Double win for Professor Sarah Cleaveland

Professor Sarah Cleaveland of the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine was awarded the Zoological Society of London’s Frink Medal, which is given Image of Sarah Cleaveland for significant and original contributions by a professional zoologist to the development of zoology. Professor Cleaveland was recognised in honour of her “outstanding contributions to the understanding of wildlife disease, and the dynamics, impacts and implications of infections in natural ecosystems.”

Professor Cleaveland was also awarded the prestigious Leeuwenhoek Medal from the Royal Society for her pioneering work towards the eradication of rabies throughout the world. As part of this, she has been invited to deliver the Leeuwenhoek Lecture in 2018. The Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture is given triennially as an honour bestowed for high achievement in scientific research.


First published: 1 August 2017