Katie Heath

DPhil Interdisciplinary Bioscience

Doctoral Training Centre,
Rex Richards Building,
South Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3QU





  • DPhil Interdisciplinary Bioscience, The University of Oxford, 2015-2019
    • Current 12-week rotation: Within-vector virus dynamics using SFV and Aedes aegypti as a model system
    • Laboratory work carried out at The Pirbright Institute
    • Mathematical modelling supervised at Mathematical Ecology Research Group, Dept. Zoology

    • Completed Modules:
      • Introduction to Programming (C and Python)
      • Cells, Signalling and Systems
      • Scientific Computing Using MatLab
      • Bioinformatics for Bioscientists
      • Experimental Bioscience

  • MSc Epidemiology, Imperial College London, 2013-2014
    • Faculty of Medicine Dean's Prize for Highest Distinction in Epidemiology
    • Specialised in Biostatistics
    • Thesis title: "Biomarker selection and classification in trascriptomics: bacterial and viral infections in paediatrics"
    • Coding in STATA, R and WinBUGS/OpenBUGS
    • Modules completed:
      • Statistics and Data Analysis
      • Infectious Disease Modelling
      • Advanced Regression
      • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
      • Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Pathogens
      • Bayesian Statistics
      • Spatial Epidemiology
      • Advanced Biostatistics

  • BA Philosophy, The University of Cambridge, 2010-2013
    • Third year dissertation assessed the viability of scientific theories in explaining human consciousness. Dissertation received first class mark
    • Third year papers:
      • Metaphysics
      • Political Philosophy
      • Aesthetics
      • Aristotle's Moral & Political Thought