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Tim CD Lucas

I am a lecturer in the Dept. of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. My interests encompass statistical methods and mathematical models for studying disease. In particular I’m interested in studying methods that account for multiple temporal or spatial scales. For example, disease progression or diagnosis is typically quite a slow process, but we are exposed to environmental factors such as air pollution every second. Depending on our movement patterns, we can have very different exposures from one minute to the next.

I have a continuing interest in infectious disease models and statistical methods for ecology. Recently this has involved developing models of contact tracing to help guide COVID-19 policy. Previously, I worked as a Research Fellow at Imperial College. Before that I worked with Deirdre Hollingsworth and the Malaria Atlas Project at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford on neglected tropical diseases and malaria.

Please feel free to email me to discuss stats, modelling, R or anything else. If you are a student looking for opportunities such as masters or PhD projects please email to say hello. There are studentships or pre-doctoral fellowships we could develop a project for. My address is tim.lucas — at — Or you can say hello on twitter @timcdlucas or @StatsForBios.


  1. Pokemon themed colour schemes for R.

    R 54 5

  2. R package providing utilities for INLA

    R 19 8

  3. CV Public

    Just my cv LaTeX files etc.

    TeX 1

  4. The zoon R package

    HTML 60 13

  5. A paper giving a primer on unit testing for infectious disease models

    TeX 6

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