Associate Professor Nick Golding is an infectious disease modeller with a focus on globally-important pathogens. His work combines mathematical and statistical modelling, ecology, and public health. Since completing a PhD on modelling mosquito-borne diseases at the University of Oxford, he has collaborated with epidemiologists from around the world developing models and maps of the risk posed by some of the world’s most important and neglected diseases – including malaria, Dengue fever, Chikungunya, and Ebola.
After moving to the University of Melbourne in 2016, Dr Golding has worked closely with ecologists both on modelling methods and on urgent health issues like Melbourne’s Buruli ulcer outbreak – where risk to humans depends on the ecology of mosquitos and possums. In 2020 Dr Golding joined the Malaria Atlas Project at TKI as Director of Malaria Ecology. He is a member of the Australian national modelling team, advising national and state governments on their response to COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.