Jared Wilson-Aggarwal

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PhD Researcher, University of Exeter

I started my academic career as a research assistant working on animal camouflage. Now I am a PhD researcher investigating the social transmission of diseases in free-roaming dogs. My broad experiences have involved mostly fieldwork in Africa (South Africa, Zambia, Chad and Ethiopia) and the use of techniques from image analysis, animal tracking and network theory.

My current research specifically aims to characterise the variation in contacts between free-roaming individuals and model the spread of rabies through the network. I hope to provide a greater insight into disease epidemics and how they should be managed.