Matt Denwood

Matt Denwood

Associate Professor

My main research interests are in the application of quantitative epidemiology to problems affecting animal disease and production, including statistical modelling of animal disease systems, appropriate consideration of diagnostic tests for evaluation of disease, mathematical models of disease spread, and the use of stochastic modelling as a tool to understand the underlying processes of disease systems. The main focus of my work to date has been in the application of Bayesian methods to analysis of parasite distributions in order to improve the efficacy of parasite control strategies in these species, but I have also worked extensively with latent class models for diagnostic test evaluation and on statistical methods to work with large and complex datasets, including data science aspects relating to management and processing of data collected for different purposes. I also have experience in the application of various statistical methods to applications within ecology and veterinary epidemiology, through collaboration with researchers throughout the veterinary and life sciences departments at the University of Copenhagen, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, BioSS and other international institutions. As a researcher working in the veterinary domain I receive funding grants from various relevant government, charity and livestock industry bodies.

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