Dr Nicky McCreesh
BSc MSc PhD
in Infectious Disease Modelling
I have a BSc in Natural Sciences (Maths and Anthropology) from Durham University and an MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM. My PhD, at Durham University, used mathematical modelling to predict the effects of climate change on schistosomiasis transmission in eastern Africa. Between my MSc and PhD, I spent a year at the MRC rural field site in Uganda, conducting the data analysis for an empirical evaluation of respondent-driven sampling.
I teach on the MSc modules 'Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases' and 'Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases', and am co-organiser of and teach on the short course 'Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications'
I am interested in understanding Mtb transmission patterns, and in how contact data can be used to develop a better understanding of potential M.tb. transmission sites, and to inform intervention strategies.
I also work on the calibration and analysis of complex individual-based stochastic models, and am involved with a project to develop a history matching and model emulation R package.
Previous research includes HIV and schistosomiasis modelling, and work on respondent-driven sampling.