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Nic Geard

  • PhD
  • Senior Lecturer
  • University of Melbourne
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About

I studied for a Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland (UQ), graduating with first class Honours in computer science in 2001. Continuing at UQ, I gained a PhD in complex systems simulation in 2006, supervised by Professor Janet Wiles. During my PhD I used computational simulation models to investigate the role that developmental constraints play in orienting evolutionary processes. Between 2007 and 2010 I was employed as a researcher with the Science and Engineering of Natural Systems Group at the University of Southampton, working with Professor Seth Bullock to develop simulation models of dynamic processes on social networks. I have recently joined the Vaccination and Immunisation Research Group at the Melbourne School of Population Health, to develop models that combine dynamic demographics with dynamic patterns of immunity to help optimise vaccine scheduling in diverse populations.

Recent publications

  • Implications of asymptomatic carriers for infectious disease transmission and control

    • Chisholm R
    • Campbell P
    • Wu Y
    • et al.
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    3Citations
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  • A Synthetic Population for Modelling the Dynamics of Infectious Disease Transmission in American Samoa

    • Xu Z
    • Glass K
    • Lau C
    • et al.
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    3Citations
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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer

University of Melbourne

October 2016 - Present

Research Fellow

University of Melbourne

July 2011 - September 2016(5 years)

Research Fellow

The University of Southampton

January 2007 - September 2010(4 years)

Education

PhD

The University of Queensland

March 2002 - July 2006(4 years)

BSc (Hons)

The University of Queensland

February 2001 - December 2001(10 months)

BSc

The University of Queensland

February 1995 - December 1997(3 years)

Co-authors (81)