My research interests lie in the use of mathematical models to aid our understanding of the evolution and spread of infectious agents. This encompasses modelling of the dynamics of infections and immune responses within individual hosts as well as models of the spread of infections from one host to another.
I am also interested in the use of natural science evidence in formulating public policy and have co-developed the Oxford Martin School Restatements. Restatements list relevant scientific evidence in areas where policy making is controversial. By separating out scientific debate (what do we know?) from policy debate (what should we do?) restatements facilitate the use of natural science evidence in formulating policy.
My colleagues and I currently receive funding from the James Martin 21st Century School and I am Director of The Institute for Emergent Infections of Humans.