Ms Catherine O'Connor

Ms Catherine O'Connor

Contact details:

Room 353, Jarrett Building
Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Bearsden Road
Glasgow, G61 1QH

E-mail:  c.oconnor@vet.gla.ac.uk

See also - Boyd Orr personal site


Academic History

Academic History

Thesis Project Title

"The ecology of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain"

  • 2008-Present: PhD Student
  • 2007-2008: Masters in Veterinary Public Health, University of Glasgow
    Dissertation: The Zoonotic Risk of Streptococci commonly isolated from Equidae
  • 2006-2002: BSc (Hons) Microbiology, University College Cork, Ireland
    Honours project title: The effect of storage conditions on somatic cell counts and the bacteriological quality of liquid milk


Research Interests

Research Interests

My current research projects involves an examination of the ecology of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain in order to gather a better understanding of the roles cattle and badgers play in the episystem of the disease. In particular, I'm looking at how these two species may be responsible for the creation and maintenance of geographically defined clusters of Mycobacterium bovis genotypes in Great Britain.

Other areas of particular interest include the effect of human-animal (domestic and wild) interactions on infectious disease control procedures, emerging zoonotic diseases, scientific communication and policy.


Publications

Publications

  • Catherine M. O'Connor, Daniel T. Haydon and Rowland R. Kao. An Ecological Perspective on the Control of Bovine Tuberculosis in Great Britain [Under Review]

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships and Funding

University of Glasgow PhD scholarship


Conferences and Meeting Attended

Conferences and Meeting Attended

  • Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, London, 2009. Poster presentation
  • Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work, Scarborough, 2009. Oral presentation
  • International Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Durban, South Africa, 2009. Oral presentation.
  • M. bovis IV, Wellington, New Zealand, 2009. Oral presentation
  • Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work, York, 2010. Oral presentation