Disease Dynamics Schools Pack
Welcome to the Disease Dynamics pack!
This pack contains materials we have developed during an exciting project in which school students contributed to research into how infectious diseases spread in primary schools. We are grateful to the Wellcome Trust for funding this project. We are also grateful to the Royal Society for publishing an article on this project and the scientific findings. You can also see a blog item on this project.
This pack includes resources which can be used in maths and science lessons. These resources include presentations exploring how epidemic diseases spread, and how mathematics can be used to model disease spread. The resources also include practical classroom activities, games and investigations: we hope that you find them useful and we welcome any feedback you'd like to give us.
Links to further information, presentations, classroom activities and resources are on the left.
- The Research Team, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
- Dr Julia Gog, Lecturer in DAMTP and a Fellow of Queen's College, University of Cambridge
- Dr Ken Eames, Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London - Ken has been running the UK flu survey since April 2009
- Dr Andrew Conlan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cambridge Veterinary School, University of Cambridge
- Dr Joshua Ross, Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Dr Roberto Saenz, Research Associate, Disease Dynamics Group, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
- Johann von Kirchbach, PhD student, Disease Dynamics Group, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
- The Motivate Project, Millennium Mathematics Project, University of Cambridge
- And also ...
- Y10 students (2007-08) and Mrs Maureen Poole, Simon Langton Grammar School, Canterbury, Kent, and Y9 students (2007-08) and Mr Kerry Pendergast, West Monmouth School, Pontypool, who helped to design the questionnaire
- Maria Johnstone, who worked on the data and the schools pack, summer 2009, in between finishing Part III Mathematics, University of Cambridge, before going on to do a PhD at the University of Edinburgh
- Iskra Nunez, who worked on the data, March 2008, before starting a PhD at the Institute of Education, University of London
- Jitka Holcova, Graduate Assistant, Millennium Mathematics Project, University of Cambridge, who created the e-Counter Plague simulations
- Julia Hawkins, Deputy Director, Millennium Mathematics Project, University of Cambridge