Research groups are found across several university departments and local research institutes, and include:
- Disease Dynamics Research Group (Dept Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics)
- Disease Dynamics Unit (Dept Veterinary Medicine)
- Antigenic Cartography Group (Dept Zoology)
- Epidemiology and Modelling Group (Dept Plant Sciences)
- Epidemiology and Immunology of Human Schistosomiasis Group (Dept Pathology).
There are also groups studying the distribution of infectious diseases at the population level, for example the Institute of Public Health, which includes the internationally renowned MRC Biostatistics Unit.
Recent research highlights include:
- Multi-scale approaches to influenza dynamics (genomics, quantification of antigenic diversity through development and application of cartography, epidemiology, and evolution in animal and human hosts and populations)
- Mathematical and statistical tools to study the spatial spread of epidemics in plant and animal populations.
People specializing in this area
Modelling and analysis of complex activity-based processes
The economics of infectious diseases
Epidemiology and control of bacterial meningitis and other vaccine-preventable infections
- Integration of epidemiological and demographic processes into a unified framework to understand the role of demography as an important epidemiological driver.
- Incorporating economic constraints into epidemiological models to investigate the combined economic and epidemic dynamics of vaccination.
- Drawing on game theory and theory of self-enforcing international agreements to identify the levels of international cooperation necessary to reach optimal and more uniform regional vaccination coverage.