I am currently an ARC DECRA Fellow. My main research is in stochastic modelling applied to problems in biology.
The main focus of my fellowship is creating mathematical models to investigate the early stages of the evolution of multicellular organisms from unicellular ancestors. This is known as an evolutionary transistion. The main problem is understanding how the very earliest groups of cells came to possess the properties needed for evolution by natural selection to operate at the group level.
Invited talks, refereed proceedings and other conference outputs
Ross, J.V., & Black A. J.
(2015). Contact tracing and antiviral prophylaxis in the early stages of a pandemic: the probability of a major outbreak. Mathematical Medicine and Biology. 32(3), 331-343. doi: 10.1093/imammb/dqu014