Why simulation modellers are moving to public health

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For many years, simulation modelling jobs could mainly be found in engineering, construction and business. But over the past decade, the health and medical sector has emerged as an area where a modeller can have a career that’s both sustainable and rewarding.  Mark Heffernan, consultant modeller with the Sax Institute, has seen this evolution first-hand. … Read more

Modelling shows tracking app critical to containing COVID second wave

Independent modelling published today projects a second wave of COVID-19 in Australia if social distancing and testing decline further – but new cases could be slashed by over 50% if enough people use the COVIDSafe app and remaining issues with it are resolved. While social distancing and high rates of testing remain the best ways … Read more