Dr Oliver Brady
My main area of expertise lies in the macro-scale modelling and mapping of vector-borne diseases with a particular focus on arboviruses including dengue, zika, yellow fever and chikungunya.
Originally trained as a biologist, I undertook a DPhil in the global epidemiology of dengue at the University of Oxford under Prof. Simon Hay. Following this I held a post doc position at the same institution, working closely with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help set up the Malaria Modelling Consortium before moving to the school at the beginning of 2016.
My research aims to improve how diseases are controlled by identifying and estimating gaps in disease surveillance. Past projects have included estimating the global distribution and burden of different arboviruses (dengue, Zika, chikungunya) as well as understanding the role of their principle mosquito vectors (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus)
This involves the use of advanced statistical and mathematical modelling techniques to map vector-borne diseases including how they vary over time in response to environmental changes.
These methods also have broad applications in predicting and preventing emerging infectious disease spread from understanding how to stop a dengue outbreak in an urban mega city to preventing intercontinental spread.