Dr Jonathan Read

Following a PhD in ecology and postdoctoral work modelling vegetation and insect population dynamics, Jon moved into infectious disease modelling at the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick as a postdoc with Prof Matt Keeling.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University, and holds an honorary Senior Lectureship at the University of Liverpool. His research interests lie at the interface of field work and modelling of infectious diseases, in particular the quantification of human behaviours relevant to the transmission of pathogens. Related interests include quantifying the structure of contact networks, measurement and modelling of human mobility, and understanding the human ecology and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases.

He has designed and conducted epidemiological field studies on influenza in China, USA and Vietnam, and has past or ongoing projects on Streptococcus pneumoniae, rotavirus, norovirus, Ebola virus, and seasonal and pandemic influenza.