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Biography

My PhD on the topic was critical times of heat and mass transport through multiple layers. From the week after I submitted my PhD until late 2011 I was employed as a Research Fellow in infectious disease modelling, at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU. I received a Lift-off Fellowship from the Australian Mathematics Society to attend a 2 week masters level course at the University of Utrecht on the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. December 2011 I started a 4 year University of Newcastle Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Service

  • Webmaster of ANZIAM
  • Webmaster for the Mathematical Biology special interest group of ANZIAM

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Mathematics Society
  • ANZIAM
  • Society for Mathematical Biology
  • Public Health Association of Australia

Qualifications

  • PhD (Physics), University of New South Wales, 08/12/2010
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours), University of New South Wales, 13/12/2006

Research

Research keywords

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Industrial applied mathematics
  • Infectious Disease Modelling

Research expertise

I am an applied mathematician with particular expertise in modelling and industrial applications. I have wide ranging interests from diffusion and heat transfer to infectious disease modelling.

My reserach interests inlude:

  • Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases
  • Tuberculosis spread including the effects of HIV and multi-drug resistance
  • The effect of increasing diabetes prevalence on TB
  • Dengue fever: impacts of vector control, climate change effects on the spread, transmission through blood transfusion
  • Spatially dependent disease spread models
  • Critical times of heat and mass transfer

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010200Applied Mathematics100

Collaboration

I have strong research links with the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at ANU.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Applied Mathematics

Teaching expertise

  • Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Developing an honours level course for the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases
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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Hickson RI, Barry SI, Mercer GN, Sidhu HS, 'Finite difference schemes for multilayer diffusion', Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 54 210-220 (2011) [C1]
2011Hickson RI, Barry SI, Sidhu HS, Mercer GN, 'Critical times in single-layer reaction diffusion', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54 2642-2650 (2011) [C1]
2010Hickson RI, Critical times of heat and mass transport through multiple layers, University of New South Wales (2010) [T3]
2009Hickson RI, Barry SI, Mercer GN, 'Critical times in multilayer diffusion. Part 1: Exact solutions', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52 5776-5783 (2009) [C1]
2009Hickson RI, Barry SI, Mercer GN, 'Critical times in multilayer diffusion. Part 2: Approximate solutions', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52 5784-5791 (2009) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (12 outputs)

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2014Hickson RI, Roberts MG, 'How population heterogeneity in susceptibility and infectivity influences epidemic dynamics.', J Theor Biol, 350 70-80 (2014) [C1]
2012Hickson RI, Mercer GN, Lokuge KM, 'A metapopulation model of tuberculosis transmission with a case study from high to low burden areas', PLoS One, 7 e34411 (2012) [C1]
2012Ndii M, Hickson RI, Mercer GN, 'Modelling the introduction of Wolbachia into Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes to reduce Dengue transmission', ANZIAM Journal, 53 213-227 (2012) [C1]
2011Hickson RI, Barry SI, Mercer GN, Sidhu HS, 'Finite difference schemes for multilayer diffusion', Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 54 210-220 (2011) [C1]
2011Hickson RI, Barry SI, Sidhu HS, Mercer GN, 'A COMPARISON OF CRITICAL TIME DEFINITIONS IN MULTILAYER DIFFUSION', ANZIAM JOURNAL, 52 333-358 (2011) [C1]
2011Hickson RI, Barry SI, Sidhu HS, Mercer GN, 'Critical times in single-layer reaction diffusion', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54 2642-2650 (2011) [C1]
2009Hickson RI, Barry SI, Mercer GN, 'Critical times in multilayer diffusion. Part 1: Exact solutions', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52 5776-5783 (2009) [C1]
2009Hickson RI, Barry SI, Sidhu HS, 'Critical times in one-- and two--layered diffusion', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 15 77-84 (2009) [C1]
2009Hickson RI, Barry SI, Mercer GN, 'Exact and numerical solutions for effective diffusivity and time lag through multiple layers', Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, 50 C682-C695 (2009) [C1]
2009Hickson RI, Barry SI, Mercer GN, 'Critical times in multilayer diffusion. Part 2: Approximate solutions', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52 5784-5791 (2009) [C1]
2008Hickson RI, Barry SI, Stokes KE, 'Comparison of weed spread models', Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, 49 C324-C340 (2008) [C1]
2008Barry SI, Hickson RI, Stokes KE, 'Modelling Lippia spread down flooding river systems', Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, 49 C359-C375 (2008) [C1]
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Conference (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Hickson RI, Mercer GN, Lokuge M, 'Sensitivity analysis of a model for tuberculosis', 19TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2011), Perth, AUSTRALIA (2011) [E1]
2010Anderssen B, Fowkes N, Hickson RI, McGuinness M, 'BlueScope Steel, Analysis of Coil Slumping', Proceedings of the 2009 Mathematics in Industry Study Group, Wollongong (2010) [E4]
2009Whiten B, Fulford G, Hickson RI, Pritchard G, 'The Response of Power Systems to Autonomous ``Grid Friendly'' Devices', Proceedings of the 2008 Mathematics in Industry Study Group, Wollongong (2009) [E4]
2008Stokes KE, Barry SI, Hickson RI, Cunningham SA, 'Future spread of Lippia in the Murray-Darling Basin under climate change', 16th Australian Weeds Conference Proceedings: weed management 2008 hot topics in the tropics, Cairns (2008) [E1]
2008Kilby P, Tobin P, Luscombe R, Barry S, Hickson RI, 'DSTO: The maritime surveillance problem', Proceedings of the 2007 Mathematics in Industry Study Group, Wollongong (2008) [E4]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

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2010Hickson RI, Critical times of heat and mass transport through multiple layers, University of New South Wales (2010) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants2
Total funding$484,805

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2012 (2 grants)

2011 Research Fellowship - DVCR Strategic Appointment$469,805
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Roslyn Hickson
SchemeRole
Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$469,80520122015
GNo:G1100670

Research Fellowship Start-up grant$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Roslyn Hickson
SchemeRole
Fellowship GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200639
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.3

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122016PhD (Mathematics)Co-SupervisorMathematical Modelling to Investigate a Wolbachia Intervention to Reduce Dengue Spread
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Dr Roslyn Hickson

Work Phone(02) 4921 6081
Fax(02) 4921 6898
Email
PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
CARMA
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMathematics
Office
V26,
Mathematics Building (V),
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/roslyn-hickson