Senior Analyst Programmer
BA (Oxon), MSt, MSc
Joe is a software developer who joined Telethon Kids Institute in January 2020, where he now works in the Geospatial Health and Development team. Prior to that he spent more than five years in similar roles at the University of Oxford. Joe has experience developing applications using many programming languages and technologies. Before becoming a software developer, he published non-fiction children’s books on a variety of subjects.
His focus within the group is the development of software solutions to further epidemiological research efforts. He develops data engineering applications to facilitate the exploration and dissemination of research results. Some of his recent projects include the application of Machine Learning (ML) methods to automate the consolidation of multi-dimensional epidemiological data using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) components. He is also making engineering contributions to the group's COVID-19 modelling framework.
Maps and metrics of insecticide-treated net access, use, and nets-per-capita in Africa from 2000-2020
Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are one of the most widespread and impactful malaria interventions in Africa, yet a spatially-resolved time series of ITN coverage has never been published. Using data from multiple sources, we generate high-resolution maps of ITN access, use, and nets-per-capita annually from 2000 to 2020 across the 40 highest-burden African countries.Published research Infectious Diseases Geospatial Health and Development
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