James Truscott

James' work focuses on modelling the population dynamics of soil transmitted helminths and schistosomes. His work involves analysis of simple mathematical models as well as simulation using age-structured models and stochastic individual (worm) based approaches. As helminths are characterised by a high degree of variability in their distribution among hosts and reproductive behaviour, his work aims to develop Baysian techniques to properly integrate parameter and biological uncertainty into the models and hence give realistic confidence intervals on model output.