Dr Sophie Rhodes
MMTH MSc PhD
Sophie studied an MMTH in Applied Mathematics at the University of East Anglia, with a focus on mathematical biology. Her final year dissertation focussed on the mathematical modelling of blood flow in the microcirculatory system. Sophie then went on to complete an MSc in Epidemiology from Imperial College, where she directed her experience of mathematical modelling towards disease transmission dynamics and Bayesian parameter inference techniques for stochastic epidemic models.
Sophie has completed her PhD entitled "The development of a mathematical modelling framework to translate TB vaccine responses between species and predict the most immunogenic dose in humans using animal data". The overall purpose of her PhD was to develop a mathematical modelling framework to translate TB vaccine response between species and predict the most immunogenic dose in humans using animal data.
Sophie is now working as a Research Fellow at LSHTM, continuing to develop the mathematical modelling used in her PhD for Malaria, Yellow Fever and Polio vaccines.