Transmission and Persistence of Infectious Diseases
I use mathematical, statistical and public engagement methods to improve our understanding of the transmission and persistence of infectious diseases and thus better inform policy decisions for control in animal and human populations.
I study a range of disease dynamic systems including bovine Tuberculosis in cattle, childhood infectious diseases, Norovirus, Camplyobacter jejuni and influenza. Unifying these varied systems is a central interest in the development and application of approximate methods of Bayesian inference for the estimation of complex stochastic models.
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Potential benefits of cattle vaccination as a supplementary control for bovine tuberculosis Conlan, AJK, Brooks Pollock, E, McKinley, TJ, Mitchell, AP, Jones, GJ, Vordermeier, N, Wood, JLN (2015) PLoS Comput Biol 11 (2) e1004038 PMID: 25695736
Estimating the hidden burden of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain Conlan, AJK, Mckinley, TJ, Karolemeas, K, Brooks Pollock, E, Goodchild, AV, Mitchell, AP, Birch, CPD, Clifton-Hadley, RS, Wood, JLN (2012) . PLoS Comp Bio 8 (10) e1002730 PMID: 23093923
Transmission and dose response experiments for social animals – a reappraisal of the colonisation biology of Campylobacter jejuni in chickens Conlan, AJK, Line, JE, Hiett, K, Coward, C, van Diemen, PM, Stevens, MP, Jones, MA, Gog, JR, Maskell, DJ J. R. Soc. Interface. (2011) PMID: 21593028
Measuring social networks in British primary schools through scientific engagement Conlan, AJK, Eames, KTD, Gage, JA, von Kirchbach, JC, Ross, JV, Saenz, RA, Gog, JR (2010) Proc. Roy. Soc. B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1807 PMID: 21047859
Time is of the essence: exploring a measles outbreak response vaccination in Niamey, Niger Grass, RF, Conlan, AJ, Ferrari, MJ, Djibo, A, Le Menach, A, Bjørnstad, ON, Grenfell, BT. (2008) J R Soc Interface 5 (18):67-74. PMID: 17504737