Cathal Mills

DPhil in Statistics student

About Me

I am a Second Year DPhil Statistics student funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). I develop biomathematical and statistical methods to model, and better understand, the spread of infectious diseases. I have a particular interest in modelling climate-sensitive, vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever. My undergraduate degree was a BSc in Economics and Finance (Major in Maths and Statistics) from University College Dublin. Subsequently, I completed the MSc Statistics at Imperial College London, where I specialised in Biostatistics. My MSc research thesis involved Bayesian phylodynamic modelling of age-specific transmission dynamics of HIV.

Research Interests

  • Development of new mathematical and statistical modelling techniques for inference of dengue transmission dynamics.
  • Unifying statistical, machine learning, and biomathematical methods to provide an integrated approach for retrospective modelling and probabilistic forecasting of infectious diseases.
  • Providing quantitative understanding of the effects of public health intervention strategies for infectious diseases.
  • Communicating research outputs to technical experts and the wider public.

Contact Details


Office: G.01