Maria Inês Neves
Inês is a PhD student at the department of Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health at the Royal Veterinary College. Her research project focuses on the spatial and zoonotic epidemiology of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa, under supervision of Dr. Martin Walker and Professor Joanne Webster. During her PhD, she will be developing mathematical models, which will be combined with molecular data on parasite population structure, to design surveillance and response strategies to combat schistosomiasis resurgence in communities where elimination is on track.
Her research interests are in disciplines at the Human-Animal interface, specifically on the use of mathematical modelling to support zoonotic disease surveillance and public health decision-making.