August 13, 2021
Congratulations to Associate Professor Jennifer Flegg (School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne) who was recently awarded an ARC Future Fellowship of $1,011,480.00 for her project titled ” Advances in data integration modelling for infectious disease response”. This project aims to develop powerful mathematical frameworks that integrate data from multiple sources to facilitate informed decisions in response to the threat of present, and future, infectious diseases. The project expects to generate new knowledge in mathematics by advancing the tools for incorporating multiple data sources into models of infectious diseases. The expected outcomes include enhanced capacity to predict spatiotemporal changes in transmission of infectious diseases. This project should provide significant benefits in the advancement of modelling techniques broadly applicable to infectious disease settings, which will be demonstrated for antimalarial drug resistance – a major threat to malaria elimination.