My research interests are in the application of statistical methods in epidemiology and environmental sciences. I am particularly interested in spatial epidemiology covering the study of spatial patterns of disease risks and taking into cognisance spatial-specific risk factors and changes in disease risks through space and time. I am also interested in time series, multilevel analysis and design and analysis of surveys.
My PhD research was on HIV/AIDS Epidemic Models, conducted at the Department of Statistics of Glasgow University and supervised by Prof John McColl. After my PhD in 2009, I continued as a Research Assistant in the same Department, working on a 3year NERC funded knowledge exchange project led by Prof Marian Scott. The project investigated trends in water quality over time and space; studied the drivers of the trends; the association between bathing water quality and health, and the effect of weather on health. I also worked briefly as part of the Interdisciplinary Quantitative Ecosystem Services Team (INQUEST) with the objective of studying ways of incorporating uncertainty in the Quantification of Ecosystem Services.
I joined the Epidemiology Research Unit of SRUC, Inverness, in June 2012. Some current and past projects are:
I provide statistical advice to the staff and students of NHS Highland.
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