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Dr Amanda Minter

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow

Room
Room 107

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7958 8232

I am a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working with Dr Adam Kucharski on mathematical models for dynamics of infection and immunity for antigenically variable pathogens such as influenza and dengue. The aim of this project is to utilise these mathematical models to predict how individual-level cross-reactive antibody responses to such viruses shape pathogen invasion and transmission at the population level.

My previous postdoc position at the University of Warwick involved modelling the potential spread and control of livestock diseases on US farms. This work is part of a collaborative project with Colorado State University, United States Department of Agriculture and Linköping University.

My PhD research focused on the dynamics of leptospirosis infection in wild rat populations in Brazilian urban slums. The aim was to understand how infection is spread and how rodent populations can be controlled mathematical models and statistical analyses.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Teaching

I am co-organiser of the short course  'Model fitting and inference for infectious disease dynamics'.

Research

Research Area
Modelling
Discipline
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Influenza

Selected Publications

Optimal Control of Rat-Borne Leptospirosis in an Urban Environment
Minter A; Costa F; Khalil H; Childs J; Diggle P; Ko AI; Begon M
2019
FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
Evidence of multiple intraspecific transmission routes for Leptospira acquisition in Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
Minter A; Diggle PJ; Costa F; Childs J; Ko AI; Begon M
2017
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION
The helminth community of a population of Rattus norvegicus from an urban Brazilian slum and the threat of zoonotic diseases.
Carvalho-Pereira T; Souza FN; Santos LRN; Walker R; Pertile AC; de Oliveira DS; Pedra GG; Minter A; Rodrigues MG; Bahiense TC
2017
Parasitology
Factors affecting carriage and intensity of infection of Calodium hepaticum within Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) from an urban slum environment in Salvador, Brazil.
Walker R; Carvalho-Pereira T; Serrano S; Pedra G; Hacker K; Taylor J; Minter A; Pertile A; Panti-May A; Carvalho M
2016
Epidemiology and infection
A Two-Year Ecological Study of Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) in a Brazilian Urban Slum.
Panti-May JA; Carvalho-Pereira TSA; Serrano S; Pedra GG; Taylor J; Pertile AC; Minter A; Airam V; Carvalho M; Júnior NN
2016
PloS one
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