Supervisor: Professor Michael Bonsall
Cassidy has a background in hospital and laboratory-based medicine and communicable disease public health. Her DPhil research is focused at the intersection of medicine, epidemiology and mathematics, using infectious disease modelling to answer questions about cross-scale within-host and transmission dynamics. She is interested in quantifying the risks posed by rapid biotechnology development and the potential of engineered pathogens to cause large scale pandemics. As a member of Professor Michael Bonsall's Mathematical Ecology Research Group, she uses mathematical modelling to answer theoretical questions about novel and emerging pathogens.