Romain Ragonnet is a mathematician and infectious diseases modeller and is currently being supervised by Emma McBryde.
Originally from France, he has worked at the INSERM institute of Paris, investigating the dynamics of the spontaneous clearance of the hepatitis C virus in HIV-HCV co-infected individuals. In 2014, he worked as a research assistant at the Burnet Institute where his main project was a comparison between real and apparent impacts of vaccines against endemic infections.
In 2015, Romain was the principal investigator on a project supported by the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB-MAC), studying the impact of tuberculosis incidence on the effectiveness of the isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT). He started a PhD with the University of Melbourne in November 2015, studying the impact of the degree of granularity that is used when modelling tuberculosis for assessing interventions effectiveness.