Thomas Prowse

Thomas Prowse is a postdoctoral researcher within the School of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Adelaide, working with Associate Professor Joshua Ross. Thomas has a background in mathematical ecology and has used empirical analyses and simulation modelling to address applied questions in the fields of disease and invasion ecology and conservation biology. He has a keen interest in animal health and emerging diseases, and has published on control strategies for wildlife disease outbreaks and currently supervises postgraduate projects modelling the spatial dynamics of avian influenza in native Australian birds and Hendra virus in fruit bats. Having joined PRISM in September 2016, Thomas will be working on a number of animal- and human-disease related projects that focus on identifying appropriate risk mitigation strategies and cost-effective management interventions, including projects modelling new strategies for the reduction of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa.