Layperson’s Guide to Epidemiological Modelling

6 April 2020 - 12:00-12:00

Online presentations by Prof Alexander Bird.


Episode 1: Epidemiological models have been frequently mentioned in the media lately. What are they? And how do they work? In this I will focus today on the model that is the simplest and most frequently used model in epidemiology, the SIR model. This model was developed by Kermack and McKendrick in 1927 and has its origins in the work of Sir Ronald Ross, who won a Nobel prize for his research on the transmission of malaria.

Ep. 1 – Video Recording
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Ep. 1 -PDF Slides
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Episode 2: Herd Immunity explained.

Ep. 2 – Video Recording
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Episode 3: What is the UK government’s COVID-19 strategy?

Ep. 3 – Video Recording
Ep. 3 – Text