Improving human and animal health
Glasgow is an international leader in One Health research.
We seek to improve human and animal health by addressing questions that arise as a result of the many and diverse interdependencies between these two domains.
One Health approaches cannot be confined to the study of either human or veterinary medicine, or even to a combination of the two. Instead, the effective resolution of health questions depends critically on understanding the complex biological and social, economic, political and environmental contexts in which those questions are embedded. With the growing recognition of the importance of multimorbidity, this area of research has expanded to include the study of interactions between infectious and non-communicable disease.
These complex issues are most powerfully addressed through interdisciplinary collaborations. At Glasgow, researchers from human and veterinary clinical medicine are closely integrated with life scientists, and interface with social and physical scientists to deliver world-changing research. We work both across the Global South with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Tanzania and Malawi, and in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Our collaborations have made a significant impact on key national, global health and veterinary agendas.
Animal African Trypanosomiasis
Capacity strengthening projects in Africa
- Healthy Lives - Malawi, Intergenerational family cohort of chronic conditions; Wellcome Trust, £4.4M (2019-24).
- Epidemiology meets biotechnology: preventing viral emergence from bats; Wellcome Trust, £1.9M (2019-24).
- Lost in translation. A study of the divergent mitochondrial translation pathway of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii; Wellcome Trust, £924k (2019-2024)
- EPIC Centre of Expertise in Animal Disease Outbreaks; Scottish Government, £472k (2019-20).
- Tracking isometamidium resistance in livestock trypanaosomes; BBSRC, £427K (2018-21)
- Naturally acquired immunity against Plasmodium falciparum immature gametocytes. Science Translational Medicine (2019).
- Drug resistance in eukaryotic microorganisms. Nature Microbiology (2016)
- The skin is a significant but overlooked anatomical reservoir for vector-borne African trypanosomes. Elife (2016)
- Functional profiles of orphan membrane transporters in the life cycle of the malaria parasite. Nature Communications (2016)
- Mixed methods survey of zoonotic disease awareness and practice among animal and human healthcare providers in Moshi, Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2016)
- Drug discovery offers new hope to halt the spread of malaria
- A new way to block malaria transmission by targeting young contagious parasite forms
- Professor Sarah Cleaveland elected to join Academy of Medical Sciences
- Serengeti–Mara squeeze: one of the world's most iconic ecosystems under pressure
- Regulator protein key to malaria parasite's lifecycle