Dr Timothy Pollington
MSc MSc AMIMA
Postdoctoral Researcher - Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
I'm working with Professor Déirdre Hollingsworth and the Neglected Tropical Disease Modelling Consortium. My main disease of focus is visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a sandfly-transmitted parasitic disease that can be fatal if not treated. I am currently completing my PhD studies at the University of Warwick under Lloyd Chapman, Mike Tildesley & Déirdre Hollingsworth.
My current projects include: simulating outbreaks of VL at the village level; deconvolution of observed time series; an interrupted time series analysis of VL at the district level; developing a rate estimator for the tau statistic - a spatiotemporal clustering statistic for infectious diseases.
Contact tracing is an imperfect tool for controlling COVID-19 transmission and relies on population adherence
Davis EL. et al, (2021), Nature Communications, 12
Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 with waning immunity in the UK population.
Crellen T. et al, (2021), Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 376
Responsible modelling: Unit testing for infectious disease epidemiology.
Lucas TCD. et al, (2020), Epidemics, 33
Inferring transmission trees to guide targeting of interventions against visceral leishmaniasis and post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis.
Chapman LAC. et al, (2020), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, 25742 - 25750
Responsible modelling: Unit testing for infectious disease epidemiology
Lucas TCD. et al, (2020)