Dr Adam Kucharski
My research focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases. In particular, I am interested in how social behaviour and immunity shape disease transmission, and how knowledge of such processes can enhance control measures. This work is funded by a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.
From 2013–17, I held a Medical Research Council Career Development Award in Biostatistics. Prior to joining the School in October 2013, I was a postdoc at Imperial College London. I have a degree in mathematics from the University of Warwick (2009) and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Cambridge (2012).
Much of my work involves developing new mathematical and statistical approaches to understand the dynamics of infectious disease outbreaks. I am particularly interested in how to combine multiple data sources – including surveillance data, social behaviour studies and novel serological surveys – to uncover transmission dynamics and impact of interventions. This research covers directly transmitted infections like influenza and Ebola as well as arboviruses like dengue and Zika.
Public engagement is also an important part of my work: as well as running events in schools, museums and festivals, I have worked on several projects linking citizen science with large-scale data collection.