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Brief Academic CV (full CV)

Recent Positions

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

- LaTrobe University

Jan 2022 - Present

Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

My roles at LaTrobe include

  • research (COVID and other infectious diseases, including providing policy support.  Contributed to numerous governmental reports, publications, and outreach efforts related to COVID.)

  • teaching (Calculus, Vector Calculus, Disease Modelling.  I have played a large role in a revision of the Calculus subject, and I am leading an ongoing revision of Vector Calculus.  Disease Modelling is a new subject that I am co-teaching). 

  • Supervision (my student started in 2022 and has 2 papers under review at high impact journals).

Senior Research Scientist
- Institute for Disease Modeling 

March 2016 - Jan 2019

My responsibilities included:

  • Supporting disease-specific groups in their research into Malaria, Polio, Enteric Diseases, HIV, and other infections.

  • Producing software for disease simulations.

  • Writing papers and producing educational materials to train modelers in other institutions.

Significant Research Outputs


  • ~400 page book introducing mathematical techniques to model the spread of epidemics on networks

  • >500 citations

  • FWCI = 27.23 (excluded in calculating my overall FWCI)


  • 100+ function software package produced for studying epidemic spread in networks.

  • Used in multiple countries on at least 3 continents to help inform COVID response.


  • A project I led in collaboration with some bioethicists and an undergraduate LaTrobe mathematics student.

  • Develops and applies a technique for calculating the expected impact of a single individual on the total number of infections in a population.

  • I expect this paper to form the basis of a significant fraction of my research going forward.


  • Develops a technique for predicting the dynamics of an epidemic spreading in a contact network with heterogeneous degrees, using only a handful of differential equations.

  • >250 citations

  • FWCI = 3.94


  • Develops a new class of clustered networks which allow us to analytically explore the impact of clustering on epidemic and other processes.

  • ~300 citations

  • FWCI = 5.56

  • Science Advances (IF ~14)

  • Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (IF ~3.9)

  • Theoretical Population Biology (IF ~1.5)

  • Journal of Infectious Disease Modelling (IF to be released in June - it's a young journal)

  • 2024 - MATRIX Workshop "Addressing new modelling and data challenges revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic"

  • 2022 - BIRS Workshop "Preparing for the next pandemic"

  • 2022 - NSF Workshop "Computational Approaches for Contagion on Complex Social Systems"

  • 2020 - IPAM Workshop "Mathematical Models in Understanding COVID-19"

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