Mr Alexis Robert
Research Degree Student
I am a mathematical modeller in epidemiology, I joined the school as a research assistant in September 2016 and started a PhD in October 2017. My work focuses on developing models to understand the mechanisms responsible for disease spread in diverse settings.
Before joining the School, I completed two Master’s degrees in 2016: one in Bioinformatics and Modelling at INSA de Lyon and another in Public Health at Lyon 1 University. I previously worked in the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease Team at the Institut Pasteur on Dengue transmission in New Caledonia.
I am currently affiliated with the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School and funded on the MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships.
My PhD project focuses on Measles transmission in the United Kingdom. More specifically, I study the influence of spatial heterogeneity in vaccine uptake on the spread of Measles. I also use reconstruction tree methods to analyse previous outbreaks in England and Wales.
My previous projects aimed to analyse data from the Ebola ring vaccine Trial in Guinea set during the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. I also worked on analysiing previous Ebola outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa in order to disentangle the role of healthcare workers in the transmission dynamics.