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Dr Jonathan Read

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics

Jonathan Read

Lancaster University

Furness Building



Research overview

My research interests focus on understanding the transmission and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases. A substantial part of this interest lies in understanding transmission patterns and their relation to networks of interaction between hosts. This has motivated the development of methods and ways to measure social contact patterns, to improve population-scale and individual-based models of transmission. I am also intersted in understanding the behavioural responses of people to infections and epidemics, as well as interaction patterns at larger spatial scales and human mobility modelling.

PhD supervision

I am happy to discuss potential PhD projects, related to any of the following topics: infectious disease epidemiology; - disease dynamics and transmission; - surveillance and control of infectious disease; - mathematical modelling of epidemics; - outbreak assessment methods; - evolutionary dynamics of pathogens. I am happy to supervise both primary data collection and secondary data analysis approaches. YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS PHD PROPOSALS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION -- unsolicited PhD applications naming me as a supervisor without prior contact are highly likely to be rejected.


PhD Ecology, University of Stirling, 1996.

BSc Biology, York University, 1991.

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