My research interests focus on the epidemiological and evolutionary processes of infectious diseases and developing new phylodynamic techniques to understand how these processes interact. I am funded by Yeotown Scholarship from New College and jointly supervised by Prof. Oliver Pybus and Dr. Moritz Kraemer. My DPhil project will investigate how spatial structures and mobility data can be used to improve phylodynamic inferences. In particular, I will be addressing the question of how spatiotemporal heterogeneities in sequence sampling intensity may lead to biased inferences and how these effects can be accounted for. I will also work on extending current techniques to incorporate mobility data and other contextual data to inform phylodynamic reconstructions.