MATRIX Seminar – Professor James McCaw

Joy Lukman

  • Thursday
    17 Feb 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am


Event Time:
Thursday, 17 February @ 1000 (AEDST) (Melbourne)
Thursday, 17 February @ 0700 (CST) (Beijing)
Thursday, 17 February @ 0430 (IST) (New Delhi)
Wednesday, 16 February @ 2300 (GMT) (London)
Wednesday, 16 February @ 1800 (EST) (New York)
Wednesday, 16 February @ 1500 (PST) (Los Angeles)

Presenter: Professor James McCaw, The University of Melbourne

Professor McCaw is Professor of Mathematical Biology at The University of Melbourne with appointments in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Doherty Institute. James is an expert member of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and contributes to Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic through provision of advice to key national committees.

Biography: University of Melbourne & Google Scholar

Title: Epidemic modelling to support Australia’s COVID-19 planning and response

Since January 2020, epidemic modelling and infectious disease data analytics have been a core element of Australia’s COVID-19 planning and response system. Scenario modelling has been used to explore alternative control strategies, including the role and impact of testing strategies, quarantine and isolation, public health and social measures and vaccination. Weekly situational assessments have provided jurisdictions with data-informed estimates of the transmission potential, effective reproduction number and case and clinical forecasts.

In this presentation I will describe some of the models, their purpose and findings, with a focus on the (ever changing) role and impact of modelling in the Australian COVID-19 response.

Structure: 45 minutes seminar with 15 minutes question time

Seminar Recording
Please click here for the recording of the webinar