COVID Modelling

Managing director Andrew Sporle was part of the initial COVID-19 pandemic modelling team with Te Pūnaha Matatini with a particular focus on equity. He helped to create an early tool that looked at regional outcomes by age and ethnicity if the pandemic continued without public health interventions. The team won the 2020 Prime Minister's Science prize for their work.

Since then Andrew has been involved with further COVID-19 projects, including a project that aims create a population based contagion model for New Zealand (led by Dr Dion O'Neale).

Andrew has also been involved in ESR work exploring genetic subtypes, resulting in the first paper to identify on plane transmission of COVID, and a second workstream demonstrating that the most effective vaccine rollout strategy for Aotearoa was one that prioritised the needs of Māori and Pasifika.

Recently, Andrew has been involved in work around improving access to Māori data from the Ministry of Health. Read more on our News & Updates page

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