The impact of the Boyd Orr Centre
The work of the Boyd Orr Centre is recognised world-wide, and is built upon the lasting partnerships we have established with a broad range of collaborators. This collaborative impact-focussed interdisciplinarity is what the Boyd Orr Centre is about. We believe that every piece of research can address fundamental research questions whilst learning how important parts of the real world work. This means identifying pathways that connect our research to a broader audience, within academia and beyond, to ensure something useful happens with it.
You can read more about our research impacts and recognition in the stories below:
Our research has been recognised with the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:03:00 GMT
This award recognised our work addressing the spread of infectious diseases of national and international importance. These diseases affect animals and humans across high-, low- and middle-income countries and include rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, bovine tuberculosis and malaria.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:17:00 BST
Between 2009 and 2013 our rabies research team played an integral role in the design and ongoing evaluation of canine vaccination programmes to eliminate a rabies epidemic on the island of Bali. These campaigns controlled the spread of rabies in dogs and reduced the incidence of human deaths by over 90% compared with the incidence before the campaigns started.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:24:00 BST
Our rabies research team have played important roles in international development, leading directly to major changes in policy, influencing decisions made by government health and veterinary authorities internationally.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:49:00 BST
Our research has developed a revised surveillance model for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) that underpins a new Scottish Government policy on bTB testing in Scotland. This has exempted 30% of Scottish herds from routine testing, with savings to Government of £150,000/year and a further £100,000 across the farming industry.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:17:00 BST
Since 2008 a genetic management plan for African wild dogs, developed by researchers in the Boyd Orr Centre, has been in use across the European zoo network (which houses roughly half the world’s captive African wild dog population) in 53 participating zoos across 16 European countries and Israel.