Modelling for Policy

The Modelling for Policy conference addresses the timely questions of how computational techniques help generate evidence to predict and govern infectiousrisks. Using models as evidence for policies is of increasing importance. When vaccination strategies are reformed or predictive scenarios of a pandemic outbreak are needed, modelling and simulation techniques are in use. This conference discusses what kind of tools computational models are and how they are used in governance of risk from infectious diseases. The conference invites contributions from climate policy, risk governance and public health history to provide insights about how computational techniques have proven useful in other fields and what kinds of restrictions they have encountered. A special focus will be on how best to communicate the nature of model-based evidence across expert communities and between experts and their audiences in government, the media and the wider public.


Professor Tony Barnett, LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics (Profile)

Dr Erika Mansnerus, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, LSE Health and Social Care (ProfileAbstractPresentation)

Conference speakers

Dr Kari Auranen and Dr Tuija Leino, The Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland (Profile, Abstract, Presentation)

Professor Robert Dingwall, Dingwall Enterprises/Nottingham Trent University (ProfileAbstract)

Professor Nigel Gibbens, DEFRA (ProfileAbstractPresentation)

Dr Gabriele Gramelsberger, Free University Berlin (ProfileAbstract)

Dr Helen Lambert, University of Bristol (ProfileAbstract)

Professor Melissa Leach, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex (ProfileAbstract)

Professor Angela McLean, University of Oxford (ProfileAbstract)

Professor Mary Morgan FBA, British Academy-Wolfson Research Professor, London School of Economics (ProfileAbstract)

Professor Angus Nicoll, European Centre for Disease Control (ProfileAbstractPresentation)

Professor Sabine Roeser, Technical University of Delft (ProfileAbstract)

Professor Charlotte Watts, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (ProfileAbstract)

Related Materials

Summary of comments (PDF) by Professor Tony Barnett

Wise use of mathematical models in policy on LSE Health Blog

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