Dr Roslyn Hickson

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics)

Career Summary

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 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

Teaching Expertise
* Foundational Studies in Mathematics * Mathematical modelling * Developing an honours level course for the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases


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

Qualifications

  • PhD (Physics), University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours), University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Industrial applied mathematics
  • Infectious Disease Modelling

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010299 Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2011 -  Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
1/05/2010 - 1/11/2011 Research Fellow Australian National University
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $484,805

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20122 grants / $484,805

2011 Research Fellowship - DVCR Strategic Appointment$469,805

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Roslyn Hickson
Scheme Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1100670
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Research Fellowship Start-up grant$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Roslyn Hickson
Scheme Fellowship Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200639
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Mathematical Modelling to Investigate a Wolbachia Intervention to Reduce Dengue Transmission PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Roslyn Hickson

Position

Conjoint Lecturer
CARMA
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science

Focus area

Mathematics

Contact Details

Email roslyn.hickson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6081
Fax (02) 4921 6898

Office

Room V.26
Building Mathematics Building (V)
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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