Sir Timothy O’Shea Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Data Science. Personal Chair in School of Physics and Astronomy. Research in computational and mathematical epidemiology for a variety of livestock and human diseases. Interested in network analysis, phylodynamics, Bayesian inference. Member of Defra’s Science Advisory Council and Chair of Defra SAC-ED (Exotic and Emergent Diseases Committee). Member of Defra’s Bovine TB partnership. Member of Science Advisory Board for Defra's new Genomics for Animal and Plant Disease Centre.