I am currently a mathematician working within the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University (JCU) modelling the spread of infectious diseases. Prior to my appointment at AITHM, I received my PhD from the School of Engineering at JCU. My doctoral research in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology focused on the outstanding problem of the nature of dark matter and dark energy and their density in alternative cosmological models.

Recently I have moved into mathematical biology and epidemiology and my research now focusses on the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of multi-strain (e.g. drug-resistant) systems. Combining analytical and numerical methods, I am trying to determine not only the underlying dynamics driving the emergence and diversification of drug-resistant pathogen strains and the competition between them, but equally to identify the most effective and economical intervention strategies.

  • Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Cosmology
  • 2018 to present - Research Fellow, AITHM, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AITHM, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2015 - Associate Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Casual Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
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  • Using mathematical models to develop TB control strategies in Bangladesh (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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