Dr Tiziana Lembo
- Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
- Associate Academic (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Research interests - more information
I am a field veterinary scientist with an interest in applied infectious disease epidemiology in complex multi-host environments. I focus primarily on pathogens affecting the health and livelihoods of marginalised communities in low- and middle-income countries, as well as diseases of conservation concern.
My research draws on a wide range of disciplines, and conventional and contemporary analytical tools to:
- Understand disease dynamics so to design effective strategies to reduce the burden of disease on human and animal populations;
- Investigate social, cultural and economic processes influencing community practices towards disease prevention;
- Provide evidence on the socio-economic consequences of disease leading to increased attention and action towards their research and prevention.
- Deploy simplified technologies to improve disease reporting and detection, and therefore the quality of data which can be generated from remote locations.
I have worked on a range of diseases, such as rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, anthrax, and canine distemper, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Molecular epidemiology of Bacillus anthracis: novel data and techniques for local surveillance in Tanzania
2015 - 2017
- African Research Consortium for Ecosystem and Population Health: "Expanding Frontiers in Health???
2014 - 2015
- Assessing the impact of foot-and-mouth disease vaccination programmes
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
2013 - 2017
- Communities Against Rabies Exposure (CARE)
2011 - 2016
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