Dr. Timothy Lucas

Postdoctoral Researcher


Tim is a postdoctoral research scientist using geospatial statistics to study malaria epidemiology. His focus is on the disaggregation of administrative level malaria case data to pixel level estimates of disease risk. This methodology is of particular importance in areas of low malaria prevalence where typical parasite surveys are uninformative.

Tim completed a PhD at University College London where he studied bat viruses and the processes that govern the species richness of pathogens in bats. These studies involved large epidemiological simulations, phylogenetic analyses and the development of new ecological methods for the estimation of bat population densities. He also continues to contribute to Zoon, an R package for species distribution modelling.