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
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:20:00 GMT
NEWS | Horizons
Professor of Comparative Epidemiology Sarah Cleaveland is at the forefront of attempts to understand and control zoonotic and livestock diseases in developing countries. In October her pioneering work led to her being elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine.
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:55:00 BST
FEATURE | Inspiring people
A Research Fellow at the University joins inspiring trailblazers from around the world in the National Geographic Society Emerging Explorers programme—a programme that recognises gifted and inspiring early-career adventurers, scientists and innovators whose achievements are making a difference in the world.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:19:00 BST
Scientists have developed a faster method of producing an effective vaccine for the devastating animal disease caused by bluetongue virus (BTV); a virus that has infected and killed thousands of livestock throughout the world.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT
A new study of Serengeti lions addresses key questions about the spread of canine distemper virus (CDV) from domestic dogs, and evaluates the effectiveness of dog vaccination efforts in protecting dogs and lions against the disease.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT
DISCUSSION | BMJ podcast
Prof Sarah Cleaveland was recently interviewed by the BMJ Talk Medicine podcast as one of two interviews accompanying a clinical review on the prevention and management of rabies. Prof Cleaveland speaks about One Health and control of the disease in animals.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:25:00 BST
DISCUSSION | The Conversation
Louise Matthews, Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, discusses how the solution to E. coli disease in humans could be by vaccinating cattle.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:01:00 BST
A new study suggests that bacteria may be able to jump between host species far easier than was previously thought. Researchers discovered that a single genetic mutation in a strain of bacteria infectious to humans enables it jump species to also become infectious to rabbits.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:25:00 BST
Researchers from across the College of MVLS are involved in a strategic science advisory role to the Scottish Government together with partner Institutions across Scotland as part of EPIC Centre of Expertise in Animal Disease Outbreaks. In 2016, the University of Glasgow will take the lead fo the consortium, led by Profs Dominic Mellor (School of Veterinary Medicine) and Rowland Kao (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine).