Freya’s primary research interest is in the use of models of infectious disease as tools for public health decision-makers. Freya joined the University of Melbourne in January 2018. She is based at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics as a research fellow, where she is working on the development of a decision support system for pandemic influenza.
Freya’s PhD (completed at the University of Oxford in 2017) involved the development of models to estimate spatial variation in risk from vector-borne, zoonotic diseases, including Plasmodium knowlesi malaria and yellow fever. Prior to her PhD, Freya worked in emergency medicine research and clinical process re-design at St John of God Murdoch Hospital in Perth, Western Australia.