Dr Sebastian Funk
of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
My work revolves around statistical methods, often using mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics, applied to questions around public health. I am interested in the emergence, evolution and spread of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in the dynamic interaction of diseases with behavioural, societal and environmental factors, as well as strategies for disease eradication.
I teach on the Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Application short course, the Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases study module and the short course on Model fitting and inference for infectious disease dynamics.
My main current line of research is on real-time modelling and forecasting during outbreaks to aid decision making, funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science.