Welcome to the modelling and simulation group in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Our research program was established in 2005 and group members undertake research in the broad area of communicable diseases. We use non-linear dynamical modelling techniques to investigate diverse questions regarding vaccination, distribution of other pharmaceutical interventions and non-pharmaceutical measures to control infectious diseases.
The unit is home to PRISM^2, an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in infectious diseases modelling (2015-19).
General enquiries can be directed to our group leader, A/Prof. Jodie McVernon.
If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with us, please contact A/Prof. James McCaw.
Jodie McVernon, James McCaw and Nicholas Geard presented some of the group's recent research at the Epidemics 4 Conference held in Amsterdam, Netherlands in November 2013.
Jodie McVernon, James McCaw and Nicholas Geard presented some of the group's recent research at the Options VIII Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa in September 2013. Posters from the conference are available on our virtual poster page.