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Dr Ewan CameronSenior Computational Statistician

Ewan researches the geospatial distribution of the global malaria burden within Peter Gething's group.  The diverse suite of contemporary statistical techniques he applies to this challenge is informed by his past research in astronomy (University of St Andrews; ETH Zurich) and Bayesian statistics (Queensland University of Technology).  Ewan is currently focussing on the refinement of ensemble prediction strategies for modelling the relationship between prevalence and incidence in areas of high (P. falciparum) malaria endemicity.  His other interests include sequential Monte Carlo methods for approximate Bayesian computation and recursive algorithms for Bayesian model selection under (infinite-dimensional) stochastic process priors.

Selected Publications

Wiebe, A., Longbottom, J., Gleave, K., Shearer, F.M., Sinka, M.E., Massey, N.C., Cameron, E., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Hemingway, J., Smith, D.L., Coleman, M. and Moyes, C.L. (2017). Geographical distributions of African malaria vector sibling species and evidence for insecticide resistance. Malaria Journal, 16 : 85 DOI

Gething, P.W., Casey, D.C., Weiss, D.J., Bisanzio, D., Bhatt, S., Cameron, E., Battle, K.E., Dalyrymple, U., Rozier, J., Puja, C., Rao, M.P.H., Kutz M.J., Barber, R.M., Huynh, C., Shackelford, K.A., Coates, M.M., Nguyen, G., Fraser, M.S., Kulikoff, R., Wang, H., Naghavi, M., Smith, D.L., Murray, C.J.L., Hay, S.I. and Lim, S.S. (2016). Mapping Plasmodium falciparum malaria mortality in Africa between 1990 and 2015. New England Journal of Medicine, : 10.1056/NEJMoa1606701. DOI

Battle, K.E., Bisanzio, D., Gibson, H.S., Bhatt, S., Cameron, E., Weiss, D.J., Mappin, B., Dalrymple, U., Howes, R.E., Hay, S.I. and Gething, P.W. (2016). Treatment-seeking rates in malaria endemic countries. Malaria Journal, 15 : 20 DOI

Bhatt, S., Weiss, D.J., Mappin, B., Dalrymple, U., Cameron, E., Bisanzio, D., Smith, D.L., Moyes, C.L., Tatem, A.J., Lynch, M., Fergus, C.A., Yukich, J., Bennett, A., Eisele, T.P., Kolaczinski, J., Cibulskis, R.E., Hay, S.I. and Gething, P.W. (2015). Coverage and system efficiencies of insecticide-treated nets in Africa from 2000 to 2017. eLife, 4 : e09672 DOI

Bhatt, S., Weiss, D.J., Cameron, E., Bisanzio, D., Mappin, B., Dalrymple, U., Battle, K.E., Moyes, C.L., Henry, A., Eckhoff, P.A., Wenger, E.A., Briƫt, O., Penny, M.A., Smith, T.A., Bennett, A., Yukich, J., Eisele, T.P., Griffin, J.T., Fergus, C.A., Lynch, M., Lindgren, F., Cohen, J.M., Murray, C.L.J., Smith, D.L., Hay, S.I., Cibulskis, R.E. and Gething, P.W (2015). The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015. Nature, 526 (7572) : 207-211 DOI

Cameron, E., Battle, K. E., Bhatt, S., Weiss, D.J., Bisanzio, D., Mappin, B., Dalrymple, U., Hay, S.I., Smith, D. L., Griffin, J. T., Wenger, E. A., Eckhoff, P. A., Smith, T. A., Penny, M. A. and Gething, P. W. (2015). Defining the relationship between infection prevalence and clinical incidence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Nature Communications, 6 : 8170

Battle, K.E., Guerra, C.A., Golding, N., Duda, K.A., Cameron, E., Howes, R.E., Elyazar, I.R.F., Baird, J.K., Reiner, R.C. Jr., Gething, P.W., Smith, D.L. and Hay, S.I. (2015). Global database of matched Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax incidence and prevalence records from 1985-2013. Scientific Data, 2 : 150012 DOI

Battle, K.E., Cameron, E., Guerra, C.A., Golding, N., Duda, K.A., Howes, R.E., Elyazar, I.R.F., Price, R.N., Baird, J.K., Reiner, R.C. Jr., Smith, D.L., Gething, P.W. and Hay, S.I. (2015). Defining the relationship between Plasmodium vivax parasite rate and clinical disease. Malaria Journal, 14 : 191 DOI

Weiss, D.J., Mappin, B., Dalrymple, U., Bhatt, S., Cameron, E., Hay, S.I., and Gething, P.W. (2015). Re-examining environmental correlates of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity: a data-intensive variable selection approach. Malaria Journal, 14 : 68 DOI

Cameron, E. and Pettitt, A. (2014). Recursive Pathways to Marginal Likelihood Estimation with Prior-Sensitivity Analysis. Statistical Science, 29 (3) : 397-419 DOI


January 2013 - December 2017 The changing endemicity and disease burden of Plasmodium falciparum At a time when increases in funding for malaria control have led to widespread scale-up of key interventions, our understanding of how P. falciparum malaria transmission, disease, and death...
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