Dr Amanda Minter
BSc MSc PhD
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.
I am co-organiser of the short course 'Model fitting and inference for infectious disease dynamics'.