Inaugural Professorial Lecture 2018

Inaugural Professorial Lecture 2018

Issued: Fri, 18 May 2018 10:25:00 BST

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Professor Louise Matthews, Professor of Mathematical Biology and Disease Ecology and Professor Tim Parkin, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, will give their Inaugural lectures in the McCall Lecture Theatre, Garscube Campus at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

Professor Matthews Lecture will be titled “An epidemiological tour: from the blackboard to the field’ in which she will give a guided tour of epidemiological problems and challenges from modelling livestock disease control and predicting farmer behaviour to the upside of having a cold and approaches to combatting antimicrobial resistance.

Professor Parkin’s Lecture will be titled ‘The prediction of risk and the risk of prediction’ and will describe the development of predictive models enabling identification of ‘at risk’ horses at significantly greater risk of injury during racing or training.  He will highlight opportunities for ‘real-time’ risk prediction and discuss some of the difficulties, in decision making, that are raised when one has to communicate and use information that pertains to injury risk.

Register for this event.   The lectures will be followed by a drinks reception in the Mary Stewart Building.