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Michael Tildesley

Lecturer in Infectious Disease Modelling,

Contact

  • workRoom A55 School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    Leicestershire
    LE12 5RD
    UK
  • work0115 951 6790

Biography

Mike Tildesley obtained a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He went on to study for a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at the University of Cambridge. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 2003, he changed disciplines and moved to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick to work with Professor Matt Keeling on livestock infectious disease modelling. His main area of research was to devise optimal control strategies for outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), utilising data from the recent 2001 FMD outbreak. In 2008, he moved to the Institute for Immunity and Infection at the University of Edinburgh as a research fellow where he worked on modelling the immune response of E. coli O157 infected cattle, before taking up a position as an Assistant Professor in the Complexity Centre at the University of Warwick in 2011. Mike joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham in 2014. Mike is currently the principal investigator on two multi-institute grants that are focused upon the development of models to predict the potential for spread of future outbreaks of FMD in the UK and the USA and a further grant that is focused upon analysis of the avian influenza H5N1 outbreaks in Thailand, China and Bangladesh.

Expertise Summary

  • Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases
  • Infectious disease control
  • Model fitting and parameter estimation
  • Cross-scale modelling of infectious diseases

Research Summary

My main area of research is in the development of mathematical models to simulate the spread of livestock and zoonotic diseases. I have a particular interest in the targeting of control in the event… read more

Current Research

My main area of research is in the development of mathematical models to simulate the spread of livestock and zoonotic diseases. I have a particular interest in the targeting of control in the event of an outbreak to minimise the spread of disease.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415
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