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Project Lead - COVID Modeling Aotearoa; Senior Lecturer - Department of Physics, University of Auckland; Principal Investigator - Te Pūnaha Matatini, University of Auckland

Dion's research is in the area of network science and complex systems, including spreading processes on networks. He has a background in mathematical and computational models of dynamical systems.


  • 2022–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Auckland
  • 2013–2022
    Lecturer, University of Auckland
  • 2010–2013
    Research scientist, Industrial Research Limited
  • 2009–2010
    Postdoctoral research fellow, La Trobe University


  • 2010 
    Massey University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Te Matatini o te Horapa
    Lead investigator
    Funding Source:
    Health Research Council of New Zealand


The Prime Minister's Science Prize 2020 - As part of a Te Pūnaha Matatini team