Dr Finn McQuaid
in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
I am mathematical modeller, with experience in modelling infectious diseases in a range of settings. I am the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC) Secretariat Epidemiologist, involved in developing guidance and resources for country-level TB modelling to support decision-making, and facilitating coordination between international funders and stakeholders. I am also a member of the TB Modelling Group, researching drug-resistant tuberculosis, treatment adherence and the impact of COVID-19 on TB. I am currently co-director of the TB Centre.
I gained a BSc (hons) in Mathematics from Rhodes University, South Africa, and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for an MSc and subsequent PhD in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath. Before joining LSHTM I worked on global food security at Rothamsted Research, developing spatially-explicit models for the control of cassava diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
I am a module organiser for the Distance Learning module Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (EPM302), and teach on this course, the Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications short course, and Applied Communicable Disease Control