Jennifer Flegg

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Professor Jennifer Flegg is an applied mathematician in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. Professor Flegg is an established international academic leader in mathematical biology with a focus on developing mathematical models of biological phenomena and calibrating them to data.

Professor Flegg’s research focuses on using mathematics and statistics to answer questions in biology and medicine, with a particular emphasis on mathematical models in areas such as wound healing, tumour growth and infectious disease epidemiology.

Professor Flegg has an extensive publication record in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded several prestigious honours for her work, including the JH Michell Medal in 2020 for excellence in research by ANZIAM (Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics), the Christopher Heyde Medal in 2020 from the Australian Academy of Science and the Society for Mathematical Biology Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize in 2021. She also serves as an Editorial Board member for PLOS Computational Biology, eLife, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology and SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics.