Freya Shearer


Freya’s primary research interest is in the use of models of infectious disease as tools for public health decision-making. Freya joined the University of Melbourne in January 2018. She is based at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where she is working on the development of a decision support system for epidemic response.

Freya’s PhD (completed at the University of Oxford in 2017) involved the development of models to estimate spatial variation in risk from vector-borne, zoonotic diseases, including Plasmodium knowlesi malaria, an ongoing research interest.