Paula Moraga


I am a Senior Research Associate in Spatial Statistics in the CHICAS research group at Lancaster University. Previously I held academic positions at Queensland University of Technology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health.

My research focuses on spatial and spatio-temporal statistics and their applications to health surveillance. Specifically, I develop statistical methods and software to explore the spatial and temporal patterns of disease, determine their association with potential risk factors, and allow rapid detection of outbreaks. I have contributed to a wide range of collaborative projects including the modelling of lymphatic filariasis in sub-Saharan Africa, leptospirosis in Brazil, malaria in Malawi, and cancer in Spain and Australia. I am author of SpatialEpiApp, a Shiny web application for the analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal disease data, and co-author of epiflows, an R package for risk assessment of travel related spread of disease.

I received my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and my Doctorate degree in Statistics from the University of Valencia, Spain, and my Master's degree in Biostatistics from Harvard University.