My research interests are in modelling the spread of infectious diseases. Current work is focused on developing models for quantitatively comparing the transmissibility of different strains of influenza virus.
Previously, I worked for Public Health England in the Emergency Response Department on the European Union funded project, PANDHUB, and I was involved in the 2014 UK response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. During my Ph.D. studies at Durham University, I devised mathematical models for the spread of cultural traits with an interest in health-related behaviours, such as excessive drinking.
Walters CE, Mesle MMI, Hall IM, 2018, Modelling the global spread of diseases: A review of current practice and capability, Epidemics, Vol:25, ISSN:1755-4365, Pages:1-8
Walters CE, 2014, A reaction–diffusion model for competing languages, Meccanica, Vol:49, ISSN:0025-6455, Pages:2189-2206
Walters CE, Kendal JR, 2013, An SIS model for cultural trait transmission with conformity bias, Theoretical Population Biology, Vol:90, ISSN:0040-5809, Pages:56-63
Walters CE, Straughan B, Kendal JR, 2013, Modelling alcohol problems: total recovery, Ricerche Di Matematica, Vol:62, ISSN:0035-5038, Pages:33-53