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School of the Biological Sciences



Professor, Department of Plant Sciences

Chris Gilligan uses epidemiological modelling to predict the spread and to optimise surveillance and control of invasive pests and pathogens of staple agricultural crops, horticultural, forest and natural ecosystems. Learn more. 


Research Areas

Food security
Epidemiological modelling
Parameter estimation
Surveillance and control


Mathematical and computional modelling
Meteorological modelling
Bayesian statistical inference
Spatial modelling
Statistical data analysis 


Research Theme