I am post-doctoral researcher working in the Mathematics Institute, and a member of the Zeeman Institute: Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER) group. I am working with Professor Matt Keeling (Maths / Life Sciences) on modelling the spread of disease (further details below), as well as collaborating with other members of the Life Sciences, Mathematics and Medical School departments.
Key topics of interest are:
- Mathematical epidemiology
- Control of infectious diseases
- Bayesian inference
- Public health
Previous and current work has undertaken problems in the following areas of mathematical epidemiology:
Social Contagion: Spread of behaviour-linked health problems are amenable to being represented with methodological approaches typically used to model infectious diseases. We explore this with regards to depression, developing novel models that exploit the dynamical behaviour of mood over time to ascertain which mood states spread on social networks, via a contagion-like mechanism, and which do not.
I wrote an article on our work modelling the spread of mood in school friendship networks for "The Conversation", and the article "When it comes to mental health, parents shouldn’t worry who their children are friends with" can be found here.
- Spreading of components of mood in adolescent social networks
Robert W. Eyre, Thomas House, Edward M. Hill, Frances E. Griffiths (2017)
Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170336. doi:10.1098/rsos.170336
- Modelling H5N1 in Bangladesh across spatial scales: Model complexity and zoonotic transmission risk
Edward M. Hill, Thomas House, Madhur S. Dhingra, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Subhash Morzaria, Muzaffar G. Osmani, Mat Yamage, Xiangming Xiao, Marius Gilbert, Michael J. Tildesley (2017)
Epidemics, 20C: 37-55. doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2017.02.007.
- Evidence for history-dependence of influenza pandemic emergence
Edward M. Hill, Michael J. Tildesley and Thomas House (2017)
Scientific Reports, 7: 43623. doi:10.1038/srep43623.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282(1813). doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.1180.