I am a Statistician and Mathematical Modeller Research Fellow in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. I am also involved with the Statistics, Modelling and Economics Department at Public Health England.
I have a number of years experience working on a wide range of projects across government and academia in defence and health.
I studied mathematics and statistics at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and obtained a PhD in applied probability from the University of Liverpool. After working for the Ministry of Defence for several years, applying novel Bayesian Inference ideas, I moved back into academia and the field of public health in 2010.
My general fields of interest include:
- Operational research
- Health economics
- Survival analysis and multistate models
- Small area estimation
My current methodological interests include:
- Care pathway analysis
- Excess length of stay estimation
- Multi-level modelling of spatio-temporal data, including aggregation of disparate sources
- Discrete event simulation (DES)
My current application areas include:
- Tuberculosis (latent and active cases)
- Healthcare-acquired infections
- Sexually transmitted infections (principally Chlamydia)
et al., Validation of new technologies for the diagnostic evaluation of active tuberculosis (VANTDET), Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, ISSN:2050-4365
et al., 2015, Quantifying the Burden of Hospital-Acquired Bloodstream Infection in Children in England by Estimating Excess Length of Hospital Stay and Mortality Using a Multistate Analysis of Linked, Routinely Collected Data, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Vol:4, ISSN:2048-7193, Pages:305-312
et al., 2017, LATENT TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION SCREENING OF ADULT CLOSE CONTACTS IN LONDON: A COST-UTILITY ANALYSIS, Winter Meeting of the British-Thoracic-Society, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A174-A174, ISSN:0040-6376
et al., 2015, IMPACT AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF POINT-OF-CARE TESTING FOR CHLAMYDIA: ACCOUNTING FOR GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN INFECTION BURDEN AND TESTING RATES, HEALTH SERVICE CONFIGURATION, AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A152-A153, ISSN:1368-4973
et al., 2015, WEB-TOOL TO ASSESS THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF CHLAMYDIA POINT-OF-CARE TESTS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A143-A143, ISSN:1368-4973