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Dr Nick GoldingAlumnus

Nick is an Ecologist focusing on the spatial distribution of disease. Previously, he has studied the midge vectors of Bluetongue virus and the potential for UK mosquitoes to transmit West Nile virus. Throughout his work, Nick has developed methods for modelling species distributions. From 2013-2015 Nick was a Senior Computational Statistician with SEEG and developed the spatial component of a framework for integrated vector management. He worked on mapping regions where multiple diseases could be controlled together and mapping which interventions could be used to do this. His interests included developing and improving methods for mapping diseases.

Nick has developed a number of open source R packages for spatial ecology and disease mapping, which can be downloaded via his GitHub pages or the SEEG GitHub site.

In 2016 Nick moved to The University of Melbourne.


Selected Publications

Shearer, F.M., Moyes, C.L., Pigott, D.M., Brady, O.J., Marinho, F., Deshpande, A., Longbottom, J., Browne, A.J., Kraemer, M.U.G., O'Reilly, K.M., Hombach, J., Yactayo, S., de Ara├║jo, V.E.M., da Nόbrega, A.A., Mosser, J.F., Stanaway, J.D., Lim, S.S., Hay, S.I., Golding, N.and Reiner Jr, R.C. (2017). Global yellow fever vaccination coverage from 1970 to 2016: an adjusted retrospective analysis The Lancet Infectious Diseases, : 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30419-X DOI

Browne, A.J., Guerra, C.A., Alves, R.V., da Costa, V.M., Wilson, A.L., Pigott, D.M., Hay, S.I., Lindsay, S.W., Golding, N. and Moyes, C.L. (2017). The contemporary distribution of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in humans, alternative hosts and vectors. Scientific Data, 4 : 170050 DOI

Longbottom, J., Browne, A.J., Pigott, D.M., Sinka, M.E., Golding, N., Hay, S.I., Moyes, C.L. and Shearer, F.M. (2017). Mapping the spatial distribution of the Japanese encephalitis vector, Culex tritaeniorhynchus Giles, 1901 (Diptera: Culicidae) within areas of Japanese encephalitis risk. Parasites and Vectors, 10 : 148 DOI

Kraemer, M.U.G., Faria, N.R., Reiner Jr., R.C., Golding, N., Nikolay, B., Stasse, S., Johansson, M.A., Salje, H., Faye, O., Wint, G.R.W., Niedrig, M., Shearer, F.M., Hill, S.C., Thompson, R.N., Bisanzio, D., Taveira, N., Nax, H.H., Pradelski, B.S.R., Nsoesie, E.O., Murphy, N.R., Bogoch, I.I., Khan, K., Brownstein, J.S., Tatem, A.J., de Oliveira, T., Smith, D.L., Sall, A.A., Pybus, O.G., Hay, S.I. and Cauchemez, S. (2016). Spread of yellow fever virus outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic Congo 2015-2016: a modelling study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, : 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30513-8 DOI

Shearer, F.M., Huang, Z., Weiss, D., Wiebe, A., Gibson, H., Battle, K.E., Pigott, D.M., Brady, O.J., Putaporntip, C., Jongwutiwes, S., Lau, Y.L., Manske, M., Amato, R., Elyazar, I.R.F., Vythilingam, I., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Singh, B., Golding, N., Hay, S.I. and Moyes, C.L. (2016). Estimating Geographical Variation in the Risk of Zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Countries Eliminating Malaria, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10 (8) : e0004915 DOI

Pigott, D.M., Millear, A.I., Earl, L., Morozoff, C., Han, B.A., Shearer, F.M., Weiss, D.J., Brady, O.J., Kraemer, M.U.G., Moyes, C.L., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Golding, N. and Hay, S.I. (2016). Updates to the zoonotic niche map of Ebola virus disease in Africa. eLife, 5 : e16412 DOI

Nsoesie, E.O., Kraemer, M.U.G., Golding, N., Pigott, D.M., Brady, O.J., Moyes, C.L., Johansson, M.A., Gething, P.W., Velayudhan, R., Khan, K., Hay, S.I. and Brownstein, J.S. (2016). Global distribution and environmental suitability for Chikungunya virus, 1952 to 2015. Eurosurveillance, 20 (21) : pii=30234 DOI

Moyes, C.L., Shearer, F.M., Huang, Z., Wiebe, A., Gibson, H.S., Nijman, V., Mohd-Azlan, J., Brodie, J.F., Malaivijitnond, S., Linkie, M., Samejima, H., O'Brien, T.G., Trainor, C.R., Hamada, Y., Giordano, A.J., Kinnaird, M.F., Elyazar, I.R.F., Sinka, M.E., Vythilingam, I., Bangs, M.J., Pigott, D.M., Weiss, D.J., Golding, N., and Hay, S.I. (2016). Predicting the geographical distributions of the macaque hosts and mosquito vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi malaria parasite in forested and non-forested areas. Parasites and Vectors, 9 : 242 DOI

Messina, J.P., Kraemer, M.U.G., Brady, O.J., Pigott, D.M., Shearer, F., Weiss, D.J., Golding, N., Ruktanonchai, C.W., Gething, P.W., Cohn, E., Brownstein, J.S., Khan, K., Tatem, A.J., Jaenisch, T., Murray, C.J.L., Marinho, F., Scott, T.W. and Hay, S.I. (2016). Mapping global environmental suitability for Zika virus. eLife, : 10.7554/eLife.15272 DOI

Sinka, M.E., Golding, N., Massey, N.C., Wiebe, A., Huang, Z., Hay, S.I., Moyes, C.L. (2016). Modelling the relative abundance of the primary African vectors of malaria before and after the implementation of indoor, insecticide-based, vector control. Malaria Journal, 15 : 142 DOI


January 2014 - December 2016 ABRAID The Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Disease (ABRAID) is the acronym for an automated mapping platform. The essence of the project is to create a system that automatically...
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November 2014 - November 2015 Predicting the geographic spread of Ebola virus disease in West Africa The geographic spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) during the ongoing outbreak in West Africa has been driven by human movement within and between countries. Using data on human mobility...
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August 2014 - July 2015 Plasmodium knowlesi malaria risk The risk of an individual being infected by the Plasmodium knowlesi parasite is largely unknown but the impact of this infection can be severe. This type of malaria is currently classified...
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November 2012 - September 2014 FIVC Vector control activities such as indoor residual spraying and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are effective at reducing the incidence of vector-borne diseases. Often vector control will be effective...
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