James McCaw is a mathematical biologist and infectious diseases epidemiologist with a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Melbourne. He was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2011-15). He holds a split appointment between the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Mathematical and Computational Biology) and Modelling and Simulation Unit, Centre for Epidemiolgy and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. His interests span from modelling host-pathogen-drug dynamics, with a focus on influenza and malaria, to developing public health control strategies for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.
Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science,
Aileen Plant Memorial Prize in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Public Health Association of Australia,
Available for supervision
Those interested in pursuing research projects (Masters, PhD) in the field of mathematical biology and/or infectious diseases biology and epidemiology, with a focus on either mathematical or public health problems should contact James. With appropriate background knowledge, project proposals on any infectious diseases' system are welcome. Particular expertise within the group lie in influenza, malaria and vaccine preventable diseases.