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My research in a nutshell

To study disease in human and animal popualtions we can make use of data collected either directly for that purpose or available from other activities. Because lots of factors interplay in determining the occurence of disease in individuals we cannot simply look at the health of individuals and just one factor. My speciality, statistical epidemiology, is conerned with using mathematical and computational methods to cut through the complex interaction of influences on disease to give us a clearer understanding of drivers for disease and strategies to improve human and animal health.