Michelle Kendall

Researcher in statistical genetics and phylogenetics

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About me

I develop statistical methods and software to answer questions about epidemiology and evolution.

In September 2020 I joined the University of Warwick as a research fellow in the Health Protection Research Unit in Genomics and Enabling Data.

I also hold an honourary position with UKHSA as an independent scientific advisor on the NHS COVID-19 app.



I was a senior researcher in statistical genetics and pathogen dynamics at the Oxford Big Data Institute in Christophe Fraser's group, working on HIV and then COVID-19.

Before that I was a postdoc in the biomathematics group at Imperial College London with Caroline Colijn, where we developed methods and software for comparing evolutionary trees.

My PhD was in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London, with Keith Martin. I used combinatorial and probabilistic methods to answer questions about how to distribute cryptographic keys to secure networks of small devices.