Abdul Kuddus

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. I completed both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Department of Mathematics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. I have also completed a Master of Public Health (Global Health) degree at Thammasat University in Thailand.

I have years of research and programming experience and am really interested in studying public health and global infectious disease dynamics. I did my M.Sc. thesis on Epidemic Models and MPH thesis on chickenpox modelling – which allowed me to combine my interests in disease modelling with my background in Mathematics and Public Health.

I joined the James Cook University in 2017 as a PhD student and am supervised by Prof. Emma McBryde, Dr. Michael Meehan, Professor Lisa J White, Dr. James Trauer and Dr. Tan Doan. My PhD project involves combining mathematical models of tuberculosis transmission with pharmacological models (PK-PD) and evolution models of acquired drug resistance to determine the optimal deployment of novel and emerging drugs for tuberculosis.