I am a practising respiratory, sleep, general and public health physician - and head of the Epidemiological Modelling Unit for the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. My primary research interest is TB, but my Unit also undertakes modelling of emerging infections, demography and non-communicable diseases. I also have research interests in cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, influenza, genomics and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases. Methodological approaches used in these areas include deterministic and stochastic modelling, agent-based simulations, applied mathematics, Bayesian inference, statistics, epidemiology and computer science.
I collaborate closely with researchers at James Cook University, through our modelling platform to assist high-burden countries for TB to better understand and fight their epidemic (the Australian Tuberculosis Modelling Network or AuTuMN). I have previously been on Steering Committee for the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (the global body responsible for coordinating TB modelling and epidemiology) and have worked with National TB Programs from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Philippines, Bulgaria and Bhutan.