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Dr Andrew James Kerr Conlan

Dr Andrew James Kerr Conlan

University Lecturer in Epidemiology

Andrew Conlan is accepting applications for PhD students.

Andrew Conlan is available for consultancy.

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 764 031


Andrew Conlan is based in the Disease Dynamics Unit (DDU) at the Department of Veterinary Medicine in Cambridge.
Andrew obtained a MPhys degree in Mathematical Physics from the University of Edinburgh before moving to the Department of Zoology in Cambridge in 2002 to undertake a PhD with Bryan Grenfell.  He has remained in Cambridge since then, furthering his research on disease dynamics in the Department of Applied Mathematics (DAMTP) and the Department of Veterinary Medicine. His research has focused on understanding the stochastic persistence of infectious diseases, ranging from childhood infectious diseases, to bacterial infections in livestock.  He has particular interests in measles, pertussis, scarlet fever, diptheria, campylobacter and bovine tuberculosis.

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:
Mathematical Biology:

Departments and Institutes

Cambridge Infectious Diseases:

Research Interests

Epidemiology and mathematical modelling


  • Bayesian Methods
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Host-Pathogen Interaction
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious disease dynamics
  • Tuberculosis
  • Disease Ecology

Key Publications

Conlan, AJK, Mckinley, TJ, Karolemeas, K, Brooks Pollock, E, Goodchild, AV, Mitchell, AP, Birch, CPD, Clifton-Hadley, RS, Wood, JLN (2012) “Estimating the hidden burden of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain. PLoS Comp Bio 8 (10) e1002730

Conlan, AJK, Line, JE, Hiett, K, Coward, C, van Diemen, PM, Stevens, MP, Jones, MA, Gog, JR, Maskell, DJ Transmission and dose response experiments for social animals – a reappraisal of the colonisation biology of Campylobacter jejuni in chickens J. R. Soc. Interface. (2011) doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0125

Conlan, AJK, Eames, KTD, Gage, JA, von Kirchbach, JC, Ross, JV, Saenz, RA, Gog, JR Measuring social networks in British primary schools through scientific engagement Proc. Roy. Soc. B (2010) 10.1098/rspb.2010.1807

Ferrari, MJ, Grais, RF, Bharti, N, Conlan, AJK, Bjornstad, ON, Wolfson, LJ, Guerin, PJ, Djibo, A and Grenfell, BT Seasonality, stochasticity and the dynamics of measles in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature (2008) 451, 679-684