Doctor Farah Houdroge

Mathematical Modeller


Dr Farah Houdroge is a mathematical modeller at the Burnet Institute working on a variety of projects related to Hepatitis C elimination, COVID-19 modelling as well as optimal and equitable geospatial allocation of resources.

Farah has a background in Applied Mathematics and Physics, and completed her PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Monash University in 2017 where, prior to joining the Burnet Institute, she worked as a Research Assistant and Teaching Associate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

She also has experience in Biofluid mechanics and developed a model to simulate blood flow in the cerebral microcirculation as part of her Master’s degree at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse in 2013.


  • Mathematical Modeller, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 2020 to present
  • Co-lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2020
  • Head Teaching Associate, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2014─2020
  • Research Assistant, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2017─2019


  • PhD, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2014─2017
  • MSc, Fluid Dynamics Research, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 2011─2013
  • BSc, Mathematics and Applications, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 2008─2011


  • Faculty of Engineering International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FEIPRS), 2014─2017
  • Monash Departmental Stipend Scholarship (MDS), 2014─2017

Projects (2)

Current (2)

  • COVASIM: Modelling COVID-19

  • EC Australia: Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership

Publications (3)

2020 (1)

2017 (1)

2016 (1)