Dr Francesca Scarabel

Dr Francesca Scarabel


I completed my doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics in October 2018, under the supervision of Mats Gyllenberg (Helsinki, Finland), Rossana Vermiglio (Udine, Italy), and Odo Diekmann (Utrecht, the Netherlands). In January-February 2019, I was research assistant at the University of Szeged (Hungary), under the supervision of Gergely Röst. From March 2019 to February 2021, I was a postdoctoral researcher at LIAM, York University, Toronto, in the group of Jianhong Wu. From March 2021 to October 2022 I was a research associate at the University of Manchester, where I now hold a visiting position. I am currently Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Leeds. I am also a member of the JUNIPER consortium, of the CDLab at the University of Udine (Italy), of the UMI group "Modellistica Socio-Epidemiologica", and of the London Mathematical Society. 


  • Mathematical biology seminar organiser

Research interests

My research lies at the interface between numerical analysis, dynamical systems theory and mathematical biology. Continued attention is focused on pseudospectral techniques for the bifurcation analysis of physiologically structured population models, formulated as delay equations or partial differential equations. More recently I have devoted particular interest in modelling and data analysis in epidemiology, and I have been part of several national-level projects including JUNIPER and the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study

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  • PhD
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