My research deals primarily with mathematical population dynamics in epidemiology and in particular, the spatio-temporal spread of infectious diseases. A lot of my work, which I carry out in the context of the BioDiaspora Project, concerns the relationship between modern commercial aviation and the fast global spread of infectious pathogens. In this setting, I use mathematical modelling and graph analysis to consider the risk of importation of disease to various public health entities. Another problem of interest to me concerns the stress imposed on public health systems by the variety of health practices used around the world or even, within a country; for instance, treatment of infections or vaccination schedules can vary greatly and public health must be thought of on a global level. I am also interested by other problems of population dynamics in ecology and biology.
Navigate the links at the top of the page for more information about various aspects of my work. Details about the Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar at the University of Manitoba are here.
Summer schools students: see here.