Our Staff

Director - Dan Haydon

Dan is Professor of Population Ecology and Epidemiology and Director of the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He maintains a diverse set of interests that span theoretical and quantitative approaches to ecological and evolutionary problems including models of foodweb dynamics, disease outbreak and control, animal movement, and population viability analysis. Dan collaborates closely with several African research Institutions in various research and capacity strengthening roles including as part of the Wellcome Trust funded DELTAS consortium Afrique One, and through BBSRC-DFID (ZELS-AS) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (PEHPL) funded research and training programs (including a joint masters program with NM-AIST/Arusha). He was appointed Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Development in 2017.


International Development Coordinator – Mary Ryan‌

Mary has a background in marine behavioural ecology and has worked as a research assistant in several research labs at the University of Glasgow. She spent two years as campus facilitator at the University's Garscube campus, then managed the Livestock, Livelihoods and Health research programme exploring zoonotic disease in Tanzania before being appointed as International Development Coordinator. In addition to her work with GCID, Mary manages the ZELS-AS Studentship Programme, an interdisciplinary programme of 16 PhD students from the UK and developing countries working on zoonotic diseases, is a workstream lead for the University's new Research Hub development, and clerks the University's GCRF Coordination Group.


Networks Administrator - David Wright

David supports the activities of all the formal research networks at the University of Glasgow.