Professor Nick Golding is an infectious disease modeller with a focus on globally-important pathogens. His work combines mathematical and statistical modelling, ecology, and public health. Since completing a PhD on modelling mosquito-borne diseases at the University of Oxford, he has collaborated with epidemiologists from around the world developing models and maps of the risk posed by some of the world’s most important and neglected diseases – including malaria, Dengue fever, Chikungunya, and Ebola. In 2020 Professor Golding joined the Malaria Atlas Project at Telethon Kids Institute as Director of Malaria Ecology.
Since March 2020 Prof Golding has been a central member of a multi-institution team tasked with delivering weekly COVID-19 modelling advice to the Australian Department of Health, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and National Cabinet, to guide Australia's response to the pandemic. He was an author of the Doherty Institute Modelling Report to advise on the National Plan to transition Australia's National COVID Response.