Professor Dan Haydon
Director of Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine/ Professor of Population Ecology and Epidemiology
‘At Glasgow, collaboration through the development of equitable partnerships is key. Our multidisciplinary research involves human and veterinary clinicians working with life, social and physical scientist to find sustainable ways of tackling disease and deliver world-changing research.’
Professor Dan Haydon is an internationally recognised leader in the field of quantitative modelling of infectious disease ecology and control. His studies have informed the design and implementation of epidemiological studies and interventions in a range of national and international settings. He contributes to the training of numerous African students and scientists in study design and analysis.
Professor Haydon is the founding Director of both the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, and the Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, which received a Queens Anniversary Prize for the excellence, impact and innovation of its research in 2014.
Dan is interested in the development of general frameworks that enable quantitative understanding of a diverse range of ecological processes - regardless of the scale at which they occur. The process may be how an RNA virus replicates within a single cell, how a malaria or trypanosome parasite is regulated within a host, how a metapopulation persists, or how complexity influences ecological stability. Trained as a theoretical ecologist, Dan has worked closely with epidemiologists, veterinarians, and conservation biologists to address fundamental research questions in systems of applied importance.