Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a mathematical modeller working with the Jameel Institute applying mathematical and statistical techniques to best utilise epidemiological data.

My research to-date has focussed on a variety of disease categories. My DPhil research considered mathematical modelling approaches to studying and understanding the spread of food poisoning in chicken flocks. Other projects include considering the optimal combination of drug and intervention strategies on dengue transmission networks, quantitative microbial risk assessments of Salmonella, and more recently the impact of lockdowns on the spread of COVID-19.

My research interests include:

  • Optimal control of disease intervention strategies
  • Spatial correlations of COVID-19 infections
  • Bayesian network approaches to disease predictors
  • Modelling of zoonotic disease reservoirs

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sonabend R, Whittles LK, Imai N, et al., 2021, Non-pharmaceutical interventions, vaccination, and the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant in England: a mathematical modelling study, The Lancet, Vol:398, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1825-1835

Rawson T, Colles FM, Smith AL, et al., 2021, Can good broiler flock welfare prevent colonization by Campylobacter?, Poultry Science, Vol:100

Rawson T, Brewer T, Veltcheva D, et al., 2020, How and When to End the COVID-19 Lockdown: An Optimization Approach, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol:8

Rawson T, Wilkins KE, Bonsall MB, 2020, Optimal control approaches for combining medicines and mosquito control in tackling dengue, Royal Society Open Science, Vol:7, ISSN:2054-5703

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