Research

I am a mathematical infectious disease modeller in the malaria modelling group in the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London. At Imperial, I investigate the potential public health impact of a vaccine to prevent P. falciparum malaria, particularly in the sub-Saharan Africa setting.

I completed my PhD at the Australian National University, under the supervision of Kathryn Glass. In my PhD, I looked at different types of age-structured models for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) transmission, to better understand RSV’s seasonal patterns in the different climatic zones of Western Australia. In the latter part of my PhD I considered how to extend these models to predict the likely impact of a maternal RSV vaccine. Previously, I completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney, majoring in Applied Mathematics.

I have delivered invited talks at the University of Manchester, University of Western Australia, Kyushu University (Japan), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and IBM Research (Melbourne, Australia). I present regularly at international conferences including the Society for Mathematical Biology annual meeting and the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) conference.

I am interested in mathematical models for vaccination to inform health policy and implementation strategies, in the contexts of P. falciparum malaria, childhood respiratory infections, seasonal patterns, and age-dependent transmission. Outside my immediate research, I help to facilitate international connections for applied and industrial mathematicians, in my role as the Secretary for the Asia Pacific Consortium of Mathematics for Industry. I was previously an Executive Committee for the ANZIAM society.