Michael Meehan is a mathematical modeller within the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University. Michael models the spread of infectious diseases with a particular focus on TB in the Asia-Pacific region. Combining analytical and numerical methods, Michael attempts to determine not only the underlying dynamics driving TB transmission but also to identify the most effective and economical intervention policies.
Prior to his appointment at AITHM, Michael received his PhD from the school of Engineering at James Cook University. His research in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology focused on the outstanding problem of the nature of dark matter and dark energy and their relationship in alternative cosmological models.