Cathal Mills

Doctoral student

About Me

I am a First Year DPhil Statistics student funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). In brief, my research focus on the intersection of statistics and epidemiology. I aim to develop statistical and biomathematical methods to model, and better understand, the spread of infectious diseases. In particular, I am interested in exploring Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and COVID-19. My undergraduate degree was the BSc 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 research thesis involved Bayesian phylodynamic modelling of age-specific transmission dynamics of HIV.

Research Interests

  • Modelling transmission dynamics of infectious diseases to support and inform public health strategies.
  • Proposing novel statistical and mathematical models for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) which profoundly affect the most vulnerable and marginalised in society.
  • Providing superior understanding of the effects of public health intervention strategies for infectious diseases.
  • Communicating research outputs to technical experts and the wider public.

Contact Details


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