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One Health

The University of Glasgow has an outstanding international reputation in One Health—an interdsciplinary research approach that recognises the interdependency of human, animal and environmental health. Much of our activity is focussed in developing world contexts, particularly in zoonotic diseases, where interventions within the veterinary sector offer solutions within the human health sector.

Our research brings together veterinary epidemiologists and medical clinicians in the field; social scientists to understand human perceptions of disease and control interventions; and economists to develop models of cost-effectiveness and economic burden of disease.

“A key strength of our work at Glasgow is our ability to run successful interdisciplinary and integrative research. We have a huge wealth and diversity of expertise to tackle zoonotic disease problems. By working across our colleges and with UK and international partners, we address a broad range of research in animal health and disease, and its relationship to ecosystems and public health, comparative medicine and clinical veterinary practice."

— Prof. Sarah Cleaveland FRSE OBE, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology

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