Director: Modelling and Simulation Hub, Africa, Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town
Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town
Honorary Visiting Research Fellowship in Tropical Disease Modelling, Oxford University (01/07/2017 - 30/06/2020)
Research Associate, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), Stellenbosch University (09/04/2018 - 31/12/2018)
My primary area of research is mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. This is the application of mathematical modelling and computer simulation through techniques such as differential equation modelling and agent based simulation to predict the dynamics and control of infectious diseases to evaluate, among other things, the potential impact of control programmes in reducing morbidity and mortality. My research focuses on using mathematics and statistics to model the control and elimination of malaria and other infectious diseases in South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia Pacific region.
Postdoc in Bioinformatics (on Mathematical Modelling and Next Generation Sequencing) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
PhD in Bioinformatics (on Mathematical Modelling) at the University of Cape Town.
MSc in Mathematical Sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), under University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Mathematical modelling infectious diseases, such as (but not limited to) Malaria, TB and HIV. Statistical analysis of infectious disease data (epidemiological data) and interpretation. Bioinformatics analysis on Next Generation Sequencing (genomics data) to explore the transmission and evolution of drug resistant strains.
MSc International Health & Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford)
MCom in Development Finance & Social Entrepreneurship (UCT, Graduate School of Business)
Honours in Economics (UCT)
BSocSci in Economics and Political Sciences (UCT)
My research interests are in health economics, policy and health systems, and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. I am committed to supporting evidence-based policy to maximise health outcomes within resource-constrained settings. I am also interested in making research accessible and applicable to decision-makers through effective communications.
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University of Cape Town