study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of early diagnostic testing (and prevalence of COVID-19 in the community - details here: The second is a mathematical modelling project to investigate exit strategies from lockdown.  

Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?
Oxford is an excellent place to work; the interdisciplinary nature of applied maths ensures that there is a never a dull moment. The diversity of work we undertake in the group reflects the collaboration and creativity that Oxford fosters. Being surrounded by smart, bright and motivated researchers and collaborator as we advance our understanding in science makes Oxford an amazingly exciting place to work.

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