Prof James MCCAW

Professor / Associate Dean (Research)

School of Mathematics and Statistics

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

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • Freya M Shearer, Robert Moss, Jodie McVernon, Joshua V Ross, J. McCaw. Infectious disease pandemic planning and response: Incorporating decision analysis.. PLoS medicine, 17, e1003018, 2020. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003018.

  • Somya Mehra, J. McCaw, Mark B Flegg, P. Taylor. An Activation-Clearance Model for Plasmodium vivax Malaria.. Bulletin of mathematical biology, 82, 32 (21pp), 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11538-020-00706-1.

  • Robert Moss, Alexander E Zarebski, Sandra J Carlson, J. McCaw. Accounting for Healthcare-Seeking Behaviours and Testing Practices in Real-Time Influenza Forecasts.. Tropical medicine and infectious disease, 4, 12 (19pp), 2019. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed4010012.

  • Ada WC Yan, Sophie G Zaloumis, Julie A Simpson, J. McCaw. Sequential infection experiments for quantifying innate and adaptive immunity during influenza infection. . PLoS computational biology, 15, e1006568 (23pp), 2019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006568.

  • Robert Moss, Alexander E Zarebski, Peter Dawson, Lucinda J Franklin, Frances A Birrell, J. McCaw. Anatomy of a seasonal influenza epidemic forecast. Communicable diseases intelligence (2018), 43, 2019. doi: 10.33321/cdi.2019.43.7.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Tiffany (Ngo Nam) LEUNG "Models of infectious disease transmission to explore the effects of immune boosting"
Michael LYDEAMORE "Investigating the spread of Group A Strepococcus disease using multi-strain bacterial population dynamics models."
Alexander ZAREBSKI "Quantitative epidemiology: A Bayesian perspective"

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


  • Associate Dean (Research)


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  • Strategic Planning Committee