Research Staff


James Chirombo, MSc
PhD Student University of Lancaster


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PhD candidate (2014-present). A Lancaster University candidate in Statistics and Epidemiology, supervised by Dr Jonathan Read, Professor Peter Diggle and Dr Anja Terlouw.


Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, via the stats/epi PhD partnership training programme grant.


James Chirombo is a statistician, who obtained both his BSc in Statistics and Mathematics and MSc in Biostatistics from University of Malawi’s Chancellor College. For his PhD, he is working on understanding how human commuting and travel behaviour generate patterns of mobility and explore how to use such knowledge to more accurately quantify the role human mobility plays in malaria transmission through likelihood estimation methods. The research aims to estimate location-specific transmission parameters for malaria across Malawi and identify sources and sinks for transmission that can help inform malaria control and surveillance.