My PhD research was on HIV/AIDS Epidemic Models, conducted at Glasgow University between November 2005 and Feb 2009. My research interests are in the application of statistical methods to epidemiology and environmental sciences. I am particularly interested in spatial epidemiology covering the study of spatial patterns of disease risks and taking into account spatial-specific risk factors. I am also interested in multilevel analysis and changes in disease risks through space and time.
In EPIC 2, I was involved in Modules 2 and 3 which focused on the analyses of potential disease control options and risks associated with animal movements respectively. Working with colleagues in BioSS, we developed process models for disease transmission using BVD as an exemplar disease. The models analyse within farm disease intensity and classify farms based on the levels of intensity. This may help isolate farms with circulating virus or recent infection. This work was developed as a research link between WP6.1 and EPIC, using data resources in WP6.1 and EPIC expertise. In EPIC 3, my work is concentrated in Topic 3 `Improving Veterinary Surveillance Strategy` and I am involved in assessment of the value of existing datasets for surveillance purposes and adding value to such data by analysing them with appropriate statistical tools in order to aid prevalence estimation.
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