The University of Warwick is a leading research and teaching university, ranking 7th across all subjects and 3rd in mathematics in the last UK Research Excellence Framework (2014). It has an international reputation in health research and a focus on mathematical modelling and neglected tropical diseases. The co-ordinator of the NTD Modelling Consortium, Dr Deirdre Hollingsworth, has an appointment at Mathematics Institute and the School of Life Sciences in the Univeristy of Warwick and holds and honorary appointment at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Her research interests include lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminths (ascariasis, hookworm and trichiuriasis). The University of Warwick includes:
WIDER: Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research is a cross-department, interdisciplinary group who focus on understanding and predicting the spread and control of many infectious diseases. Their research spans from high profile pathogens including pandemic influenza, malaria, bovine tuberculosis and foot-and-mouth disease, to less well-publicised diseases such as respiratory syncytical virus, foot-rot and European foulbrood. They use a range of scientific techniques from mathematical models and statistical analysis to field experiments and questionnaires, which together provide a more holistic picture of the transmission of infection and the likely impact of control. Professor Graham Medley and Professor Matt Keeling are members of the Consortium with particular interests in visceral leishmaniasis and leprosy (Medley) and human African Trypanosomiasis (Keeling).
WCAHRD: The Warwick Centre for Applied Health Research and Deliveryis part of the Consultation on Applied Health Research and Delivery (CAHRD) which is a network co-ordinated by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). CAHRD brings together individuals, disciplines and organisations to develop practical solutions to health needs. In particular CAHRD will work with resource limited nations to transform health systems and improve the health of low income populations.The NTD Modelling Consortium is grateful to WCAHRD for support in developing this website.