Dr Kate Mintram
Research Fellow in Agent-Based Simulation
Dr Kate Mintram is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London. She is currently working as part of the STAMINA project, a Horizon2020 funded project which aims to develop a toolset for pandemic crisis prediction and management within and across European borders. Kate's role within STAMINA is to develop agent-based simulation models to predict the long term health effects of infectious disease outbreaks on populations.
Kate's background is in Environmental Biology . She completed her BSc at the University of Plymouth in 2014 with an industrial placement year at AstraZeneca, and completed her PhD in agent-based simulation at the University of Exeter in 2019 within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Her PhD and subsequent postdoctoral research centred around the development and application of agent-based models for realistic predictions of chemical exposure effects on fish populations. Prior to joining Brunel, Kate also spent a year as an animal welfare consultant in the NGO sector.
As well as her research role, Kate is an HP lecturer and teaches on the CS1701 Group Project Lectures and Tutorials module. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Newest selected publications
Mintram, KS., van Oosterhout, C. and Lighten, J. (2021) 'Genetic variation in resistance and high fecundity impede viral biocontrol of invasive fish'. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58 (1). pp. 148 - 157. ISSN: 0021-8901
Mintram, KS., Maynard, SK., Brown, AR., Boyd, R., Johnston, ASA., Sibly, RM., (2020) 'Applying a mechanistic model to predict interacting effects of chemical exposure and food availability on fish populations'. Aquatic Toxicology, 224. pp. 105483 - 105483. ISSN: 0166-445Xet al.
Mintram, KS., Brown, AR., Maynard, SK., Liu, C., Parker, S-J., Tyler, CR. and (2018) 'Assessing population impacts of toxicant-induced disruption of breeding behaviours using an individual-based model for the three-spined stickleback'. Ecological Modelling, 387. pp. 107 - 117. ISSN: 0304-3800et al.
Mintram, KS., Brown, AR., Maynard, SK., Thorbek, P. and Tyler, CR. (2018) 'Capturing ecology in modeling approaches applied to environmental risk assessment of endocrine active chemicals in fish'. Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 48 (2). pp. 109 - 120. ISSN: 1040-8444
Baron, MG., Mintram, KS., Owen, SF., Hetheridge, MJ., Moody, AJ., Purcell, WM., (2017) 'Pharmaceutical Metabolism in Fish: Using a 3-D Hepatic In Vitro Model to Assess Clearance'. PLOS ONE, 12 (1). pp. e0168837 - e0168837. ISSN: 1932-6203et al.