The purpose, value and limitations of mathematical models in the COVID-19 pandemic:
Perspectives from an Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group member
|Cathal Walsh is Professor of Statistics at the University of Limerick since 2014.|
He has been working in Medical Statistics for over two decades, and works with the Cochrane Collaboration, the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics and researchers in hospitals and health related disciplines across the world.
Cathal has published nearly 200 peer reviewed journal articles in areas such as disease modelling, statistical aspects of virology and immunology, evidence synthesis and Bayesian modelling.
During the COVID-19 pandemic he was involved with others in the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group to NPHET, and at present works part time with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
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