Dr Adam Kucharski
My research focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases, particularly emerging and outbreak-prone infections. 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. In particular, I am interested in how social behaviour and immunity shape disease transmission, and how knowledge of such processes can enhance surveillance and control measures. My work covers emerging diseases – such as avian influenza, dengue, Ebola and Zika – as well as established infections like seasonal influenza.