Dr Penny Lynch
Associate Research Fellow


Having stupidly dropped out of the first year of a biology degree back in 1980, I have had a long career in finance before finally returning to science via a part-time maths degree and a PhD modelling evolution in disease-causing organisms. I’m now modelling the effects of public health interventions on malaria vectors, with a partcular interest in their potential evolutionary consequences and I’m endlessly surprised and grateful to find myself working on something I’m so passionately engaged by.


Batchelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematical Sciences, 2003, Open University

PhD, Mathematical modelling of the effects of health interventions on the evolution of life history in disease causing organisms, 2013, Open University

co-supervised by;

Professor Uwe Grimm, Department of Mathematics & Statistics at The Open University


Professor Andrew Fraser Read, FRS, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Pennsylvania State University



Specialist spreadsheet modelling for project finance

2013 - present

Associate research fellow CLES

2013 - present

Working collaboratively with researchers at Penn State University


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