Dr Richard Bradhurst is a Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA). He specialises in the fusion of multiple modelling approaches (mathematical, agent-based and cellular automata), to simulate the spread and control of emergency animal disease, plant and environmental pests, and human disease.
Richard is the co-creator and principal developer of AADIS (Australian Animal Disease Spread model), EuFMDiS (European Transboundary Animal Disease model), and APPDIS (Australian Plant Pest and Disease model). He collaborates with the Australian Department of Agriculture (Animal Health and Plant Health), Biosecurity Queensland, WA DPIRD, VIC DEDJTR, the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, ANU, CSIRO, the EuFMD Commission within the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health within the United States Department of Agriculture, the European Food Safety Authority, MCRI, CFIA and the state veterinary services of various European countries.
Previously, he spent over 20 years as a software engineer on large mission/life critical projects in Australia and North America. Projects included SCADA, a submarine combat system, civilian and military automated air traffic control systems, and tactical communication systems for the Canadian, British and United States military.
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Management strategies for vaccinated animals after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease a..
Reconstructing foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks: a methods comparison of transmission netw..
Does Size Matter to Models? Exploring the Effect of Herd Size on Outputs of a Herd-Level D..
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Transmission network reconstruction for foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks incorporating farm-level covariates.
Simon M Firestone, Yoko Hayama, Max SY Lau, Takehisa Yamamoto, Tatsuya Nishi, Richard A Bradhurst, Haydar Demirhan, Mark A Stevenson, Toshiyuki Tsutsui
Journal article | 2020 | PLOS ONE
Transmission network modelling to infer 'who infected whom' in infectious disease outbreaks is a highly active area of research. O..
Management strategies for vaccinated animals after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and the impact on return to trade
Richard Bradhurst, Graeme Garner, Iain East, Clare Death, Aaron Dodd, Tom Kompas
Journal article | 2019 | PLOS ONE
An incursion of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in a previously FMD-free country can cause significant economic damage from immediate..
Early Decision Indicators for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreaks in Non-Endemic Countries
MG Garner, IJ East, M Stevenson, RL Sanson, TG Rawdon, RA Bradhurst, SE Roche, P Van Ha, T Kompas
Book Chapter | 2018
This Research Topic presents valuable studies presenting different aspects and implementations of mathematical modeling for diseas..
A hybrid modeling approach to simulating foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in Australian livestock
RA Bradhurst, SE Roche, IJ East, P Kwan, MG Garner
Book Chapter | 2017
This book brings together experts in the field of hybrid modelling to demonstrate how this approach can address the challenge of r..
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Research Fellow – Biosecurity
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Computing)
Doctor of Philosophy (Computational Science)
University of New England
Master of Computer Science
University of New England