I am a first year Statistics and Epidemiology PhD student in CHICAS (Lancaster Medical School) supervised by Dr Chris Jewell and Prof. Peter Diggle.
I did my undergraduate degree in statistics at Massey University in New Zealand. For my honours project, I worked on developing a source attribution model for human campylobacteriosis cases in the Manawatu. I have also had two summer research projects: one developing a deterministic SIR model for leptospirosis in sheep which linked to leptospirosis incidence in abattoir workers, and the other investigating a novel method for assessing the goodness of fit of stochastic SIR epidemic models.
My PhD project will focus on developing methods for spatio-temporal epidemic modelling. The methods we develop will be applied to Leptospirosis data from Salvador, Brazil.
My studies are financially supported by a full time research studentship at the overseas level, based on the Health e-Research Centre (HeRC) funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK.