Prof James MCCAW

Coordinator of Masters Computational Biology / Professor

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 303 OGS
  • Building: Old Geology South
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • Z. Wang, L. Zhu, T. Nguyen, Yanmin Wan, Sneha Sant, Sergio M QuiƱones-Parra, Jeremy Chase Crawford, Auda A Eltahla, Simone Rizzetto, Rowena A Bull, Chenli Qiu, Marios Koutsakos, E Bridie Clemens, Liyen Loh, Tianyue Chen, L. Liu, P. Cao, Yanqin Ren, Lukasz Kedzierski, Tom Kotsimbos, J. McCaw, Nicole L La Gruta, Stephen J Turner, Allen C Cheng, Fabio Luciani, X. Zhang, Peter C Doherty, Paul G Thomas, J. Xu, Katherine Kedzierska. Clonally diverse CD38+HLA-DR+CD8+T cells persist during fatal H7N9 disease.. Nat Commun, 9, 824 (12pp), 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03243-7.

  • M. Lydeamore, PT Campbell, W Cuningham, RM Andrews, T Kearns, D Clucas, R Gundjirryirr Dhurrkay, J Carapetis, SYC Tong, J. McCaw, J McVernon. Calculation of the age of the first infection for skin sores and scabies in five remote communities in northern Australia.. Epidemiology and infection, 1194-1201, 2018. doi: 10.1017/s0950268818001061.

  • Kok Fei Chan, Louise A Carolan, Daniil Korenkov, Julian Druce, J. McCaw, Patrick C Reading, Ian G Barr, Karen L Laurie. Investigating Viral Interference Between Influenza A Virus and Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus in a Ferret Model of Infection.. J Infect Dis, 406-417, 2018. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy184.

  • T. Leung, Patricia T Campbell, B. Hughes, F. Frascoli, J. McCaw. Infection-acquired versus vaccine-acquired immunity in an SIRWS model. Infectious Disease Modelling, 3, 118-135, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.idm.2018.06.002.

  • A. Yan, AJ Black, J. McCaw, N Rebuli, J. Ross, AJ Swan, R. Hickson. The distribution of the time taken for an epidemic to spread between two communities. Mathematical Biosciences, 139-147, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.mbs.2018.07.004.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Tiffany (Ngo Nam) LEUNG "Dynamical properties of disease transmission models with seasonal forcing, immune boosting and vaccination"
Michael LYDEAMORE "Investigating the spread of Group A Strepococcus disease using multi-strain bacterial population dynamics models."
Alexander ZAREBSKI "Influenza modelling with applications in forecasting."

Current MSc Students

Name Project title
Thomas WALSH

Past MSc Students

Name Project title
Wing Yu LAM
Dacong LIN
Vincent PANG

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2018 - 2022 NHMRC Centre Of Excellence Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination
2017 - 2019 ARC Discovery Mathematical and statistical methods for modelling invivo pathogen dynamics
2016 - 2018 NHMRC NHMRC Project Slowing the spread of malaria drug resistance by extending the lifespan of the artemisinin derivatives


  • Assistant Dean Graduate Programs
  • Computational Biology major coordinator
  • Master of Computational Biology Co-Ordinator


  • Postgraduate Programs Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • UGS Committee