Accepting graduate students

  • Masters - no
  • PhD - yes

Research interests

  • evaluation
  • global public health
  • HIV
  • key populations
  • mathematical modelling
  • sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections

Research affiliations

Research fellow, Imperial College London, UK

Research summary

Mathematical models are a widely used tool to forecast epidemic trajectories, and to understand the impact of different interventions. Dr. Pickles’ work focuses on improving mathematical models, through the use of real-world programmatic and survey data, to help improve prevention programs for HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.

He is particularly interested in developing models that take into account the interplay of complex social and structural factors that shape individuals’ responses in terms of risk and prevention behaviour.


Dr. Mike Pickles is an assistant professor in community health sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also a research fellow at Imperial College London. He previously worked at Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He is currently working on projects to understanding barriers to prevention uptake among adolescent girls and young women in Zimbabwe, assess the impact of HIV self-testing kits amongst men who have sex with men in Kenya, and examine how conflict shapes the HIV epidemic in Ukraine.


  • PhD in Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University (2002)
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Cambridge University (1999)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Mathematics, Cambridge University (1998)

ORCID profile

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Contact us

Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada