Dr Sebastian Funk
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.