DR Rob Moss

DR Rob Moss


  • Mathematical biology and mathematical epidemiology (Infectious disease dynamics, epidemic forecasting, pandemic preparedness and response)



  • Dr Rob Moss is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. He is a postdoctoral member of the PRISM^2 NHMRC CRE, and collaborator in the public health pillar of the APPRISE NHMRC CRE.

    His research focus is on the development and application of methods for predicting and mitigating the burden of seasonal and pandemic influenza. This includes the use of scenario modelling to inform recommendations for specific interventions, such as targeted antiviral distribution, and synthesising disease models and surveillance data to provide near-real-time epidemic forecasts. He collaborates with public health staff across Australia, and is also a member of the WHO Influenza Incidence Analytics Group (IIAG), where he leads the Australian and regional discussions.

    In addition to these research interests, he is actively interested in broader issues related to model-driven science, including the dissemination of models (including source code, parameter sets, analysis scripts, etc), and effective communication of research outputs through the use of visualisations.

    For more details, see his research website.


Member of

  • Australia & New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Ordinary Membership 2014 -
  • Australian Mathematical Society. Ordinary Membership 2014 -


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Education and training

  • BSc, University of Melbourne
  • BE, University of Melbourne
  • PhD, University of Melbourne

Awards and honors

  • CIVSEC 2018 Innovation Award for Disaster Relief, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Services, Industry Defence and Security Australia Ltd, 2018
  • CIVSEC 2018 National Innovation Award for Civil Security, Industry Defence and Security Australia Ltd, 2018
  • Best Postdoctoral Presentation, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Policy Relevant Infectious diseases Simulation and Mathematical Modelling, 2017
  • Stawell Scholarship, awarded to one postgraduate research student per year, University of Melbourne, 2008



Available for supervision

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