Dr Sarah Wise awarded prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
13 May 2020
Dr Sarah Wise (Lecturer in Agent-Based Modelling and Course Director for our MSc Smart Cities and Urban Analytics programme at CASA) has been awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The prestigious fellowship is awarded to 'outstanding individuals' across the UK in order to support their careers whilst tackling ambitious challenges. Sarah will be leading a project tracking how Ebola spreads as a function of human behaviour and transportation patterns. The project will be titled Agent-based Modelling for Ebola Risk Reduction: Understanding and Mitigating the Potential for Global Transportation-fuelled Epidemics (ABMERR). She will also be collaborating with Médecins Sans Frontières and British Red Cross.
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation, said: “The Future Leaders Fellowships are UKRI’s flagship talent programme, designed to foster and nurture the research and innovation leaders of the future. We are delighted to support these outstanding researchers and innovators across universities, research organisations and businesses.”
Kirsty Grainger, Director of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, said: “The Future Leaders Fellows represent some of the most brilliant people working in the country. We’re supporting researchers from every background – from the arts to medicine, and the social sciences to engineering – helping them become the research and innovation leaders of the future.”
We are delighted for Sarah and extend all our congratulations! You can read more about the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships here.